The Army’s Kashmir Super-40 initiative for coaching Jammu and Kashmir youth for Engineering Entrance Exams broke all previous records when 26 boys and two Girls from the State cracking the IIT-JEE Mains Exam 2017, a defence spokesman said.
Achieving a success rate of 78% the result of Army’s Kashmir Super-40 is at par with the best IIT coaching centers in the country, he said. “Conducted at Srinagar by Army’s training partner Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL) and Petronet LNG, since 2013, this year’s performance was the best wherein 28 successful students include nine from South Kashmir, ten from North Kashmir, seven from Kargil / Ladakh and two from the Jammu region,” the spokesman said.
He said this was the first batch in which five girls from Kashmir valley were coached at Delhi out of which two have qualified. “Despite the numerous challenges, caused by the internal disturbances in the Kashmir valley post July 2016, the IIT / JEE coaching was undertaken as per the stipulated schedule by the Army.
“Under this flagship scheme the candidates are selected by the Army through an entrance test and interview conducted at various colleges throughout the State in the month of April-May. This year’s outstanding result is the testimony of careful selection, excellent coaching, personalized guidance and conducive living and study environment provided at zero cost to the students at the Srinagar Army location.
“The entire coaching and stay is free for the students and is sponsored under CSR initiative by Petronet LNG,” the spokesman said. He said with this stupendous performance Army, in coordination with CSRL and Petronet LNG, has further upgraded the coaching programme to 50 students including 05 girls with immediate effect.
“This initiative by the Army is a major successful step towards providing a platform for the underprivileged yet talented students of J & K to excel in their careers. Apart from IIT’s, the students of Kashmir Super-40 have equally excelled in various other Engineering Colleges Exams throughout the country,” the defence spokesman added.