For the third time, underprivileged students from the city will get a chance to sit for the Super 30 entrance test. The Millennium City might also get its very own Super 30 branch if even 20 students are selected.
The qualifying exam will be held at BMB School of Science and Mathematics in Dadawas village at Pataudi, about 40 km from Gurgaon, on May 20.
In 2010, 146 students of Class 11 and 12 took the 2-tier Super 30 entrance test at this school, but none qualified. In 2011, the number of applicants dropped to 91, but five students qualified to get Super 30 training at Patna. However, only two actually went there.
As per initial plans, successful candidates were to be trained for entrance tests to get into India’s premier institutions such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) either at mathematician Anand Kumar’s facility in Patna or at the school in Dadawas where the examinations were conducted on the Super 30 model.
In 2010, India-born octogenarian Prof Sagar Jain, now an American citizen, had roped in Anand Kumar to coach underprivileged students of Gurgaon in Dadawas village.
According to Jain, students who appeared for Class 11 and 12 board exams this year are qualified to take the entrance test.
Those who passed Class 12 exams last year can also take the test.
Prof Jain said that BMB School is the sole centre for the Super 30 entrance test for Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
Each year, Super-30 selects 30 underprivileged students with family income less than R6,000 per month out of thousands of applicants. The successful ones are put through a year-long rigorous free training process and provided lodging and boarding facilities in Patna. With Super 30 coming to Dadawas, Gurgaon will become the first city in India to have a Super 30 centre branched out of Patna for the first time. “We now plan to construct a separate block for the students of Super 30,” said Prof Jain.