Twenty six boys and two girls from Jammu and Kashmir who were coached by the army have cracked the IIT-JEE mains exams this year. The coaching was part of the army’s ‘Kashmir Super-40’ initiative to help local youth prepare for the exam.
This year’s result has broken all past records under the initiative, an army spokesperson said.
“Achieving a success rate of 78%, the result of Army’s Kashmir Super-40 is at par with the best IIT coaching centres in the country,” he said.
“Conducted in Srinagar by the army’s training partner, Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL) and Petronet LNG, since 2013, this year’s performance was the best with 28 selections. Nine of those who cracked the exam are from south Kashmir, 10 from north Kashmir, seven from Kargil / Ladakh and two from the Jammu region,” the spokesperson added.
This was the first batch in which five girls from Kashmir valley were coached in Delhi. Two of them qualified.
Under this flagship scheme, candidates are selected by the army through an entrance test and interview conducted at various colleges throughout the state in the month of April or May.
The coaching and accommodation is provided free of cost to the students and is sponsored under the CSR initiative by Petronet LNG.
“Apart from IIT’s, the students of Kashmir Super-40 have excelled in various other engineering colleges exams throughout the country,” the spokesperson said.