Mumbai, July 3 : A private initiative will enable
30 underprivileged students from Maharashtra to pursue their dreams of
admission to an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), an official said
here late Tuesday.
The selected students will take part in a free
10-month-long residential programme organised by Vedanta Group in
association with Abhayanand's Super 30, at the latter's campus in
Vithalwadi, Thane. The programme is modelled on similar Super 30
initiative in Bihar.
Underprivileged students from the state will
appear for a competitive examination from which the top 30 shall be
selected for the course.
Launching the course here in the
evening, founder of Super 30 Abhayanand said that it was intended to
help underprivileged talented students crack the IIT entrance test.
highest level of talent also does not flower on its own and needs
support thus this initiative is a boon for those who can't afford
private coaching and at the same time need personal attention of the
tutors and radically transform their lives," Abhayanand said.
Foundation CEO Ravi Krishnan said that it recognised the immense
potential that students from the bottom of pyramid in India possessed.
first batch of Super 30 has already been selected through a process of
examinations and interviews from 375 meritorious students who secured
minimum 70 percent marks in Class 12.
Vedanta Foundation reached
out to around 2.70 million people in 550 villages across India through
various initiatives, with an investment of Rs.1.80 billion last year