The mines of brain-Bihar always be on top either for bad or good news. The state again showed that it can be poor economically, but are well-off in brain resources. This time the ancient state of political significance broke the headlines of the newspaper and clinched the attention of the news channels by scripting its name in golden letters notching first rank of the country's toughest and highly prestigious-Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE)-2008.
A cool, calm, and cogitator Shitikanth-the top ranker belongs to an upper middle-class family. He said he was sure to be figured out in top 10, but never thought of achieving first position. “It was all of the blessings of his parents, elders, friends and most of all his teachers and his restless hard work,” he said.
A brilliant student has always been fond of Physics and Mathematics as well and can spend all the time with studying physics. “I never get bore of studying physics,” he said. The same is with maths, he added.
A student of class 10 from St. Michael School in Patna joined Bansal classes in Kota in Rajasthan to prepare well to crack IIT entrance examination.
Shitikanth was awarded with “Proud of Bihar” by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with cash reward of Rs 1,00,000 for getting top ranking.
Apart from snatching first position in IIT, Bihar also earned the jubilance by one of its Institute named 'SUPER 30' took all of its 30 candidates to the name list of successful candidates in the IIT entrance examination.
As the name of the institute denotes, it enrols every year only 30 aspirants from poor families through conducting tests and provides them with free coaching, lodging, and fooding. This was the first time when all of its 30 candidates passed the highly competitive IIT exam.
SUPER 30, a nascent institute established just five years ago in 2003 is run under the directorship of Anand Kumar with the help and support of few educationists in Patna, capital of Bihar. The number of successful candidates gradually rose from 18 in the very first year to 22 in 2004, to 26 in 2005 and broke all the records in this year by listing all 30 in the IIT entrance examination.
Today IITs accommodate 6,872 seats are present in Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Roorkee besides the six new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Orissa, Punjab and Rajasthan will begin its very first academic session during 2008-09.
With government's sincere initiative it seems that prospects of engineering enthusiastic and hungry aspirants are extremely bright in our country.
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