As many as 28 students from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked the Joint Entrance Examination – Mains, for admission to various IITs and other prestigious institutions, with the help of India Army’s Super-40 initiative. Notably, Super-40 broke all previous records after 26 boys and two girls from the state cracked the exam.

This initiative by the Army is a major successful step towards providing a platform for the underprivileged yet talented students of the state to excel in their careers. Apart from the IITs, the students of Kashmir Super-40 have equally excelled in various other Engineering Colleges Exams throughout the country

According to an ANI report, achieving a success rate of 78 per cent, the result of the Super-40 is at par with the best IIT coaching centres in the country. 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 students achieved success.

This was the first batch in which five girls from the Kashmir Valley were coached in Delhi out of which two have qualified. Despite the numerous challenges caused by the internal disturbances in Kashmir, 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 process conducted at various colleges throughout the state in the month of April to May. The entire coaching and stay is free for the students and is sponsored under the CSR initiative by Petronet LNG.

(With ANI inputs)