19 boys of Abhayanand Super 30 shine in JEE (Advanced)
Patna,(BiharTimes): Shashi Kumar Modi of Gaya, with 258 rank, is among the 19 out of 22 students of the first batch of Abhayanand Super 30, who cracked JEE (Advanced) this year. The result was announced on Sunday.
Four students of this institute have been placed in the top 1,000 ranks.
“This was the first batch and we expect better results from the next year,” Abhayanand said.
Shashi’s father is a salesman who earns Rs 10,000 per month.
“I did my matriculation and intermediate from Bihar School Examination Board because my parents could not afford my education in private school. After completing Class 10, I joined Abhyanand sir where I got free food and accommodation to prepare for IIT entrance,” he said.
Keshav Raj got all India rank of 487. He was also thankful to former DGP of Bihar Police for providing him the basic facilities without charging even a penny. “After the death of my father, my elder sister Rashmi Kumari took up the challenge for running the family,” Keshav said.
Ahbyanand appreciated the efforts of the hard-working students, who were selected after a written test.
According to Pankaj Kumar, a Mathematics teacher of the institute,
though around 30 students were selected, few of them left as they could not bear with the tough schedule followed here. The students are supposed to take their allotted seat by 7 AM and they study till 8 PM , with two short breaks for 30 minutes each for breakfast and lunch.
They are not allowed to keep any gadget, even cellphones. There is no provision of television or newspaper.
Abhayanand said the emphasis was on self-study, not classroom teaching.
The institute is funded by Delhi-based businessman Amrendra Dhari Singh, a native of Aiankaun village under Dulhin Bazar police station of Patna district.
Around Rs 2.5 lakh is spent on each child during their two years in the institute.
After his retirement, Abhyanand said, he got a call from Singh, who wanted to spend money on shaping the future of students from underprivileged family. He has formed a trust in the name of his parents, father Pratap Dhari Sinha and mother Urmila Singh. The trust looks after all the expenditures of the students.