After scripting success in Bihar, Director General of Police Abhayanand, in his role as a Physics teacher, has taken his Super 30 to neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and far-flung Assam. The result: Six of the eight Guwahati students, belonging to
socio-economically backward group, cleared the IIT-JEE this year; 23 of the 40 students at Kanpur centre also cleared the test; and in all, 51 out of 88 students from six centres, including two from Bihar — Rahmani 30 and Magadh 30 — cleared the entrance examination.
Take the case of Bedanta Basumatary from Guwahati, who lost his father nine years ago. He has made his school teacher-mother proud by cracking IIT-JEE, securing the 204th rank. Babul Doley, the son of a farmer at Dhemaji in Assam, secured the 155th rank. Asaraful Haque, whose mother is a grade three employee at public works department, is among those who cleared the test after undergoing training at the Guwahati centre of Super 30. Students of the Jorhat centre have, however, not tasted success this year.
“We call it Oil India Super 30 at Guwahati and Johrat in Assam. The success of six Guwahati students has encouraged us to take the experiment ahead,” said the DGP.
Students, selected on the basis of their talent and poor economic background, get free education and residential accommodation during the 10-month course, supported by the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership at Guwahati, Jorhat, Kanpur and Delhi, Rahmani Foundation at Patna, and lawyers and doctors at Gaya for Magadh 30.
“It’s easy to guide students from convent schools. The real challenge is to hunt talent from the hinterland, from marginalised communities,” the DGP said.