May 272012

Guwahati, May 27 (ANI): A total of 110 students, out of 6654 candidates who appeared for the exams from Assam, made it to the merit list. And a total of 62,159 candidates registered for IIT from Guwahati zone, of which 1,280 made it to the rank list.

This year 110 students from Assam qualified for entrance to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), suggesting improving standards of education in the state and the increasing interest of youth in the field of research and development.

Among these, there are 13 students from the Utkarsh Superb 30, an initiative that provides free coaching to underprivileged students from the region.

Oil India, the state owned company, sponsored their education and living expenses during the preparations.

Earlier, they only had a centre in Guwahati, but now they have started one in Jorhat too.

Navajyoti Dutta, a student, said: “Outside coaching is very expensive and some parents cannot afford to send their children but here we are getting free coaching which is very helpful for the parents as well for us so for talented youth can become a successful one from this institute.”

Another 1099 students from other states of Northeast also took the exam, out of which eight have qualified.

Indian Institute of Technology is the premier institution for technical studies in the country and it conducts one of the toughest exams.

This year over five lakh students appeared for the examination to study in 15 IITs spread across the country.

Budheshwar Gogoi, from Bokajan town in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, is one such student. Hs said that he devoted two years to clear the highly competitive examination.

“Hard work is the key to success and I believe that whatever we learn in our books, we should implement it practically,” Gogoi said.

His father, Someswar Gogoi said: “I want my son to be an engineer. He should be able to create new gadgets or research a new theory.”

Pravin Singh, a meritorious student, said: “We are 30 students here and we stay together. We study and discuss all our problems together. Our faculty is very helpful and we are thankful to them.” (ANI)

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