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Uttar Pradesh government is contemplating a tie-up with 'Super 30', a Patna-based coaching institute, to help meritorious students studying in government schools crack the tough IIT entrance examination.
"Talks are in final stage with 'Super 30' to assist meritorious students studying in government schools in Uttar Pradesh so that they can crack IIT entrance examination," a state government official said here.
For selection of students for 'Super 30', the education department has proposed conducting examinations at 11 centres, including Lucknow, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Agra, Moradabad and Azamgarh, he told PTI. Founder of 'Super 30' Anand Kumar has proposed "teachers training programme" for teachers of government schools for their skill development so that they could impart best education to students to crack competitive examinations.
The move was initiated by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in January last year when some underprivileged meritorious boys from the state secured admission in IITs and they conveyed the hardships that they endured to him.
Acting on the Akhilesh's initiative, state government made Special Secretary to the Chief Minister Muthukumar Swami the nodal officer to execute the plan while the education department appointed Deputy Director Vikas Srivastava in this connection.
Source: Rahul Pandey, City Journalist - Lucknow, CollegeDekho