Tribune News Service
Srinagar, May 1
In the conflict-torn Kashmir, RISE Institute, a coaching centre being run in the city by three IITians, continues to motivate young people to dream big. More than 50 students from the institute have cracked the JEE (Main), the result of which was declared on Monday.
Started by Mubeen Masudi, a graduate of IIT-Bombay, and Imbesat Ahmad and Salman Shahid, IIT-Kharagpur graduates, and Saifi Karim, a Delhi Technical University graduate, the institute has become a hope for young IIT aspirants, who earlier, hardly had any avenues of coaching in Kashmir.
With education on the edge in Kashmir due to frequent student protests and political uncertainty, students fail to focus on competitive exams. The three-month ban of the private coaching centres by the state government has made the situation more challenging for students. Teachers at RISE Institute, however, say they had kept their focus on the competitive exams and were vigorously guiding the students.
“We have more than 50 selections from RISE. We are eyeing JEE (aAvanced) and looking for a bigger success,” said Salman Shahid, co-founder, RISE.
“I am working hard for the advance exams so that I can get admission in an IIT. Earlier, getting admission in IITs seemed difficult because of lack of guidance,” said Raja Fida, an aspirant.
Yawar Altaf, another student, has secured 188 points. Last year, he received an offer of admission from King’s College, London, but he declined it as he aspires to study in IIT.
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