GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - ONGC Super 30 � a residential coaching programme at Sivasagar, under which 30 academically brilliant students from economically underprivileged families are selected each year and provided 11 months of free coaching for IIT-JEE and other engineering entrance examinations � has achieved super success in the 2017-18 academic year.
A press release issued here said that out of the 30 students in this academic year, seven have been selected for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), six in NIT Silchar, six in AEC, Guwahati, one in IIIT Gwalior, one in IIEST Kolkata, one in JEC, three in Tezpur University and the rest in other prestigious universities and colleges. The seven students selected for IITs are Avijit Kumar Das (IIT Bhubaneswar), Babul Pegu (IIT Kharagpur), Biplob Das (IIT Jodhpur), Hemanga Sonowal (IIT Kanpur), Rajesh Sarkar (IIT Guwahati), Sondip Kumar Roy (IIT Guwahati) and Trinayan Das (IIT Guwahati).
ONGC Super 30 was instituted in 2013 in association with CSRL, New Delhi. Over the years, a number of students have been selected for IITs and other reputed engineering institutes. The 2017-18 batch was the fourth at ONGC Super 30, Sivasagar. The students were selected from various schools through comprehensive selection tests comprising written test and interview.
At the ONGC Super 30 residential premises, the students are provided free stay, food, medical care, coaching and guidance � designed to solicit undivided attention for cracking the IIT-JEE.
Academic support is provided through classroom teaching by experienced faculty, and mock tests and performance evaluation of the students are held regularly.
Congratulating the students, SD Maske, ED-Asset Manager, ONGC Assam Asset, said that as a responsible corporate citizen, it was a humble initiative of ONGC to support bright and underprivileged students from the economically weak strata of the society to crack the prestigious IIT-JEE entrance exam.
Maske said that the result of ONGC Super 30 gives a clear indication that students from Assam have immense potential to compete with the best in the country. �It is important to provide the meritorious students the right platform, guidance and encouragement,� he said.