DIBRUGARH, June 13 - Ajoy Doley, an orphan belonging to the economically backward Nahar Gezera village in Dhemaji district, had never heard of IIT, NIT, AIIMS etc., during his school stint but qualified for the prestigious IIT by cracking JEE Advance securing the 400th rank in the ST category with rigorous guidance from Oil India Super 30.
Doley said that even if someone had mentioned to me about IIT, I would have ignored it because of my economic backwardness. �I could hardly think of higher studies because we hardly have enough to survive. But with free coaching from Oil India Super 30, I qualified in the JEE(Advance) and now am encouraged and my morale has risen,� he said.
Oil India Super 30, a social initiative of the Oil India Limited, has helped some 99 economically backward but meritorious students qualify for admissions into the country�s most prestigious institutions like IIT, NIT and other engineering institutes this year.
The Oil India Super 30 was launched by Oil India Limited in association with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), to help underprivileged students crack the country�s most competitive entrance examinations.
Ashapriya Borgohain, another IIT aspirant who cracked the JEE (Advance) with free year-long coaching from Oil India Super 30 said she was only dreaming about getting into these institutes of national repute but had no idea how to realise it.
In the current year 2016-17, the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership with the support from Oil India prepared some 147 students for various competitive exams particularly JEE Mains and JEE Advanced in their five �Oil India Super 30� coaching centres. Out of 147 students, 122 cleared the JEE Mains and among the 122 students 99 cracked the JEE Advance examination.
A total of 510 students have been supported under the �Oil India Super 30� project till 2015 out of which 476 students have taken admission in various engineering colleges. Ninety-seven students have taken admission in various IITs and ISRO and top NITs. One hundred and twenty six students are presently studying in NITs and other premier institutes and 253 students are studying in various state engineering colleges and universities, said Sukanya Bharadwaj, Project Manager, Oil India Super 30, Jorhat Centre.
The Oil India Super 30 project is run under the academic mentorship of Abhayanand, retired Director General of Police of Bihar, who founded the world famous concept of Super 30 in 2002 at Patna, Tridip Hazarika,Chief Manager, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, OIL, Duliajan told newsmen during a press conference here today.
�The project provides free residential coaching to students who have the merit in them but do not have the means to achieve it. The students are also provided free hostel facilities with free food while undergoing preparations for the engineering entrance examinations. The selection of the students is done through written test, aptitude test and personal interview conducted at various district headquarters of the State. Candidates must have scored above 75% marks in the Class 12 examination to opt for free coaching in the Oil India Super 30. In Assam, the coaching centres are located in Guwahati, Jorhat and Dibrugarh. A new centre in Nagaon is being opened this year. The location of the other centres includes Itanagar and Jodhpur,� Hazarika said.
The students from the underprivileged who fulfill the criteria for coaching in the Oil India Super 30 are requested to contact on phone numbers 08486023541 or 08723082147. The press conference among others was also attended by Shakshi Agarwal, Senior Public Relation Officer, OIL, Duliajan and Kendro Rabha, Project Manager, Oil India Super 30, Dibrugarh Centre.