Hyderabad: A staggering 638 students of the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) have secured top marks in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 and qualified for the JEE Advanced, an entrance test for admissions into IITs. Of them, 44 students secured above 90 percentile in the JEE Main.
According to the TSWREIS, for the first time in the history of the Society, 638 students qualified for JEE Advanced. Most of these students were sons and daughters of daily wage labourers, vegetable vendors, taxi drivers, autorickshaw drivers and agricultural farm labourers
A student of Social Welfare IIT College, Gowlidoddi E Kavya who secured 97.2 percentile thanked the State government for providing free coaching for girls like her coming from economically weaker sections. “My father who works as a farmer wouldn’t have afforded exorbitant amounts for private coaching fee. My aim is to become an IAS officer and I will dedicate my life for the empowerment of poor women from marginalized communities,” she said.
A student of Social Welfare Residential Junior College, Gowlidoddi, J Gayatri who scored 96.1 percentile said she had lost her father at a young age and her mother works as a labourer “My goal is to pursue CSE in an IIT. My ultimate aim is to become an IAS officer and serve the poor people,” she said.
Another TSWREIS student Bharath who got 94.56 percentile said he aims to pursue aeronautical engineering course at Indian Institute of Space Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram.
The State government’s top-class free long-term intensive JEE coaching has helped these students in cracking the country’s toughest exam, the Society said, adding that a total of 615 social welfare residential students secured seats in IITs and NITs, since 2015.
TSWREIS secretary Ronald Rose said “the credit goes to teachers for their commitment and working beyond call of duty in helping poor students achieve their dreams.”
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