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Army helps 16 Manipuri students clear JEE Main exam

IANS  |  Imphal 

A total of 16 students from Bishenpur in were able to clear the first leg of the (JEE) with the help of the Army, officials said on Tuesday.

For 19-year-old Kumar Sanjay Singh, the son of a struggling to make ends meet, and several others like him living in a small hamlet of Moirang, becoming an engineering graduate from a renowned institution was only a dream until the stepped in.

The Company in Bishenpur helped the students clear the Main by convincing the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) -- a National level educational organisation -- to come to and select students for coaching.

The JEE, an engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to various engineering colleges across the nation, includes two different examinations -- Main and Advanced. The students who qualify JEE Main can appear for the JEE Advanced examination.

"Having realised the far-reaching benefits to society by meeting the aspirations of the youth through better opportunities in and vocation, the wholeheartedly took to the idea.

"It organised and undertook a screening process with assistance from experts at CSRL to select suitable candidates from all over and from a pool of 150 students from various schools, 18 were considered for the programme," the Army said in a release.

The preparation included a comprehensive coaching programme at the CSRL institute in Guwahati, arrangements for which were coordinated by the Army.

On May 20, these students will appear for the JEE Advanced Examinations.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 20:06 IST
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