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Super 30 fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC

PTI 02 Jun 2014, 16:10:52 IST
Patna: Mathematician Anand Kumar today urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination.

This would provide a level-playing field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD minister Smriti Irani.  

“Students from rural areas don't get the advantage of quality schooling and often start their preparations late, which works to their disadvantage,” Kumar, whose pioneering Super 30 school grooms talented students from underprivileged sections for IITs, said.

“More opportunities will help reduce the urban-rural divide so that bright students from rural areas could come forward and lend their hands in the nation's progress,” he said.