Despite unrest, nine army-trained Kashmir students clear IIT-JEE Advanced 2017

New Delhi: While some of their counterparts were pelting stones to vent their anger at security forces in Kashmir, 40 IIT aspirants from the troubled Valley were quietly undergoing coaching with the Indian Army during the months of unrest in pursuit of their dreams of studying technology at the premier engineering schools in India.

Students of Kashmir Super-40. PTI

Students of Kashmir Super-40. PTI

And when the results of the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced were declared on 11 June, nine of these Super-40 students had cracked the engineering entrance test, considered one of the toughest exams in India.

Some 28, including two women, from the army's Super-40 coaching initiative had cracked the IIT-JEE mains exam this year.

On Tuesday, Army chief General Bipin Rawat met and complimented some of the "Super-40" students, an official said. The army conducts coaching at Srinagar with its training partner Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL) and Petronet LNG. The initiative for coaching Kashmiri students for engineering entrance examinations was launched in 2013.

Published Date: Jun 13, 2017 17:05 PM | Updated Date: Jun 13, 2017 17:32 PM