Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Two students from the marginalised Baiga tribe in Madhya Pradesh crack IIT-JEE Mains exam

Both the students live in acute poverty and their families mortgaged everything to fund their education.

Updated:May 7, 2015, 11:40 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Two students from the marginalised Baiga tribe in Madhya Pradesh crack IIT-JEE Mains exam
Both the students live in acute poverty and their families mortgaged everything to fund their education.

Bhopal: Two students from the most marginalised Baiga tribe in Madhya Pradesh have cracked the Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) Main exams and have become eligible to sit for the JEE (Advanced) 2015 scheduled to be held on May 24, 2015.

If the students Geeta Tekam and Santosh Kumar qualify the IIT-JEE (Advanced) exams, they will be eligible for admission into one of the most prestigious engineering colleges of India. Both the students live in acute poverty and their families mortgaged everything to fund their education.

Eighteen-year-old Geeta Tekam is the first girl of Baiga tribe to see the dream to study in IIT. She has already cracked JEE-Main. Her labourer parents, living in acute poverty at Sunehra village in Mandla, preferred to choose her for academics than two sons.

Santosh Kumar is the second talent of Baiga community from the remote and one of the most backward regions of Madhya Pradesh. A resident of Paundi village, Santosh is not sure about the branch of engineering he would opt for in future, but he has big aspirations.

In fact as many as 135 children from different tribes have cleared IIT-JEE Main exams 2015 from Madhya Pradesh.

All of them, including Geeta and Satosh are being provided special coaching by the state administration for IIT-JEE Advanced exam.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also congratulated the duo for their success.

Over 13 lakh students had appeared for the IIT-JEE Main exams 2015.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results