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Sunday, August 22, 2010 03:18:20 PM, PTI

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Kanpur: Fighting all odds more and more poor children are making it to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, some of them without even taking any help from private coaching centers.

According to IIT-JEE 2010 examination statistics released by the IIT Kanpur, out of 9075 successful candidates, 35 per cent come from poor families and 40 per cent passed the competitive exam without any help from private coaching centers.

"The figures indicate that to secure admission in IIT is not just possible for students who come from rich families and can afford expensive coaching, even the poor children from economically backward and uneducated families are becoming successful and are securing a seat in IITs without any coaching," IIT Kanpur Director Sanjay Govind Dhande said.

The candidates, who belong to poor families, mostly came from Hindi-speaking belt of India.






















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