Jun, 14, 2017: JEE Advanced Results 2017 were declared on June 11, 2017 on the official website jeeadv.ac.in. The entrance test is conducted by the JoSAA for admissions to the premium engineering institutes, IITs in the country. Close to 2.2 lakh students had qualified for the IIT JEE Advanced 2017 this year. Among the students who have cleared the tough entrance examination are 9 students from the Kashmir valley who were hand picked and coached by the Indian Army.  We share how Indian Army helped 9 Kashmiri students crack the tough and competitive JEE Advanced 2017 examination. Also Read: JEE Advanced 2017 Result Declared at jeeadv.ac.in: Sarvesh Mehtani from Chandigarh tops with 339 marks out of 366Also Read - JEE Advanced 2021 Registration Schedule Revised; Check New Deadline, Direct Link to Apply Here

The  Indian Army, in its attempt to promote education and help the youth of Kashmir, has started a special initiative referred to as the Super 40. Much like the famous Super 30 initiative of Mr. Anand Kumar, Super 40 is a group of underprivileged yet talented youth that is selected by the Indian Army for competitive coaching. The initiative was launched three years ago and has been a runaway success.  This year too, the Indian Army coached its batch of Super-40 to help local children clear the Joint Entrance Exam with excellent results. As per the official statistics, approximately  26 local boys and two girls from this year’s batch of the Super-40 have cracked the JEE Mains. Also Read - JEE Advanced 2021 Registration From Tomorrow; Here's a List of Documents Required

The number of 2 girls is an impressive statistic, given the fact that this year a total of five girls from the valley had joined the Army’s Super-40 batch, effectively suggesting a success rate of 40 percent.  Another two of them have cleared the JEE Mains and are now eligible for admission to engineering courses in Jamia Millia University and Jamia Hamdard University in Delhi. The Army also conducts  the coaching classes for the Super-40 batch in Srinagar with its training partner, the Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL), and Petronet LNG. The project aims to support and help talented and underprivileged students of Kashmir achieve academic success. Read Also: Anand Kumar’s Super 30 clear JEE Advanced 2017, 5 things to know about the humble teacher from Patna Also Read - CBSE, CISCE, NEET, JEE Mains, JEE Advanced Exam 2021: Full List of Important Exam Dates

The army chief General Bipin Rawat met the Super-40 batch. Meenakshi Shai, chief manager of the Army’s Super-40 batch project (CSRL). ‘In the first year, not one student from the batch could crack JEE. Last year, 30 students from the batch took the JEE Mains. 25 students have cleared the JEE Mains and seven cleared the JEE Advanced.” She also added that  this year, the number of students who cleared the JEE Advanced has increased to nine. “We hope the number will keep increasing by the year,” shared Ms. Meenakshi Shai.