New Delhi, Jun 14: A son of a daily-wage labourer cracks IIT exam but he is not sure whether he will be able to pay his fees due to low income of his father. The student identified as Nitin Jaatav, a resident of Rajasthan’s Dholpur area, whose father Banwari Lal Jaatav is employed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), secured 499 All India Rank in the prestigious IIT exams. Also Read - Miraculous! Kerala Woman's Gold Earrings Lost in Paddy Field Found After 20 Years by MGNREGA Workers
Banwari who was stunned by the news reportedly said, “My son’s hard work will change our family’s destiny”. But on the other side Banwari, a daily-wage labourer who earns around Rs 150 a day is now worried how to collect Rs 2.5 lakh fees to secure admission at the prestigious IIT institute. Also Read - IIT Kharagpur Develops Portable Device to Detect COVID-19 in an Hour, at Rs 400
Banwari who faced several difficulties, was always reluctant of providing proper education to his three sons and daughter. Nitin, who was bright in studies used his scholarship money for IIT coaching at a Jodhpur centre. In first attempt Banwari succeeded with all-India ranking of 499 under the Schedule Caste category. Read Also: (WOW! Rajasthan student gifted BMW car by coaching institute for achieving 11th rank in IIT-JEE Advanced exam) Also Read - Super 30 Founder Anand Kumar Offers Free IIT-JEE Coaching to ‘Bicycle Girl’ Jyoti Kumari
Nitin has applied for IIT Kharagpur and he wishes to study electrical engineering there. Though merit wise he is likely to secure admission at Kharagpur but the family is worried about how they will pay money for IIT fees.
While speaking to Times of India, Nitin said, “We don’t need to pay as much as general category candidates, but we still need money”.
Nitin has always been good at his studies, but he never failed to help his father in his work. On Sunday the final results of IIT Jee was declared, of the 1,47,687 students who took the highly competitive JEE (advanced), 36,566 were declared successful.