Saturday, 19 September 2020

Four government school students - Sethupathi

Four government school students - Sethupathi (GHSS Lalgudi), Hari Krishnan (GHSS Lalgudi),
Aiysha Siddeequa (GHSS Syed Murtaza), 

Pugazharasi (GHSS Manachanallur) secured 91, 88, 74, 31 percentiles respectively and cleared JEE MAIN this year after being coached by IGNITTE, the teaching club of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. The Director of NIT Tiruchirappalli, Dr.Mini Shaji Thomas congratulated the students and mentors on their success.

IGNITTE, is a club founded by Sanjeev V and co-founded by Saran Badresh, Adharsh Yeshwanth, Arun Prasanna, Aravindan C, Prem Kumar, students of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli in 2017. 
They felt the need to provide access to resources and coaching for talented government school students in rural areas for competitive exams like JEE. With the help of the then Director of NIT Tiruchirappalli and the then Collector of Perambalur district Shri.K.Nandthakumar I.A.S, Sanjeev and his team conducted classes for 
higher secondary school students in a government school in Perambalur. The club trained the students during weekends and in the same year as that of the inception of the club, 2 students cleared JEE MAIN, 13 
students cleared NEET. The success story continued when in 2018, 2 out of 4 students trained by IGNITTE cleared JEE MAIN. The following year 2 students cleared JEE MAIN and one of them was allotted a seat in NIT 

In 2019, the club aimed at increasing the students benefiting from the programme, hence initiated IMPULSE with the support from the Director of the institute Dr.Mini Shaji Thomas, District Collector of Tiruchirappalli, Shri.S.Sivarasu I.A.S, the Chief Educational Officer of Trichy, Ms.Shanthi and the club’s faculty advisor, Dr. M. Venkata Kirthiga. The project IMPULSE conducted an entrance exam to select 60 out of 600 students and trained them in NIT Tiruchirappalli, providing free food and accommodation during their stay in the weekends. The 
team continued their coaching remotely for students during the lockdown and as a result of collective efforts, 4 students have cleared JEE MAIN and considering the previous years’ trends, one of them would secure a seat in NIT Tiruchirappalli.

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