Project Kashmir Super 50
This topic provides information about Project Kashmir Super 50 initiative.
Project Kashmir Super 50 is an initiative to transform the educational status of children from economically weaker sections in the Kashmir region. It was launched on 22 March 2013.
Project Kashmir Super 50 is a joint initiative by Indian Army, Center for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) and PETRONET LNG Limited (PLL).
The Kashmir Super 50 program is an 11 month; completely free residential coaching for students belonging to the underprivileged section of the society. The students are prepared for IIT and other premier engineering institutes. The Students are selected for the programme through an entrance test and interview conducted at various colleges throughout the state in the months of April and May.
On similar lines of Kashmir Super 50 for engineering aspirants, Indian Army has recently signed a MoU for medical aspirants with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) & National Integrity Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO), under which selected students will be provided with complete free residential coaching for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
Kashmir Super 50 has been one of the most successful projects undertaken by the Indian Army in the valley and has directly impacted the lives of number of youths in J&K by providing them the right guidance and opportunity to make a career for themselves. The project has equally helped the families of these youths in their growth and prosperity. It is a major initiative towards bringing normalcy in the valley.
The 2018 batch, which is the fifth batch of Kashmir Super 50 had 45 boys based in Srinagar and five girl students based in Noida. Out of which, 32 students (30 boys and 02 girls) have cleared IIT-JEE Mains and seven students have cleared IIT-JEE Advanced.
Source : PIB