94 EWS Students Clear IIT Entrance With IIT Gandhinagar’s Dakshana Programme


JEE Advanced 2022: 94 EWS students have managed to access the IIT with the Dakshana program of the IIT Gandhinagar

(LR) Prakash Rathod (AIR 1) in SC-PwD, Manjaree (AIR 126) in EWS and Irfan Hussain (AIR 46) in ST category

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JEE Advanced 2022: A total of 94 students from the economically weaker section (EWS) passed the joint entrance examination (JEE Advanced 2022) this year, the result was announced on September 11. Out of 94 students who participated in IIT Gandhinagar’s Dakshana program, one student secured AIR 1 in the SC-PwD category and four students scored in the 1000-2000 range.

Prakash Rathod, who hails from Karnataka, is the son of a farmer. Mr. Rathod achieved AIR 1 in the SC-PwD category. The JEE Advanced 2022 topper wants to study computer science at an IIT. Speaking of his success, the front runner said: “My stage fright has disappeared after participating in this program. I’ve also been able to improve my English and listening skills, and learn to interact with others with confidence.” READ MORE | JEE Advanced Score: “Offline classes challenging but better than online,” says PwD topper Ojas Maheshwari

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The other top performers are Bulandshahar girl Manjaree, who scored AIR 126 in the general EWS (Economically Weaker Section) and Irfan Hussain (AIR 46) in the ST category, the publication noted. Manjaree’s father is a shopkeeper and her mother is a housewife. “I would like to pursue my career in applied physics. I’m sure I can fulfill my dream by getting into an IIT,” she said.

Son of a farmer, Mr. Hussain from Kargil aspired to become a computer scientist. “I want to be a computer scientist. Through this program, I was able to learn hands-on communication and leadership skills, active participation, and outside-the-box thinking, and gained confidence to initiate. The session with CCL was really fun,” he said.

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According to IIT Gandhinagar, the students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and other government schools were selected for the Dakshana leadership program because of their outstanding academic ability. The Dakshana Leadership Program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge in an IIT environment to help them reach their full potential as per the publication.



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