Super 30 aggrieved by fee rise for offline JEE Main 2014 exam
New Delhi: Super 30, the well-known coaching provider who help poor students to crack IIT entrance exam, is deeply agitated by the fee rise for JEE Main 2014 exam which will be conducted in the offline mode or the pen and paper based format. It has even petitioned the Union HRD Ministry against the move.
The application fee for the offline mode of the JEE Main 2014 is Rs 1,000 for boys of general category students while the application fee for them for the online mode of the JEE Main exam is Rs 600.
Super 30 founder Anand Kumar wrote to the Union HRD Minister Pallam Raju and the CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi that slashed application fee for the online mode of JEE exam will tilt the equations in the favour of the rich and elite students who can afford computers. For bright students from poor families, computers are still a luxury.
The number of schools in India with computer access is quite low. Still fewer schools actually allow students to use the computers they have.
The letter also suggests that if the fee has to be raised, it should be done for applicants of the online exam which are generally from well-off families and can afford the fee rise.
Anand Kumar and his institution ‘Super 30’ has won many accolades in India and abroad for picking up 30 students from poor families and educating them for free while providing them free boarding and lodging facilities too. They have also been given high results consistently. In 2013, 28 out of 30 Super30 students gained entry into the IITs.