Rahmani-30 hits success again
Patna: The Rahmani 30 initiative under which 30 Muslim IIT aspirants are coached free of charge every year, shone again this year as 24 candidates out of 30 have qualified JEE Mains 2013 and now have to write the second level of JEE. This is their first step torwards the realization of their dream of becoming an IITian.
Maulana Wali Rahmani had tied up with Senior IPS officer Abhayanand, who formerly worked with Super-30, to start Rahmani 30, exclusively for Muslim IIT aspirants in the year 2009. The first Rahmani 30 batch began classes in July 2008 with 10 students on board. In the very first exam, in 2009, all the ten made it to the IIT merit list. Later 12 students got selected in 2010, 15 in 2011, 16 in 2012 and 24 in the prelim exam this year. This way Rahmani 30 has succeeded in helping several Muslim students crack the IIT entrance examination and gain admission in top institutions across the country. In the Rahmani 30 Std X Muslim youths who have completed Std X take a written test to qualify for a free two-year coaching.
Maulana Wali Rahmani says that ‘Muslim youths mainly confine themselves to joining the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to become technicians for small jobs in India and in Gulf countries. The IITs have been almost beyond reach of general Muslim students. Now we should change the game’. His vision is IIT and not ITI. (M Naushad Ansari)