Friday, 18 May 2012

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Students share joy after Super 30 IIT JEE Success

Posted: 18 May 2012 03:46 PM PDT

A daily wage labourer, a security guard, a grocer, a marginal farmer and a truck mechanic are among the proud fathers whose sons have cracked the highly-competitive IIT-JEE exam this year, thanks to Super 30, a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar.

This year, 27 of the 30 students from Bihar’s Super 30 cracked the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination.

Shailesh Kumar and Biswajit Bahera are among the successful 27 students.

Biswajit Bahera, whose father works as a security guard in Kolkata, said he had never dreamt of cracking the prestigious exam. “My father is a security guard in Kolkata. As I gave him the news, he was extremely happy, though he does not quite understand what it would mean,” Bahera told IANS, adding his stay at the Super 30 hostel and the coaching by Anand Kumar and his team filled him with a lot of confidence.

Shailesh’s father is a marginal farmer with less than two bigha land for agriculture, his main source of livelihood.

Behra was full of gratitude for Super 30. “If Super 30 had not provided me with facilities, it was beyond my reach to crack the IIT-JEE,” he said.

“At Super 30, it is only education that matters. Even in the hostel, the peer group helps. We sit, eat and sleep together solving problems. When Anand Kumar teaches, it is like music. As most of the students are from poor background, they all put in all their effort, which leads to healthy competition,” Shailesh told IANS.

Ashish Ranjan, whose father is a truck mechanic, said his family and everyone in his village are in a celebratory mood. “As soon as I told my father about my success on the mobile, he was extremely happy. But he often said ITI, instead of IIT. He is a truck mechanic. He did not have enough money, but I read about Super 30 and came here to take the entrance test. Once I qualified and stayed at Super 30, I felt I could do it,” Ashish said.

Sonu Kumar Rudra, son of a daily wage labourer, said his father and relatives were disbelieving at first when he told them he had cracked IIT-JEE. “I am lucky that I was selected by Super 30′s Anand Kumar,” Sonu said.

Sumit Kumar Gupta was on cloud nine after seeing his result. “I got to know of Super 30 through a newspaper. I came to Patna and took the test. Luckily I made it to Super 30 and that changed the course for me. Else, with the meagre income from my father’s grocers’ shop I would not have been able to continue my studies. At Super 30, there was no botheration, as I did not have to pay anything. Plus there was quality teaching,” Sumit told IANS.

Sumit recalled how two of his brothers could not continue their studies due to financial hardship. “I want to go for UPSC after my B.Tech. I have seen how Anand sir is making a difference to so many poor students, who don’t even have proper schooling. His style of teaching is distinct. I also want to do something for the society,” he added.

The institute selects talented students from poor families and provides them with free coaching, food and accommodation.

According to Anand, “Hard work, proper guidance and supervision are the secrets of our success.”

Students from poor families have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16 hours a day study routine. Coaching, food and accommodation are free for the students. Anand Kumar said the institute is supported by income generated from his Ramanujam School of Mathematics, which has students who can afford to pay fees.

In 2003, the first year of the institute, 18 students made it to the IITs. The number rose to 22 in 2004 and to 26 in 2005. In 2007 and 2006, 28 students made it through IIT-JEE. In 2008, for the first time all 30 students cracked the exam, as well as the following year.

The success story of Super 30 was telecast by the Discovery Channel two years ago.

Three years ago, Norika Fujiwara, a former Japanese beauty queen and actress, made a documentary film on Super 30 for its innovative and successful attempt to send poor children to India’s top engineering colleges.

Super 30 achieves 90 percent Success in IIT JEE 2012

Posted: 18 May 2012 03:02 PM PDT

Super 30 may have another reason to rejoice. It has achieved a 90 percent Success Rate in IIT JEE Entrance 2012. Its 27 of the 30 students cracked IIT Entrance this time.

“It is again good news that this year, 27 out of the 30 students made it to the IIT-JEE… it has underlined how with proper opportunity, students from poor families can also reach the prestigious IIT,” Super 30′s founder-director Anand Kumar told IANS.

The successful candidates include the wards of a truck mechanic, a farmer, a daily-wage labourer and vendors.

“All of them have managed to successfully chase their IIT-JEE dreams at Super 30 with their commitment and hard work,” he said.

Last year, 24 students of the institute had cleared the IIT-JEE.

Super 30, which helps economically backward students crack the IIT-JEE, was selected by Time magazine in the list of The Best of Asia 2010.

Students from poor families have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16 hours a day study routine. Coaching, food and accommodation are free for the students. Anand Kumar said the institute is supported by income generated from his Ramanujam School of Mathematics, which has students who can afford to pay fees.

In 2003, the first year of the institute, 18 students made it to IITs. In 2008, for the first time, all 30 students of the centre cracked the exam, a feat which was repeated in 2009 and 2010.

Super 30 is a highly ambitious and innovative educational program running under the banner of “Ramanujan School of Mathematics”. It hunts for 30 meritorious talents from among the economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India’s most prestigious institution – the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

In the last seven years, it has produced hundreds IITians from extremely poor background. During this program students are provided absolutely free coaching, lodging and food. Super 30 targets students from extremely poor families. They have all seen the change with sheer disbelief in their eyes that their children are now going to be top

Arpit Agrawal of Faridabad hailed as IIT JEE Topper 2012

Posted: 18 May 2012 02:24 PM PDT

Arpit AgrawalArpit Agrawal of Faridabad has topped the prestigious IIT Joint Entrance Examination 2012. HE scored 385 out of a total of 401.

The results of IIT JEE, which was held April 8, were announced on the official JEE website Friday morning at 6 a.m.

“Arpit Agrawal from Faridabad’s Modern Vidya Niketan school, who appeared in the exams from IIT Delhi zone has topped the prestigious exam this year,” G.B. Reddy, JEE chairman, told reporters here.

“Of the total candidates, 24,112 have secured ranks in various categories and 19,426 have been shortlisted for counseling for admission to 9,647 seats in the IITs and other institutes,” JEE Chairman G D Reddy said.

Agrawal was exuberant about the result and gave the credit for his success to the school.

“I have no words to express my feelings at this hour of success but I am sure this would not have been possible without the guidance and inspiration of my revered teachers at MVN who continuously encouraged me and mentored me to this successful position,” Agrawal said.

Earlier in 2009, another MVN student, Nitin Jain, was the IIT-JEE topper and the MVN principal said that Agrawal, a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar and a Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship winner, was in the same vein.

“Earlier Nitin Jain and now Arpit has done us all proud and has once again put Faridabad on the education map of India. Both of them are an inspiration for others and we wish them all the success for a stellar future,” MVN president Varun Sharma said.

A total of 4,79,651 students appeared for the IIT-JEE 2012 which were held at 1,067 centres across the country.

For the first time this year, the scanned images of the answer script were shown to the candidates between May 8 and May 10 to help them submit online revision requests.

This year, of the total 1,50,431 girls appeared in IIT-JEE, 2,886 have secured ranks and the first 1,908 have been shortlisted for counseling.

Apart from the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad accept JEE scores for admission.

No Vicky Donor 2 in minds of Producer John Abraham

Posted: 18 May 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Vicky Donor”, an unconventional film about sperm donation, has done exceptionally well at the box office. John Abraham’s says he is enjoying the success of his maiden production venture, but hasn’t planned its franchise yet.

“I am enjoying every second of the success of ‘Vicky Donor’, but I have not thought about a sequel to the movie,” John told reporters here Thursday. He was speaking at a Castrol Power 1 event.

“Vicky Donor” was directed by Shoojit Sircar who roped in newcomers – Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam – for the film. Annu Kapoor too played a pivotal role in it.

John is now producing a film titled, “Hamaara Bajaj”. Once again, he has roped in Sircar and Veejay-turned-actor Ayushmann for it.

He will also produce “Kala Ghoda” and “Jaffna”.

As far as acting goes, the 39-year-old will be seen in “I, Me, aur Main”, “Dostana 2″, “Shootout at Wadala” and “Race 2″.

I have no problem with Love making scenes says Parineeti Chopra

Posted: 18 May 2012 02:24 AM PDT

Parineeti ChopraParineeti Chopra, who made her debut as a bubbly Dimple in “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl” and got bolder in her second film “Ishaqzaade“, says actors should not limit themselves.

“I have no limitations because I believe when you listen to a script and the script is awesome, but you refuse it because of just one kissing scene, then you have failed to understand the intent with which the writer has written it,” Parineeti told reporters.

“As I was reading the script (of ‘Ishaqzaade’), I didn’t realise when did the lovemaking scenes went by…If you like the script, then there is no problem whether it has lovemaking scenes, bikini scene or anything. As an actor, one should not have any limitations.”

The actress, a trained singer, managed to overshadow Gauhar Khan in a “Mujra” song. However, Parineeti doesn’t feel so and calls Gauhar a fantastic dancer.

“Gauhar is a fantastic dancer, she is very quick. I have not overshadowed her at all. I enjoy dancing though I never learned it, so I might not be technically brilliant,” the 23-year-old said.

Shaktimaan is back in its animated Avatar

Posted: 17 May 2012 10:58 PM PDT

Popular Indian superhero series “Shaktimaan” has been animated and it comes every weekday on Nick channel.

The first season of the series is a co-production between Reliance Animation and Accel Animation Studio while the second season is between Reliance Animation and Magic N Colors.

Six times iEMMY award winning writer Jeffrey Scott has penned down the scripts for “Shaktimaan” in animation.

“It took us almost a-year-and-half in the pre-production. The greatest challenge was to decide how one should plot such an immensely popular content into animation for today’s kids and also for an entire generation of audience who will surely watch it for its nostalgic value,” said Ashish S.K, CEO of Reliance Animation and the producer of the show.

The show went on air May 7. It comes Monday to Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Commenting on Shaktimaan’s new avatar in animation, Mukesh Khanna, the original creator of the content, said: “I have been talking to Ashish since last 10 years at least from the time he first approached me with a proposition to turn ‘Shaktimaan’ into animation.”

He added said that “Shaktimaan” in animation is nothing short of magic.

“When you watch it, the first reaction that comes is ‘Wow’, is this really done in India? I think this series has given ‘Shaktimaan’ a status of immortality since that is the beauty of animation,” he added.

Complete Details of Shahrukh Controversy at Wankhede Stadium

Posted: 17 May 2012 09:35 PM PDT

Shahrukh Khan and controversies are made for each other and thats the reason why the actor again hit the media headlines when he had an ugly spat with Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Officials.

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner even faced a lifetime ban from entering the Wankhede Stadium after allegedly turning up there drunk at the ground and misbehaving with security guards and cricket officials Wednesday night.

The incident took place after his team beat Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League match at the stadium. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) filed a complaint with Mumbai’s Marine Drive police station.

Below is  an Audio Recording of the whole spat published by Indian Express. You can read the transcript of converstion below.


SRK: …Beep… Do you want to arrest me? Arrest me and take me now.

Other side: Use your language properly.

SRK: You use your language properly.

Other side: Ok?

SRK: You use your language properly.

Noise. Someone shouts SRK’s name, tries to pacify him.

Someone shouts: Le ke chal isse (Let’s take him away).

Someone says: Police ko bulao (Call the police)

SRK: Kaun tha woh jo dubara… hai ***** ka **** (Who was that…?).

Someone shouts: Everybody out, everybody out.

Other side: Inko baat karne ki tameej nahi hai (He doesn't have the manners to talk properly).


SRK: Who's saying to take me away, I stay here.


Someone whispers to SRK.

SRK: Which officer?


SRK: Tell your official, wherever he's from… BCCI to tell him to shut the **** up, don't talk to me like that… wherever you are from, sir. Tell the ****** not to talk to me like that… see it is his fault… nobody will speak (shouting).


Someone says: Nobody will speak. C’mon take it easy.

SRK: Kya bole aap? Haath lagayenge aap? (What did you say, You will beat me?).


Someone: Laga ke batayun? (Shall I beat you up first?).

Someone: Jyada baat mat kar ae (Don’t talk too much).


SRK: Arre tu beech main se hath naa. Door se ghar mein bolna, paas aake bol. (You, get out of here. Talk from afar at home. Come near me and say what you have to).

Someone: Ae bewada (You drunkard).

SRK: …tu peeche se mat bolna… samne se aake bol ae peeli shirt ****… yahin gaad doonga **** (Don’t talk to me from behind. Come in front of me, you yellow shirt. I will bury you here).



In a case of his word against theirs, Shah Rukh denied that he was drunk or that his behaviour was incorrect.

‘I don’t think that my behaviour was incorrect or I did something illegal. I think what I did was correct. They are my kids and I have a responsibility towards them. I will not apologise. They (officials) should apologise to me,’ Shah Rukh told reporters outside his residence.

Recounting his version, the 46-year-old said: ‘I had gone to pick up my children who were there to watch the match. I went there, congratulated my team and when I came back, I saw that there a gentleman was manhandling the children. They were pushing little girls. I just told him that this is not the way to behave.

‘He (the official) spoke something in Marathi, something which I can’t even repeat… I said he should not speak to me like this. It is extremely disturbing to see the way they manhandled children… I won’t deny that I could have said something in a fit of anger,’ he added.

He said he was not drunk.

‘I just drink socially. It is an easy way to pick on the celebrities and say things like that they were drunk or were angry.’

The version of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) was completely different. Officials said Shah Rukh and his entourage wanted to celebrate after the presentation ceremony but were not allowed to do so.

He allegedly misbehaved with an elderly guard and pushed him. When MCA officials intervened, he is said to have abused them.

‘This is a grave matter. I have called for an urgent meeting and we shall discuss the matter following which we will decide the future course of action,’ union minister and MCA president Vilasrao Deshmukh told IANS.

A decision on a lifetime ban would be taken only after the meeting of all members from the managing committee of MCA next week, MCA Joint Secretary Nitin Dalal said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Iqbal Shaikh agreed that the actor was drunk and said police were looking into the matter.

‘Shah Rukh was drunk. He was smelling of alcohol but he was not drinking at the Wankhede stadium. But it is not an offence. He was also abusing and threatening MCA and BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) officials,’ said Sheikh.

Sheikh, who is also a member of the MCA managing committee, said he was present at the ground and tried to prevent the situation from turning ugly.

As the controversy swirled, IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said a decision would be taken only after getting all the versions.

The scuffle is unwelcome news for the star, who was in the spotlight in January this year for slapping director Shirish Kunder at a party hosted by Sanjay Dutt.

Shah Rukh’s colleagues in Bollywood appeared to be strangely quiet at this latest controversy with no immediate reactions.

Mahindra Satyam grows with Rs 534 Crores in Profit

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:21 PM PDT

Leading IT service provider Mahindra Satyam has posted a consolidated net profit of Rs.534 crore for the quarter ended March 31.

The firm had posted a net loss of Rs.327 crore during the like period of the previous financial year, the company said in a regulatory filing.

The income from operations stood at Rs.1,666 crore, up 21 percent against Rs.1,375 crore during the year ago period.

During the year ended March 31, the net profit stood at Rs.1,306 crore against a net loss of Rs.147 crore during the year ended March 31, 2011.

The income from operations stood at Rs.6,396 up 24 percent during the year under review against Rs.5,145 crore during previous financial year.

“We continue to make steady progress in our transformation journey. Our results in the past three years and the current quarter are a vindication of our growth strategy and fighting spirit of the team Mahindra Satyam,” said Vineet Nayyar, chairman, Mahindra Satyam.

“Despite uncertainties in the global market, our team has proved its mettle to sustain volume growth, improve margin, key client addition and creation of innovative platform and offerings,” he added.

The total headcount of the firm as on March 31 stood at 33,353, a net addition of 4,087 year on year.

The company also said that its attrition rate improved to 15 percent during the quarter under review against 22 in the corresponding quarter last year.

At the Bombay Stock Exchange the shares of the company closed 3.61 percent down at Rs.66.80.

UAE Consulate to come up in Trivandrum

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:16 PM PDT

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to set up a consulate at Trivandrum, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed said.

“The decision to set up the consulate in Thiruvananthapuram is because of the rule that consulates can be set up only in state capitals. There are certain rules and guidelines and they have to be adhered too,” Ahamed told IANS over phone from New Delhi.

The minister said the consulate would start functioning in a few months.

The news about the setting up of the consulate was announced last July when UAE’s Ambassador to India Mohamed Sultan Abdalla Al Owais met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here.

The new consulate will help people of the state who want to go to the UAE for work.

Currently, they have to get their documents certified by the UAE embassy and consulate in New Delhi and Mumbai, respectively.

The new consulate is also expected to boost trade between Kerala and the UAE.

More than a million people from the state live and work in the UAE, says a study by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.

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