FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 all set to tap the dark-horses




January 27 2016,  12.06 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

New Delhi, 27 Jan 2016 – FIITJEE is conducting a selection test for its ‘FORTUNATE 40’ batch, a CSR initiative to support the young and meritorious students who are economically deprived. This selection Test will be conducted on the 7th of February, 2016 (Sunday) across India for the students of VIII (going to Class IX) & X (going to Class XI) targeting JEE 2020 & JEE 2018 respectively. Selected students will be entitled to up to 100% scholarships on FIITJEE classroom coaching programs and on hostel charges. . Interested students will be required to register for the test for FREE by filling up a form either Offline (by visiting any FIITJEE centre) or Online (by visiting www.fiitjeelogin.com) on or before 4th February 2016. The details on Fortunate 40 is available at  www.f40.fiitjee.com.




Fortunate 40 was initiated by FIITJEE with an objective to identify meritorious & talented minds which don’t see the light of education because of dire circumstances. Every year, Fortunate 40 picks forty of these students through its selection test and hand-holds them through the entire preparatory years leading up to the Engineering Entrance Examinations. Apart from this, these students also appear in some of the other entrance examinations like, International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO), Junior Science Talent Search Exam (JSTSE), National Talent Search Exam (NTSE), Senior Science Olympiad (Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy) & Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY).




In 2015, FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 churned out some brilliant performances through this program. Mention-worthy among them was Mithlesh Kumar, belonging to a humble background and a student of SUPREME – a 4-year integrated school program under Fortunate 40 batch at FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh centre. He secured an All India Rank of 981 in JEE Advanced’15. He received 100% scholarship on FIITJEE coaching program & 100% scholarship on Hostel Charges. This enabled him to join Computer Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Mithlesh’s father is a weaver by profession with a household income of less than Rs. 10,000 per month. He did not have the resources to support his son’s education.

Apart from him, a total of 16 students (under Fortunate 40 scheme) secured ranks within All India Rank - 10,000 in JEE Advanced 2015; out of which 6 were from FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre’s Fortunate 40 batch.  These students were Ravi Kumar (All India Rank – 1174), Dhanraj Kumar (All India Rank – 3153), Pritam Kumar (All India Rank – 3211), Balraj Kumar (All India Rank – 9034) & Rahul Singh (All India Rank – 9223).  In 2013, 3 students secured ranks in top 1000 in JEE Advanced with Amit Bishnoi securing the best rank of 463 and is currently pursuing Maths and Computing at IIT Delhi; in 2014 Babloo Kumar secured top rank and is currently studying Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi.



“Our focus from junior classes is to help students to develop IQ, Logical Thinking & Analytical approach to studies. We had introduced Aptitude & Mental Ability in our curriculum & in admission tests since inception. Our results stand testimony to this initiative in competitive exams like the Olympiads, NTSE, KVPY, JEE Main & Advanced. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IIT’s is contemplating on the idea of introducing Aptitude in the entrance test” said Mr. Partha Halder, B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) – Centre Head at FIITJEE, Punjabi Bagh centre, New Delhi.

FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 all set to tap the dark-horses

FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 all set to tap the dark-horses