This Gaya paan seller's son scored 99.56 percentile in JEE-Main
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the most difficult engineering entrance exam in the country. JEE comprises Main and Advanced exams. JEE is not an easy nut to crack. But Shubham Chaurasia, the son of a betel seller from Bihar's Gaya, created history when he scored 99.56% percentile in JEE-Main 2019, beating all odds. Here's the inspiring story of Shubham's determination and hard work.
Shubham's dream of becoming engineer came to standstill after Class-10
Shubham, whose father Shiv Prasad is a betel shopkeeper, always dreamed of becoming an electrical engineer. But after he completed Class-10, his father could no longer fund his education, according to The Better India. However, fortunately, he came across Magadh Super 30, a Gaya-based coaching center started by former Bihar DGP Abhayanand to help underprivileged students make it to top engineering and medical institutes.
Father struggled through many hardships to educate me: Shubham
"My father is a betel seller, who struggled through many hardships to educate me. After...Class-10, it became apparent that he wouldn't be able to further fund my education," Shubham said. "I had almost given up hope when I came across Magadh Super 30. After two written entrance tests and an interview, I was selected and spent the next two years in preparation," he added.
Abhayanand and coordinator Pankaj Kumar helped Shubham
With the help and guidance of Abhayanand and the coordinator of Magadh Super 30, Pankaj Kumar, Shubham worked hard to achieve his goal of clearing the JEE Main to qualify for and crack the JEE Advanced so that he can get an IIT admission. All his hard work paid off when the JEE Main (January) results were announced in which he scored 99.59 percentile.
Magadh Super 30 helped many underprivileged students achieve their dreams
Magadh Super 30, which was established in 2008, has over the years helped many bright students belonging to financially weaker sections achieve their otherwise out-of-reach dreams. "The selected students stay at the Institute for two years, where they get proper guidance, free lodging, as well as food. Sometimes, older students come back here to help the current batch," said Pankaj.
'I am positive that I will make it,' says Shubham
Meanwhile, Shubham is preparing for the JEE-Advanced scheduled for 27 May. It is his dream to pursue electrical engineering at IIT-Delhi. "I'm working hard to achieve it (his dream). I attribute my success to Abhayanand sir, without whose constant support and guidance, I won't have reached here. I'm positive that I will make it, and one day, provide well for my family," he said.