April 27: Meet the most mind-boggling place in the Country. Patwatoli is a small village in the Gaya District of Bihar, where every second child is an IITian. Hard to believe? This is a true event.
As per the folklore, this village was set up by Raja Man Singh, under the Kingship of Mughal ruler Akbar. This place is particularly also famous for the Gamcha that is made here. It is loved even in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
With the onset of technological era, it seems that even this small village is all set to race in. Patwatoli is also called the ‘Manchester’ of Bihar, but in the recent years, it has emerged as the place with the most IITians in the country. The total population of this village is about ten thousand and as per the records, in the last 15 years it has produced as many as 350 Engineers out of which 200 are IITians.
As much as we are shocked to learn this fact, we are also filled with pride and respect for the students of this village. Getting into the IIT, whose entrance exam is supposedly one of the toughest in the country, is one heck of a job. Immense hard work, perseverance and great dedication has made it possible for the lads of this particular place to outshine in the entire country.