Making a change: IIT student from Bandipora helping valley youth in fulfilling IIT dream

Srinagar, January 07: 21 years old, Suhail Hassan is the student of B.Tech final year at IIT Kharagpur. Presently, he is in his home Nowpora village in Bandipora District for vacations and unlike all the students of his age, he is not spending his holidays by just chilling, he is infact helping the aspiring students of his village to prepare for competitive examinations.

As reported by a local daily, Suhail along with some of his friends has opened an academy in Bandipora and is providing coaching for competitive exams and career guidance to needy students without charging even a single rupee.

Suhail is pursuing a degree course in Metrological and Material Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He recalled that he had struggled to get admission in the college. “Getting admission in an IIT is not a easy job. You require guidance and coaching centers charge huge amount of money for this purpose,” Suhail said.

He also said that Kashmir lacks professional coaching centers. These are not at par with the coaching institutes in other parts of India. After completing school education from his native village he had to step out of the state for coaching which is not possible for all the aspirants. He has opened this centre for all the deserving students who have the talent but not enough means.

Suhail’s inspiration is his elder brother who is settled in the United States. He wishes to open an academy with the help of his friends to guide students so that they can look for the best possible opportunities.

” We are not doing it from a business perspective, we are already settled in our lives and want to help aspirants who don’t have enough avenues to fulfill their dreams,” said Suhail.

Besides coaching students in their free centre, Suhail and his friends have visited almost all the tuition centers in their area and helped students by addressing their needs regarding the right material and coaching for exams.

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