Labourer’s Son Who Shares Cell Phone With 5 Siblings Is Now A Proud IIT Roorkee Student

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by Shakir Ashraf

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SRINAGAR: Despite lockdown and internet shutdown, Anzar Nazir qualified IIT examination and got admission to IIT Roorkee College, one of India’s top colleges in India.

Anzar Nazir,19, resident of Shivpora Langate qualified JEE exams

Anzar Nazir,19, resident of Shivpora Langate made his parents proud by becoming the only candidate from district Kupwara to qualify JEE advance. Anzar secured 188th rank and he is among 200 students selected by IIT Roorkee.

“After passing 12th class, I started preparing for JEE Mains. When I got selected in JEE Mains and I become eligible for JEE advance. But I had to pay a fee for that which was not available for me, somehow I managed to collect the fee and I registered myself for JEE advance examination.” said Anzar.

Anzar belongs from a poor family and his father is a labourer, despite all hardships, Anzar focused on his goal and qualified JEE advance.

“I remain confined to my books and sometimes for better understanding I used YouTube,” Anzar said. “But the cell phone belongs to the family – we have only one mobile phone in our home. We five brothers and the sister use it. We assign the phone for a specific time to everyone as per the requirements.”

Anzar passed his 12th from Government Higher Secondary School Langate.

JEE advance examination is being conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Almost 1,50,838 candidates appeared in both Paper 1 and 2 of JEE Advanced. Out of the total number, only 43,204 candidates have qualified the entrance examination.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced are all India level entrance examinations held for admission in the premier engineering institutes in India. JEE Main is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the candidates seeking admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs as well as other engineering and technology institutes run by the state governments and private institutions. Candidates who get better scores in JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced that NIT Delhi conducts.

More than 200 candidates appeared for the examination in Srinagar. Interestingly, this was for the first time that an examination node was established in Srinagar. This year, NIT has lowered the cut-off for the  JEE advanced examination.

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