When the results of JEE Main were announced earlier this year, the engineering dreams of thousands of aspirants inched one step closer to becoming a reality.
One of the toughest entrance exams in the country, it puts countless teenagers to the test.
Shubham Chaurasia is one such boy whose hard work and determination triumphed over every struggle to crack the JEE at an astonishing percentile of 99.56!
Son of a betel shopkeeper, Shubham’s dream of becoming an electrical engineer had almost come to a standstill when his father, Shiv Prasad, couldn’t bear the cost of his education post class 10.
Fortunately, Shubham was meant to achieve great things, and the guiding light in his journey came in the form of Magadh Super 30, a coaching centre in Gaya, Bihar. It was started by former DGP Abhayanand to help children from underprivileged backgrounds make it to premier engineering and medical institutes.
“My father is a betel seller, who struggled through many hardships to educate me. After I completed class 10, it became apparent that he wouldn’t be able to further fund my education. 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,” says Shubham, in conversation with The Better India.
Under the guidance of Abhayanand and the coaching centre’s coordinator, Pankaj Kumar, Shubham left no stone unturned. His hard work truly spoke for him when the results were announced in January.
Since its establishment in 2008, Magadh Super 30 has helped many bright students from financially weak backgrounds to chase big dreams that may otherwise be out of their reach.
“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,” says Pankaj.
At present, Shubham is preparing for the JEE Advanced, which is slated for May 27. His dream is to make it to IIT Delhi and pursue electrical engineering.
“I’m working hard to achieve it. 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,” concludes Shubham.
Shubham’s determination and hard work are inspiring, especially when we know of his struggles. We wish him the best and hope his dreams come true.
For more information, you can look up Magadh Super 30 on Facebook here.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)