Talented students mainly from rural areas, trained under GAIL (India) Ltd’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative ‘Utkarsh’ Super 100, have cracked this year’s JEE Advance Examination. Executed through its implementing partner, CRSL, GAIL’s Utkarsh Super 100 provides intensive residential coaching and mentoring to students from economically weaker backgrounds, for a period of 1 year. The beneficiaries are from low Income groups where parents annual income is between Rs. 1 Lakh to 2 Lakh.
According to GAIL spokesperson, the training is offered free-of-cost to ensure that poor, meritorious students, selected through a diligent process of written test and interview under the academic guidance of Abhayanand (IPS retd.), Ex-DGP, Bihar and Co-founder of Super 30, Patna, benefit from the initiative.
Launched in 2009, GAIL’s Utkarsh Super 100 has successfully nurtured and transformed the lives of 514 students and by extension, their families, helping them secure admission in reputed engineering institutions. This initiative has witnessed many an inspiring story of talented children, coming from extremely humble homes of daily wage labourers, farmers, vegetable sellers, security guards etc., from various districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, realizing their dreams. Having completed their studies, most of them are now placed in reputed organisations and are a part of the India growth story.
With a success rate of over 87 percent, GAIL Utkarsh Super 100 is delivering excellent result year after year and intends to continue nurturing talent from the weaker sections of the society, bringing them into the mainstream narrative.
The Project was initiated at Kanpur centre and is in the 7th year now since its commencement in FY 2009-10. The intervention has grown both in terms of its volume and impact and initiative has yielded stupenduous results with this year seeing the maximum success: 94 and out of 100 students have made it to various prestigious engineering institute of the country. The first batch of students who got through premier engineering institutes have passed out with flying colours and have been successfully placed at premier organisations with names such as Flipkart, HPCL and SAIL etc.