Fortunate 40 – Initiative to help the economically weak

Kolkata
11 Jan 2019

As social initiative taken by the country’s premier institute FIITJEE, for training IIT – JEE aspirants it’s Fortunate 40 admission test will be conducted nation-wide on February 3, 2019.
The program financially supports capable students soon going to class IX and XI and whose total parental income is less than Rs. 10,000 per month. FIITJEE supports these meritorious Students in their preparation for achieving their dream goal, by awarding 100% scholarships for FIITJEE program & 100% waiver on hostel charges. For Integrated School Program the school fee will be charged from the student (at some locations scholarship on school fee may also be awarded). The Fortunate 40 batch for each program, at each location, will have a maximum of 40 Students only.
“My father worked as a tailor and in such a scenario it was mere dream to even think of IIT. When my dream was on the verge of getting doomed, I appeared for the FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 Test and was offered PINNACLE – Two Year Integrated School Program with 100% scholarship. FIITJEE supported me in each possible way not only academically but morally and financially. Fear grips me and I shudder at the thought of what I would have been doing today, had FIITJEE not come as a messiah in my life, at the right moment said MSK Manohar, AIR 5 JEE Advanced Topper 2018.
“With the competition for entering IIT’s becoming stiffer and stiffer with time, it is not an easy exercise even for aspirants with intellectual capability and potential, since methodical rigorous training and guidance is much needed to crack JEE and students from economically less fortunate backgrounds often fail to avail the benefits of such coaching programmes. Our FORTUNATE 40 Program is designed to propel into the big league for such students, who might get lost in absence of essential guidance and training. Over the past few years, many of these students nurtured by us have created new benchmarks of success and have made us immensely proud,” says R L Trikha, Director, FIITJEE.
The “FORTUNATE 40” Test is for the students studying in class VIII (going to IX) & class X (going to class XI) with parental financial background being below Rs. 10000 per month. FIITJEE supports these meritorious students in preparation for achieving their dream goal, by awarding 100% scholarships for FIITJEE program & 100% waivers on hostel charges. For Integrated School Program however the school fee will be charged from the student.
The selection test will be conducted at the centres in Delhi (South Delhi, Punjabi Bagh, Dwarka & East Delhi), Delhi NCR (Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon & Noida), Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dhanbad, Dehradun, Durgapur, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Hisar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Raipur, Salem, Shaktinagar NTPC, Vadodara, Varanasi,  Vijayawada , Visakhapatnam & Wardha. Other test cities include Ara, Korba, Gaya & Muzaffarpur.
The last date to apply for test is 2nd February 2019 and to be eligible for the FORTUNATE 40 batch, students must clear the individual subject cut-offs & also the grand total cut-off. (EOIC)