Fortunate 40 – A Social Initiative by FIITJEE to help the economically deprived

As a Social Initiative (to help the poor but capable) taken by the country’s premier IIT institute, to train IIT–JEE aspirants, Fortunate 40 selection test will be conducted nation-wide on Sunday, 2nd February 2020.

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.

Despite financial constraints many students in the past got selected through Fortunate 40 and pursued their dream to become IITians. Through  Fortunate 40, MSK Manohar from Vijayawada got the opportunity to enrol in  PINNACLE program and with his hard work , he went on to achieve AIR 5 in JEE Advanced, 2018.

“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 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 vision to provide quality education for all children irrespective of their background, ‘Fortunate 40’ program has been designed by FIITJEE. 

Our FORTUNATE 40 Program is designed to propel into the big league 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 Mr. R L Trikha, Director, FIITJEE Group.

The “FORTUNATE 40” 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 howeverthe 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 & Greater Noida), Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dhanbad, Dehradun, Durgapur, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Hisar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Raipur, Salem, Shaktinagar NTPC, Vadodara, Varanasi,  Vijayawada , Visakhapatnam & Wardha.

Other test cities include Korba, Gaya, Muzaffarpur & Trichi.

The last date to apply for test is 1st February 2020 and to be eligible for the FORTUNATE 40 batch, students must clear the individual subject cut-offs & also the grand total cut-off.

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