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2 Chhattisgarh tribal boys selected for IIT-D

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Jashpur : Chhattisgarh’s north east Jashpur District was in a joyous mood after two boys were selected to attend courses at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi.

Deepak Kumar and Nitesh Painkra from the tribal villages of Kudekela and Jargam respectively have secured admission in the textiles department of the premier institution, making their families proud.

“21 students from Jashpur were selected for National Institute of Technology (NIT) and IIT, out of which two are in IIT Delhi,” Jashpur Collector Priyanka Shukla told ANI.


Deepak Kumar’s father is a labourer. He completed his education from a government school and then joined a coaching unit run by the district administration to prepare for the IIT entrance examination.

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