Delhi looks to emulate top cop's coaching model - Students vouch for Abhayanand's passion to teach, Centre plans tie-up with Rahmani 30 in states

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By BASANT KUMAR MOHANTY IN NEW DELHI AND ROSHAN KUMAR
  • Published 22.05.13
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The Union human resource development ministry is planning to replicate the free coaching model of the Patna-based Rahmani 30 for training talented minority students to crack entrance tests for the IITs and IIMs.

Rahmani 30 was started in 2009 under the guidance of Bihar’s director-general of police Abhayanand to train students aspiring to join the IITs. He collaborated with Mohammad Wali Rahmani, the secretary of all India Muslim Personal Law Board, to launch the initiative. The minister of state for HRD, Jitin Prasada, recently said the training centres mulled by the Centre could be started later this year in many of the state capitals.

The top cop has been helping students from underprivileged families since 2002 though, to clear IIT-JEE. Apart from Patna, seven centres are run in Gaya, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Jorhat, Mumbai and Jaipur under Abhayanand’s guidance.

Recently, a 128-page coffee-table book, Tales of Transformation, was released chronicling the success stories of Abhayanand Super 30 students. Shivangi, a girl from Kotla Mubarakpur in New Delhi, is one such student. In the coffee-table book, which has self-narrated stories of the students, she wrote: “One man who could teach physics over phone is only Abhayanand Sir.” Daughter of a vegetable vendor, Shivangi went from a dingy one-room flat to IIT-Delhi in 2011.

For the IITs, students have to clear two-tier entrance tests — joint entrance examination (main) and JEE (advanced). Over 12 lakh candidates have appeared JEE (main) this year and the top 1.5 lakh would be able to appear for the JEE (advanced). Those who qualify will be able to get admission in the IITs. For IIMs, candidates have to clear the Common Admission Test (CAT).

The Union HRD ministry will take help of Rahmani 30 to teach the students. The organisation, which helps Muslim students, will provide the resource persons while the ministry will provide funding and other logistic support.

Prasada, the junior HRD minister, said: “We are talking to Rahmani 30. We want to start the centres in many state capitals this year.”

The Bihar police boss trains his students at Abhayanand Super 30 in the eight cities in collaboration with Centre for Social Responsibility & Leadership. Rahmani Foundation, Patna, centre manager Shabbir-Ul-Hoda said: “Despite his busy schedule, Abhayanand Sir regularly visits centre on Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays to teach the students. He is always ready to clear the students’ doubts through video-conferencing or over the telephone too.”

Abhayanand said it is passion to teach physics that keeps him going. He said: “Different persons have different ways of relaxation. I relax while teaching students as it gives me peace of mind.”

Muaz Haider, a student of Rahmani Foundation who cleared this year’s IIT-JEE (main) with 229 marks, said: “Unlike other physics teachers, Abhayanand Sir never solves any problem but makes us think differently to solve it.”