The FIIT-JEE institute has received calls from many people who want to donate funds for Ram and Shyam Yadav (18), twins who took their coaching for JEE-Advanced exam this year. Their AIR ranks were 267 and 1,816 respectively. However, the twins want funds only for their admission and wish to donate the rest to other needy students.
The twins were born and brought up in Bhiwandi area and live in a 150sq ft house in Bhiwandi with seven others. Both wish to pursue further studies in B.Tech and M.Tech, a dual course available at IIT-Bombay.
Ram said, "My father, a school bus driver, always wanted all of his children to have a good education. Only my eldest brother, Luvkush, could not complete his graduation. He sacrificed his education to give us the best possible education. We are grateful to our coaching institute who sponsored us for the competitive exams. We would like to request them to distribute whatever funds that are sent for us for further studies, to be distributed with other needy students like us as well."
Echoing the sentiments of his brother, Shyam said, "I remember when I was small, my twin got admission in school and I could not.
I cried so much that one day, my mother decided to send us to school on alternate days, wearing Ram's uniform. However, my teacher thought it odd that while a student was quietly studying on one day, he would be behaving mischievously the next. She later came to know that we attended school on alternate days because I failed to get admission. Later on, we both got admission in the same school. In JEE-Advanced, my part-II paper was difficult, which is why my rank was lower. But I am happy with my scores and look forward to an admission in IIT-Bombay."
Rajini Kumar, Mumbai centre head, FIIT-JEE, said, "Both cleared their aptitude test, because of which they were granted 100% sponsorship for their course, which was paid by their teachers from FIIT-JEE."
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