FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40- Removing the Financial Barrier for Academically Bright but Economically Deprived Students

New Delhi, January 2022: A Social Initiative-FIITJEE, Fortunate 40 Selection Test to help the underprivileged but capable aspirants taken by the country’s premier institute for training IIT–JEE aspirants, will be conducted across India on Sunday, 29th January 2023. Selected Students will be provided with a 100% scholarship & free hostel facility to prepare for IITs & other prestigious engineering colleges in the country.

Fortunate 40financially supports capable Students going to Class IX & Class XI in 2023 and whose total parental income is less than Rs. 10,000/- per month.FIITJEE supports these meritorious Students in their preparation to achieve their dream goal, by awarding 100% scholarships on FIITJEE programs& 100% waivers on hostel charges. For IntegratedSchool Programs, the school fee will be charged by the student (at some locations scholarship on school fees 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 FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 Selection Test and pursued their dream to become IITians.

It’s only through FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 that MSK Manohar from Vijayawada got the opportunity to enroll in FIITJEE’s PINNACLE Two-Year Integrated School Program and with his hard work and FIITJEE’s coaching, he went on to secure AIR 5 in JEE Advanced, 2018.
“My father worked as a tailor and in such a scenario, IIT was a far-fetched dream. When my dream was on the verge of getting shattered, I appeared for FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40 Selection Test and was offered PINNACLE – Two Year Integrated School Program with a 100% scholarship. FIITJEE supported me in every possible way, not only academically but also 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 2018.

Another student from Bihar, Anand Kumar got the opportunity to enroll in FIITJEE’s SUPREME –Four-Year Integrated School Program (IX to XII) and secured AIR 369 in JEE Advanced 2020.

“I had a dream to become an IITian, but I could never think of ways to fulfill my academic dreams due to the financial condition of my family. My father is a cloth weaver and was not able to gather enough money to get me enrolled in any institute for IIT-JEE preparation. Fortunate 40 helped me fulfill my dream and provided me with free education in an unmatchable academic atmosphere. Through FIITJEE’s Fortunate 40, I was granted a 100% fee waiver both on its program as well as hostel fees for four years. At FIITJEE, under the guidance of faculty and access to top-notch study material, I could turn all my academic weaknesses into strengths. I, sincerely, thank FIITJEE for changing my life and career for the better” said Anand Kumar, AIR 369 (General category), JEE Advanced 2020.

Mr. R L Trikha, Director, of FIITJEE Group, says, “Taking the initiative of helping the economically underprivileged to an extra high level, in the year 2008, FIITJEE started FORTUNATE 40 – An Initiative to provide World-Class Training to serious students from financially weaker backgrounds and empowering them to succeed withTop Ranks in JEE Main, JEE Advanced & other competitive exams. With the competition for entering IITs 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 are needed to crack JEE, and students from economically less fortunate backgrounds often fail to avail the benefits of such coaching programs. 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 benchmarks of success and have made us immensely proud.”

Mr. Trikha further added, “The number of seats in IITs is limited but any Student preparing for JEE Main & Advanced at FIITJEE reaps benefits beyond JEE Main & Advanced. FIITJEE takes immense pride in improving the attitude, creativity, analytical skills & IQ of all its students. This change helps all our students in giving their best performance in all vistas of academic pursuits and careers thereafter.”

The last date to register for the FORTUNATE 40 Selection Test is 2 days prior to the test date i.e 27th January 2023 and to be eligible for the FORTUNATE 40 batch, students must clear the individual subject cut-offs & also the grand total cut-off.

Online Registration can be done through and the Self Declaration Form (of parental income) needs to be uploaded.

Offline Registration Mode: Fill in your complete details in the registration form mentioning test center, segment code and preference of study center along with (a) Self Declaration Form (of parental income) (b) Two passport-size color photographs and submit it to the nearest FIITJEE center. Registration is OPEN at all FIITJEE Centres.

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