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  • 09 Apr 2024
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Patwa Toli: The Village of IITians in Bihar

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In Bihar, a village named Patwa Toli has gained recognition as the 'IIT factory' for consistently giving over a dozen IITians annually.

  • The village, located in Gaya, boasts a high number of IIT qualifiers, with almost every household having an engineer.

Key Points

  • Vriksha is an organisation, which has been providing free coaching for the JEE Main exam since 2013.
    • This initiative, funded by IIT graduates, equips students with engineering books and online classes conducted by prominent educators.
    • To support financially disadvantaged students, Vriksh Veda Chain established a library model offering free education through online classes conducted by volunteer teachers from Delhi and Mumbai.
  • The success story of IIT qualifiers from Patwa Toli traces back to 1991 which ignited a wave of aspirations in the village.
  • Initially known as the 'Manchester of Bihar' due to its history of cloth weaving, Patwa Toli has now earned the name 'village of IITians' for its remarkable educational achievements.
    • With a rich legacy of producing engineers and medical professionals, Patwa Toli stands as a testament to the transformative power of education and community support.

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