Source : The Hindu
Sandeep Hanumanth, a student of Sri Channabasaveshwar Gurukul in Bhalki, who has got admission in IIT Madras, with his family members
They belong to the Bedar tribal community
Bidar district, considered educationally backward due to its low scores in SSLC and PUC exams, will send two students to IITs this year. Deepak Kumar Dattatri and Sandeep Hanumanth Gogga will start their B.Tech courses from August. The two boys belong to the Bedar tribal community. While Deepak plans to go to IIT Kharagpur, Sandeep will choose IIT Madras.
Deepak’s father Dattatri is a soldier in the Border Security Force stationed in West Bengal. The family hails from Gadlegao-Bujurg village in Basavakalyan taluk. He travelled with his father to Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Tripura before joining the Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Bidar Air Force Station. He has admission to Biotech and Biochemical Engineering. He can be contacted at 09741397943.
Sandeep, who studied SSLC in Shakuntala Patil School and Sri Channabasaveshwar Gurukul, wants to study aeronautics. “I might get admission in the material science branch. I will try to shift to aeronautics later if possible,” he said. Sandeep’s father Hanumanth is a milkman in Basavakalyan. He said he does not have the resources to pay the Rs. 5.5 lakh fees. “I am seeking help from donors. Somebody suggested I approach Eshwar Khandre, district in-charge Minister. I am yet to meet him,” Mr. Hanumanth said. He can be contacted at 7353042853.