Cm's Super 50: Help Kashmiri Students Study At India's Best Colleges

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CM Super 50 is an ambitious, statewide initiative of the Government of J&K with support from CHINAR & Avanti, aimed at increasing the number of students that get admitted into India's best engineering & medical colleges from Kashmir over the next few years.

These students will be given access to quality training by government school teachers as well as books, materials and online learning systems needed to perform well at these tests. We need funding support from you to make this program a success!

The state of Jammu & Kashmir faces frequent turmoil and unrest making it very difficult for the students in the state to attain formal education. Violence, coupled with curfews and shutdowns, has repeatedly disrupted education in the state making it hard for the students of this region to compete with others in various examinations; thereby hampering their career and future. With CM’s Super 50 Program we aim to focus on improving this situation and helping students in getting a quality education.

Over the last one year, schools and colleges in Kashmir have remained shut for 6 out of every 10 working days, leading to near-loss of entire academic year. In 2016, schooling could be conducted only for a period of four months in Kashmir valley and the 10th and 12th class exams held in November covered only 50 percent of the total curriculum. Students of classes 1st to 9th were given mass promotion*.

Destruction of infrastructure, fear of sending children to schools, incorporation of youth into armed groups, negative economic shocks to households and forced displacement are few of the factors that inhibit students to attain a proper education.Our Program is designed to provide support and academic guidance to bright students of the region through special classes that focus on entrance examination preparation. Despite the turmoil, we strongly believe that by giving determined students the tools and guidance to move forward, they can acquire their seats in the most prestigious institutions of the country.

50 students each for engineering and medical entrance exams (IIT-JEE/NEET and the likes) are selected through an entrance test for each of the 11 centers spread across 10 districts of Kashmir. These students are then coached in an intensive crash course from December to April/May by subject experts chosen from the existing set of government teachers in the state.
The entire program is based on the years of experience CHINAR International has from addressing the issues and problems in Kashmir and by using Avanti's robust curriculum and pedagogy that is successfully implemented across 11 states in the country.

Collected funds would be used for the below-mentioned activities:

Orientation and training sessions are conducted for all teachers supporting the program to equip them with pedagogical tools needed to run classrooms. In addition, mid-cycle refresher training is conducted to review the progress at each center and provide support to teachers as necessary. Moreover, academic and educational support is provided to all teachers on a regular basis to ensure a smooth functioning of the program.

Avanti/CHINAR Program Managers coordinate the on-ground project implementation by conducting school visits, providing ongoing academic support and resolving any issues hampering the smooth functioning of the program.

  • DIGITAL CONTENT SUPPORT: Teachers are provided with digital content (including class-wise lesson-plans, video lectures etc.) to prepare them for classroom sessions
  • WORKBOOKS:  In-class practice, as well as homework workbooks, are provided to students
  • REGULAR TESTS:  Consistent tests based on the actual exam pattern are given to students in order to familiarize and acquaint them with the exam pattern

In addition, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is providing support in printing the modules and workbooks.A small donation of  INR 1,500 or just $25 will help fund one student - every dollar counts and will help us in moving a step closer to helping students realize their dream of getting into top colleges! In addition, you can choose to have some exclusive handcrafted items from Kashmir by selecting any of the perks mentioned on the page.


Provides critical support to children from most vulnerable communities to enable them to attain a quality education.
Works in low-resource govt. schools in collaboration with DSE (Department of School Education) with the aim of school transformation for holistic development of children.
Works with unemployed youth through skill development and entrepreneurship support to enhance their capacities to become self-reliant.


Avanti has a proven track record of success in its various programs. Every 1 out of 3 Avanti students cleared the JEE Mains in 2017 and secured a seat at the IITs and NITs (most prestigious institutions of the country) and 70% scored above the 80th percentile on the Boards.

Kashmir News Zone, wrote about our work in their article 'CM’s Super 50 Coaching Classes Inaugurated In Ganderbal'
Greater Kashmir, wrote about CHINAR's stellar work in their article 'Changing lives through quality education, entrepreneurial initiatives'
Rising Kashmir, mentioned CHINAR in their report 'Chinar International holds annual day function'
The Economic Times, a dominant national newspaper wrote about Avanti in their article 'Avanti Learning Centres raises Rs. 33 crore'
The Hindu, a leading national newspaper wrote about Avanti in their article 'Two students crack IIT entrance exam'
Indian Express, wrote about Avanti in their article 'Mentoring success'
Hindustan Times, wrote about Avanti in their article ' Seven students from state in Top 100 of IIT exam merit list'
Kashmir Reader, a leading newspaper wrote about CHINAR in their article '2016 uprising impacted education, students favor agitation'


Below is the list of Awards that Avanti has received:
1) Ashoka Fellowship - 2013
2) Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship - 2012
3) Echoing Green Fellowship - 2012
4) Winner of Stanford BASES Business Plan Competition - 2010
5) PAN IIT Nation Building Initiative - 2010

Below is the list of Awards that CHINAR has received:
1) Selected among Top 30 entries in "EduDoc: Stories of Education"
2) “Certificate of appreciation” for working towards quality improvement in schools. The event was organized by Directorate of School Education-Kashmir

Can't contribute but still want to support us? Worry Not! Simply by sharing the campaign through your social media accounts, you can help us a great deal!

When you help one child in Kashmir, you help a community of acceptance and encouragement to grow. Your charitable contribution will make it possible for us to run this program and provide free services to the students who really need your help. Join us in our movement and make the Kashmir students feel like the world has much more to give to them than just turmoil and violence & help provide them a future they never envisioned.

We are an optimistic team of changemakers who wish to transform lives of the students of Kashmir.
It was started by the Kashmiri diaspora in 2003 in the USA and currently has an office in Srinagar & Delhi in India and Virginia in the USA. At present, the organization is supporting around 1400 children in both Kashmir and Jammu regions of the state. In 2014, CHINAR adopted 5 government schools of the Kashmir region and now is in the process is upscaling to 50 schools. It has also helped around 128 families with livelihood support and around 116  youth in skill development and business incubation. In addition, when the floods of September 2014 hit the Valley, CHINAR International jumped into disaster relief activities as well helping over 90,000 people.
Avanti is an award-winning social enterprise established by IIT & Harvard University alumni in 2010 to provide an affordable, high-quality education to disadvantaged students aspiring to study at India’s top colleges. Today Avanti employs over 250 teachers, 300 staff members and works with over 6,000 students in direct face-to-face teaching programs run by Avanti’s teachers. Avanti works with an additional 6,000 students and 250 teachers through its teacher training programs focused on integrating a blended learning curriculum into government schools.

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