"The time has come for (students) to share their knowledge and skills for the benefit of their countrymen instead of pursuing career goals and personal success. It is the need of the hour," said Kumar to the students of IIT - Kanpur during an interaction with them last evening here.
Talking about the pattern of the IIT-JEE, Kumar said there was a need for changing the same as it was not favourable for students from the weaker sections.
Kumar said that the celebrated coaching system would be now expanded to include Uttar Pradesh.
The Super30 programme selects 30 meritorious candidates each year from economically-backward sections of society and trains them for the IIT-JEE, the examination for entrance into the premier Indian Institutes of Technology.