The families of Sujeet Kumar, Dhananjay Kumar, Prempal Kumar and Sharwan Kumar are grappling with a financial crisis as they don't have the funds required for submission of a challan worth Rs 45,000.

Super 30 founder-director Anand Kumar said, "The banks are ready to pay the fee, including the admission fee. And they are also ready to pay the counselling fee this time, but they cannot give cash for challan.”

"Cash is paid through a challan in order to submit a bank draft for the admission fee. The problem is that though the IIT has reduced the counselling fee from Rs.60,000 to Rs 45,000, it now asks for submission of fee through challan, which would require cash," he added.

Like previous years, as many as 25 of the 30 students of Bihar's Super 30 have cracked  IIT-JEE. Children of a taxi driver, mason, farmer, daily wager/farm labourer, helper in photo lab and migrant workers are among the successful candidates.

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