|Anand Kumar in his Super 30|
New Delhi, (India): Can you imagine the sons/daughters of cobblers, roadside vendors and grocers are selected for India’s most premier technology insititutes- IITs. This time around 27 students from poor background have been selected to IITs when they cracked JEE-advanced, an exclusive and highly competitive entrance exam for selecting students to IITs. And all the credit for this achievement goes to mathematician Anand Kumar and his institution Super 30.
Both Anand Kumar and Super 30 is a globally reputed brand now. Super 30 is an Indian educational program that started in Patna, Bihar, India under the banner of 'Ramanujan School of Mathematics', by Anand Kumar. Established in 2002, the program selects 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections of society and trains them for the IIT-JEE, the entrance examination forIndian Institute of Technology.
Time Magazine has selected mathematician Anand Kumar's school - Super 30 - in the list of Best of Asia 2010. Newsweek Magazine has taken note of the initiative of mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 and included his school in the list of four most innovative schools in the world.
Super 30 of mathematician Anand Kumar has again excelled in JEE advance result 2014 too, which was declared few days back with 27 out of its 30 students, all from poor background cracking the exam.
Among the successful ,this year, are children of cobbler,roadside vendors and grocer.
With tears in his eyes, Sunil son of a daily wager from Sanda who qualified for IIT said "what Anand Sir is doing for the poor is something only messiah can do.I will try to follow in his footsteps."
Dhananjay Kumar's grocer father due to poverty wanted him to sit in the shop. Determined to study, he would save money while purchasing vegetables from wholesale market to purchase books and study during free time. Passion drove him to steal Rs 50 to purchase application form of Super 30 and the rest is history.
Venture that helps underprivileged students crack entrance exams of IITs has been selected as one of three cases studies from India by British varsity. Known for providing free coaching and assistance to underprivileged students, Bihar's Super 30 is now a case study at the University of East London.
The venture that helps underprivileged students crack entrance exams of IITs has been selected as one of the three cases studies from India by the British varsity in partnership with Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).