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Super 30 : The vision and sacrifice of a man

  • Anand kumar is an Indian mathematician and columnist who has been brought up in Patna, Bihar.He is well known for his super 30 class which he commenced in Patna, Bihar.He prepares economically backward students for IITs.
  • Being a post office Clerk’s son, he studied in Hindi medium government school where he reclaimed his deep interest in mathematics. During graduation, he submitted papers on Number theory.
  • Although Anand got admission to Cambridge University but could not peruse studies there because of his father’s death and his monetary condition. Kumar studied mathematics during day time and sold papads in the evening.
  • Since Patna University library did not have foreign journals, for his own study,he would travel every weekend on a 6 hour train journey to Varanasi.
  • He rented a classroom for Rs 500/month, and began his own institute, the Ramanujam School of Mathematics (RSM).Within the space of year, his class grew from 2 students to 36, and after three years there were almost 500.
  • Every year in August, since 2003, the Ramanujan School of Mathematics, now a trust, holds a competitive test to select 30 students for the ‘Super 30’ scheme.
  • Out of 270 students he tutored from 2002-2011 236 students have made an admission to IIT. All of them came from so poor background that their parents were Hawkers, Auto-drivers, laborer etc.
  • Anand’s work is now well received from all over the world.USA’s president obama read about Anand in TIME magazine and sent a envoy to check the work done by him and offered all the assistance which was declined by anand.
  • The main objective of Super 30 is to track the talented bunch of students from economically impoverished sections and hone their skills by providing a conducive environment. Talent knows no boundaries.
  • For the last Many years there have been repeated success stories again and again and most of the time 27-28 of Anand Kumar Super 30 has made to IIT's till date. Country is Proud of you.

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