Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' students crack IIT-JEE: Proud moment

Twenty-six out of 30 students from Bihar's ‘Super 30’ Academy have cracked the IIT-JEE (Advanced)
Twenty-six out of 30 students from Bihar's ‘Super 30’ Academy have cracked the IIT-JEE (Advanced)

New Delhi : Yet again, Anand Kumar, the ‘founder of Super 30’ wins the race. Like previous so many years, this time too, twenty-six out of 30 students from Bihar's ‘Super 30’ Academy have cracked the IIT-JEE (Advanced). The JEE Advanced results 2018 has been declared on Sunday, 10 June.

As the name suggests, Super 30 is an institute for super talented students from underprivileged sections. The reputed coaching institute was founded by math wizard Anand Kumar in 2002. He guides 30 meritorious students for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

It is greatly rewarding to see students from the furthest corners, where no development is yet to take its root and life continues to struggle daily, competing with the best and the privileged lot.

Onirjit Goswami, Suraj Kumar, Yash Kumar and Suryakant Das are from extremely humble backgrounds and are among those who have cleared the JEE test from the institute in 2018.

Goswami, son of a small factory worker in Kanpur, said he always wanted to do well in life but cracking IIT was a distant dream.

“I can never forget the kind of support Anand Sir has provided to students like me,” he said

A resident of Giridih in Jharkhand, Suraj Kumar's parents have never been to school. His father, a landless farmer, is overwhelmed by the fact that his son has cracked the exam.

“Anand Sir not just mentored us free of cost, he also boosted our morale. My father does not even know what IIT stands for, but he is happy that I cracked a tough exam,” Suraj Kumar said.

Yash Kumar and Suryakant Das, too, owed their success to their tutor.

In the past 16 years, around 500 students from the institute have qualified for admission to IITs.

During the training in Super 30 institute, Kumar provides food and accommodation to all 30 students round the year. His family members, too, support his programme in every way possible.

“As many of them are "first-generation learners", this success means a lot to them, the math wizard, who entered the Limca Book of World Records in 2009 for his contributions” said Anand Kumar.

He further added “I wish to to expand Super 30, but there are various constraints. The demand for similar initiatives has grown so much across the country that I will have to find a way to reach out to more students. Super 30 will soon organise a screening test and the information will be made available on the institute’s website.”

Even Bollywood is inspired by Anand Kumar’s life and a film on Super 30, starring Hrithik Roshan is expected to hit theatres early in 2019.