Super-30 founder adds another feather to his cap

Maths wizard Anand, who runs Super-30, an institute which helps the underprivileged students crack the IIT joint entrance examination (JEE), was selected for the award jointly by the Doha chapter of Bihar Foundation and the Indian Association for Bihar & Jharkhand in Doha. These two associations are organising a special programme to celebrate the 100th year of Bihar formation.

Since its inception in 2002, Super-30 has helped 212 poor students clear the IIT-JEE. For the last three consecutive years, all the 30 students of the institute have made it to the IITs, drawing worldwide attention. Last year, Super-30 was featured by Time magazine as the “best school in Asia.” The Discovery Channel too made an hour-long documentary on the institute, while a film made on it by Christopher Michel went on to win the Viewers’ Choice Award in the USA.

Two Japanese Channels have also made films on Super-30. What is remarkable about this institute is that most of the successful candidates have been from the underprivileged sections of the society. Many of them are first generation learners from extremely poor background. They get free food, lodging and above all free coaching. Anand supports the entire exercise by earmarking a portion of his earning through private tuition for the noble cause.

“The credit for this goes to my team members and students who strive hard to achieve their goal,” the maths wizard told Deccan Herald.

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