Over the years, Bihar has produced many great personalities like our first President of India
Dr.Rajendra Prasad, former IFS Syed Shahabuddin, politician Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan
and Hindi poet Nagarjun and so many. But within the span of 15 years, Bihar has hit the
news headlines for producing scores of IITians, who belong to weaker section of the society.
The credit goes to Super- 30, a study group of 30 financially weak students run by one and
only Mr.Anand Kumar. Every year, 30 students are given training for IIT-JEE, who are
selected from socially and economically weaker section of the society.
Mr. Kumar started the Super 30 in 2002 in the capital of Bihar Patna and created a history
by elevating the lives of poor students. In addition to 100% success rate in Super 30, in the
year 2017,396 out of 450 students of Ramanujan School of Mathematics (RSM) were
selected in IITs. His effort has been appreciated all over the world. He was invited by the
prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak
about his mission and technique. He was awarded the S.Ramanujan Award for 2010 by the
Institute for Research and Documentation in social Science (IRDS).
Mr. Kumar belongs to a very poor family but he never gave up. His father was a clerk in the
Post Office. In initial stage, he used to study in his school during the day time and selling
papads in the evening with his mother, who had started a small business from home to
support her family.
With dreams in his eyes to do something exception, in the year 1992, Mr.Kumar started
teaching Mathematics with a rented classroom for Rs. 500 per month, and stated his own
institute the Ramanujan School of Mathematics (RSM).Within the span of year, his class
grew from two students to 36 and after three years there were almost 500 students
enrolled.He felt pain when some poor students came to learn from him but they were not
having the money to take admission. He decided to start the Super-30 programme free of
cost for to fulfil the dreams of financially weak students.
Every year, since 2002, the Ramanujan School of Mathematics holds a competitive test to
select 30 students for the “Super-30” scheme from poor family. He teaches them and
provides them study materials along with hostel and meal free of cost for a year. He helps
them to prepare for the Joint Entrance Examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology
(IIT). His mother Mrs. Jayanti Devi personally cooks for the students, while his brother
Mr.Pranav Kumar takes care of the management. The table given below describes the
success story of Super-30.
|Year||Total Students||Successful Students|
Mr.Kumar has not accepted any financial support for Super-30 from any government as
private agencies, as he manages the coaching from the tuition fee received from Ramanujan
Institute. When he got success, many national companies and international companies
offered financial help, he always refused. He did not want to take help from any sources; he
wanted to sustain Super-30 from his own efforts. Anand Kumar is not only a good teacher
but also a good human being. We should take a lesson from him that as a human being what
is our responsibility for the society.