Two Super 30s in Bihar, run separately by former DGP and physics teacher Abhayanand and mathematician Anand Kumar, have written success stories again. 15 of 21 students in Abhayanand’s institute cracked the JEE (Advanced), 18 of Anand Kumar’s 30 students cleared the entrance.
Anand Chaurasia from Jharkhand ranked 6361 in the general category, said: “My father left home seven years ago and did not return. My elder brother supported me by doing odd jobs” Anand was a student at Anand Kumar’s institute.
“My father is an auto driver. I had seldom dreamt of going to IIT,” Satyam Kumar from Lakhisarai said. He secured the 2160th rank. Satyam was among Abhayanand’s Super 30.
Anand Kumar said: “The journey begins now for our successful students. We have set high standards for ourselves and variation in number of successful students does not matter.”
Ankit Kumar, another successful student, said: “I come from an Aurangabad village and my father is handicapped. My family has some cows.” On his part, Abhayanand said, “Our attempt is to give back to society and ensure transparency in education.”
Super 30 is a highly innovative educational programme running under the banner of “Ramanujan School of Mathematics”. It scouts for 30 meritorious students from among the economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India’s most prestigious institution – the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
In the last seven years, it has produced hundreds of IITians from extremely poor backgrounds. During this programme students are provided absolutely free coaching, lodging and food.