Anand Kumar the super mind behind – Super 30
Super 30 institute was founded by math wizard Anand Kumar in 2002, where he selects 30 talented students from underprivileged/ poor sections of the society and trains them for IIT-JEE/JEE-ADVANCED entrance exam. Anand kumar is a huge sensation and soon a biopic is going to be released on his life.
Anand was born in a below middle-class family in Patna, Bihar. Anand discovered his love for mathematics while he was studying in hindi medium government school. Cause of his love for mathematics, after passing from Patna high school, he submitted papers on number theory, which were published in Mathematical Spectrum and The Mathematical Gazette while being in graduation.
He was accepted by Cambridge University and was close to realising his dream of becoming a mathematician but life had planned something else and his father suddenly passed away. The household income diminished gradually and Kumar supported his mother who made papad, which he sold door-to-door in the evenings, while writing mathematical theories in the daytime.
Since his mother business was not enough to support his family, In 1995, at the age of 22, he rented a classroom for Rs. 500 a month and started teaching mathematics to students and class which was started with two students turned out to 36 in one year and almost 500 students in 3 years of time and known as the Ramanujan School of Mathematics (RSM) renowned, the world over.
In the year 2000, when a poor student came for coaching for IIT-JEE who couldn’t effort fees due to poverty, Anand Kumar was motivated and there he comes up with an idea of Super 30. Anand realised he didn’t want to take away the boy’s only hope of changing his life because he couldn’t pay. That’s when he decided to form a group of 30 bright students, all from poor families, provide them with board and lodging and prepare them for IIT. In May 2002, his institute the Ramanujan School of Mathematics conducted tests for Super 30 program for economically backward students who were seeking admission in IIT-Jee, and he selected perfect 30 students for his guidance to crack it.
It’s truly said that God help those who dare to dream and walk on it to fulfill them. During this program students are provided absolutely free coaching, lodging and food. His brother Pranav Kumar, a violinist by profession, manages the institute, while his mother cooks for the students.
Super 30 gained popularity with his vision and guidance where in 2003-2017, In the last seven years, 182 students out of 210 have made it to different IITs of the country. And for the last two years, all thirty students of Super 30 have made it to IIT. Parents of some students are bricklayers some work as domestic help. Now many students are working in Europe and the US as well.
This group was called Super 30 with a mission of making education accessible to every poor child in India. He even wish the kids he have taught, come back to their hometowns and do something for their people, their village. But irony is at times its hurtful to see that some forget about giving back to the society.
No funds, no financial support, no government support and strictly saying no to donation this man behind so many successful IIT students raised funds by his Ramanujan School of Mathematics evening classes in Patna.
Today, he is an Indian mathematician, educationalist and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines. He is a teacher who is making his student’s life worth and meaningful.
Know more about this Super 30 on their website.
Super 30 Movie
Co-produced and directed by Vikas Bahl, Super 30 is an upcoming biopic of this amazing teacher Anand kumar shaping a life of his students.
Releasing on 25th Jan 2019 starring Hrithik Roshan. I am looking forward to watching this biopic for sure.
Anand Kumar, a man who dare to chase his dreams and follow his passion to succeed with an ambition to serve for kids who need him the most.
There are many unsung real-life champions who have helped or contributed towards the betterment of our society, Let’s learn from them and be a helping hand.
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