Monday, 27 July 2015

Super 30 – Unique Educational Program Targeting Underprivileged

super 30

Super 30 is a unique education program targeting the students from poorer sections of the society. This idea took shape in Patna, Bihar back in 2002. The program is run by a person called Anand Kumar under the aegis of the Ramanujan School of Mathematics founded by him. Under this program, 30 meritorious and talented candidates from the poorer sections of the society each year are trained to help them to crack the IIT-JEE entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology. Since its inception, the institute run by Anand Kumar has been making steady progress with more than 75% of the selected students making their way to Indian Institutes of Technology across the country. Recognizing the contribution of this program, many accolades and recognition have come in the way of Anand Kumar.

super 30 program

Super 30 Program

This program was instituted back in the year 2002 in the backward state of North India, Bihar. This program is run by a locally known mathematician Anand Kumar, who wanted to give something back to the society from where he came up. For this purpose, he constituted an institute by the name Ramanujan School of Mathematics. Since 2002, the Ramanujan School has been taking into its fold 30 meritorious and talented students from economically backward sections of the society for training. The aim of this program is to equip these meritorious students to crack the IIT-JEE examination. As told before, the institute has been making steady progress with at least 75% of students making it into the Indian Institutes of Technology. As this Ramanujan School is repeating this feat regularly since 2002, many accolades have come in its way. The reputed Time Magazine had included the school in the list of Best of Asia in 2010. In the same year, the school also received a word of appreciation from the United States of America President Barack Obama.  In November 2010, the Newsweek Magazine had taken note of the novel scheme coined by the Mathematician Anand Kumar and included his school in the list of four most innovative schools in the world. For making it happen, he was awarded with Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puraskar in 2010. This is the highest civilian award given by the Government of Bihar given to a person.


Funding for the Program

Recognizing the good work done by Anand Kumar, many individuals and institutions had come forward with the offer of financial assistance to Super 30 program. They even proposed better infrastructure and accommodation for students, study materials, etc. However, Anand Kumar had decided against it and continued his Super 30 program with his meager resources. He finds the corpus for conducting this program by conducting coaching classes to other students for money. In later years, the pass percentage increased and reached the crescendo with all passing the coveted IIT-JEE examination in June 2015.

fund source

Thuruvananthapuram Patna, Bihar, India