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Moments of glory: All ‘Super 30’ students from Bihar clear prestigious IIT exam



PATNA: ‘Super 30’, a free coaching institute founded by math wizard Anand Kumar for the unprivileged children, scripted the success story again with all the 30 students clearing the highly competitive JEE Advanced to get admission in prestigious IITs.

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All the students who cracked the IITs come from very poor economic background.

“It’s a great moment for us. Our all 30 candidates have cracked the JEE Advanced exam,” a happy Kumar told the media on Sunday.

He dedicates the success to the students’ hard works. “They did it just because of sheer hard works and dedication”, he said.

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He also announced to make expansion of his free coaching institute and take it out of Patna.

“Time has come for its expansion…Now we will hold tests in different parts of the country after giving detailed information about it on our website,” Kumar said.

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In the past 15 years since the “Super 30” came into being in 2002, this free coaching institute has helped around 400 children from the poor and unprivileged class clear the IIT entrance test.

Kumar selects 30 children from the unprivileged class every year to help them clear the IIT entrance exam by providing them free coaching, lodging and also food.

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For four times, all the 120 students picked up by the institute have made it to the IIT, earning world-wide acclaim.

Quite many national and international organizations have made films and documentaries on this free coaching institute from Bihar, recognizing its services for the highly privileged class for the society.

List of Films on Super 30

  • Anand Kumar interviewed by famous TV anchor of James Chao for a  programme on CCTV in China  in 2012
  • French 24 visits Patna, shoots short film on Super 30 in 2010
  • IBN 7 makes an interview based film on Super 30 in 2010.
  • Japan’s Kansai Telecasting Corporation shoots a film on Super 30 in 2009.
  • The Discovery Channel telecast the inspiring story of Super 30 four times from 2009 to 2011.
  • Arabic channel Al Jazeera telecasts film on super 30 in 2008.
  • Film of super 30 bags Audience Choice Award at the sixth Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA.
  • Former Miss Japan Norika Fujiwara makes a film for TV Man Union in 2007.
  • Emiko Amagawa, producer of NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation makes a film on super 30 in 2007
  • Yoichi Itoh, chief economist of STB Research Institute has makes a film on Super 30 for NHK Channel in 2006.
  • A short film on Star Gold, made by Amir Khan as part of his special show ‘Rang De Basantiʼ in 2006.
  • NDTV, India made a one hour show on Super 30 in 2006.

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