PATNA: In a major relief to the Super 30 founder Bihar mathematician Anand Kumar, the Gauhati high court on Thursday ordered closure of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against him by four students.
The PIL filed by for IIT students had accused the Bihar mathematician of cheating students in the name of admission to Super 30, a free coaching institute which claims to have transformed life of around 500 unprivileged children.
The court, however, granted liberty to the complainants to approach the relevant court which has jurisdiction over Patna.
The court had on November 26 slapped a fine of Rs50,000 on “Super 30” founder for failing to appear before the court despite the earlier order and directed the mathematician to personally appear before the court during the next date of hearing today (on November 28).
Today, however, Anand Kumar appeared before the court and tendered his apology for not personally appearing before the court on earlier dates. He also deposited Rs50,000 to be paid to the students as directed by the court.
Super 30, a highly ambitious and innovative education programme, runs under the banner of the Ramanujan School of mathematics.
It hunts for 30 meritorious talents from among economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India’s prestigious institution—IITs.
Only the selection of students for “Super 30” is said to be the key to the success in the highly competitive IIT-JEE exams such has been the reputation of this institute
In the past 17 years since it came into being, this free coaching institute has helped 445 unprivileged children fulfill their long-cherished dream of cracking the prestigious IIT entrance examination.