The ‘Super 30’ programme under which mathematician Anand Kumar trains 30 talented and underprivileged students of Bihar to crack and get admitted into Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges, is now expected to be expanded beyond the state of Bihar. 85% of his students have been clearing JEE every year.
This initiative was started in 2002 wherein a group of 30 students having poor financial conditions were selected and were provided with free coaching for JEE, food, and lodging. But it was highlighted in the movie in 2019 titled Super 30, starring actor Hrithik Roshan and actress Mrunal Thakur. Despite getting admission to the University of Cambridge, he couldn’t go due to financial constraints and personal issues and is now one the most sought teacher by all IIT aspirants.
“In view of growing demand, Super 30 has decided to increase its reach and access. This year, admissions will not be confined to students of Bihar only. Apart from Bihar, it will be open to students from other states. The procedure of admission will, however, remain the same through the test,” stated a note on the official website of Super 30.