New Delhi, June 15: A total of eighteen candidates out of thirty students of Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 have cracked the highly coveted JEE Advanced for admissions to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The result has been declared a few weeks prior to the release of the film ‘Super 30’ starring Hrithik Roshan. The movie will be released on July 12. The film presents the struggles of aspirants belonging to underprivileged families who are seeking admission to the IITs under the guidance of Anand.
“Numbers do not matter to me,” says Anand
Bringing the institute into international focus, all the 30 students of Super 30 had cracked JEE Advanced in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2017. This year, the total number of successful students is less than the last year, but Mr. Anand said that he is not concerned about the number. “All of them have cleared JEE-Mains. If some missed out IIT, they will certainly get into NITs,” he has been quoted as saying to a national daily.
Running under the banner of “Ramanujan School of Mathematics”, Super 30 is a highly pioneering educational programme. It teaches a total of 30 meritorious students belonging to the economically backward sections of the society and guides them to get admission in India’s most renowned educational institution – the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
It has given hundreds of IITians from exceedingly poor backgrounds in the last seven years. Absolutely free coaching, lodging and food are provided to the students under this programme.
450 students of Super 30 have got admissions in IITs so far
“In its 18-year journey starting 2002, Super 30 has so far sent over 450 students to IITs. Many of them passed out to hold important positions in India and abroad. We don’t take any fee, fund or donation for it from any individual, government or private organisation. My entire family and team of teachers is involved with it,” Mr. Anand told a news daily after the results.
Out of a total of 2.45 lakh students qualified for JEE Advanced, only 1.73 lakh candidates registered for the same this year. Also, as many as 11.47 lakh candidates appeared for JEE Main 2019.