Anand Kumar is one of the finest mathematicians in the country. He shot into prominence with Super-30, a prestigious Indian educational program started in Patna as a part of ‘Ramanujan School of Mathematics.’ It was founded by the mathematician Anand Kumar himself in the year 2002.
The program’s objective to select 30 aspirants each passing year from economically backward sections of the society and trains them for the JEE, which is an entrance exam for the Indian Institute of Information Technology. Students those who can’t afford IIT coaching received free study materials and also accommodation for a year completely free of cost.
Anand Kumar’s Mother, identified as Jayanti Devi came forward to provide food for the students while Anand and other teachers tutored them. During the 1st year of the coaching, 18 out of 30 students successfully cracked IIT under the astute teaching traits of Anand Kumar. His name slowly started to spread all across the country.
In the following year, the application numbers went skyrocketing owing to the popularity of the program. So, a written examination was organised in a bid to select 30 students. In the year 2004, 22 out of 30 students qualified for IIT-JEE enhancing the popularity of the program which drew more attention to obtain even more applications.
In the 2005 batch, 26 out of 30 students cleared the entrance exam while 28 achieved the IIT dream in 2006. Then IIT changed the examination pattern. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulated the students with a crunchy cash prize of Rupees 50,000 each. The next year, 28 more students achieved the IIT dream and finally in 2008, for the first time, all of the Super 30 created history by clearing the IIT JEE, achieving 100% success rate.
The former aspirants who used to get training from Anand Kumar also joined as teachers for the Super 30 program and in the year 2009, all the 30 students again managed to make the cut in IIT JEE. In 2017, all the aspirants again cleared the IIT-JEE Advanced 2017. In the following year, 26 students of ‘Super 30’ touched the pinnacle of success in IIT-JEE Advanced 2018.
As Anand Kumar’s success story reached out to all snippets of India, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan decided to do a first-ever Biopic based on the genius Mathematician’s life story ‘Super-30’ and the shooting is currently underway.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) June 10, 2018
‘Unexpected Twist’ that disturbed the moods of many:
Recently, a new story has been cropped up regarding Anand Kumar and he has been accused of fraud by his students, which took everyone by a shock. According to the students, only 3 students made it to the IIT, when Anand Kumar himself recently claimed that 26 out of 30 students achieved the IIT dream. This news definitely came as a traumatic twist to many.
According to the reports specified in the leading daily, students also claim that the mentor Anand Kumar was also teaching for another institute called Ramanuj classes and he had suggested many students to join it in place of Super 30. As per the reports, Anand Kumar has made a staggering money close to Rs 1 crore from Ramanuj classes.
Students claim that Anand Kumar is misleading IIT-JEE aspirants, in what is deemed contrary to the spirit of human values. This has brought the mentor Anand into a worrisome situation and not just him but also the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan as well. Now that Anand is accused of fraud, it will be quite interesting to see what will happen to the biopic.