Super 30 engineers another feat: 28 set for IIT


Patna: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, after comparing the marks of his students with the cut-off, was sure on Sunday that his 28 students have qualified for admission to prestigious IITs. Expressing his great happiness, he hoped that the remaining two students of his institute would also get admission to good engineering colleges.
For Super 30, such results are not something new. The success rate of this boarding-cum-coaching institute, which coaches only 30 students from economically weaker section for cracking the IIT entrance test every year, has always been high. On some occasions, all its 30 students have been successful.

One of the students, Basant Kumar was overwhelmed with joy after seeing the cut-off. Son of an illiterate marginal farmer from Gaya, when he called his parents to tell them the news, they could not differentiate between IIT and ITI but were happy their son had succeeded in what he was doing.

Another student Pushkar Kumar, son of a private schoolteacher, said, “My father earns around Rs 8,000 a month, but that is enough to provide proper treatment to my mother who is suffering from serious knee problem. Now, they will have to wait a little more as I will get a job after completing engineering and help my father economically.”

Just like Basant and Pushkar, for Masaurhi native Ajit Kumar too, it was the most fortunate day of his life. Son of a vegetable vendor, Ajit gave all the credit to his mentor Anand for changing his life. “Anand sir was a big inspiration for all of us. Apart from teaching us, he also used to motivate us and developed confidence in us.”

Anand himself said, “The first thing on which I focus is to remove their feeling that they are poor and have not studied in good schools. Through PowerPoint presentation, I tell them the story of a rich boy and a poor boy, and how the poor one excels in his life in spite of all the hardship.”