Anand Kumar’s Super 30 has done it again as all its 30 students cleared the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017 for admission to India’s premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). This is for the fourth time, when all the 30 students from the pioneering initiative cracked the IIT exam.
According to a Hindustan Times report, last year, 28 out of the 30 students made it. “This year, it is again 30/30,” Kumar reportedly said.
Globally acclaimed for mentoring talented students mostly from the economically poor sections of the society, Super 30 has so far sent 396 students to the IITs in its 15-year journey that started in 2002.
Kumar attributed the success story of Super 30 to the hard work and unwavering devotion of its students and said that it’s time for Super 30 to expand.
Earlier it was announced that Hrithik Roshan has finally signed his first biopic, which will be directed by Vikas Bahl of Queen fame. The film is based on the life of Anand Kumar.
While Vikas had been researching for the film for the past couple of years, Hrithik will start prepping once he is back from his US holiday with sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan, according to reports.
In 2002, he started the Super 30 programme that funds and coaches poor students for IIT-JEE, the entrance test for the Indian Institutes of Technology. His institute, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, conducts a test each year to select top 30 students with the best potential to crack the entrance examination. He then tutors them and provides accommodation for a year.