All the 30 students of Super 30, Bihar's free
coaching centre for poor students in Patna, cracked
IIT-JEE this year.
"All the 30 students have cleared IIT-JEE," Anand
Kumar, the institute's director-cum-founder said at
a press conference on Wednesday.
It is a matter of great pleasure as we have achieved
it again, he said, adding that since the inception
of the coaching centre in 2002, a total of 212
students have cleared IIT-JEE examination, which is
considered as one of the toughest examinations in
the world. "We are now going to expand this to 60
students, so that more people can benefit," he
Kumar said the students hail from very poor families
and commit themselves to a year of 16-hour study
each day after passing a competitive test to get
into the coaching centre.
The celebration after the results are also unique at
the institute - a meal shared by all 30 students of
Super 30. One of the students at the institute
Richir Sinha said," I wish my rank was higher."
"Now we will try to arrange loans for the education
of the poor students who qualified for IITs," he
Kumar, who himself missed a chance to study at
Cambridge due to lack of money, gives full
scholarships including room and travel to the
When contacted Shubham Kumar Gautam from Nalanda,
whose father is a poor farmer with income less than
Rs 2500 per month, said he would not have been able
to qualify for IIT had Super 30 not helped him.
The institute figured in Best of Asia list of Time
magazine a fortnight ago.
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(Posted on 30 May 2010)