‘Super 30’ shine again

Times of India | May 31


Economically and socially backward, they were called ‘Super 30’ since the day they were chosen to be coached to crack IIT-JEE. And wow, they proved they are worth the name with 28 of them making it to IITs while the remaining two – both Dalits – expected to sail through once the results of SC/ST aspirants are out.

It was five years ago that Anand Kumar, a local Maths wizard, along with a senior Bihar IPS officer Abhayanand floated the concept of ‘Super 30’. Thirty promising, albeit poor, IIT aspirants were selected and coached rigorously for eight months ahead of JEE in 2003. Eighteen of them cracked the test. In 2004, 22 of the 30 came out with flying colours. The number of successful candidates increased to 26 in 2005 and 28 in 2006.

“This year we hope to achieve 100 per cent results,” a jubilant Kumar, whose coaching institute in Patna sponsors the 30 aspirants, said and added Alok Kumar and Azad Kumar, the two Dalit aspirants whose names do not figure in the list of successful candidates, will certainly make it when the preparatory results of SC/ST candidates come out. Ten of the ‘Super 30’ aspirants have secured ranks among the top 1,000 successful candidates.



  1. Sunil John Varughese said,

    July 17, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Dear Anand ji

    I am an NRI from Middle East and did most of studies in Ranchi. I am really impressed by your efforts. May God bless you for all your efforts to uplift a society. I wanted to stay in tocuh with intellectuals like you and would like to know how I could be useful to you

  2. souvik mandal said,

    June 9, 2008 at 4:27 am

    how can i apply?

  3. adnan said,

    June 23, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    sir im a student of 12th standard opted science with maths.Froma long time im searching on the web for admisssion in next year in good colleges. also i heard about SUPER 30. I was really inspired as i got heard about the results.So i also want to try for this.so i would like u to tell me about the admission process.it will be much better if u give me ur email id.I’ll be waiting for ur mail

  4. ranbir kumar singh said,

    March 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    i am writing board papers . i am keen to be the part of super-30.so i want its admission process.please give me its details as soon as posible.

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    February 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm

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