A Story to Share, A truly inspiring story of mathematical life !!! The person you see in this picture is Anand Kumar, a mathematician from Patna, Bihar, India. He developed an unconditional love and affection for mathematics and had different mathematical skills. His example is the great Indian mathematician “Ramanujan”. During his graduation, he distributed papers in the Theory Number, published in the Mathematical Spectrum and The Mathematical Gazette. He worked hard and dreamed of getting into one of the world’s leading universities “Cambridge”. And one day he got it, to get into Cambridge.
He soon realized that his father could not afford to pay for his education in Cambridge. He and his father thought it was impossible to find a sponsor all over India but no one came forward. And one day she was the only breadwinner: her father died and her last hope of a good education was dashed. He abandoned his dream of Cambridge and returned to his home in Patna, Bihar.
He worked in Mathematics during the day and sold papads in the evenings with his mother, who had started a small business at home, to support his family. He also taught students in maths to earn more money. Since Patna University’s library did not have foreign magazines, for her to read, she would travel every weekend on a six-hour train ride to Varanasi, where her younger brother was studying violin under N Rajam, had a hostel room. So he would spend Saturday and Sunday at Central Library, BHU, and return to Patna on Monday morning. He rented a classroom for Rs 500 a month and started his own center, the Ramanujam School of Mathematics (RSM). Within a year, his class grew from two to thirty-six students, and three years later almost 500 students were enrolled. Then in the early 2000s, when a poor student approached him for IIT-JEE training, who could not afford an annual admission fee due to poverty, Kumar was encouraged to start the Super 30 program in 2003, having a good job now – known.
Every August, since 2003, the Ramanujan School of Mathematics, now a trustee, holds a competitive test to select 30 students for the ‘Super 30’ scheme. An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 students appear in the exam, and in the end, it takes 30 talented students from economically disadvantaged categories that include beggars, salespeople, children of motorists, educators, and provide scholarships and accommodation for a year. She is preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). His mother, Jayanti Devi, cooks for the students, and his brother Pranav Kumar takes care of the administration.
Out of 270 students he tutored from 2002-2011 236 students have made an admission to IIT. All of them came so poor backgrounds that their parents were Hawkers, Auto-drivers, laborers, etc.
During 2003-2009, 182 students out of 210 have made it to the IITs.
Of the 270 students who taught from 2002-2011, 236 students made entry into IIT. They all came from poor homes so their parents were Hawkers, Auto-drivers, workers, etc.
During 2003-2009, 182 out of 210 students made it to IIT.
In 2010, all Super 30 students removed the entry of IIT JEE and made it three times in a row at the institution.
Anand Kumar has no Super 30 financial support from any government and NGOs and manages the scholarship he receives from the Ramanujam Institute. After the success of the Super 30 and its growing popularity, he received many offers from private companies – both national and international companies – and the government for financial aid, but he always refused. He wanted to feed the Super 30 through his efforts. After three consecutive results of 30/30 in 2008-2010, in 2011, 24 out of 30 students resigned from IIT JEE.
Anand’s work is now well-received from all over the world:
USA President Obama read about Anand in TIME magazine sent a special envoy to check on his work and gave all the help and Anand never accepted help even though he was an assistant. The Discovery Channel broadcasts a one-hour program on Super 30, with part of the page being donated to Kumar in The New York Times. Former Miss Japan actress Norika Fujiwara visited Patna to do a documentary on Anand’s plans. Kumar has been featured in programs by the BBC. He spoke of his experience at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Kumar is in the Limca Book of Records (2009) for his role in helping poor students break the IIT-JEE by giving them a free coach.
Time Magazine nominated mathematician Anand Kumar – Super 30 – in the list of Best of Asia 2010. Anand Kumar was awarded the S. The 2010 Ramanujan Award by the Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS) in July 2010. Super Thirty people received compliments from United States President Barack Obama’s special envoy, Rashad Hussain, who called it a “good” institution in the country. Newsweek Magazine has recognized the initiative of mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 and has included its school in the list of four most innovative schools in the world.
Anand Kumar was awarded the top prize by the Bihar government “Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puraskar” in November 2010. He was awarded the Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar 2010 by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Bangalore.
In April 2011, Anand Kumar was selected by the European magazine Focus as “one of the world’s most talented people.