Biography of Anand Kumar Bihar Anand Kumar (January 1, 1973) was an Indian mathematician, educator and columnist in many national and international mathematical journals. It became known through the Super 30 program that started in 2002 from Patna, Bihar, where underprivileged students are jointly prepared for the IIT exam. According to the statistics for 2018, 422 out of 480 students were selected to study at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He was invited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the United States to speak about his work.
The beginning of An and Kumar
An and Kumar were born in Patna (Bihar). His father was a clerk at the Indian post office. Dad couldn’t teach him there because of the high cost of private schools. That’s why Anand Kumar went to a public high school in Hindi where he had a great taste for mathematics. During his bachelor studies he presented a number of papers on number theory that were published in the Mathematical Spectrum and the Mathematical Journal.
He was admitted to Cambridge University, but was unable to do so due to the death of his father and his poor financial situation. Meanwhile, he was doing math in the morning and in the evening the mother helped the family. They sold papads together. He also started teaching math to the children in order to earn extra money.
Biography of An and Kumar
Anand Kumar is the founder of the Super 30. He runs an institute called Super 30. Where poor students get free tutoring at IIT. An and Kumar is a mathematician and a good teacher. Anand Kumar Ji is a man who understood his abilities by giving poor students free education.
The main goal is to prepare poor students to join the JEE TII. Every IIT student dreams of being accepted. Some students, although promising, cannot be admitted to IIT because they do not have enough money for a good education. That’s why Anand Kumar teaches Super 30 students in a socket to make his dream come true.
Education and Super 30
He has been teaching mathematics since 1992. He created a class of Rs. 5,000 a month and founded his institute at the Ramanujan School of Mathematics. In one year there were more than two students, thirty-six, and by the end of the third year the number had grown to 500. Then in 2002, at the special request of poor students who could not afford the high tuition fees for the IIT Common Entrance Test, the Super 30 programme was introduced. He started what earned him a reputation.
In March 2009, the Discovery Channel launched a 3-hour program on the Super 30. In that same year, the American newspaper The New York Times wrote a full-page article on the subject. The actress and Miss Japan Norika Fujiwara came to Patna and made a short film about the work of Anand Kumar. It also has its place in the programs.
He has shared his experiences at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, various IITs, the University of British Columbia, the University of Tokyo and Stanford University. His name was also in the Limk World Records Book.
Time Magazine also won first place in the Best of Asia 2010 (Super 30). In 2010 he received the S. Ramanudjan Prize from the Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences. The Super-30 has designated the special facility of former U.S. President Barack Obama Rashid Hussein as the best facility in the country. After reviewing the work of Anand Kumar, Newsweek magazine was among the four most innovative institutes. In 2010 he received the highest award from the government of Bihar Maulan Abul Kalam Azad in the category of education.