02 December, 2020

‘Inspiration Came From The Pain Of Lost Chance’

Super 30-famed Anand Kuamr about his journey, his mission and the ­challenges ahead, after being conferred the Best Social ­Activist Award at the recent Outlook SpeakOut Awards.

Photograph by Jitender Gupta
‘Inspiration Came From The Pain Of Lost Chance’
outlookindia.com
2017-08-26T11:25:19+05:30

From running a modest mathematics coaching centre in ­Patna to earning global fame through Super 30, the remarkable ­institute where he mentors 30 students for admission into the prestigious IITs every year, Anand Kumar has come a long way indeed. The 44-year-old visionary mathematician speaks to Giridhar Jha about his journey, his mission and the ­challenges ahead, after being conferred the Best Social ­Activist Award at the recent Outlook SpeakOut Awards.

Your journey has been phenomenal with Super 30 over the past 15 years. How do you look back at it?

It gives me immense satisfaction that altogether 396 students out of the total 450 from my institute have made it to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the past decade-and-a-half. Others have qualified for the National Institutes of Technology and other top engineering colleges. The fact that almost all of these students came from extremely poor and underprivileged sections of society is even more gratifying....

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