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25 ‘Super 30’ students crack this year’s IIT-JEE

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Patna: As many as 25 of the 30 students of Bihar’s Super 30 – a free coaching centre for underprivileged students – have cracked the highly competitive IIT-JEE this year, its director said on Thursday.

Children of taxi driver, mason, farmer, daily wager, farm labourer, helper in photo lab, and migrant workers are among the successful candidates.

“We are happy that this year, 25 of our 30 students have made it through the Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination. The credit goes to the hardworking students and our teachers,” Super 30’s founder-director Anand Kumar told IANS here.

“All of them have succeeded in fulfilling their IIT-JEE dreams at Super 30 with dedication and hard work,” he said.

This year’s IIT-JEE result has once again underlined the fact that, with proper opportunity, even students from poor families can reach the prestigious IITs, the institute director added.

The father of one of the successful candidates, Neeraj Jha, is a taxi driver in Kolkata.

“I have realised my dream by making it to the IIT. I will perform well in studies to get a good job and lift my family out of poverty,” Neeraj, who secured 1,217th rank in ITT-JEE, said.

“Everyone is in a celebratory mood. We distributed lots of sweets,” said a visibly happy Rahul Kumar, a Super 30 student who cracked the IIT-JEE.

His father works as a mason in Hazaribagh in neighbouring Jharkhand.

The institute selects talented students from poor families and provides them free coaching, food and accommodation so that they focus only on cracking the IIT-JEE.

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“Hard work, proper guidance and supervision are the secrets of our success,” Anand Kumar said.

Brajesh Kumar Saroj, another Super 30 student who secured the 410th rank, said the facilities provided at the institute and encouragement from the faculty made it possible for him to crack the tough exam.

Brajesh’s father works in Surat in Gujarat.

Similarly, Dhanajay Kumar, who secured 457th rank, said his father was also a migrant labourer.

“We were sure of positive results as we teach them to eat, sleep, walk and talk only IIT,” said Anand.

He said the institute is supported by the income generated from his Ramanujam School of Mathematics, which has students who can afford to pay fees.

Super 30 was started by Anand along with former Bihar DGP Abhyanand over a decade ago. Later, Abhyanand dissociated himself from the institute.

Super 30, which helps economically backward students crack the IIT-JEE, was selected by Time magazine in the list of ‘The Best of Asia 2010’.

Students from poor families have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour daily study routine. Coaching, food and accommodation are free for the students. (IANS)

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‘Super 30’ Founder Anand Kumar Urges Indians in Canada to Join Hands for Country’s Progress

Anand Kumar runs the ‘Super-30’ programme in India for talented students from underprivileged background and provides them free mentoring

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Vancouver, Sep 05, 2017: ‘Super 30’ founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has urged Indians in Canada to contribute to their native country’s progress in whatever way they could.

“With such a large number of successful Indians in different fields here, India can bank on it and hope to use this vast expertise for its progress,” Kumar said.

He was speaking at the grand finale of ‘Namaste Canada’ programme, organised by 20 big Indian groups in association with the Indian Embassy, on Monday.

He said distance would not matter in this digital era, but passion and commitment would.

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He said there were abundant opportunities in the fields of education, healthcare and skill development in India, which had a young workforce below 35 years of age comprising more than half its total population.

In India, Kumar runs the ‘Super-30’ programme for talented students from underprivileged background and provides them free mentoring.

So far, over 400 of his students have made it to the Indian Institutes of Technology. (IANS)

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‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar invited to attend the Annual India Day Parade in New York City

Other guests who will be attending the parade along with Kumar are former Chief of Army Staff Dalbir Singh Suhag and actress Tamannaah Bhatia

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New Delhi, August 14, 2017: ‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar, who is known for his IIT tutorial classes, has been invited to attend the annual India Day parade being organized in New York City.

The Federation of Indian Association (FIA) has invited him to the prestigious parade in recognition of his pioneering work of tutoring underprivileged students free-of-cost.

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 “We invited Anand Kumar as he has been doing extraordinary work and people across the world recognize it as something special. Many people do charity, but what he does is changing generations. The students from the most underprivileged families are able to reach the top,” said Alok Kumar, an organizer of the event in a statement.

Other guests who will be attending the parade along with Kumar are former Chief of Army Staff Dalbir Singh Suhag and actress Tamannaah Bhatia.

The Indian Independence day is celebrated with great fervor in the US where a large number of Indian-origin people gather in the city and participate. (IANS)

 

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JNU was awarded ‘Best University’ for its good works, not for Hostage Drama, says HRD Minister

"Recently JNU was given best university award. This was not given for making the Vice Chancellor hostage but for the good works done by the university. These good works don't come into the limelight"

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New Delhi, March 28, 2017: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) got the best university award for its good work and not for the controversy last year during which the Vice Chancellor was taken hostage’. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar remarked this statement while discussing a bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

“Recently JNU was given best university award. This was not given for making the Vice Chancellor hostage but for the good works done by the university. These good works don’t come into the limelight,” Javadekar said in the Lok Sabha while concluding the debate on the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016.

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Javadekar’s comments came after Congress pioneer Mallikarjun Kharge questioned the Minister’s reference of vacancies in JNU.

Pointing out to the vacancies of professors in JNU, Javadekar said: “There are over 100 vacancies for SCs/STs in JNU while around 25 posts of disabled professors are vacant since long ago.”

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Karge objected to it by stating that it’s not only in the JNU, but in many central universities, teaching posts are lying vacant for many years. It’s the duty of the minister to respond to such obligations.

“I know why you are raking up JNU only,” Kharge said.

Last year in October, Students of JNU had staged protests outside the administrative Block, forcing the Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar and Rectors to remain confined inside the building, over the disappearance of student Najeeb Ahmed.

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Earlier, three of its students were arrested on sedition charges in connection with an event on the campus during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

Responding to members’ queries, Javadekar said that vacancies in universities are a serious issue and there are many reasons for it.

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“There are vacancies in central universities, state universities and also in private universities. We are trying to constitute a dynamic platform where all vacancies will be exhibited on our website,” he said.

The Minister said that for filling up the vacancies the government needs to create an atmosphere where students prefer to be teachers and professors.

”We need to create interest among students so they could prefer this profession,” he said.

Javadekar said that whenever he visited any university, he always asked students: “Who wants to be a teacher? Who wants to be a professor?”

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“Recently I visited an IIT where I asked the same question to students. I was very happy when majority of students said they want to join the teaching line,” he said.

He also expressed concern over the cases of suicides on campuses.

“Even a single case of suicide in campuses is unfortunate,” the minister said.

-prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard