APRIL’10: PM Manmohan singh was given suggestions on the improvement of IIT-JEE pattern by Maths Wizard Anand Kumar. He pleaded that poor aspirants should be given at least three attempts for IIT-JEE exam, as they are usually the late starters.
Every year Anand’s Super-30 offers free accommodation to 30 poor students and provides coaching to them free of cost in order to help them to crack JEE. This noble initiative, has of late reported 100% success rate with all its 30 students making it to IIT’S, without seeking any financial support from government or nongovernment sources. In his 15-minute interaction with the PM in New Delhi, Anand enlightened him of his efforts usher in a new awakening in Bihar by sending 182 poor students to IITs within the past seven years. He further informed the PM that he has decided to increase the student intake to 60 from 30. Very soon he would open schools for talented poor children so as to provide them the right momentum at the secondary school level itself. He added that government should run coaching programmes on the pattern of Super-30 for talented students from the countryside and it should not be confined to IIT only. Audibly elated Anand told TOI over the phone that Pm patted him on his back and also instructed PMO to look into his suggestions. He said that many problems asked in JEE are of Maths Olympiad level so students from villages find it difficult to solve such problems even if they have sound knowledge of the subject at +2 level. He pleaded that the exam should be designed in such a way that conceptual or analytical problems of the +2 level should be asked in JEE.”