Expansion seems to be the keyword for IITs and institutes related to it. After the expansion of IITs now it is the turn of Super 30 to expand itself to Super 50.
Anand Kumar, mathematician and the man behind the phenomenon called Super 30, plans to reach out to other Hindi speaking states. It has already increased the intake of students in its programme from 30 to 50 for 2012.
While attending the India Today Aspire Education Summit 2012 in Delhi last week , Anand said, “Due to the success of Super 30 programme, there was demand from various quarters to increase the intake of students and so it was decided that we would select more students through written exam to be conducted in April 2012 across 10 centres in the Hindi belt.”
forays into UP,MP and Haryana
As per the new plans, exam centres would be in in Delhi, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzzaffarpur (Bihar), Kanpur, Lucknow, Banaras, Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradessh) and Rewari (Haryana). Apart from these centres, four to five other centres are also being considered which includes Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Those who want to get an entry into the institute have to sit for an entrance exam. The fee is Rs.50 and the form can be downloaded from the Super 30 website.
Super 30, started in 2003, is reputed for coaching poor but meritorious students for the toughest engineering exam i.e. IIT-JEE. They are provided free accommodation too. The track record of Super 30 is quite impressive. Out of 270 students who received training here 234 have made it to the IITs.
Anand gives the credit for the success to his students. He says “It is the students who put in the effort; most of the students study for 14 hours every day, therefore they should be credited for their success.” He along with his colleagues teaches other students in evening to run the Super 30 programme. He also wants to open schools that provide free education if the government is willing to provide land at concessional rates.