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Bhubaneswar will soon have ‘Ramanujan School of Mathematics – Super 30’

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Like Patna, they will teach 30 students from economically weaker section to appear for an entrance in the revered Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The entrance examination of Super 30 will be held in May 2015 in Bhubaneswar.

What is Ramanujan School of Mathematics – Super 30′?

Maths wizard Anand Kumar of Bihar is known all over the country for his ‘Super 30’
programme. He selects 30 poor but bright students out of thousands who appear every year for a test, and prepares them to get into the IITs

ANAND Kumar was not a household name 15 years ago. He was then barely into his twenties, a postgraduate student of mathematics in Patna University. His father was employed in the Postal Department, and the family struggled to make ends meet. But Anand (37) is now known all over the country for his ‘Super 30’ programme, under which he tutors and provides books, board and lodging for eight months to 30 poor but bright students, preparing them to crack the joint entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology, deemed one of the toughest entrance examinations in the world, tougher than getting into Harvard.

Discovery Channel has done an hour-long programme on his project. The New York Times has devoted half a page on him. He has figured in programmes on the BBC and has shared his experience from the IIM, Ahmedabad, to California. It is an extraordinary story that began with a phone call from the Head of the Department of Mathematics in Patna College.