Yet ‘SUPER 30’ inspires the next ; DAD DREAM 11 for Design Aspirants
Grim-visaged yet scintillating with brilliance, Anand Kumar challenged the education system and established super 30, aimed to prove that if given opportunity the deserving can become world’s most genius mind.
Anand kumar started with a plan to select 30 students with economically weaker sections and tutor them, along with food and lodging free for a year.
The poor are the richest because they value their belongings very humbly. Improving the quality schools across the board has been seen as the best way of reducing gap but due to money the schools and institutions don’t get precise with the selection and admission. In this process the students with a flame inside them to learn and excel don’t get the chance. These minds wither due to the absence of scope. Anand kumar believed that only a king’s son can become a king is not appropriate with this mindset, he chose 30 students across the nation and provided them with sources to climb the ladder of success.
Anand kumar was born in Patna Bihar, India. His father was a clerk in the postal department of India. His father could not afford private schooling for his children, and Anand attended a hindi medium government school, where he developed his deep interest in mathematics.In childhood, he studied in Patna High School Patna Bihar. During graduation, Kumar submitted papers on number theory which were published in Mathematical Spectrum and The mathematical gazette. Kumar secured admission to Cambridge University , but could not attend because of his father’s death and his financial condition, even after looking for sponsor in 1994-1995, both in Patna and Delhi. Kumar would work on mathematics during day time and would sell papads in evenings with his mother, who had started a small business from home, to support her family. He also tutored students in maths to earn extra money. Since Patna University library did not have foreign journals, for his own study, he would travel every weekend on a six-hour train journey to Varanasi, where his younger brother, learning violin under N. Rajam, had a hostel room, so that he could work there.
What is Super 30 programSuper 30 a free coaching centre which helps children of the poor get into the prestigious India Institute of Technology(IITs) has joined hands with a non-resident Indian for financial help. The main objective is to give the students employable education through rigorous training. This is what is lacking for the minorities. They don’t get quality technical and job-oriented education due to their poor Financial condition.
In 1992, Kumar began teaching mathematics. He rented a classroom for Rs. 500 a month, and began his own institute, The Ramanujan School of Mathematics (RSM). Within the span of year, his class grew from two students to thirty-six, and after three years there were almost 500 students enrolled. Then in early 2000, when a poor student came to him seeking coaching for IIT and JEE, who couldn’t afford the annual admission fee due to poverty, Kumar was motivated to start the Super 30 programme in 2002, for which he is now well-known. Every May, since 2002, the Ramanujan School of Mathematics holds a competitive test to select 30 students for the Super 30 program. Many students appear at the test, and eventually he takes thirty intelligent students from economically backward sections, tutors them, and provides study materials and lodging for a year. He prepares them for the JEE for the IIT. Anand kumar’s mother, Jayanti Devi, cooks for the students, and his brother Pranav Kumar takes care of the management. During 2003-2017, 391 students out of 450 have made it to the IITs. In 2010, all the students of Super 30 cleared IIT JEE entrance making it a three in a row for the institution. Kumar has no financial support for Super 30 from any government as well as private agencies, and manages on the tuition fee he earns from the Ramanujan Institute. After the success of Super 30 and its growing popularity, he received many offers from the private sector – both national and international companies – as well as the government for financial help, but he always refused it. He wanted to sustain Super 30 through his own efforts. After three consecutive 30/30 results in 2008-2010, in 2011, 24 of the 30 students cleared IIT JEE. In 2012, 27 of the 30 students, in 2013, 28 out of 30 students, in 2014, 27 of the 30 students, in 2015, 25 of the 30 students, in 2016, 28 out of 30 students, in 2017, 30 out of 30 students in 2018, 26 out of 30 students cleared the prestigious IIT JEE examination. Kumar does not accept donations for the programme. His team creates the fund by organizing evening classes in Patna.
Anand kumar was honoured with the “Global Education Awards” on November 8 2018 by Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Dubai. Anand Kumar was also awarded “Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award” by the president of India Ram Nath Kovind.
NIFT, NID, UCEED are now free. Design is a new and booming career. It has been seen as a expensive course and taking advantage of the same the creativity is being judged on the basis of money now. Though the national colleges have several options but the fact about the ways of studying design without spending a lot has been kept hidden by the coaching and private institutions. It is need of the hour to create awareness and make students avail all the existing resources of government and other institutions that run for non-profit.
Students who are instinctively creative are supposed to be aware and DAD-Design Awareness Drive has taken up the initiative. To make the initiative far more strong, DAD is looking for 11 design aspirants who want to join NIFT- National Institute of Fashion Technology, NID- National Institute of Design, CEED-UCEED-IIT- Design department of Indian Institute of Technology, India, IICD- Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, FDDI- Footwear Design Development Institute. These aspirants/students will be trained for free by NIDians, IITans, NIFTians, IIMs and other educational mentors.
The registrations are on students can call on 9304516169, to register
Bollywood Director Vikas Bahl film titled “super 30” on the life and works of Anand kumar and vikas bahl casted Hrithik roshan as Anand kumar in this film.
A national level test, searching 11 DESIGN ASPIRANTS who are passionate about design as a career and can be a leader of tomorrow in design industry to support India in becoming an ‘International Design Hub’
One of it’s main objectives is to work towards quality design education. And DAD- Design Awareness Drive is all set to work towards execution of the mission planned by National Design Policy.
“The nature is to be utilized for our needs and just to suffice our greeds”
Good inspires and leads to the best and bad attracts worse. Taking inspiration from our surroundings is the best foot forward to positive development.
An immediate urgency of design appreciation is realized after various interactions with artisans to government officials, professionals and executors. Envisioning the infinite opportunities and inspiration from official documents propel the following blueprint of the way forward. Initiating a force of action for imbibing a 360 degree perspective with innovative strategies is translated into inertia building up the core of design awareness drive