Fri, May 14 03:00 PM 2010
Math whiz' Super 30 in Time list
Patna, May 14 (PTI) Time Magazine has selected mathematician Anand Kumar's school - Super 30 - in the list of Best of Asia 2010.
Last year, all the 30 students of the coaching institute set up by Kumar in Patna cracked the IIT-JEE examination.
"Super 30 centre has a pass rate of 100 per cent. What makes that feat even more remarkable is that these students are the poorest of the poor who would otherwise never be able to afford full-time coaching," the Time magazine said.
The students need to pass a test to get into 'Super 30' and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour daily studies. Since 2003, 182 of a total 210 students have made it to the IITs.
The institute's founder Kumar who missed a chance to study at Cambridge for lack of money gives full scholarships, including room, boarding and travel to all the students in a batch of 30 students.
Expressing happiness over the recognition, Kumar said, "It is a pleasurable moment for us as 'Super 30' has become an example of what''s possible when human potential is tapped."
Education is the only weapon for downtrodden and to rid themselves of poverty and social exploitation, he said.
The project has won the notice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who met Kumar in February to hear his plan to launch a national program for talented rural children.
On 15/05/10 11:00 PM, Achuta Ramaiah wrote:
a great article. imagine 100% results from Bihar ?? I remember having
heard of a bihar village which sends many successful iitians chaps
every year - they are married off at a young age to take their mind
away from sex etc and lo they do well in Bihar !! No wonder in Bihar
you find everthing - genius, dacoity, thefts, political wrangling,
best yoga ashrams etc.. A paradox really. One of my classmates in iitm
67 batch did electrical with us nearly topped the batch - obtained a
doctorate from Phoenix university married a Christian girl in USA ,
sister of Dr Sidhu's wife and was doing well in bringing up sick
companies with no profits and made a name for such work . He did join
a ashram in Bihar and wanted to do well in designing a medical
instrument cheap for Indians for giving BP , heart rates, sugar levels
all in one go . he almost made it but unfortunately picked up viral
fever in Africa while touring with his guru and died. His brother
lives in Hyderabad and communicate on Internet. He was divorced and is
survived by his only daughter Radhika. I made a mention of him in my
article under tragic death heading. This by the way .
yes do you not think that Arun Kumar be encouraged . Imagine he is
high lighted by Time magazine and even PM notices it - all because he
is connected with iit jee and sibal etc are gunning for IITJEE. life
is lie that.
regards to your wife and famil.
jai sai ram
From: Ranjan Pant
“ a compromise formula which includes a proposal to take top 20% students based on percentile ranking of respective boards for preparing the merit list”
How meaningless is this solution ?. Higher education in India will become the domain of the school toppers and Children of affluent parents and we wonder why half a million students leave India to study undergraduate courses overseas. Children who will never return to a country that shunned them.
Is this is what we call inclusive in RTE ?.
God Save India
Inclusive education does not mean that everyone must enter, or pass out from, an IIT. It only means that if you wanted to, you could have a shot at it. The child labourer is excluded because she can never dream of entering an IIT; she may absolutely hate IIT, but not trying to join an IIT should be her decision. Even if there is only one IIT train, every child must have access to the platform where the train comes. Of course, not everyone will get on to the train but everyone knows what to do to have a shot at the train. This is called inclusion in education. Everyone must go to school till class 12; those who work hard, and are willing to work harder still, will join an IIT. Others will, by choice, decide not to work that hard and become economists.
All children are born equal and mindless politicians are trying to grade the children and youth of the nation and create a new Brahamanical Caste system in Education, which is pandering to the neo rich who can afford to send their children to elite private schools and Coaching schools.
"HRD Ministry of India wants to build castles of higher education on the bamboo scaffoldings of its schools" ~ Satish Jha