| Anand Kumar |
Maths wizard and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will weave his magic in Chhattisgarh to help the state’s underprivileged children crack entrance tests of premier engineering colleges in India.
The education department of Chhattisgarh has decided to launch a special programme for underprivileged children under the guidance of Anand. But for this noble venture, he will be accepting just Re 1 per annum.
“I accepted the offer without haste since the project concerns promotion of education among underprivileged children. As token, the Chhattisgarh government would pay me Re 1 every year apart from food and lodging for my Super 30 team,” Anand said.
The programme was announced on Wednesday when Anand was in Raipur to meet the state’s chief minister, Raman Singh.
The founder of the unique institution said: “Under the programme, a team from Super 30 will guide teachers of government schools on how to crack IIT-JEE and other engineering entrance tests. Thereafter, the teachers would spread their know-how to selected students.”
The Super guru added that if required, he would personally mentor students to help them clear concepts.
Even in the student-selection process, Super 30 would pay a crucial role. Students would be selected on the basis of an entrance test for those studying in classes IX, X, XI. The programme is likely to start in August this year.
An associate with the project said the reason behind the Chhattisgarh government roping in Super 30 and its founder was to bring a “sea change” in the education scenario of the state.
In the last decade, many tribals have diverted from mainstream and the Chhattisgarh government is trying desperately to bring such students back to the mainstream by promoting education.