COIMBATORE:Anand Kumar ,the founder of super 30 was today conferred honorary doctorate of science(DSc) by the Karpagam University,in recognition of the pioneering work with the students with the underprivileged sections of the society.
Vice Chancellor Dr S Subramanian said that the University confers DSc on persons of eminence for their outstanding contribution to the society in various fields and this year, Anand Kumar was chosen for this title.Anand kumar was not able to go to the Cambridge University for higher education because of the acute poverty during his student days. With this,Kumar made a mission to help the wards of people from underprivileged sections at his Super-30 and help them realise their dreams and join the mainstream.
Super 30 was launched in 2002, and till now 308 students from Super-30 have made it to IIT of 360 who were enrolled in the institution. The food and accommodation are provided free of cost, apart from round-the-clock mentoring at ‘Super 30’. Anand’s entire family is involved with ‘Super 30’, and also he taken no financial help from any government or private agency.A couple of months ago, Anand was invited to Cambridge, MIT and Stanford to deliver lectures.On the honor, Anand said it would give him strength and encouragement to carry on with his mission.
Anand said “When I was a student, my father dreamt of seeing me acquire higher education, but quirk of fate did not let it happen. Today, the university has conferred this degree, which is an honor.” ‘Super 30’ is an initiative of Anand Kumar in Bihar, to train 30 students every year for writing the Joint Entrance Examination for admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), since 2003.
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