Anand Kumar

  • Children of cobbler, labourers crack IIT exam with help from Super 30 June 20, 2014

    The sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers and a landless farmer, among others, have cracked the highly-competitive IIT-JEE exam this year thanks to a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar. Wards of poorest of the poor comprise 27 of the 30 students of the Super 30...
  • Super 30 does it again, 27 out of 30 EWS students qualify for IITs June 19, 2014

    Keeping up its reputation, Super 30 of mathematician Anand Kumar has again excelled in JEE advance result which was declared on Thursday with 27 out of its 30 students, all from poor background cracking the exam. Among the successful ,this year, are children of cobbler,roadside vendors and grocer. With tears in...
  • Top US officials visit Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' in Bihar, laud the concept June 18, 2014

    Top US officials in India on Tuesday visited the Super 30 Academy and appreciated the innovative idea of mathematician Anand Kumar of helping students from humble background to qualify entrance tests for premier engineering institutions. Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy Michael Pelletier and Consul General Helen G LaFave went...
  • Now, French filmmaker to make documentary on Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' June 13, 2014

    A French filmmaker has landed here to make a documentary on Anand Kumar, the founder of the Super 30 free coaching centre that nurtures talent from underpriveleged families and mentors them to crack the prestigious IIT-JEE - the joint entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology. Award winning filmmaker Pascal...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates two youngsters for climbing Mt Everest June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated two young mountaineers who recently made India proud by scaling Mt. Everest, saying they had achieved a great feat at a tender age. He blessed 13-year-old Poorna Malavath and 17-year-old Anand Kumar for the rare achievement, an official statement said. Malavath created a record...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC June 2, 2014

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a level-playing field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD...
  • Andhra teen becomes youngest girl to scale Mount Everest May 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna became the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest. Purna was accompanied by Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar (16), a Class IX student from the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, and completed the feat on Sunday morning. ...
  • JD(U) supporting Kejriwal, to save the country from communal forces, says Sharad Yadav May 6, 2014

    JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday said his party was supporting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is taking on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from here, in order to save the country from communal forces. Admitting that he was motivated by Kejriwal's challenge to save the country, Yadav said his...
  • JDS Delhi unit president, members join AAP March 22, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party got a shot in arm on Saturday after several members of the Janta Dal Secular (JDS) unit of Delhi, including the President, joined the party. The party welcomed Haji Ikram Hasan, Delhi President of JDS, in its fold alongwith Vice-Presidents Javed Khan and Khalid Mohammad Yamin, President of...
  • Hardoi District Magistrate dies of heart attack March 14, 2014

    District Magistrate of Hardoi Anand Kumar Dwivedi on Friday died of cardiac arrest Hardoi, official sources said. He was 57. Dwivedi, an IAS officer of 2002 batch, had returned home in the afternoon, and was taking rest before lunch in his room where he was found dead after sometime by his...
  • Super 30 hero Anand Kumar seeks extra chance in IIT-JEE like UPSC February 11, 2014

    Buoyed by UPSC's decision to provide additional two chances to aspirants across all categories, mathematician Anand Kumar of Super 30 fame on Tuesday urged for a similar opportunity in examination for qualifying in IITs. "This shall also be extended to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)," he said in a statement. Kumar has been...
  • Mahesh Babu is a show stealer: Anand Kumar November 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: Mahesh Babu's presence always results in a large gathering, said debutant director Anand Kumar about the superstar, who graced the audio launch of Telugu romantic-drama 'Hrudayam Ekkadaunnadi' here recently. "It was wonderful on his part to oblige our request and attend the audio launch. His fans thronged in large numbers...
  • Education system in India is rich oriented: Anand Kumar November 17, 2013

    Describing the education system in the country as 'rich-oriented', founder of Patna-based 'Super 30' Anand Kumar strongly advocated that the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) of professional institutions should be based on natural talent and creativity rather than the prevailing system. Opposing the two-tier entrance examination of the IIT, he said even...
  • Research on coaching center Super 30 reveals its education has lead to social transition October 24, 2013

    A joint project by University of East London and TISS on Super 30, an institute that helps underprivileged children crack IIT exam, has found how education could be used for social transition. Super 30 run by noted mathematician Anand Kumar has the distinction of preparing children from poor section of society...
  • Coalgate: PM asks Anand Sharma, Chidambaram to reach out to India Inc October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of criticism being leveled against the government by the corporates for having an unfavourable atmosphere for business in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Finance Minister P Chidambaram to reach out to India Inc. The government has been in damage...
  • Coalgate: Kumar Mangalam Birla to meet Finance Minister on Friday evening October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla is likely to meet Finance Minister P Chidambaram over a CBI inquiry in the coal block allocation case. The proposed meeting comes after CBI named Birla in its 14th FIR pertaining to the coal blocks allocation scam. The government has been in damage...
  • Desi Kattey: A land where guns are a part of the civilisation October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Countryside stories are the latest flavour in the Hindi film industry. Every filmmakers is shifting focus towards the semi-urban and rural areas in order to get fresh plots and twists. Anand Kumar, who last film 'Zila Ghaziabad' was also about raw, earthy criminals, is once again ready to...
  • India seizes armed anti-piracy ship owned by US security firm October 13, 2013

    India has detained an armed ship operated by a US maritime security company and the 35 people on board for failing to produce papers authorizing it to carry weapons and ammunition in Indian waters, the coast guard said on Sunday. Coast Guard Commandant Anand Kumar said the ship was stopped on...
  • Tokyo university offers scholarship to two students of coaching centre Super 30 September 11, 2013

    Impressed with remarkable performance of Super 30, Japan's Tokyo university on Wednesday offered scholarship to two students of the group run by mathematician Anand Kumar to study there. The offer was made by a team of Tokyo university that visited Super 30 in Patna to have face-to-face interaction with students and...
  • Desi Kattey: 'Zila Ghaziabad' director's next is an action thriller August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anand Kumar, who brought together Vivek Oberoi and Sanjay Dutt in action-drama 'Zila Ghaziabad', has launched his own production house Anand Kumar Productions and is now gearing up with three projects - 'Desi Kattey', 'Juliet' and 'Nabbu'. "It is a great feeling to be your own master. We have...
  • Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan to contest elections February 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan is set to enter the field of politics and reveals that he will be fighting elections. "I am fighting elections this time and will fight for the post of member of parliament," the 41-year-old said here Thursday at the premiere of his film 'Zila Ghaziabad'. Directed by...
  • 15 unbelievably corny lines from 'Zila Ghaziabad' February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Zila Ghaziabad, starring Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi and Arshad Warsi is for 'aam junta'. Set in the backdrop of the yesteryear Ghaziabad when gang wars would dominate the city, the pot-boiler has a reasonably strong plot that does not bewilder you, and in fact, keeps you engaged. Warsi...
  • Abhishek Bachchan to star in 'Meerut Junction'? February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anand Kumar, who is looking forward to the release of his new film 'Zila Ghaziabad', is already working on his next project titled 'Meerut Junction' and is keen to cast Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. "I am almost ready with the script of my next film 'Meerut Junction'. It...
  • Audience is aam junta, says Zila Ghaziabad director February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Anand Kumar started his career with 'Delhi Heights' in 2007 and went on to make 'Jugaad' in 2010, he is returning to the silver screen with 'Zila Ghaziabad'. The film stars Vivek Oberoi, Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. The director talks about the rumours...
  • Denied leave, policeman shoots sub-inspector dead January 28, 2013

    Bangalore: An enraged constable on Sunday shot dead a sub-inspector in their police station near Bangalore when he was denied leave after working for over 30 hours since late on Friday, a police official said. "We have arrested constable Anand Kumar, 45, for fatally shooting PSI (police sub inspector) Vijay Kumar,...
  • 'Zilla Ghaziabad' First Look: The murdereous rage January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The first look of 'Zilla Ghaziabad' has been unveiled. Directed by Anand Kumar, the film stars Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Arshad Warsi and Ravi Kishan in the lead roles. The promo suggests that the film is going to focus on the underworld of Western Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • 'Zilla Ghaziabad' director names his son Tiger August 21, 2012

    Mumbai: 'Zilla Ghaziabad' director Anand Kumar has been blessed with a baby boy on Eid and he has named him Tiger. He says that his son's name is inspired by the success of Salman Khan's 'Ek Tha Tiger'. "Salman bhai is synonym of Eid. Every year he gives us such great...
  • Charmi gives a second shot to Bollywood July 15, 2012

    Thanks to Puri Jagannadh, Charmi could debut in a Bollywood movie two years ago. It was Buddha.. Hoga Tera Baap, which saw her get some attention in a Big B movie. After a not-so-worthy debut, she has bagged another Hindi film. Zilla Ghaziabad, a film that has been in...
  • 'Zilla Ghaziabad' is not a biopic, says director December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The widow of a late former Indian Army man has approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to stay the release of film 'Zilla Ghaziabad', starring Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, alleging that its story wrongly portrayed her husband as a criminal. Krishna Devi, in her petition Friday, alleged...
  • 'Meerut Junction' is based on rail mafia November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: It seems the reality bug has bitten filmmakers and the latest to join the bandwagon is Anand Kumar. After 'Zilla Ghaziabad', which is inspired by a real life incident, his next 'Meerut Junction' is based on rail mafia. The rustic love story is inspired by real-life incidents with rail...