Anand Kumar

  • Children of cobbler, labourers crack IIT exam with help from Super 30 19-06-2014 10:01 PM

    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...
  • Super 30 does it again, 27 out of 30 EWS students qualify for IITs 19-06-2014 01:38 PM

    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...
  • Top US officials visit Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' in Bihar, laud the concept 17-06-2014 11:32 PM

    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...
  • Now, French filmmaker to make documentary on Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' 13-06-2014 12:00 AM

    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...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates two youngsters for climbing Mt Everest 06-06-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC 02-06-2014 03:44 PM

    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...
  • Andhra teen becomes youngest girl to scale Mount Everest 25-05-2014 02:47 PM

    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. Anand and Purna...
  • JD(U) supporting Kejriwal, to save the country from communal forces, says Sharad Yadav 06-05-2014 09:15 AM

    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...
  • JDS Delhi unit president, members join AAP 22-03-2014 06:06 PM

    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...
  • Hardoi District Magistrate dies of heart attack 14-03-2014 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Super 30 hero Anand Kumar seeks extra chance in IIT-JEE like UPSC 11-02-2014 09:27 PM

    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...
  • Mahesh Babu is a show stealer: Anand Kumar 28-11-2013 04:15 PM

    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...
  • Education system in India is rich oriented: Anand Kumar 17-11-2013 07:23 PM

    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...
  • Research on coaching center Super 30 reveals its education has lead to social transition 24-10-2013 01:34 PM

    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...
  • Coalgate: PM asks Anand Sharma, Chidambaram to reach out to India Inc 18-10-2013 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Coalgate: Kumar Mangalam Birla to meet Finance Minister on Friday evening 18-10-2013 02:37 PM

    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...
  • Desi Kattey: A land where guns are a part of the civilisation 14-10-2013 12:07 AM

    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 13-10-2013 10:47 PM

    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...
  • Tokyo university offers scholarship to two students of coaching centre Super 30 11-09-2013 01:21 PM

    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...
  • Desi Kattey: 'Zila Ghaziabad' director's next is an action thriller 14-08-2013 01:36 PM

    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...
  • 'Zilla Ghaziabad' director names his son Tiger 21-08-2012 07:00 PM

    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...
  • Charmi gives a second shot to Bollywood 15-07-2012 06:57 PM

    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 the...
  • 'Zilla Ghaziabad' is not a biopic, says director 27-12-2011 11:17 AM

    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,...
  • 'Meerut Junction' is based on rail mafia 30-11-2011 04:36 PM

    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...