Harvard, MIT-backed edX invited Super 30 founder Anand Kumar for Teaching

Anand Kumar has been invited by edX, an online learning destination promoted by Harvard and MIT, to teach mathematics

In an effort to help a large number of poor and disadvantaged students across the world achieve their dream of getting into esteemed universities, edX  an online learning destination promoted by Harvard University and MIT has invited Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, to teach mathematics.

Kumar established Super 30 in 2002 to offer free coaching to poor students seeking admission to IITs. It selects 30 meritorious students from economically backward sections of society and prepares them for the IIT entrance exam.

According to MIT professor Anant Agarwal’s letter to Kumar since edX also offered some free courses, there were similarities between the format and purpose of edX and Super 30 in several aspects. If both the institutes could work together, a large number of students from across the world will be benefited from their association.

Kumar, who could not study at Cambridge University due to financial constraints, said it was heartening that institutions like MIT and Harvard were not only praising the efforts of Super 30 but also trying to make it part of their system.
“I am very happy that an organisation like edX is working with positive thinking about poor and disadvantage groups. I am thinking on the offer. Let’s see how I can help students from across the world,” he said.

Mr Kumar has been running Super 30, an initiative to mentor students from underprivileged sections free of cost for IIT JEE. The program has recorded success for the last 14 years by helping more than 325 poor students crack IIT since 2002. This year 28 out of 30 students of Super 30 got into IIT.