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Super 30 founders in a legal battle with IIT students, face serious charges

Sunday September 23, 2018 10:30 AM, News Network

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Guwahati: The founders of Super 30, a popular program for IIT aspirants, have been issued notices by Guwahati High Court on September 21 seeking a reply from them about the allegations raised by 04 IIT-G students.

Following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the IIT-G students, a Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice Ajit Borthakur issued notices to Anand Kumar and former Bihar Director General of Police Abhayanand, who together started Super 30 back in 2002.

The court would take up the matter after eight weeks.

The students in their PIL alleged that Super 30 founder Anand Kumar is a fraud, is not running in free coaching centre since 2008, indulged in propaganda and misuses the Super 30 name to promote his own coaching class.

"Because of the wrong projection given by Anand Kumar each year a large number of students from different parts of the country, especially from the Northeast, approach him with full faith and hope that Anand Kumar, who seems to be an IIT expert, will help them in qualifying the IIT entrance exam", Advocate Ashok Saraf, appearing for the four IIT students, submitted before the court.

"But after reaching there, Anand Kumar makes the students take admission in Ramanujam School of Mathematics by charging Rs 33,000 per student," Saraf added.

In their PIL, students also alleged that Anand Kumar frequently travels to different places in the country and outside and does not devote sufficient time to the students who took admission at Ramanujam School of Mathematics.

The advocate-on-record for the petitioners, Amit Goyal added that a probe has found that Anand Kumar is not running any ‘Super 30’ classes since 2008.

“Whenever IIT entrance exam results are declared, Kumar appears before the media with some students of the Ramanujam School of Mathematics claiming that they are Super 30 students and have qualified in the IIT entrance exam", Goyal said.

Super 30 founder faced similar allegations earlier also. In July this year, a PIL was filed in Patna High Court seeking a CBI probe into the running of Anand Kumar’s coaching institute.

Super 30 is known for providing free coaching and assistance to underprivileged students to help them get into prestigious IITs. The institute claims to select 30 students every year from the underprivileged sections of society.

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