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French and German officials visit Super30 academy in Bihar

education Updated: Oct 10, 2015 17:32 IST
Professor Anand Kumar

Super30 academy founder Professor Anand Kumar meeting the then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.(Photo courtesy: Super30’s official website)

Diplomatic officials from France and Germany paid a visit to the Bihar-based Super30 academy of mathematician Anand Kumar, known for preparing students hailing from a deprived background to crack the IIT exams.

Damien Syed, Consul General of France in Kolkata, Benjamin Weisz, Second Counsellor, French Embassy New Delhi and Christian Wagner, Political Counsellor of the German Embassy in New Delhi interacted with students at Super30 on Friday night.

The high ranking officials were here to know about Bihar elections and paid a visit to the famed Super30 academy.

“It is a marvellous place and Anand Kumar is doing a wonderful job,” Damien Syed said.

“I wanted to be here as the German ambassador was also here a year ago and went away quite impressed with the way Super30 grooms students,” said Wagner.

The delegates interacted with the students and said it was an astonishing experience.

“We wish the students all the best in life so that they could hold important positions for Bihar’s progress,” said Wagner.

The delegates also invited Anand to France and Germany to see the higher education scenario and developing opportunities there, a statement from Super30 academy said.

Former German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner had visited Super30 in November last year and shared his views on the increasingly globalised world and India’s demographic dividend with the students of Super30.

Earlier, US President Barack Obama’s special envoy Rashad Hussain had visited Super30 a couple of years ago and described it as one of the best.

More than 300 students of ‘Super30’ have made it to different IITs since 2002 when the experiment started at Kumar’s home in Patna.