In village Dadawas, 40 km from Gurgaon, the seeds of a revolution have been sown. And thanks to this, the local rural and underprivileged youth will now be able to set their targets on premier institutions such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the near future.
This comes with India-born American citizen Prof Sagar Jain (born in Farrukh Nagar and who’s lived and worked in America for about 50 years) and his wife Sushila Jain roping in known mathematician Anand Kumar of Patna’s “Super 30” to coach Gurgaon’s students.
In Dadawas, class XI and XII students of science stream will sit for a 90-minute objective test on April 4 in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at BMB School of Science and Mathematics. The passing students will then sit for a second test on April 7 to select candidates who will join the Super-30 class of 2010.
“If 15-20 applicants pass, the Super-30 classes will be held in Dadawas. If 2-4 students pass the test, they will go to Patna. Meanwhile, 50-100 students from Dadawas will be coached for a year for next year’s Super 30 test,” Prof. Jain said.
Founded by Anand Kumar, the Super-30, through a two-tier system of tests, selects 30 students each year out of thousands of applicants. The selected candidates are put through a yearlong rigorous full-time free training, lodging and boarding in Patna.
Gurgaon will now become the first city in the NCR to use the teaching methodology of Super 30 that will come out of Patna for the first time.
“I could not say no when Prof Jain asked me to take Super 30 to Dadawas in Pataudi as he wanted to do it for the welfare of the underprivileged and needy students,” Anand Kumar, said over phone from Patna.
Heading a social organization—Society for Excellence in Education—in the US, Prof Jain has assisted the trust that runs the BMB School of Science and Mathematics financially. “We plan to construct a separate block for the students of Super 30 here. I also plan to create an endowment fund for the school with Rs 5-6 crore so that it can meet its expenses even after my death,” said Prof. Jain.