An IIT coaching institute, which claimed to teach 30 students drawn from the underprivileged class for IIT examination, has shut shop following controversy over three successful IIT aspirants being claimed by more than one coaching institute as their students.
Super 30, the brainchild of mathematician Anand Kumar and an IPS officer Abhayanand, was shut when I-desire and Genius-40, two coaching institutes of Patna, claimed that three students of Super-30 were trained by them.
Announcing the closure, Abhayanand said that they were hurt by the claims of the other such institutes. "It is a matter of credibility.
We have decided to close it down. So long the truth is not verified and it is established where the three students actually studied we cannot change our decision. We are not into it for profit and we cannot be party to claims game.
If there is no respect in the society for what we are doing there is no point in continuing," they said.
Students of Super 30 held a protest march in New Delhi demanding a reconsideration of the institute's decision.
Super 30, floated five years ago, provided free lodge and boarding besides coaching for the IITs to 30 poor students selected after a test.