Tokyo University has offered a scholarship to a student of the Patna-based 'Super 30' coaching institute.
'Super-30' is a highly progressive and innovative educational programme functioning under the auspices of the Ramanujam School of Mathematics.
It selects 30 meritorious children from economically backward sections of the society and academically prepares them to join the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Tokyo University Director Hiroshi Yoshino said he would love to invite students of Super 30 for different courses.
"I am coming here to meet Anand Kumar, and then I wish to explain what courses are available for his student for higher education. That means undergraduate as well as graduate. We are expecting undergraduates, also his students studying in IITs to come to Japan for masters and doctorate," said Yoshino.
In the last seven years, the coaching institute has produced hundreds of IITians hailing from very economically poor families.
At Super-30, the students are provided absolutely free coaching, lodging and food.
The director of Super 30, Anand Kumar said he was very happy about Tokyo University's inviting his students.
"I felt really happy that he (Yoshino) has come. He said that if we send one student to Tokyo University, then they would give him full scholarship. Once the student has completed his course then he will present him as an ambassador from India so that more students are encouraged to come to Japan for higher studies. This is a proud moment for us," said Kumar.
Under the tutelage of Super-30's faculty, children of brick kiln workers, rickshaw pullers, landless farmers and roadside vendors, have emerged as top technocrats much to the joy and amazement of their parents.
This institution had also been featured in the Time magazine, rating it as 'the best school in Asia' and Discovery Channel has produced and telecast an hour-long documentary on it. (ANI)