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Bihar's Super 30 inspires Japan to start Global 30

October 25, 2012 14:15 IST

A group of Japanese universities began a 'Global 30' on the line of Bihar's Super 30, a free coaching centre, which helps children from under-privileged backgrounds gain entry to the prestigious IITs, to select poorest of the poor children across the world to provide free higher education, an official Wednesday said.

A group of Japanese universities began a 'Global 30' on the line of Bihar's Super 30, a free coaching centre, which helps children from under-privileged backgrounds gain entry to the prestigious IITs, to select poorest of the poor children across the world to provide free higher education, an official Wednesday said.

Impressed and inspired by success of Super 30, the university of Tokyo along with nearly a dozen other universities of Japan, decided to select 30 brilliant students with poor background from different parts of the world to help them to facilitate their higher education.

"Thanks to Super 30, its concept encouraged us to launch a similar programme on global basis" Hiroshi Yoshino, an official of the University of Tokyo head of India Office, who was here to meet Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, said.

Hiroshi Yoshino told rediff.com here that Global 30 would select one student from Super 30. "We have decided to select one such student from Super 30 for Global 30," he said.

According to him, search for a Super 30 boy for Global 30 started with his first visit to Bihar. "We will finalise it in next few months or by early next year," he said.

He said that selected students for Global 30 will be provided scholarships by the University of Tokyo and other universities.

Anand Kumar said Super 30, which provides free food, stay and coaching for nearly a year to selected students from poor backgrounds to crack IIT-JEE has now inspired Japanese universities. Anand said Super 30 is quite popular in Japan after several newspapers, magazines and television channels covered his inspiring life story and the impact of his Super 30.

Having failed to pursue his dream of studying in Cambridge due to acute financial problems, Anand set up Super 30 about 10 years ago to help poor students. Super 30 provides free residential coaching to poor students.

MI Khan