After the success of his coaching institute Super 30, Anand Kumar became a national hero, which provides free training to students from economically marginalised sections for the highly competitive IIT entrance tests.
Anand now found himself at the centre of a controversy with a few former students alleging that he fudged the results of the institute’s success.
He has been accused him of inflating the number of students who cleared this year’s IIT-JEE entrance examination. Kumar had previously said that 26 out of the 30 students enrolled in his institute had qualified this year. According to sources only three students had managed to crack the test.
The names of successful candidates as claimed by Anand Kumar included Onorjeet Goswami, Suraj Kumar, Yash Kumar and Suryakant.
Only Onorjeet is a student at Super-30, the rest, who Anand Kumar claimed were his pupils, also study at other coaching institutes.
The students also alleged that many who wanted to enrol in the Super 30 institute would be taken to another institute called Ramanuj Classes where they had to pay Rs 33,040 as coaching fee.
They claimed that they were deceived by Kumar. According to recent reports, the teacher made close to Rs 1 crore by asking students to take admission in Ramanuj Classes.