Kanpur: Bihar's 'Super 30' Institute, which has helped poor students to get admission to prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology by providing free training, is all set for expansion this year.

The Institute has decided to admit 60 students from this year, almost doubling its intake, Institute's founder and noted mathematician Anand Kumar told reporters here on Friday.

"Apart from Bihar, we will admit meritorious students from states like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh also," Kumar said.

"We are going to organise admission tests in major cities of both the states on July 2. The tests will be conducted at Varanasi, Kanpur and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Bhopal in
Madhya Pradesh," he added.

Notably, this is the first major expansion of Kumar's Institute outside Bihar. Earlier, it had admitted six students from Uttar Pradesh out of which three had finally made it to the IITs. All the three students were also present on the occasion.

Speaking about his future plans, Kumar said that he was planning to open a 'model school' in his native state of Bihar to train poor students for national and international competitions right from the grass root level.

Kumar also made it clear that his Institute had no other branch in any part of the country and all institutes using the name of 'Super 30' are fake.

On a question, Kumar said that if Bihar government wants to help his project, it can provide his Institute with land at low cost so that his dream 'model school' can be opened.

(Agencies)