Patna: Math wizard Anand Kumar, who has won accolades for his initiative to train poor students for IIT-JEE, has figured in an international list of 20 pioneering teachers of the world.

Anand Kumar and his Super 30 initiative is the only entry from India in the select list published by Monocle, a premier magazine published from England, according to Super 30 sources.

Kumar has found mention in the category ’Class act-globe Top 20 teachers’ for the way he has been able to groom students from the poorest sections of the society consistently over the last ten years.

Apart from Anand, others to find place in the list are NeilTurok, Pierre Keller, Munir Fasheh, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel and others from different parts of the globe.

According to Monocle magazine, due to his revolutionary teaching and commitment to the cause, Anand is as popular as any Bollywood star.

(Agencies)