In a positive outlook of the foreign countries, eDX which is an online portal of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invited the founder of Super 30 Anand Kumar to collaborate as to teach mathematics.
Super 30 is an Indian educational program that started in Patna, Bihar, India under the banner of 'Ramanujan School of Mathematics', by Anand Kumar. He came up with the idea of Super 30, wherein, he would select 30 talented students from economically impoverished sections who could not afford IIT coaching, through word of mouth and hone their skills and prepare them to crack the IIT-JEE. Anand Kumar is an Indian mathematician and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines.
edX is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider and hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University created edX in May 2012.
"As eDX offers a few courses free of cost for the students and as there are several similarities in the format and purpose of eDX and Super 30. Thus, if they work together, a large number of students from across the world could benefit from it," said MIT professor Anant Agarwal in a letter to Kumar on choosing him for collaboration. Kumar, who is elated after being approached for such collaboration as he himself had this ambition to study at the prestigious University of Cambridge but he couldn't due to lack of financial support. He said, "It is heartening that institutions like MIT and Harvard were not only praising the efforts of Super 30 but also trying to make it part of their system."
Now this initiative will help several students for free education. For more such news and updates, take a halt at Brainbuxa.