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- The National Council of Teacher Scientist (NCTS) honored Anand Kumar, mathematician and the founder of Super-30, with the 'Sarabhai Teacher Scientist National Honorary Award, 2021'.
- He has been given this award for making it easier to teach mathematics and making poor children successful in the entrance examinations of IITs.
- In a virtual program held on the occasion of Teachers' Day Anand Kumar of Bihar was also given lifetime membership of this organization.
- Anand Kumar has been providing coaching to underprivileged children for nearly two decades for JEE Advanced, an entrance exam for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology.
- NCTS, headquartered in Delhi, was established by the Raman Science and Technology Foundation of Gujarat to develop scientific temper among the teachers.
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