Shri Anand Kumar has received many awards for his stupendous work. On September 19,2019, was felicitated with the prestigious teaching award – Education Excellence Award 2019 – by the Foundation for Excellence in San Jose, California. He has been recognized for his contributions towards providing education to the needy and deserving students. At the event he said, “Making quality education accessible to the masses will make a huge difference to the world by solving the core issues of poverty, unemployment, population explosion, environmental degradation and a lot more”
In 2017, Anand Kumar received the Rashtriya Bal Kalayan Award.
In 2010, he was awarded the S. Ramanujan Award by the Institute of Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS). He also received the "Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puraskar" given by the Bihar government and “Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar” award by Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in 2010.
In 2009, Kumar’s name was included in the Limca Book of Records for helping poor students in clearing IIT-JEE entrance exam.
Other than the awards, Anand Kumar has featured in many newspapers, magazines and shows like The New York Times and Time Magazine etc.