After B.Sc., Anand took admission for M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Pune. He decided to climb the Everest after two years. However, education at Pune University became very tough for him. Once, while sleeping in the hostel, he dreamt that he is hoisting the tricolor national flag of India at the top of the mountain. This dream reminded him of his childhood fantasy and in turn disturbed him a lot. After M.Sc. first year examination he once again went to Manali for the Advanced Course.