Aakash Institute opens Nagpur Centre
Nagpur Today News : In an exclusive talk with Nagpur Today, Chairman and Managing Director of Aakash Educational Services Ltd, J C Chaudhry said that he has immense pleasure in opening a new franchisee in Nagpur City. He opined that unlike other myths about students, career oriented students still stay connected with teachers and the age old system of Guru-Shishya still works. Teachers who are highly educated and having a passion for teaching is able to connect with the students and teach them.
Why do students need tuitions?
J C Chaudhry said that schools can and are teaching subjects. They have a tight schedule to follow within which they have to complete the entire syllabus. They do not have to prepare the children for competitive examinations. The competitive examinations are tough and hardly 1-2 per cent students get into professional courses. The rest who don’t get adequate training to appear for these exams have to settle for some other course. He opined that this is where Aakash steps-in and caters to the needs of students by channelizing their knowledge and preparing them to appear in any competitive exam be, it for engineering or for medicine. These entrance examinations need special coaching for specific needs of each student. He proudly said that Aakash has 96 Centres all over the country. The CMD makes it a point to visit all the Centres at least once a year. He opined that the best brains are everywhere. All it requires is to tap, it channelize them and train them to achieve the optimum best that they can.
He said that 6 years back, there was not even one selection in AIPMT from Maharashtra. The teachers were concentrating and training the students only for MHCET. There were no players in the field to cater to the needs of tutoring the students and preparing them for AIPMT. After Aakash entered the fray, and tutored students, the number of selections in AIPMT has significantly increased. He claimed that they are now at par with any other state in the country.
What is your Unique Selling Point?
J C Chaudhry without even blinking for a second he said that it is Care For the Students. He said that at Aakash, a team of highly trained teachers cater to all the needs of the students. Not only do they cater and tutor the students academically, they also cater to the emotional needs of the students. He said that students often get disturbed emotionally because poor performance in school exams or mock tests. The lecturers listen to their problems, counsel the students and make him or her feel ready to face the war of exams once again.
He claimed that since Nagpur City is very hot during the summers, the entire building is going to Air Conditioned (AC).
What does Aakash give special that other institutes don’t?
He also claimed that they have an I-Tutor Lab which is unique only to Aakash. Explaining about I-Tutor Lab, he said that whenever a student falls ill and is not able to attend to the lectures or he or she has school examinations and have to miss the lectures at the Centre, he or she can access the missed lectures at I-Tutor Lab and get notes. This I-Tutor has recorded lectures from the leading lecturers of the country. This lab will be open from 8 am to 8 pm. This facility will be free for all the students of Aakash Centre.
Earlier Managing Director of Aakash Educational Services Ltd J.C. Chaudhry inaugurated the Nagpur Centre of Aakash Educational Services Limited. The responsibility of Aakash Institute, Nagpur Centre is with Ajay Bahadur Singh, who is a fully dedicated and disciplines person having vast experience in the field of education, understands the need and wish of the parents and students.
Aakash Educational Services Ltd. is benchmarked in the coaching domain, with its excellent performances in the various Medical and Engineering entrance examinations across India persistently, since its inception in 1988. It also leverages from its integrated approach of teaching which not only prepares students for entrance exams, but also for school / board exams. Its impeccable endeavors to provide result oriented approach, innovative state-of-the-art programs and facilities have benefited thousands of students associated with Aakash over the years.
In its 25 years of experience, thousands of selections and producing toppers in Medical and Engineering Entrance Exams, a countrywide network of more than 90 centers across India, band of annual students base of more than 80,000 every year and above all, trust of millions of parents, have imprinted its place in the entire coaching arena. The legacy of maximum selections in various medical and engineering entrance examinations has been maintained also in 2013 by adding ever greatest number of toppers in the list. In 2013, in JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) Aakashians have bagged 5174 & 914 selections respectively; and in NEET (CBSE)-2013, an ever largest number of qualified candidates is 27260—the largest by any coaching institute in India with 8 out of top 10.
AIIMS has bagged 491 selections with 6 out of top 10. In MAHE with 404 selections, 3 out of top 10; in COMED-K, 74 selections with 4 out of top 10. Besides these glorious selections, Aakashians have excelled in other entrance examinations this year viz. CMC-Ludhiana, JIPMER, Assam-CEE, Manipal PMT, Gujarat CET, UP-CPMT etc. and made the Aakash family proud by these achievements.
Aakash’s quality study material and the teaching methodologies have benefited thousands of students over the years. The institute has a vast range of customized courses for diverse blends of aspirants. Specific classroom courses are offered for Class XI and XII studying students, keeping their needs in mind. Highly focused courses are also offered for XII passed students, who are repeating a year to ensure and enhance their chances of selection. Specialized All India Level Tests, parent-teacher meetings, SMS intimations, doubt clearing classes, motivational lectures are some of the salient features of Aakash.
In brief, the Classroom Courses offered at Aakash for Medical and Engineering are: 1. One Year program for Class XII studying students, 2.Two Years Course for Class XI studying students, 3. Regular Course and Power Step Course for Class XII passed students
All these courses are well-planned classroom programs, where systematic teaching is provided by experienced and qualified teachers. Highly qualified and trained faculty, competitive environment with adequate competition among the students, exhaustive, relevant and original study material designed as per the pattern of Entrance Exams are few of the key ingredients of Aakash classroom programs.
In order to exemplifi the learning for making it easy and feasible to even the poorest of the poor candidates and to those leaving in remote areas, Aakash has launched a tablet based learning device Aakash-i Tutor by tying up with Airtel Digital TV for Home TV coaching and a ‘Knowledge Partner’ with the current season of Sony’s Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Also to further its reach to the deserving, Aakash aims to provide the excellent quality education and facilities for all deserving students in their home towns. Therefore, Aakash envisages to open its centers in different parts of the country.
As told to Samuel Gunesekharan