Prof Pramod Maheshwari,
MD and CEO of Career Point, traces his journey which began as a humble
tutorials to being the country’s first ever tutorial service listed on NSE and
I was the second born child of a grain trader and belonged
to a typical Marwari family. The journey of my life has not been an easy one
and that is what I think made the difference.
I excelled in studies when I was in school and joined my
Alma mater IIT Delhi for graduation. My passion for education and
entrepreneurship led me to begin my company Career Point the same year I had
graduated. My journey began with just 50 students in Tyre godown in which my
father operated his Tyre business.
From then on there was no looking back for me.
My company today coaches more than 25,000 students every
year. I have also set-up two private universities, two engineering colleges and
numerous schools across India. My passion has driven and transformed Career
Point into one of the biggest education corporate in Asia. Today I can proudly
say that we have tutored 8400+ IITians, 120000+ engineers and 5500+ doctors so
We raised private equity in 2009 and even went for an IPO in
2010 and became the first tutorial service provider in India listed on NSE
& BSE. These are few of our proud achievements among many achievement.
The primary aim of my institute is to impart quality
education to students preparing for various competitive examinations. We have
an extremely student oriented approach and for us each individual is important. And
I have always believed that one must chase excellence rather than success. With
this vision and a strong set of values we have developed our methods. I want an
individual to explore, learn and perform to the best of their ability. While
teaching students, we not only ensure best faculty team, best academic system
and quality education but also we have developed a system to provide ultimate
personal care to each child.
What sets us apart from the regular institutes is the kind
of focus we give to the students. The courses are rigorous and trains the
students to remain ahead of their peers. It is the kind of impartial and individual
attention that each student is given that sets apart our coaching.
We have some of the exclusive methods like CPLIve which is
Video conferencing based live lectures that could be broadcast at any remote
location via internet. The OnlinePado.com which is a website providing recorded
video lectures of Best faculty members and also on Pen Drive. Lastly our
students have access to the country’s First Online Adaptive Testing Platform
for IIT-JEE, AIEEE & Pre-Medical aspirants. This is a unique assessment
system which not only provides a detailed performance analysis of students in a
test but also help them to improve their weak areas through adaptive testing.
This testing system prepares the unique question paper by its own depending
upon students’ previous strength and weakness.
Going forward I believe the prospect for coaching is very
bright in India. In my scrutiny, students’ numbers opting for coaching is
growing almost 20% year on year. More students are choosing coaching
institutions as primary source of learning centers instead of schools as
majority of schools and colleges across the country have failed to provide
quality education. And since the coaching industry has always focused on conceptual
clarity it has led to a boom in the coaching centers.