Kota Diaries: Engineering Coaching in Kota


More than anything else it's the toppers of JEE who have been claiming fame in the city of Kota, Rajasthan. The welcoming view to the main city, where the coaching centres are based, is of billboards of various coaching classes flashing their toppers' pictures.

Leading the pack is the hoarding flashing the JEE (Advanced) 2015 topper and Bansal Classes prodigy Satvat Jagvani's face at the Aerodrome Circle in the city. The road ahead of the circle is also the lined up with similar hoardings of various classes displaying their toppers.

The whole city is adorned with these hoardings, especially in the areas leading to main coaching sectors in the city. Roads leading to coaching zones of Industrial area, Rajeev Gandhi Nagar, Indira Vihar, Talwandi and Vigyan Nagar are majorly the destinations where toppers' banners are proudly flashed.

Although such billboards and posters are a marketing strategy of the coaching institutes, they certainly project these top rankers' fame too. Not only Satvat, but also other top rankers of JEE (Advanced) 2015 like AIR 41 Arshadeep Singh and AIR 65 Devansh Shah are present on the posters and hoardings of Motion Institute. Every popular institute has its own hoarding carrying their Toppers.

Nitin Vijay of Motion Institute told that the top rankers are the cream of the institute so in order to inspire other aspirants, these success stories are highlighted.

Aakash Coaching Institute also has displayed its AIIMS top rankers through billboards in Kota, even though they are from their Delhi Centre.

Pramod Kumar Bansal, Chief Executive Officer, Bansal Classes, admits that Satvat is popular among students for being the topper of JEE (Advanced) 2015. "He is certainly a star for the institute, especially because he has been the best performer in JEE (Advanced)," said Bansal.

The coaching institutes not only are projecting current toppers of JEE and medical entrance examinations but even the toppers of the previous years (2014) as well. Last year's topper of JEE (Advanced) 2014, Chitrang Murdia is still the 'Poster boy' of Allen Career Institute. His posters are still occupying the wall of the institute in Indira Vihar, Kota.

When asked about such billboards showing top rankers, a coaching aspirant, Vibhuti Jain, agreed that it is motivating for many aspirants like her, simply because these toppers are well known among the student circles.


KOTA. Sheshansh Agarwal won the silver medal at the International Physics Olympiad exam. He is the only student to have won 4 medals in the international level from India.

Brajesh Maheshwari, Director, Allen Career Institute said, "In the final round, 5 students from India competed with 86 students from around the world."

The teenager believes that playing for the country is what motivates him and boosts his confidence. He also added that, pressure is the biggest spoiler for most students and thus they should study with a calm mind. "Being calm creates positive energy, which helps one to perform better," he said.

It hasn't been a joy ride for the youngster, but that's what made it the most memorable for him. "The most difficult part in IPhO was the experiment segment. The competition was edgy and everyone tried their best but it has been one of the most remarkable and memorable experience for me" he added.

Sheshansh is the only student to win medals for India for 4 consecutive years. He has won a silver medal in the International Astronomy Olympiad held in South Korea in the year 2012. The following year he won a Bronze and Gold consecutively for two years in the International Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics.  The 4th time he has represented India and won laurels.

Sheshansh also has secured the 4th AIR in JEE Main 2015, and is a state topper, while his rank in the JEE advanced is 58. Sheshansh, like most toppers, aspires to complete B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay. Sheshansh has also been a scholar of the prestigious National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and, Kishore Vigyanic Protsahan Yojna.

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual competition held internationally in physics for secondary school students. It involves individual theoretical and experimental competitions in Physics. The 46th IPhO was held at Mumbai, India from 5 to 12 July 2015. The event is organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, a national centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, an autonomous institution under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, as well as a Deemed University.

A gold medal is awarded to the top 8% of the participants. A silver medal or better is awarded to the top 25%. A bronze medal or better should be awarded to the top 50%. The 'Honourable Mention' or 'Better' is awarded to the top 67%. All other participants receive certificates of participation. The participant with the highest score (absolute winner) receives a special prize, in addition to a gold medal.

The preparation for JEE is not an easy one. Studies and stress go hand in hand when it comes to the entrance exam prep. Career Point at Kota, Rajasthan, organised a seminar for the students on keeping stress at bay and improving their mental health. The speakers for this event were Dr. Vijay Sardana a leading Neurologist of Kota and also the Superintendent of Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital of Kota.

Like our body, the mind too needs to be exercised. And this is possible through reading books, and poems, solving puzzles, crosswords, and quizzes too. Dr. Sardana stressed on the importance of taking up challenging tasks to ensure that the brain will also be healthy. But it's not only challenges, relaxation too is very vital when it comes to keeping the mind fit.

Dr. Sardana was questioned by the students, on a wide range of issues. The dilemma that most students face was one of the first questions asked- the ideal time to study: Morning or night? "The perfect time is what the student feels comfortable with. One can study late in the night or early morning, but should sleep for at least 7 hours. Then there are no issues," he said. He added that the students must refrain from changing their study patterns frequently. This will eventually affect the health and also the efficiency in finishing studies.

Dr. Sardana stressed on the significance of a short nap for brain health. "If one studies for long time and then takes a short nap of 15 to 30 minutes it rejuvenates the person and enhances efficiency."  

When some students questioned about listening to music while studying, Dr. Vijay Sardana said that studying requires tremendous concentration and music would be a distracting aspect. If a student cannot concentrate then they might not be able to perform well. However, he said that there would be few geniuses who can study while playing music in the background.

"Good Physical health is linked to Good Brain health, which is important for not only students but everyone. People should spare time for exercise," he said.

The other most important aspect highlighted by Dr Sardana was socializing with people. Dr. Sardana said that socializing helps in exchange of views and activation of the mind. When asked about the use of social networking sites for that matter, he said that social networking sites can also be a tool for socializing but instead of virtual world, socializing in person can be more beneficial.

The incidents of depression and suicides committed by students in the coaching capital of Kota have been on the rise. The best way to tackle depression was by providing the students with counselling. He said that the student with suicidal tendencies should not be left alone and should be guided as soon as possible.

The seminar was held by the Neurology Care and Research Foundation, Kota whose President, Dr Anshu Sardana and Secretary, Dr Sushil Soni were also present, along with Directors of Career Point Institute, Kota, Om Maheshwari and Shailendra Maheshwari.

Premier institutes at Kota launch their own talent search examinations across the country, hunting for bright minds and encouraging them. The high scorers also have cash prizes and foreign trip rewards awaiting them.

Allen Career Institute begins the registrations for the Tallentex 2016, for classes 5th to 11th standard students. This pan India exam will be conducted on two days, 4th October 2015 and 18th October 2015. The two hour test will be of objective type covering Physics, Chemistry, Math and Mental Ability. The top scorers will be awarded cash prizes, along with scholarships f up to 90% for courses at Allen.

Following suit, Resonance Eduventures too announced their fifth edition of the Student Talent Reward Test, popularly called as StaRT. Every year STaRT filters the participants  through rigorous testing and has set examples of transforming the top performers into rankers in JEE and other competitive examinations.

STaRT is conducted for students of Class-VII to Class-XI of all boards and any medium in Indian Territory and from schools outside India that are affiliated to CBSE only. The exam will have only one and final stage that will be held on 27th September 2015. It will be conducted in different categories (7th-10th and 11th Maths, Biology and Commerce) across the study centres in around 76 cities all over the country.

STaRT will be an objective test for 120 minutes with 75 questions of 4 marks each. All these questions will have negative marking and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. In each category, the questions asked will be from the N.C.E.R.T. syllabus.

The prizes constitute NASA-USA Tour to National Winners of each class; All India Rank-2 will get a reward of CERN-ESA-Europe Tour while AIR-3 will be awarded with Science Centre-Singapore tour. Besides this, there are branded laptops, tablet PCs, mobile phones and digital cameras for up-to 100 ranks in each class.

Similarly, Career Point Institute Kota has also launched similar Talent cum Scholarship test called CP Star 2016. Top scorers are yet again entitled to various benefits, ranging from scholarships and cash rewards to free hostel accommodation for coaching in Kota.

These exams are a way for the coaching classes to induct the bright students, who seem to have the potential to crack the JEEs and other entrance exams into their coaching classes.

Kshitij Garg and Piyush Kabra, both students from the Allen Career Institute at Rajasthan, have bagged the Gold and Silver medals respectively at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). The exam was conducted from 20th July to 28th July 2015 at Azerbaijan (Baku).

The 47th International Chemistry Olympiad is an international knowledge competition. This year over 300 hundred students participated from 75 countries. Khistij Garg and Piyush Kabra were a part of four member team which represented India at the International level.

"The best part was the exposure one gets at the time of meeting best brains of the world in orientation camp. It was an experience worth a lifetime," said an ecstatic Kshitij.

Both the students prepared from the study material provided by the coaching classes. "The Olympiad exam helped us to apply the knowledge we have received during our coaching," said Garg. He secured the 23rd rank in JEE advanced and has now taken admission to IIT Bombay. He has also scored 442 out of 450 in BIT SAT 2015. He was an NTSE scholar and received fellowship in KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana). He has also qualified for Astronomy Olympiad 2015.

Piyush Kabra, who won the Silver medal, was also a classroom program student at Allen. He scored the 525th rank in JEE advanced this year, and wishes to pursue B.Tech from IIT in the Mechanical Branch. He also is an NTSE scholar, and received a fellowship in KVPY.

"Allen's students have been successful in different Olympiads this year. In 26th Biology Olympiad ALLEN Classroom student Mudit Agarwal won a silver medal, Vaidehi Rakholiya and Rishikesh Choudhary bagged a bronze medal in this prestigious competition. Sheshansh Agarwal won a silver medal in International Physics Olympiad. He is the only student to win 4 medals at various international Olympiad. Total of 6 students from ALLEN Classroom this year won medals in various International Olympiads.


Around 165 students of the Union Government run Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya (JNV), Bundi, a residential school meant for poor and rural students, have scripted success in the JEE Advanced 2015. A feat which was made possible with the help of free coaching provided under a joint initiative undertaken by Resonance Coaching Institute of Kota with the assistance of Dakshina Foundation.

This year alone, a total of 50 students from JNV Bundi have been selected in JEE Advanced, 2015. Principal of the JNV, Bundi, Ratan Lal Mali says, "It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that 50 students out of batch of 56 students of JNV, Bundi have cracked JEE Advanced, this year. Last year, total 47 students  had achieved success in IIT-JEE out of 52 students."

The joint initiative started in 2009, which initially saw 17 students getting selected for JEE. The numbers since then have been soaring.

Coaching for IIT-JEE is considered a privilege of the students hailing from affluent families, but for this group of students, coaching in the engineering hub, has been made possible only because of the initiative. And these students of JNV, Bundi have made the best use of this free coaching facility provided to them by Resonance Coaching Institute of Kota for cracking IIT-JEE. 

Managing Director, Resonance Eduventures Private Limited, Kota, R K Verma said that their institute along with Dakshina Foundation are providing free coaching to the students of JNV, Bundi from last six years under their social initiative whereby both the organizations bear the coaching fees jointly. "The faculty of Resonance Coaching institute used visit the students daily in order to provide free coaching to them," he said. 

Jitendra Singhadia, a student from the school said, "We have made it in IIT-JEE with the help of free coaching, otherwise it would not have been possible for students like me."

This school is run by Union Human Resource Development Ministry wherein students are categorized in 16 different categories including caste reservation categories of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Castes and others. However, all the students certainly came from modest financial background.


When one speaks of engineering coaching, Kota is the first name that comes to mind. Over 1.25 lakh students from different parts of the country and abroad arrive at Kota for coaching every year. Most leave the city, with top ranks and selections into India's premium institutes, including IITs, IIITs, NITs and others. What is the force that drives this tremendous success rate?

The answer pointed out was "Method of Kota's coaching classes".

Success of Kota came to the fore in early 2000s. This was the time when the All India Rankers in JEE were secured by students from Kota. It has not been just JEE that the students of Kota have been successful in, but even in other exams like AIIMS, AIPMT, RPMT and other engineering and medical entrance examinations. Mentors at coaching classes point out to the various aspects of the methods used in Kota.

Giving an insight about the key aspects that drives this success, Chief Executive Officer of Bansal Classes, V K Bansal said that the preparation for IIT-JEE is done as per the pattern of IIT-JEE in their institute. They also focus on the daily problem solving, providing quality study material and lectures, conducting mock tests, periodic tests and routine tests.

"Rigorous coaching, systematic teaching, quality literature and faculty are the contributing factors to success of our institute." says R K Verma, Managing Director of Resonance Eduventures Private Limited.

Director, Allen Career Coaching Institute, Kota, Naveen Maheshwari added that faculty is crucial since most of the teachers have themselves successfully cracked Engineering and Medical entrance examinations. "Along with teaching student, revision of the studies and establishing communication with the students about problems related to studies is also ensured. This personal level of understanding is very helpful." he said.

Pramod Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer, Career Point Institute, Kota said, "Apart from disciplined study, faculty and regular tests, it is also the congenial and peaceful environment of Kota, revision and motivation are some of the highlights of Kota Coaching which has cultivated exceptional success in medical and engineering entrance examinations over the years.

Also easy availability of accommodation, food and connectivity in the city also helps in making Kota Coaching the preferred hub for coaching.

Kota has grabbed lion share in the IIT-JEE, AIIMS and AIPMT Examinations over the years. The success of Kota coaching can be gauged from this year's figures of selections in JEE Advanced, 2015, JEE Mains, 2015 and AIIMS, 2015. After around 25000 qualified in the JEE Mains-2015 Examinations from different coaching institutes of Kota in May month, Kota coaching institutes claimed over 10000 selections in the JEE Advanced-2015 in June. While Kota institutes also grabbed most of the Top Ranks in the JEE-Mains Rank list announced recently.

Kota saw one more suicide on Tuesday. A 17-year old student who had come to Kota to prepare for his JEE committed suicide by immolating himself and then jumping off the third floor of his hostel.

Assistant Sub Inspector, Mahaveer Nagar Police Station, Ramesh Chand Bhargava informed PaGaLGuY that hostel mates of the student, who were eyewitness to the incident, disclosed to the police that they saw Yogesh in flames while jumping off from the hostel building.  His body has been sent for autopsy to the Government Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital in Kota.

The family members of the deceased student have been informed about the suicide. The student had arrived to Kota on July 20 this year and was enrolled in one of the top coaching classes for JEE preparation. Police are still uncertain about the trigger that caused the suicide. "There has been no suicide note left behind, so it is difficult to know if it was pressure in studies or anything else that led the student to take such a drastic step," said Bhargava. As of now the hostel room has been cordoned off and the mobile call records are being verified.

This incident has taken the tally of suicides to 6 in the last couple of months. The most common reason for most of the suicides so far has been study pressure leading to emotional stress.

Students at the felicitation

Allen Career Institute, Kota, organised the 'Allen Champ' - an event to honor and accredit academically brilliant students from classes 5th to 12th throughout the country- on Sunday, 16th August  . The event that was held at IL Auditorium in Kota started with the lighting of lamps, Ganesh Vandana and Saraswati Pooja and was followed by various cultural performances and the honouring ceremony.

Naveen Maheshwari, Director ALLEN Career Institute says, "This is the 2nd edition of ALLEN Champ which was initially launched in 2014 to motivate the talented students to perform better in their academic career."

Students were awarded with a variety of prizes ranging from mementoes to cash rewards. Ranks 1 from all the classes namely; Sheetal (Class 5th), Shreyas Badami (Class 6th), Subarno Nath Roy (Class 7th), Dhyey Sankalp Gandhi (Class 8th), Siddharth Sridhar (Class 9th), Sourav Sahoo (Class 10th), Abhisek Sahu (Class 11th) and Sheshansh Agarwal (Class 12th) were given a champion's Trophy, gold medals and certificates. Besides, the other rankers from all classes were also given monthly scholarships of Rs1000-2000 by renowned dignitaries like Dr. Anamik Shah (Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidhyapith), Prem Prakash (Commissioner, Income Tax Department, Kota), SK Sharma (Site Director, NPCIL, Kota), Naresh Bundel (Asst Commissioner, Central Excise & Service Tax Dept. Kota), Dr Girish Verma (Principal, Medical College, Kota) and KM Tandon (Sr. VP and Business Head, DSCL Kota). Cash prizes worth Rs 1.5 lakhs, Rs 1 lakh and Rs 51,000 were also meted out to ranks 1, 2 and 3 at the event respectively.

ALLEN Gurukul Trophies were given to the schools of respective students and their parents were also honoured with mementoes and certificates. Several parents have praised the winner selection and analyses process and have deemed the event a unique platform for student accreditation. The program jury evaluate students on the basis of their performance in 3 consecutive years and those with consistent academic achievements are rewarded. Akhil Agarwal, Asst, GM, NTPC Noida who is the father of Ayush Agarwal (Class 12) says, "I was amazed to see that there was no commercial approach in selection of ALLEN Champs." Another parent, Shridhar Ramanathan, VP- Standard Chartered Bank, Chennai, father of Siddharth Sridhar (class 9) says, "ALLEN Champ has brought together students and parents from throughout the nation and enabled them to interact and discuss with each other about their child's future."

The event ended with a note of appreciation to all the guests who were specially invited to the occasion by Allen Career Institute. Students and parents departed with an expression of content looking forward to the event next year as well.

KOTA. Nikhil Jain of Resonance Institute Kota secured the second position in the International History Olympiad conducted by the City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow.

The City Montessori School (CMS) of Lucknow is renowned for the International level competitions it conducts. The 4th International History Olympiad was conducted from 10th August to 14 August 2015.

International History Olympiad (IHO) was conducted in three rounds.

Nilesh Gupta, Head of programme, Resonance Eduventures Private Limited, Kota, said, "The first round was a written round and in this 8 international schools participated along with many national and local schools. Around 500 students participated from 70 different schools against whom Nikhil Jain competed,"

Out of this, 45 students were selected for the second round which was an Audio & Visual round. "3 Students Ankit Yadav, Nikhil Jain and Suhas Jain from Resonance were selected." added Nilesh Gupta.

Out of this 10 students were selected for the finale which was the quiz round and Nikhil Jain was one among them. He put up a good competition and secured the second place. Resonance was also awarded the "Best Groomed Schools" award during the event.


After success in the Preliminary round of IIT Guwahati 'Technothlon' competition, teams of Kota's coaching institutes gear up for 'Mains' which is the final round of Technothlon from 3rd to 6th September.

A total of 12 teams from Allen Career Institute, and 5 from Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd., Kota were selected in the first round o f the competition.

Director, Allen Career Institute, Kota, Brajesh Maheshwari informed that Allen's 2 teams remained in Top 10 teams, in first round of Technothlon. A total of 50 teams from 200 cities across country have been selected in the first round. "Mathematics Puzzles and Code Crunches were asked in objective and subjective type of questions." he said. He also added that the students of their institute, who are now selected in the first round, are well prepared for the final round.

Nilesh Gupta of Resonance Institute, Kota informed that the teams of Resonance includes 2 junior team from Kota center, 2 senior teams from Jaipur center, and 1 senior team from Ahmedabad center will participate in the final round of Technothlon. Technothlon is an All India School level annual competition which is held in two sections. The junior section, which includes students of 9th and 10th std, and Senior Section comprising of 11th and 12th standard. The successful students of final round would be awarded Silver Certificates. "Our teams are geared up for the final round of Technothlon." said Gupta.

Nationwide selected teams would participate in the final round of Technothlon during the Technical Management Festival of IIT-Guwahati; 'Techniche' from 3rd to 6th September. The final round would be held in two sections of the students of class 9th to 12th in which the students would be given different projects. In the final round, Mental ability, analytical thinking ability, aptitude and logical approach of the students will be tested during the final round.

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Upbeat with the success in several medical and engineering examinations, Kota Coaching industry is hoping for around 20% growth in admissions this year.

After phenomenal success in the IIT-JEE, AIIMS and AIPMT results this year, Kota Coaching industry is eyeing growth in coaching students' turnout to Kota for medical and engineering entrance examinations this year. More than 1,25 lakh students from all over the country are reported to have taken coaching from different institutes in Kota last year. Chairman and Managing Director of Career Point Institute, Kota, Pramod Maheshwari told that their institute alone has witnessed around 15% growth in admissions so far and the trend is likely to continue throughout the year. Last year the number of coaching students at their institute were around 16000, which  is likely to cross 18000 this year. Citing reasons for growth of coaching admissions, Maheshwari said that the quality of education, word of mouth, appreciation by students, satisfaction of the students and discipline of Kota coaching are the major reasons behind the rise in admissions in Kota.

Naveen Maheshwari of Allen Career Institute also confirms increase in coaching students this year. He said that their institute had around 66000 students in Kota last year who had taken coaching for IIT-JEE and several medical entrance examinations and now that number would further grow as Allen Institute had given toppers in IIT-JEE and medical entrance examinations last year. He claimed to achieve atleast 20% growth this year. However, he asserted that the retest of AIPMT has delayed the academic session for medical entrance examinations which has affected the AIPMT coaching admissions, but the new batches of AIPMT at their institute will certainly see increased number of students. Resonance Eduventures Private Limited, named famous Institute of Kota, also claimed 20% growth in coaching industry of Kota.

Coaching industry gurus of Kota cite augmentation of Rs 500 Crore turnover in last year's annual turnover of around Rs 2500 Crores of Kota Coaching. Kota has more than half a dozen big coaching institutes including Allen Career Institute, Resonance Eduventures, Bansal Classes, Career Point Institute, Vibrant Institute, Motion and others. 

One coaching student named Vikas Kumar from Bihar, who had recently taken admission in a coaching institute for medical entrance examination, said that the success of Kota Coaching which is not a hidden fact has lured him towards Kota.

A parent of a coaching aspirant, Shyamal Verma, informed that he moved form Orrisa to Kota for his daughter's engineering entrance examinations as he does not want to take chances for her selection this year.


The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) announced the details of the Fee Refund for students who sought admissions to any NITs/IIITs/GFTIs. 

However, some students are being denied fees refund despite fulfilling refund norms. One student named Abhishek Goyal of Jhalawar (Rajasthan) told that he was not allocated any seat during the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) rounds after which he participated in the Special round of CSAB 2015 Counseling in which he got Electronics and Communication Branch at NIT Manipur but he neither took admission nor reported at Participating Institute (PI) (NIT Manipur). "Now when I have entered the CSAB website for refund it has reflected me message that he is not eligible to submit the fee refund request", he said.

Citing reason for denial of refund, the website has stated that since he was allotted seat in special round and later he had reported at PI. However, he claimed that NIT Manipur is around 3000 Kilometers away from his place and he has not reported at NIT, Manipur but even then I have been debarred from fees refund which is a very handsome amount. Abhishek is not the lone student as certain other students have also complaints regarding fees refund.

While refund norms are falling in way of some students seeking fees refund.

One Naman Sharma of Kota told that he got IIIT Trichi in the JoSAA Counseling round and later reported at the Reporting center at NIT, Jaipur but did not took admission in IIIT Trichi due to dissatisfaction. Later he participated in the CSAB Counseling in which he got seat in BIT, Mesra (Ranchi) but he neither reported at the PI nor took admission there. "Now when I have not taken admission through JoSAA or CSAB so my fees should be refunded which is handsome amount of Rs 44,000." he said.

Counselor at Allen Career Institute of Kota, Amit Ahuja informed that some students have called him citing problems in getting refund.


Areas inhabited by students in Kota could appear cleaner as a leading coaching institute of Kota has donated an 'E-Rikshaw' to the local Municipal Corporation for 'door-to-door' garbage collection in that area of the city. The motive is to provide healthier environment for students residing in such areas.

Allen Career Institute provided the battery operated 'E-Rikshaw' to Om Birla, Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha from Kota who handed it over  to the Kota Municipal Corporation. Birla said that people of Kota should keep the city clean for the coaching students who come from different parts of the country and stay in Kota "Only initiatives like E Rikshaw can make this coaching city cleaner and healthier for students and the local residents as well," says Birla.

Director of Allen Career Institute, Kota, Naveen Maheshwari said that the Allen Student Welfare Society is making efforts to provide clean surroundings in the areas inhabited by coaching institute students. The 'E-Rikshaw' is eco-friendly since it is battery operated and can collect up to 1000 kilograms of garbage. The E-Rikshaw has 4 batteries, which can help it run up to 70 kilometers. KMC in its 'Green Project' will first collect garbage from ward no 28 of Kota city which is mostly populated by coaching students.


Coaching students of pre-nurture group (under class 10th) in Kota, who are also aspirants of NTSE Examination 2015, have cited doubling of the scholarships under NTSE from 1000 students to 2000 students as a great opportunity. Since the last 10 years, only 1000 students of class 10th were selected annually in NTSE for availing scholarships.

The increase in the scholarships from 1000 to 2000 students for NTSE 2015 has arrived as a major encouragement for the class 10th student aspirants. Students qualifying NTSE Examination get scholarships per month till post-graduation. Nilesh Gupta, Head of the Pre foundation Career Care Programmes (PCCP), Resonance Eduventures Private Limited, Kota informed that the increase in the NTSE Scholarship is a morale booster for the aspirants as now more students would participate in the prestigious competitive examination. One aspirant of NTSE and Pre nurture student of Resonance Eduventures Pvt Limited, Yash Gupta said that NTSE is an important examination as it improves basic fundamentals of the studies and also creates aptitude for the major competitive examinations ahead in life. "It helps in improving the profile of the students and also in building confidence," said he. He has also been selected for the final round of the International Junior Science Olympiad.

National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT and is a national level scholarship program (Exam). The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions.

Amit Gupta, Pre-Nurture Head, Allen Career Institute, Kota said that the first stage of NTSE would be conducted by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education and will be held on 8th November, for which 3 lakh aspirants would be appearing in the country. Another aspirant, Ankit Kumar said that increase in the seats has given him new hope and confidence to appear in NTSE Examination.


The winning teams from Allen Career Institute, Kota

 The seventeenth edition of 'Techniche' at IIT Guwahati concluded on the 7th Sept 2015. There were around 50 teams which had participated in the first level. Out of these teams, 15 teams were from Allen Career Institute, who got selected for the second level.

"There were 5 teams selected for the final round." said Director, Allen Career Institute, Kota, Brajesh Maheshwari.

 In the final round, Kushi Tibrewal and Stuti Shah's team won under the junior level squad. They made their way through the buzzer, and logic round and finally the jackpot questions session. Apart from them, Yash Mehta and Nikhil's team were declared winners in the senior level category of the final show down. Before the final show down they won the various levels like the war of metals, air crusher and, three rings rounds.

Techniche includes events ranging from various components of technology and management. The fest was held for a period of 3 days from 3rd Sept to 6th September. Around 25,000 people, which included a large number of students from around 300 academic institutions of the country, were a part of this fest. They took part in the various programmes of the event, aimed at providing an exposure to the covert talents of the students across the country. The festival was organized by the student community of IIT Guwahati.


NCERT conducted the 2nd level of National Talent Search Examination on 10th May, the results of which were announced on Friday, 11th Sept 2015. A total of 857 students from all over the country have qualified for the NTSE Scholarship, the list of which was made available on the NTSE official website.

According to Brajesh Maheshwari, Director, ALLEN Career Institute, 121 students of class 10th from ALLEN's Pre Nurture and Career Foundation Division have been selected for this prestigious scholarship, out of which 112 students are from classroom and the rest 9 are from the distance learning programme. Out of the 135 students selected from the Rajasthan state, 65 students (48 %) are from Allen Institute, he claimed.

As per Head ALLEN Pre Nurture & Career Foundation Division, Amit Gupta," the cut off list hasn't been announced on the official website of NTSE due to which various students and parents are still in doubt."

Resonance Eduventures Private Limited also claimed a total of 60 students in NTSE Stage-2. Nilesh Gupta, Head of the Prefoundation Career Care Programme, Resonance Eduventures Private Limited said that while 35 students are from Kota Center, 5 of the selected students are from its Jaipur center, 12 from Udaipur center, 3 each from Jodhpur and Ajmer centers and 1 each from Lucknow and Ahmedabad. He informed that all the selected students are classroom students of Resonance.

The students selected on the national level will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 1250 during their 11th and 12th.At the graduate and post graduate level, the students will enjoy a scholarship of Rs 2000 per month.

In the 2nd level of NTSE Examination, 50 questions belonged to the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and 100 were of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). 50 questions were also asked from Language Comprehension.

Recently, the Human Resource Development Ministry of the country has announced NTSE scholarships to 2000 students in NTSE 2016 as compared to this year's 857 students.

Coaching institutes of Kota, apart from imparting coaching for medical and engineering examinations, are now playing their part in social initiatives as well. They are organizing blood donation drives in view of the seasonal diseases.

Allen Career Institute's -Allen Student Welfare Society (AWS) organized two different blood donation camps in Kota City and collected total 282 units of blood. Director of Allen Career Institute, Brajesh Maheshwari said that their institute organizes voluntary blood donation camps for the needy patients of 3 blood banks of Kota City every year. "AWS has collected 131 units of blood in voluntary blood donation camp at Satyarth campus of Allen in Jawahar Nagar and around 151 units at Landmark campus in Kunhadi," he said. The staff, faculty and even some adult students of Allen Career Institute donated blood at the camps. "Blood donation not only keeps blood and body healthy but also improves immunity to several diseases", he said.

A leading institute of Kota named Resonance had also organized blood donation in the past for patients who require blood and had collected around 250 units of blood.


The coaching students of pre-nurture group (under class 10th) in Kota, who are also aspirants of the National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) Examination 2015, have doubled the scholarships awarded from 1000 students to 2000 students. This is a great opportunity for more aspirants to seek NTSE Scholarship.

From last 10 years, 1000 students of class 10th were selected annually in NTSE for availing scholarships. However, the increase in the scholarships from 1000 to 2000 students for NTSE 2015 recently has arrived as a major encouragement for the class 10th students aspirants of NTSE this year. Students qualifying NTSE Examination gets scholarships per month till post graduation.

Nilesh Gupta, Head of the Pre-foundation Career Care Programmes (PCCP) informed that the increase in the NTSE Scholarship is a moral booster for the aspirants as now more students would participate in the prestigious competitive examination. One aspirant of NTSE, Yash Gupta told that NTSE Examination is an important examination as it improves basic fundamentals of the studies and also creates aptitude for the major competitive examinations ahead in life. "It helps in improving the profile of the students and also in building confidence", said Yash Gupta, who has also been selected for Final round of International Junior Science Olympiad.

Amit Gupta, Pre-Nurture Head, Allen Career Institute, Kota said that the first stage of the NTSE would be conducted by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education for which the last date of form submission in 10th September. The Stage 1 of the NTSE Examination would be held on 8th November for which 3 lakh aspirants roughly would appear from across India.

Another aspirant, Ankit Kumar said that increase in the seats has given him new hope and confidence to appear in NTSE Examination as now he can thought of getting NTSE Scholarship due to increased seats.

National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT and is a national level scholarship program (Exam).  The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions.