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Established in 1993 by Squadron Leader Bhagaban Shadangi, who took premature retirement from being a Class 1 Commissioned Officer of Indian Air force after 20 years of service, iBOOKS had a humble beginning in Berhampur, Odisha. However, with the use of technology and a systematic teaching-learning process, the institute has gained an international reputation in its 25 years of operations. Now, the institute being Head Quartered at DELHI gets 500 – 1000 students every month and all of them get personalized attention until they find success. The 25 years of iBOOKS is a case study that can be followed by all the coaching institutes the country. When we fly high, a view from the top will give us a different perspective about what is happening on the ground. Sometime, it will inspire us...

Coaching Institute of the Year 2018

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Coaching Institute of the Year 2018

“Entrance coaching is like a 100-meter sprint. If you relax even for a moment, you are out of the competition.” This may not be a great advice, but those who have been to entrance coaching centre would have definitely heard these kinds of roaring statements many times, while sitting in the middle of another hundred students with textbooks that were filled with thousands of multiple-choice questions and workbooks that were specially designed to find answers in the quickest possible time. This special coaching will happen every Sunday, or in a regular mode, where each hour of the classes would feel literally like a 100-meter sprint. The teaching there would happen faster pace than the regular school and most of students would be very vigilant in writing down whatever the teacher on the dais said. Some students would even write down the ‘do-not-relax’ advice, as if it was quoted directly from a holy book!

Even today, the pattern of coaching and the way we conduct entrance exams have not changed much. It is still objective and it will remain disconnected from the subjective manner of learning that happens in the mainstream education sector. However, the business of coaching has flourished like never before. Even the biggest economic recession could not stop this industry from growing. Although, there are no accurate data, some estimates shows coaching as an industry that has recorded a whopping growth of almost 35 percent in the last five-six years and it is likely to touch USD 70 billion this year.

With so many coaching classes mushrooming, comes the difficulty of choosing the right one. Our panel that consists of top HR Managers, experts in the industry and the editorial team has used all the parameters to bring some of the most promising coaching institutes in the country as ‘Coaching Institute of the Year 2018.’ We hope that our efforts will help the parents and students to make accurate decisions about their coaching partners.

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Centre for Advanced Learning Mangalore, Karnataka The institute is providing holistic education for hardest competitive examinations in medical, engineering, maths, pure sciences and scholarship examinations like KVPY, NTSE and international olypiads.
AB Tutorials Delhi The institute is providing top-most training to the law aspirants and showing them the way of qualifying of qualifying law entrance examinations like CLAT.
Achievers IAS Academy Jayanagar, Bangalore The institution is carving students for exceptional performance in UPSC IAS, IRS entrance examination in the city of Bangalore.
Bright Career Maker Faridabad The institute was incepted in the year of 2013 for providing education for CA examination and UPSC IAS examination.
Career Flite Adabari, Guwahati An elite competitive examination coaching centre providing scrupulous pedagogy through their elite panel of teaching faculty.
Vidyamandir Classes: A Forerunner In The IIT JEE Preparation Zone Offering Excellent Training Pitampura, Delhi One of the premier coaching institutes preparing students for entrance examinations since 1986 over 18 cities in India.