Founded in 1997 for counseling and coaching students aspiring to study abroad, KIC Education has 19+ years of experience in coaching for SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS and admission counseling for graduate and undergraduate programs. They have trained and counseled over 5000 students, in the past two decades, enabling them to realize their dream to study abroad in recognized international universities.
In 2011, the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) -a computer based test that is a pre-requisite for admission into different Master's and Doctoral programs in the U.S - underwent a substantial revision to its structure, scoring system, timing and methodology. While it was hard for many aspirants to achieve a decent score in the revised and tougher format of the GRE, Ashwini Nene, a girl from Mumbai, created headlines after she scored a perfect score of 340/340 in the GRE. Coached by KIC Education,Aswhini was one of the few students globally to have scored full marks in the GRE and probably the first Indian to achieve this milestone. Currently pursuing P.G in University of Chicago, Los Angeles (UCLA), Ashwini's testimonial to KIC Education reads, "I am grateful for the invaluable advice that I received. I attribute my good results to the KIC Education's staff and their guidance. I would certainly recommend KIC Education to anyone planning to give the GRE for the expert guidance and thorough coaching."
While, Ashwini's success stands out from the horde for her absolute score in the GRE, Bakhtawar Krishnan, CEO of KIC Education says, "We provide all the guidance required by students to overcome their weaknesses and enhance their skills to compete globally." As the center facilitates coaching for SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS and admission counseling for graduate and undergraduate programs, students looking for each of these are guided separately and are given time to grasp the study materials according to their ability, which makes no pre-defined duration of the course completion and is specifically result oriented. "Our counselors design a study plan for each student based on his or her strengths and weaknesses. While no two plans are the same, the end result is the same for every student," says Bakhtawar Krishnan. While, the students enjoy personalized study plan and progress report card, KIC's coaching includes a blended learning approach where a student can take up the classroom lectures along with pre-recorded video lectures available in the KIC education portal.The institute has also created adaptive online practice questions with solutions to compliment their exhaustive study materials.
However,at KIC, the actual practice happens when every student appears for a number of Full-Length Tests. In this stage, the teaching experts employed by KIC chart the student's progress and points out corrective measures to improve their performance. "We assign highly experienced teachers to each of our students and the teacher guides them throughout the program to ensure that their students are well prepared by the exam date. Our teachers are well experienced with specific expertise in test preparation - not just Math or English teachers," opines Bakhtawar Krishnan.
The counselors have helped students to secure admission in Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D. programs in a variety of esteemed U.S. and International institutions, including Ivy League institutions. Bakhtawar Krishnan explains, "Our admission counseling program is comprehensive and offers personalized guidance from a group of dedicated individuals, who are all specialists in their respective fields. The team comprises of individuals who have travelled extensively in the U.S. and the collective experience of the team is more than 30 years."
Today, KIC education provides coaching to over 1600 students every year who plan to pursue courses on engineering, management, public health and many more. The center has first hand basis knowledge on 450 institutes in the U.S. undertaken by personal visits and are recommended to students according to their interests. Top engineering and science schools such as MIT, Stanford University, Georgia Institute of Technology;business schools including Wharton, Michigan, Kellogg and Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Dartmouth have students of KIC Education.KIC Education after two decades of existence now looks forward to increase their geographical reach all over the country securing a glorious name for coaching in international entrance exams and touches the zenith for the youth of the country to opt for global higher education.
Bakhtawar Krishnan, Director
Since 2013, Bakhtawar Krishnan's passion for education and thrill to service students has brought her to KIC Education as the CEO. Prior to that, she has worked in diverse verticals of which she dedicated 21 years of her life in the financial sector, while working for a prestigious private bank. Currently, she heads operations, management and strategic decision processes and actively participates in career defining roles of a counselor, mentor and guide.