Kota Coaching – EVERYTHING You Need to Know – Coaching, Hostel and School

With our mission to help students choose the right coaching institute, we recently visited Kota, The Coaching Capital of India to know the real, behind-the-scenes ground reality.

From 1984, Kota Coaching has been the pioneer in guiding students to their dream College. But in recent years Hyderabad and Delhi have come into limelight and Kota is fighting to continue its head. So, what is the present scenario of Kota?

10 years ago, there was only Bansal Classes which was renowned in Kota, but now there are many famous coaching institutes in Kota which have come into existence. And even many new ones are popping out every now and then. Coaching in Kota has slowly changed from “Just Studies” to a “Million Dollar Business”. From Coaching Institutions to Teachers, from Hostel owners to simple Snacks Shops, everybody has started to talk the words of money. There are three main aspects of Kota Coaching – Coaching, Hostel and School. I will describe each of these one by one.

Coaching

With only one dominant institute Bansal Classes before, now there are many good institutes who have risen like Vibrant Academy Kota, Motion IIT JEE Kota, Allen Kota, Resonance Kota etc. All of these are situated in and around Indraprastha Industrial Area. With the best faculty in place, Vibrant, Motion and Bansal have less than 20k students whereas Allen and Resonance have greater than 30k students. By looking at the stats, a simple question comes to our mind that

“Why is there such a huge difference in the number of students in these Institutes?

One very common misconception people have about these numbers is that the results of the institutes which have more than 30K students, are better. But surprisingly, it’s not the case. Although Allen proclaims to secure AIR 1 in 2016, people skip the fact that it was from Allen’s Jaipur Center and not the Kota Center. The results of these various institutes are comparable and change every year. Moreover, there are some very interesting facts which students and parents generally miss, like Vibrant Academy has produced the All India Girls Topper multiple times in the past few years. And many of the students who are “average” or do not perform good in their respective coaching, join Motion IIT JEE after a few months. What are the reasons behind these?

In an Exclusive Interview with MS Chauhan Sir – HOD of Organic Chemistry and one of the seven Directors of Vibrant Academy, we tried to dig into these facts about Vibrant Academy, Kota:


An Exclusive Interview with Nitin Vijay Sir – HOD of Physics and Director of Motion IIT JEE :


Hostels

You will find enough information about Coaching Institutes in Kota on the net. But to be able to study sincerely, you also need to get a good and healthy environment in and around your stay. So, picking the right hostel and in the right area is important for you. There are hostels which get cleaned just before the session starts and after they take the advance payment, they start showing their true colors. Beware of them. Good hostels generally include mess with them, so that students don’t have to go to different mess to have their meal. As the Kota coaching years are crucial for you, you need to choose your hostel wisely and carefully.

After visiting many hostels in Kota, these, we would say, are the characteristics of “good hostels“:-

  • They have time limit to enter the hostel at night. And they check the rooms if the student is present there or not every night.
  • They make sure that none of the residents or other students create any kind of disturbance.
  • They take immediate action against any kinds of complaint by the students.
  • They inform the parents on any kind of mischief done by the student.
  • The hostels which provide mess, ensure that the food is hygienic and good for everybody, because there are students coming from multiple parts of India with different cuisines. There have been cases where hostels provide good food when parents visit the hostels during the time of admissions, but after a few months they start providing bad food.
  •  Water supply must be 24 hrs. There are a few hostels who give part time water supply. Just check and ask the hostel owners about this and if possible, also ask past residents about this. Moreover, the quality of drinking water must be very good. Many hostels provide highly concentrated chlorinated water, please don’t opt those.
  • Electricity supply must be 24X7, and there must be some back up in case the power goes off. There are few areas like Talwandi, Vigyan Nagar etc. which have frequent power cuts during the summer time.

Now coming to where you can find good hostels. There are a few areas around the coaching institutes which have good hostels:

LocationAvg. Distance from CoachingRange of Rent/MonthQuality of Rooms & FacilitiesPotential Problems
Rajeev Gandhi Nagar< 2km5k - 20kVery GoodVery High Rent
Talwandi< 4km2k - 15kBad, GoodSometimes there is electricity problem.
Power goes off.
During Rainy Season, drains may get blocked and filthy water comes on streets.
Vigyan Nagar< 3km2k - 15kBad, GoodSome of the areas are dirty and unhygienic.
Sometimes there is electricity problem.
The power goes off.
Anantpura< 5km2k - 15kBad, GoodSome of the areas are dirty and unhygienic.

If you opt for PGs, you will need to take up a separate mess for your meals. There are both Veg and Non-Veg mess present. The monthly cost ranges from Rs. 1500 – Rs. 5000. They generally give special meals 3 times a week and Sunday nights are off. There is home delivery of food, free of cost.

Nowadays there are hostels tied up with coaching institutes which provide all  good facilities but the rents are sky high, as you can guess.

Schools 

Most of the students who come to Kota after 10th, have the headache of schooling also, to clear 12th CBSE Board. Although you must have taken schooling till 10th very seriously, but in Kota, 11-12th schooling is just for its namesake. You will get much better faculties and facilities in the coaching institutes than in any of the schools. So, the point is that you need to take that school which is good, but one which does not make you worry for useless things and lets you focus on your coaching studies. The best part of most of the schools in Kota is that they let all the things on the student, and they always keep the students informed about any of the important information or dates related to CBSE Board. They are very co-operative.

But is this comfort level given to the students because the schools are “good”? – No, they just want you to take admission and they ask for huge amounts of money for actually doing nothing.

The yearly fees they charge is Rs. 30000 – 50000. So, if you are taking admission for 2 years then it will total up to Rs 60L to Rs. 1 Lakh. Few of the schools include DAV Public School, Global Public School, Modi Public School etc. which are within 3kms from the coaching institutes.

Before taking admission in any of the schools, one must confirm that they will not disturb the student and let him/her focus on his/her coaching studies. Few of the schools try to show that they are serious by giving some extra load on the student, which in turn creates problems for him/her.

This is all about Kota Coaching. It’s completely different from Hyderabad as they have a totally different format. In Hyderabad, every coaching is actually a Junior college i.e., you will complete your schooling in the coaching itself. They have their own Hostels and they have very strict rules for them. The study hours may range from 8am-12pm and then 2pm-9pm. Yes, you need to stay all the day in the coaching itself and they will grill you like anything. So, either they will make you or break you. In Kota this is not so, here you are free to make your own career. Teachers will guide you but not force you.

So now, it’s your decision to choose your coaching wisely. We wish you all the best from Ransphire.

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Top 6 IIT Coaching Institutes in Indore for Your JEE Preparation

Top 6 IIT Coaching Institutes in Indore

Few years back, students from Indore and nearby placed used to go to Kota, Rajasthan for their JEE Preparation, due to the lack of good IIT Coaching Institutes in Indore. Only a few IIT Coaching Institutes were present in Indore, which were neither producing any results nor had good faculties or facilities. But the presence of large mass of very good students preparing for JEE in Indore has attracted some good coaching institutes for IIT JEE along with good faculties. In the last few years, many good IIT coaching institutes started their classes here and you can see that many students have backed top results. Now the students in Indore are competing head to head with students from other parts of India that are famous for IIT Coaching, like Kota and Hyderabad. And students here are facing the same problem as those faced by students from Kota, Hyderabad, Delhi etc, which is – All the IIT coaching institutes claim to be the best, but which coaching institute is actually the best and which one should you opt for?

So, in this blog, I will be touching each and every aspect of the Top 6 IIT Coaching Institutes in Indore.

Rank 1 : CatalyseR Indore –


CatalyseR Indore has produced best results among all the IIT JEE coaching institutes in Indore. It has secured 3 under 10 ranks in last 3 years : AIR-3 in 2014 and 2015 and AIR-6 in 2016. The best minds of Indore come here, so the competitive atmosphere is great. The directors are well qualified, so it is best if you are taught by them. You get good amount of personal attention. Overall it has good environment and teachers are friendly and they keep you motivated. The only problem with this institute is, over the years it has grown and the best faculties have started to migrate to other institutes or other centers of CatalyseR. But currently it is the best option to opt for.

Rank 2 : Kalpvriksha Indore – 


They have decent results. The faculties present here are good but their main focus is on extreme hard work, which is actually the best part. There are small batches of 30-50 people, they have to stay from morning 8am to night 8pm in the coaching itself and study, there will be volunteers to help you clear your doubts. Very small breaks during the study hours and not much of talking with friends. So, there is high level of personal attention you get there. Their results are growing year by year and most importantly they are not much into marketing and they do not show fake and misleading results. Only students who are willing to do hard work and are passionate enough must opt for it. Here you need to be determined and dedicated, and you will most likely succeed.

Rank 3 : FIITJEE Indore – 

They have produced good results in recent past but the important thing is, it’s not from their Year Long Classroom Program, it’s mostly from their Intensive Contact Program(ICP) and Distance Learning Program(DLP). Most of good students join ICP after they have completed their course in their respective institutes, to give an edge to their preparation. They have comparatively less students but the faculties are decent.

As you can see, Kartik Patekar of CatalyseR has done ICP from Fiitjee Indore.

Rank 4 : InJEEnious ACADEMY Indore –


Former Head of the Departments of Stratford Academy, which was one of the best institute in Indore once upon a time for JEE preparation, founded InJEEnious Academy. It has a good selection ratio. 75 students qualified for JEE Main and 25 students out of that cracked JEE Advanced. The number of students per batch is less and the fees is also less but they give high personal attention. As the same faculty teach in all the batches, there isn’t any discrimination between students and the faculty is good. But there’s a drawback: if you do not like the faculties, then you will have no other choice than to leave the institute. So, if you are financially weak then this is a good choice.

Rank 5 : Allen Indore – 


Allen Indore is yet to produce results. They mostly go around buying the best faculties of all the institutes in Indore and has completely bought Rankers Point which was once considered a very good coaching institute for IIT JEE in Indore. So, the faculty strength and level are good here, but you surely know that only faculty cannot make you crack JEE. After their inception, Allen Indore has increased its batch sizes from 50 to 100+. So, the current batch size is huge. If you are in the best batch, then it is worth to join Allen, but if you are in any of the lower batches, you are just wasting money. Allen has good infrastructure and facilities. The fees is high and there is lack of personal attention and below average results. They publicize their all India results and ask students to join the Indore center. The students, thinking that they will get the same standards join and then afterwards regret.

Rank 6 : Vijay Academy Indore – 

After having performed very good in Mhow, Vijay Academy has recently started it’s IIT Coaching Centre in Indore. To be really frank, currently they are not able to compete with the above stated coaching institutes. In spite of performing decently in JEE main, the JEE Advanced results of their Indore center are not up to the mark. Only 23 students cracked JEE Advanced in 2016. I would suggest, that as it has not proven its mettle yet, you should not opt for it.

So, I believe it’s clear that if you wish to crack JEE then you should go for Classroom courses in CatalyseR or Kalpvriksha and after your course completion, you should opt for IDC in FIITJEE. Before joining Kalpvriksha, you should always ask yourself whether you can work so hard. If you aim to not only crack JEE but also wish to get great ranks, then certainly go for CatalyseR, as it has best brains of Indore and you get a good competitive atmosphere, which is one of the most important things to get good rank.

We do not disagree that hard work is the most important aspect of cracking JEE, but smart work and the way you study matters a lot, because  there are many students in India who work hard, so hard work alone will not do. The coaching institutes come into play because they know how you should study and how your knowledge can be more productive. They prevent you from getting deviated.

If you are OK with going anywhere in India for IIT preparation then see my blog on Best IIT Coaching In India.

It’s important that you just don’t blindly believe in whatever the coaching institutes are claiming, because now it has become a very big industry. Many show fake and misleading results. You need to do good research before you choose any of them. This is where Ransphire comes in, we show genuine reviews of coaching institutes given by students who have studied in them. 

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