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The Mushrooming of coaching centers all over the cities big or small.

Once upon a time coaching was a rare phenomenon, generally unheard of and only taken by those who were weak in their studies. But now it is a way of life for students, aggressively promoted by the teachers and too some extent by the parents also. It is an age of cut-throat competition.Everyone seems to be a rival here.

 

The mushrooming of coaching centers all over the cities big or small, metros or districts highlight the growing trend of students opting for coaching classes apart from the regular curriculum. Once upon a time coaching was a rare phenomenon, generally unheard of and only taken by those who were weak in their studies. But now it is a way of life for students, aggressively promoted by the teachers and too some extent by the parents also. It is an age of cut-throat competition.Everyone seems to be a rival here.But the heat of competition is felt more acutely in the academic world.Students are worried about their uncertain future.Most of the parents want that their children should become engineers or doctors.They don’t want to leave anything to chance.They don’t want to leave anything to chance.They don’t trust the ability and competence of their children.Sending their children to coaching centers has become an obsession with them.It has resulted in the mushrooming of coaching centres in every town and city throughout the country.

A berth in a prestigious engineering or medical college is the dream of every student and his parents.The study of arts and commerce has taken a back seat.Coaching centres spend lakhs of rupees on advertisement to tempt their perspective customers.Most of them offer coaching for IIT Entrance Examinations and CBSE Medical Tests.They charge ahefty amount from students.Actually,most of these so called ‘coaching centres’ aree nothing morethan ‘teaching shops’.Their only aim is to mint money.They floourish on the mad obessionof students and their parents. Going for coaching may be necessary for some students.After all,preparations for IIT and CPMT require intensive as well as extensive studies.Unfortunately,even the exceptionally brilliant students also subscribe to such kind of coaching.It kills their drive,initiative and originality.Most Of these coaching centres provide just ‘spoon-feeding’ for average students.They are of little use to the reality intelligent and brilliant students.

These are some of the questions which every student and their parents face. The craze for coaching has led to opening of coaching centre in every bylane of Delhi selling dreams of guaranteed success. One can see the newspapers, magazines or roads filled with advertisements like you can ‘learn English in 30 days’ or ‘score 90% in Boards with our guidence’ or ‘clear PMT/IIT with our two year package’. More and more students are flocking these centers as an alternative or supplement to school teaching. Many experts believe that education is a natural process of learning. For the regular and attentive students coaching is not really required till class twelth.

The coaching classes also help students prepare for interviews and face group discussions. For those who cannot attend regular classes, correspondence coaching is helpful. They are relatively cheaper also as they charge one fifth of the regular courses. The students can benefit from the study material and model papers that are sent to them regularly. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration before selecting a coaching centre. The quality, experience and expertise of the teachers should be the top priority. One should also talk to other students before taking admission. The standard of coaching can best be analyzed by the success rate and academic performance of the students studying there. Whether to join a coaching or not is an individual’s decision. If a student is sincere and hardworking with good grasping power he or she can prepare for competitive exams even at home. But if professional help is required then select the coaching centre which offers the best options.

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Munish Panthri

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