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Virtual coaching aids aspirants in continuing preparations at home


New Delhi, April 29 2020 - Amidst the stringent nationwide lockdown, coaching centres have turned tech-savvy and switched to virtual teaching mode to ensure that students do not suffer in the current situation.

Competitive examinations to get admission into the reputed universities, colleges and along with tests for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and Judicial Services are fast approaching.

Had the lockdown not been imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, students would have been spending their time preparing for entrance examinations in coaching institutes. The current situation has now forced the the centres to shift the teaching on-cloud.

Arks Srinivas, CEO of Career Launcher Educate Ltd, told IANS: "We have adapted to the change quickly and have repurposed maximum operations so that they can be delivered using digital platforms."

"Switching online has enabled us to provide classes for all our students across India and the Middle East seamlessly without any disruption or break," he added.

Vidyamandir Coaching institute has also leaped forward in this direction. "During the live classes, students are getting their doubts cleared in smaller batches from their centre teachers for good clarity of concepts," said the institute in a statement.

The feedback has also been very encouraging from both parents and students alike, it added.

On the current scenario, Vidyamandir CEO Vishnu Dutt Sharma said: "The pace at which VMC and its students have adapted to the new reality has been a pleasant surprise for us as well as our students. It is a great achievement as we have managed to eliminate the impact of lockdown for most of our students' preparations."

Delhi's Aakash Institutes, which provides coaching for engineering and medical examinations, is also well-connected with the students across the country through live classes. Recorded videos are also shared with the students to help them understand better.

"For students who are not tech-savvy and face technical glitches, teachers are conducting online classes to strengthen their basics. This helps students to get well-versed with the digital learning medium and resume classes at a faster pace," a statement issued by the institute said.

However, Sriram IAS Academy in west Delhi's Old Rajinder Nagar had told IANS that they were not conducting online classes as they were not ready for the sudden onslaught.

"We are not conducting online classes yet. We will decide on going digital after the second phase of the lockdown is over. We did not have recorded classes, otherwise that could have been given to the students," said Ashutosh Singh of the academy.


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