Kota, known as the hub of preparation for IIT-JEE, alone is expecting a blow of at least 15% in the revenues. Reputed coaching classes are taking measures to avoid being hit by expanding their scope and funding. Career Point is about to launch an IPO to raise fund for its international programs and ‘Bansal’ classes have expanded its offerings to include pre-medical coaching.
Some of the other coaching institutes tried to make up for the losses by offering courses for state-level engineering entrance examinations and AIEEE. Still others have been forced to increase their fees to keep going. The result is that enrolling in coaching classes has become even more expensive and the quality of programs that were on offer is being diluted, as coaching institutes are trying to expand their focus and product base.
In fact, many students are forced to consider alternatives for their preferred career and institute choice, just because they think that entering into an IIT JEE is too much of a drain on their family resources. Cost of coaching fees compounded with living costs is not affordable for them anymore. But as they say – every cloud has a silver lining.
Distances learning courses and online coaching facilities are some of the alternatives that can be found at very affordable prices. However, being on net itself means that you must first check the credibility of the coaching classes you opt for. You may look at the qualification and experience of the faculty members offering the course.
You may also check and compare the study material of these classes, part of which is often available for free and is downloadable. You can see the level of questions and problems they give and their method of explaining a concept. In case of online coaching classes, make sure that the study material and website is regularly updated.
Some online coaching classes offer 24X7 help and guidance and allow you the convenience of flexible schedule. You may also check whether they offer video tutorials, which you can play as many times as you like to fully understand what all is being covered in a class. It is a useful facility and allows you to learn at your own pace. In fact with online coaching, you never miss a class. You just play your tutorial, whenever you are ready.
Online coaching has one added advantage over Distance or Correspondence courses. There are no postal delays involved. In remote areas, not getting study material on time is not an uncommon problem. Yet, online coaching allows you to download your tutorials, assignments, and test papers instantly.
Askiitians.com is IIT-specific and the best thing is that all its faculty members are IITians. Not only can they give you insiders’ tips to crack IIT but are also fully equipped to act as mentors after you get into IITs. Having an IITian as a guide is the best proposition that an IIT aspirant can hope for. They can help you stay motivated, see the positive side of things and adopt the approach of an IITian, in the face of a challenge.
So, if you think that not being able to afford classroom classes means that you are down on luck. Think again. It may only be a hint from God to look for better alternatives.