Vajiram and Ravi is an established name when it comes to UPSC coaching, and there is no denying this fact. Vajiram and Ravi is well known to prepare students for all three stages of UPSC preparation- Prelims, Mains and Personality test.
The institute offers a wide range of subjects for UPSC making sure that the aspirants never lack in any of the sections. It is worth noting that since its establishment, the institute has made sure of passing as much as 5000 students in the UPSC examination contributing towards building a brand name for the coaching.
Know about Vajiram and Ravi’s UPSC Coaching Institute in this article!
About the Founder
The Institute was founded in 1976 by Professor P. Velayutham who had to his credit numerous academic distinctions from India and abroad, including a diploma on International Law, awarded by the International Court of Justice, The Hague.
The prolific profile of the founder itself is an inspiration to many aspirants and hence, it makes the institute the first choice of many as they believe that there is nothing better than getting trained by a person of the same field and one who has accomplished so much.
Vajiram and Ravi provide coaching not just to people sitting in the class but outside of it too. Yes! The course quality and type for this Institute are different than the rest and obviously unparalleled.
Following are the courses offered by Vajiram and Ravi:
- Classroom courses
For the first part of the UPSC, prelims examination the students here are taught the general studies paper extensively. This batch commences from June every year
The second session for Civil Services Exam 2018, is to commence in early August 2017 for General Studies (Prelim cum Main) and for Optional Subjects & Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in the month of October/ November. The admission procedure would start around July for the August session.
Following are the subjects taught here for UPSC Mains paper:
1- Public Administration
6- Commerce and Accountancy
The classes are held every day on alteration of the subject with focus given on essay writing and conceptual development
The Duration of this course is for nine months and any student who has completed his/her graduation or is in the final year is eligible to join.
For this entire Prelims+Mains preparation, the fee is Rs 1,42,000/-
COMMENCEMENT DATE- The batch starts from 4 August 2017
For further details visit: https://www.vajiramandravi.com/pdf_upload/GS_Opt_Aug_2017_Fee_Schedule.pdf
- Postal/correspondence courses
It covers the majority of diverse areas of the UPSC Civil Service Syllabus. The books will be delivered periodically, as and when they are updated and printed. The number of printed pages will run into approximately 5,000 pages of the material which is sent in 6 installments. Fee for General Studies (PCM) Rs. 9000/-.
The current affair magazine can be purchased additionally for Rs 1500/-.
Here the students are completely left on to the modules given to them and the books suggested by the faculty which is often just the requisite ones.
Students here also take help from the online forums provided for discussion of concepts and current affairs.
- Test series
A well-structured real-time test series is conducted before every paper pan India to give the aspirant a fair view of his/her performance.
- Interview Guidance
Interview for UPSC is said to be the toughest part of the exam procedure. Many people often pass the written exam but fail in the interview. Hence, here at Vajiram and Ravi’s, the interview is given as much importance as it is given to other subjects.
Vajiram & Ravi conducts an interview guidance lecture on “How to prepare for the interview” in the first week of December every year for the students who have written the Main exam in October. The program consists of 4 classes, 2 Mock interviews, and a personal sitting session.
Every coaching institute has something or the other which they consider their USP and so is the case here. Following are the features for Vajiram and Ravi making it the ideal choice for any aspirant:
- A well-built course material
- Books suggested are just on point and relevant
- A very well designed mock test series to evaluate the position and preparation
- Focus is given in general studies and GK
- Economics is well taught
- An understanding group of faculty who have faired well in UPSC exams
- Real-time interview preparation.
The guest faculty has been highly appreciated along with the regular faculty. Students have often said that all the subjects but economics have been given proper emphasis upon
Many sources like Quora etc have quoted that the quality of faculty has been steady for quite some time now and that majority students have been doing well because of their self-study, but this again is a highly debatable claim.
Vajiram’s and Ravi has shown some excellent results when it comes to UPSC. The coaching institute has a success rate which is only growing for every 4 out of 10 students clear the examination and almost all of the top 10 positions have been claimed by the Vajiram and Ravi scholars for quite some time now.
As published on their website, all the top 10 positions of 2016 were taken by Vajiram and Ravi students showing some serious competition for the rest of the institutes.
So all of you who are thinking about what to choose, Vajiram and Ravi can be an ideal choice!