Students who have just appeared in Class Ten board exams have reached a very crucial crossroad of their life. The subject or discipline they pick now will define their careers and most often than not, parents are equally involved in this decision. In the past decade or so a lot of career avenues have opened up in India, however, engineering and medicine continue to be the most desired professions that students want to pursue.
IIT JEE for engineering and NEET for medicine are the two most important entrance examinations for undergraduate courses in India. Every year, lakhs of students appear for these examinations to accomplish their dreams. However, the competition is stiff and to ensure that their children’s dreams are realized, parents hunt for a coaching institute that promises the best support and guidance.
But in a country where coaching institutes have mushroomed, it is becoming more and more difficult for parents to reach an informed decision. The reputation of the coaching centre, fee structure and competence of the faculty are a few of the concerns parents have. Therefore, if the decision to select a coaching institute for your child is weighing you down, here are some key pointers that will come in handy.
In India, Kota is the coaching hub for all the competitive examinations. For many parents, sending their children away for several months in a new city all by themselves is not a very comfortable decision. Therefore look for established institutes that operate in both Tier I, II cities and across the length and breadth of the country so that aspiring medical and engineering students can receive quality coaching living at home. In the recent past many good coaching institutes have opened their centres in Lucknow, Chandigarh, Hisar, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Jaipur, Indore, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati and many other cities in India.
Expert Faculty Guidance
Look for a coaching centre that has the reputation of hiring only the best faculty members. The role of mentor and faculty is very crucial in shaping the growth of a student. The faculty of the coaching academy should not only be subject matter experts, but also student mentors. They should guide students through various stages of preparation. If a student is lagging behind the faculty should have the ability to guide them in the right direction.
For competitive exams as complex and difficult as JEE and NEET, students need to be motivated from the start to the end. The faculty is expected to know about this and should constantly offer guidance, support and encouragement to the students.