MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK
Welcome to the SHRI RAM IAS Study Centre, ranked Best IAS Coaching in Delhi. SHRI RAM IAS Study Centre has established in the name of LORD SHRI RAM, elder son of king Dashratha of Ayodhya. Before you start serious preparations, let me take this opportunity to discuss a few points with you.
It was in 1996 when I had my first encounters with UPSC through the aspirants (for IAS etc.) who sought my help to prepare for certain specific topics in GS and my parent discipline, i.e. Public Administration. Today 25 years later, through regular interaction with the UPSC experts and students all over India, particularly at Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Chandigarh and Hyderabad, I find myself in a favourable position to pen down my experiences and suggestions to the young aspirants.
In the early eighties, there were three (Delhi, Allahabad and Patna) major centres of UPSC related activities, while Hyderabad was coming up fast. There used to be 40 to 60 thousand contenders for the coveted posts. Today, while the number of aspirants has risen by over 200 percent, may new centres have come up in almost every state capital and many other major cities. In those day professionals did not see any merit in contention for these jobs but recent years have witnessed a flood of such aspirant, at times sweeping the top positions in the merit list. In those days Public Administration, Sociology, History, Geography etc., used to be the most popular optional while today, many hitherto less known subjects have taken over. Besides, many states have changed their pattern of PCS examination in line with UPSC examination.
This change in the scenario, resultant of a number of factors, demands that the serious contenders to the job must adopt a more rational, more systematic strategy and approach, right from the moment they think of preparing for the civil services examination.
Many of you points before joining an Institute do not care to know about the antecedents of the Institute and its coaching standards. To be honest it is not advisable to get impressed by the magical words in newspaper/magazine publicity that every Institute today follows [may be we are no exception]. You must enquire, before joining an Institute, about it experts, method of IAS coaching, number of actual successes as also the status [Preliminary/Main/Interview] at which the successful candidates sought coaching. This is important because some Institute gives the figures of their successes in several hundreds or in high percentage [as high as about 90% good enough to checkmate your reasoning]. There are still others who present a rosy picture about themselves without presenting facts. Let me clarity the issues regarding SHRI RAM IAS Study Centre.
At a time when every other Institute has been vying to be everything for everyone, SHRI RAM IAS Study Centre have retained the specialized G.S Mains [Written and Viva], that too for a limited number of subjects like General Studies, Public Administration, Essay etc. Postal Membership is available for all the above subjects. We are the only Institute to publicly inform our results at Mains [Written] level, something what even the most popular Institutes are scared to do; lest the truth be revealed. Experts at SHRI RAM IAS Study Centre include many Universities. A number of experts of various universities such as DU, JNU, JMI, IIT DELHI and IIM AHMEDABAD also contributed in the preparation of our study material. We have also been trying to bring experts from Delhi, Lucknow, Patna and Hyderabad on a Single platform. The study material has been Prepared with specialized skill in a manner that results in easy grasp. We have no hesitation in claiming that almost all successful candidates who have Public Administration as an optional do solely rely on our study material. Our students complain about the availability of our Material [Photostat] from North – East to down south. Let me however inform you that we revise our study material every year with each page bearing a stamp of SHRI RAM IAS Study Centre and you must not be satisfied with the fictitious material [if at all available] in photocopy form.