Our foremost concern is to provide the most relevant and comprehensive guidance to the Civil Services aspirants factoring in all the parameters set by the UPSC for the examination. Since UPSC has been constantly revising and evolving the pattern of Civil Services Examination, it’s our endeavor to update our content and modify our pedagogy accordingly.
Thereby offering to the candidates the best study material developed by the most sought after faculty. The Academy takes care of Prelims, Mains as well as the preparation for the subsequent interviews.
The fact that UPSC examination aims to test not only the candidates subject knowledge but also his understanding and interpretation combined with his moral and ethical standards, makes it one of the most challenging national level examinations. The academy prepares the student with sound knowledge and inculcates in them the ability to think decisively, analyze logically and act purposively. Consequently, the number of our students’ cracking the Civil Services Examination are surging every year. The preparation for Civil Services Examination entails much more than the academic grasp of a subject. An ideal candidate, besides acquiring in-depth knowledge of General Studies & optional subject would also have to work upon building his logical reasoning, problem solving and writing skills along with developing cheerful and optimistic outlook towards life.
At Chanakya, the focus is on participatory and interactive learning. Therefore, teachers create an atmosphere that is conducive to an all-inclusive education. The students are enabled to become active agents of the teaching-learning process. In addition, latest technology and up-to-date pedagogic methods are used to give our students a competitive edge over others.
Considering all the above parameters, we persistently strive to offer the best suited guidance programmes which help in translating candidates’ dreams into reality. The learning system is interactive and without hierarchy.
It is the quality of teachers that determines the quality of students, guided by this thought the academy has an envious panel of faculty members who are drawn from reputed central universities, renowned private colleges and other eminent fields.
The faculty includes professors, researchers, fellows, retired officers and many other dynamic individuals with illustrious achievements. The vast experience, in depth knowledge of the content and grasp on the UPSC parameters combined with the ability to customize the teaching methodology as per individual needs, makes our faculty the most sought after in the field.
Periodic workshops and seminars are organized to keep faculty members abreast of recent developments and infusing path breaking skills in them so that they can deliver the best.
Chanakya IAS Academy, with its twenty years of proven excellence, is a name to be reckoned with among Civil Services aspirants. It all begins at our classrooms which are the centres of complete learning experience. Since IAS preparation involves long term dedication and perseverance so it becomes imperative that students stay motivated and focused while undergoing rigorous preparation. Our faculties toil to keep the students motivated and focused.
Apart from transacting the set syllabus, teachers encourage questioning and taking up individual queries makes the class interactive and participative. Every class has limited strength to ensure effective teaching and learning. To maintain the quality of classroom teaching, regular feed backs are taken from the students and suggestions are encouraged.
In house Activities
At Chanakya, the focus is on participatory and interactive learning. Therefore, care is taken to create an atmosphere that is conducive to an all inclusive education. The academy, through the gamut of planned activities spread throughout the year strives to create thriving and sustainable learning environment. Each activity included in the planner has a specific role and objective. Apart from building self confidence, evolving self esteem, developing team spirit and providing hands on experience of organizing events independently, the in-house activities are also instrumental to break away the monotony that the preparation period might entail. Some of the activities include:
Academy organizes scores of seminars in order to supplement a student’s class-room learning in a significant way. It has been a common observation that even a student with sound academic background and above-average intelligence fail in this examination despite his best preparation.
Most of the aspirants fail to understand the exact requirements of Civil Services Examination, consequently best of their efforts fall through. They prepare their course with utmost dedication but fail to prepare themselves. This exam requires one to prepare not only his subjects and course but also himself. This requires a practical attunement of one's personality to the demands and requirements of this exam. The seminars address these areas and focus on enabling the participants to develop abilities to face the problems and come up with solutions rather than running away from them.
The students, through the seminars, are taught the Art of Success—the art of managing self , time management, energy management, mind management and human resources management. Civil Services Examination, at every stage, tests the administrative suitability of a candidate. Success Guru AK Mishra, through his Art of Success seminars, trains his students to develop in themselves the traits of a good administrator.
An attitudinal change and personality development is the basic motto of the seminars. And often, the result is a paradigmatic shift in the way the participants think about virtually everything. Students, teachers and every other person who has participated in the seminars presented by Mr. AK Mishra, has been highly appreciative of such programmes. In fact students have equated Success Guru AK Mishra’s Art of Success seminars to de-stressing sessions, cleansing rituals and life-skill-imparting sermons.
The motto of Chanakya IAS Academy inspires to believe that true knowledge should liberate the learner of his ignorance and bondage. So, the academy let good ideas and words of wisdom enter the existing realm of knowledge from all directions. In order to widen the scope of knowledge and broaden the horizons of its students, the Academy arranges guest lectures by senior bureaucrats, successful students, eminent scholars and behavioral experts. Such exercises help the students acquire alternative perspectives and possibilities.
After a topic has been taught,students must undertake self-study. And, a library is quintessential in students' preparation for the civil services exam. Chanakya IAS Academy realized this need right in the beginning. Right from its inception, the Academy has maintained library-cum-reading-room to facilitate longer and efficient self-study hours for its students. The library consists of good number of reference books, text books, journals, periodicals, magazines and all major national dailies - in English and Hindi. The library is placed under experienced and cooperative librarian. Students use the reading room for their self study, which further boosts up their preparation. Chanakya IAS Academy was the first to start the culture of library in Civil Services and still stands as a pioneer.
Academy publishes magazine “Chanakya Civil Services Today” both in Hindi and English. The monthly magazine serves the dual purpose of reaching out to the students in far-off and remote places and providing reliable & quality study material, current affairs analysis, articles on various issues, solution & discussion of past years' question-papers, model test papers and various other information to the student community in general, and the civil services aspirants in particular. The magazine is the product of combined efforts of experts in editorial team and renowned freelancers – all working under the guidance & supervision of Mr. A.K. Mishra. Within a short span of time, it has become widely popular throughout the country with a circulation of over 150000 copies. It has occupied a proud-position of being a reference journal dedicated to only Civil Services and a source of inspiration for the Civil Services aspirants. Copies of the magazine are made available to the students studying in the academy.
Most of its students being outstation candidates, the Academy arranges Paying Guest Rooms. Separate accommodation facilities are available for boys and girls. The arrangement includes boarding and lodging facilities. The charges for these facilities are fairly reasonable but also vary as per the requirements of students. The Academy has deputed dedicated staff-members for care-taking and overseeing hygiene and comfort in paying guest accommodation.