The past two decades have seen some really enormous shifts in the education sector. The emergence of private EdTech companies has disrupted the education sector positively. The Covid-19 pandemic induced shut down of the schools and colleges across the country and their continued closure has disrupted the normal flow of knowledge to students, especially from middle-class and lower middle-class backgrounds, who have been unable to keep up with the pace with which education is being imparted.
Why, somebody would argue, does there need to be a conversation about another private company, Sourav Sir’s Classes? Well, for one thing, Sourav Sir’s Classes have been at the forefront of the educational revolution. Sourav Sir started his journey ten years ago from a single room in North Kolkata. Since then, his students have grown in leaps and bounds. Currently, the number of students numbers in thousands, with 4000 plus candidates enrolled or appearing for the test series.
What’s interesting to note is that there have been many such companies that have sprung up over time, but Sourav Sir has managed to leave an indelible mark on his students. The Institute has become a YouTube sensation since its inception. There are almost 100 to 150 shorts being uploaded on the channel every day. The Institute boasts an impressive itinerary of courses with over 150 courses listed on its records. The courses being offered range across a wide array from competitive government examinations like Indian Economic Service, Indian Statistical Service, RBI Grade B to Masters level economic entrances of top tier Institutions like Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi School of Economic, IGIDR, JNU, etc. Their USP lies in the fact that, unlike other Institutes, Sourav Sir himself takes all the classes diligently, paying attention to the student’s needs and providing personalized care whenever needed.
The Institute, unlike other moneymaking machines touted as Institutes, has been deeply conscious of the socioeconomic aspects of education and coaching. Keeping in mind the economic distress caused due to the pandemic, Sourav Sir instituted merit-based scholarships for students facing financial distress. Even at present, when we are well past the most crucial stage of the pandemic, the scholarships are still being continued and newly awarded for the upcoming sessions as well. The same can be seen on their official website. Also, they are offering a full refund, no questions asked, for aspirants who are unable to crack the exam for which they signed up and attended classes. This has been a major selling point for the Institute and reflects on the ethos followed by its founder, Dr Sourav Das. He has been brilliantly successful in gaining the trust of the students and their guardians, and keeping up with it consistently for over a decade now. As a new age Institute, he has not only focused on the academic aspect of students’ careers, but also on the psychological aspect of their well-being. In times of distress, the students can turn to trained counsellors and psychoanalysts who can understand their psyche and comfort them professionally. Some might call it revolutionary, but Sourav Sir believes this is firmly in line with his philosophy of helping out students as their friend, philosopher, and guide, and maintaining teacher-students relationship beyond the normal status quo. To sum it up, if a student’s all-around welfare is on your mind, look no further, Dr. Sourav Sir’s Classes are a one-stop solution to all your needs.