Published: 15th June 2020
How KingMakers IAS Academy is getting UPSC grads to help you on your civil service journey
After 250 of their students have cracked UPSC because of their technologically forward approach and a solidly grounded teaching base, KingMakers Academy is out with a series of webinars now
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, KingMakers IAS Academy is enabling civil service aspirants to get trained by IAS, IRAS and IRS officers. A joint initiative by the founder, S Boominathan, and a team of IAS and other civil service officers, the coaching centre was launched in June 2013 in Anna Nagar, Chennai. The centre is training and guiding every aspirant to face the challenges in the Civil Services Examination with utmost confidence and competence. A total of 250 candidates have successfully qualified in the UPSC exam from KingMakers so far.
Since its inception, more than 1,500 socially and economically downtrodden students have been trained with 100% scholarship (free coaching). The centre also doesn’t levy any course fee on physically challenged aspirants. About 50% of the students trained at the centre are recipients of a merit scholarship towards fee concession, sponsored by KingMakers and service organisations. Students are selected for the scholarship through an ‘Aptitude and General Knowledge Test’ followed by a personal interview.
The centre also supplies the complete set of 17 books, essential for Prelims and Mains preparation to every aspirant, free of cost. It also boasts of an affordable fee structure.
The centre conducts free ‘Government Services/Career-Oriented Awareness programmes’ all over Tamil Nadu. The purpose of this is two-fold:
- It spreads awareness and information about the job opportunities through competitive examinations in Civil Services/govt sectors.
- To make the youth realise their innate potential, creating the drive for competitive exam preparation within them and train them for civil services and other government jobs.
The benchmark for such programmes is Unakkul Oru IAS, a joint venture of KingMakers IAS Academy and a popular daily. This programme is intended to create ‘Awareness on Civil Services, its Strategies and Scope’ among the graduates and graduating students all over Tamil Nadu – especially at major cities like Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Tiruchy, Puducherry and Chennai.
As a result of the free outreach programmes, KingMakers IAS Academy has motivated more than 3 lakh young men and women from every nook and cranny of Tamil Nadu. The centre has trained more than 23,000 central and state civil service aspirants so far.
Apart from in-house training for Civil Service at its headquarters in Anna Nagar, Chennai, the centre also offers on-campus-training for college and university students. The centre provides state-of-the-art infrastructure for the students to prepare for Civil Services. The classrooms are tech-enabled and have additional study halls. The centre also has hostel facilities with study halls within the same campus to help aspirants save time and focus on preparation.
The centre provides the necessary edge and exposure to the aspirants to get an insight into the ground realities and expectations of UPSC. Its most distinctive feature lies in the mode of training offered to the candidates. All relevant and updated study materials required for the examination are provided in hard and soft copies. The KingMakers IAS Academy App also helps the aspirants. The resource persons are well experienced and service-minded IAS, IRAS, IRS officers, who are either in service or retired. The centre has also collaborated with subject experts and academicians. Aspirants are engaged in periodic motivational sessions and are also asked to provide feedback.
The centre’s IAS IN TAMIL module is a collection of relevant study materials in Tamil. Many aspirants, desirous of attempting the exam in Tamil will be able to do so at KingMakers.
What is KingMakers app and blog about?
- Daily news on national and international issues from all the popular dailies and PIB (Press Information Bureau) are updated daily.
- From the popular dailies, about 20 objective type questions are chosen and uploaded on the app on a daily basis.
- Editorial pages from popular dailies, analysed in Mains Exam Perspective gets published in the centre’s blog daily.
- A fortnightly magazine in Current Affairs is regularly published on the blog. It is also available as a hard copy.