Published: 09th April 2020
Now any student can access Aakash's lessons live on YouTube for free
Aakash Institute is all set to launch Aakash Prime Class to make entrance preparation easily accessible for all students
With the lockdown in place across the whole country, a lot of the school and college students and the ones who are preparing for various entrance examinations have resorted to online classes. However, the online test preparation is widely thought of as a luxury, since only select coaching institutes offer these. However, Aakash Institute is coming up with a solution to this problem.
The test prep institute is all set to launch Aakash Prime Class to let students in all geographical locations access the study material and prepare for the entrance examination, amid lockdown. As part of this, the institute will now launch live classes on its YouTube channel. This is completely free of charge and anybody can access it.
At the same time, the students can also pose their queries via YouTube comments and get them answered in real-time. "Aakash Prime Class will be like a mega webinar, through an easily accessible medium," says Aakash Choudhary, Director, and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL). "This is majorly aimed for students who have no access to high-end gadgets. These can work on basic smartphones and computers too," he says.
Prime Class is currently in its Beta stage and is expected to be released by the next week. "The children are already loving it. They're happy with the interface and the way it works. They don't need a separate app for it," says Aakash. "We are hoping that somewhere between 10,000 to 15,000 students will be accessing it," he adds.
Speaking of the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown on the NEET and JEE aspirants, Aakash thinks that the situation is a boon for some, while a bane for the others. "This situation is definitely a dampener. But an entrance examination tests your knowledge and your nerves. So, the students will have to stay sane and hold on to social distancing," he says. "However, a lot of students have told me that the lockdown has allowed them a lot of extra time in hand to prepare well for the examinations," he adds.