29 November, 2020

Except Jholawallahs

With the highest strike rate, RSS-linked Samkalp has former students everywhere in the services

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Except Jholawallahs
outlookindia.com
2020-08-22T15:33:26+05:30

Samkalp an institute closely linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has been training and guiding IAS aspirants for nearly three decades with an enviable success rate. While other institutes take out boastful advertisements speckled with mugshots of its successful candidates, Samkalp keeps a low-profile; it has never advertised its achievements.

Running out of a nondescript centre at Udaseen Ashram in Delhi’s Paharganj area, Samkalp’s Interview Guidance Programme (IGP) has become a sought after course over the years. Not only are tuition fees more reasonable than most other coaching institutes, it is enviably successful too.

Samkalp’s head-office and three branches are in Delhi; they have chapters in other cities and smaller towns, including Chandigarh, Guwahati, Chennai, Agra, Mathura, Meerut, Bhiwani, Kanpur, Roorkie, Jaipur, Bhilai, Ludhiana and Vadodara to cater to an increasing number of aspirants. While the institute and its branches offer coaching for prelims and main examinations, it calculates its success rate based on the final...

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