Union Public Service Commission commonly abbreviated as the UPSC is the reputed organization which is majorly responsible for recruitment of different profiles in the government. The UPSC includes some well-defined recruitment policies which they follow while filling up different profiles in various government organization. UPSC deals with the authority of producing the most efficient high ranked officers in different fields of the government. Among those different fields, the most important one is the Civil Services. The Indian Civil services includes the following service profiles: IAS, IFS, IPS, IES.
Every year UPSC conducts an examination for the recruitment to the civil services which consist of two stages: Prelims and Mains. Nearly 600-700 vacancies come out on an average every year. An aspirant needs to be well focused to crack this examination. He/she should prepare efficiently for both prelims and mains. A capable student may prepare for the examination by himself/herself but it is strongly advised to take up coaching in some renowned coaching centers situated across the country. Taking up this sort of coaching can really assist an individual to crack this sort of examination.
But its not viable to just get into a coaching institute without having proper information of it. It is advisory for an aspirant to keep this parameters in mind before choosing a coaching institute :
- Is the institute old enough?
- Is the faculty knowledgeable and well experienced?
- Is the course duration and fees feasible for an student to attend and pay respectively?
- Is the performance rate of the institute good enough in the previous years?
- Is the infrastructure sophisticated and suitable for an student?
Below given is a sorted list of IAS coaching centres in Kolkata (with necessary details) based on the above mentioned factors. Information are accumulated from various sources, according to which these institutes have been compiled. It will be highly appreciable to get suggestions and comments from you.
List of the Top Coaching Centres for IAS in Kolkata:
- Institute for Civil Service Aspirant (ICSA)
- Trademark IAS
- Vinson IAS
- Presidency College Coaching Centre
- The Bose Academy
- Academy of Civil Services
- Career Care
#1. RICE (Roy’s Institute of Competitive Examination)
Address: (Head Office) Dishari Bhawan, 11/1 B.T. Road, Rathtala, Dunlop Kolkata-700056
Phone: 033-2564 4340 / 0604 / 7305
More details and performance: It is a 28 years old institution which has now 25 branches located over 13 districts of West Bengal. So far this institute had built 30000 successful careers in West Bengal. RICE proudly boasts about its infrastructure.The centres are well equipped with latest generation computers, good teaching staff, audio visual aids and even library facilities. The faulty members are experienced and put an untiring effort to push their students towards the milestone of success. They even organize special classes as per the requirement of the students. Computer-based test helps to keep a track of the progress of each and every student.
Quality of Study Material: Students are provided with the study materials every month of their course. They also provide reference materials.The books are really helpful for the aspirants.
Result: The toppers in IAS from Kolkata are mostly trained in the RICE institute. Thats why RICE tops this list.
Fee Structure: The fee is a bit high. For IAS, its Rs 40000 for a course period of 1 year.
#2. INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL SERVICE ASPIRANTS (ICSA)
Address: DB-18, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064
Phone: 033-2334 1274
More details and performance: This is the only full time IAS institute in the city. Provides result oriented classroom coaching, effective postal coaching, excellent library facilities. The faculty list goes on and on and comprises of highly educated professionals with a high level of experience in this field. There is mock interview panel which is comprised of a numerous IAS officers. It is considered to be the only full time IAS coaching centre in Kolkata. A well deserved Rank#2 in this list.
Result: The alumni of ICSA comprises of a huge list IAS and IPS officers. The success rate in IAS in kolkata is greatly influenced by the efforts of ICSA.
Fee Structure: The fee is approximately Rs 20000 for a full time course in ICSA(6 months).
#3. TRADEMARK IAS:
Address: Partho, 95 Shyambazar Street,
Kolkata 700-005, Landmark – opp. AV School,
1st Floor of North Point Academy,
Web Site: trademark-ias.blogspot.com
More details and performance: They provide training for both prelims and mains of UPSC- IAS/IPS exams in General Studies and Essay. History, Political Science and Public Administration are the optionals on offer. Classroom and distance mode of education are also provided. It is considered to be very reputed firm in its genre. So, we have put Trademark IAS in the Rank #3 position.
Result:They have produced excellent candidates who achieved the rank of 256, 506, 849 etc in previous year civil services examinations.
Fee Structure: It charges above Rs 25000 for a full time course in IAS.
#4. VINSON IAS
Address: (Head Office) 26B, Camac street , Kolkata-700016 , Neelkanth Building , Flat 1C , near Vardaan market
More details and performance: Despite the fact that its not a very old institute they have shown remarkable performance with their entry, with the maximum number of students from West Bengal cracking UPSC examination from their institute itself in the year of 2012 and 2013 , the results of 2014 is awaited shortly. Their modern infrastructure and non cramming methods of teaching make them stand out from the rest. They provide with one of the best library facilities one could ever avail of. The regular mock tests held by them helps the students assess their performance rate. One can avail of their quality mock tests right before the UPSC exam .
Quality of Study Material: They’ve got one of the most comprehensive study materials , which is really a self-help . They provide their students with their own issue of monthly magazines which help the students keep up with the current affairs, G.K, etc. They also provide students with reference materials which help aspirants to diversify their knowledge
Result: In the recent years Vinson IAS heads the list of IAS toppers from West Bengal
Fee Structure: Their fee structure is Rs. 40,000 , which might be a bit pocket pinching to many, but it is worth every penny .
#5. PRESIDENCY COLLEGE COACHING CENTRE
Address: No- 86/1College Street, Tiretta Bazar, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata – 700073
Phone: 033-22192636 Mobile: +919831092916
More details and Performance: Everybody is aware of the honor and pride, Presidency college possesses. It is one of the oldest institution in India. It has been carrying its legacy since the 19th century. Part of Presidency college holds the responsibility of providing a higher level of coaching to the IAS aspirants. The faculty set comprises of professors from the same college only. No other deserve the Rank#4 position better then Presidency college coaching centre.
Result: Produced many high profiled dignatries in the Civil Services.
Fee Structure: Fee is very nominal. Its is less then Rs 20000 for a normal course duration.
#6. THE BOSE ACADEMY
Address: 2/7, Sarat Bose Road, Vasundhara Building, 6th Floor, Kolkata – 700 020
Phone: 033 2475 8276 / 4214
Fax: 033 3053 0003
More details and Performance: Yet another reputed institute within the reach of the aspirants in Kolkata. The faculty here carries a lot of experience and has built many successful careers. The Bose Academy is known for their unique way of training. They do proper research of the pattern of the competitive exams and develop innovative strategies to fulfil the dreams of many candidates. Really earned the Rank#5 position.
Fee Structure:The fee for the general IAS course is less than Rs 25000.
Few other average level IAS coaching institutes are:
#7. ACADEMY OF CIVIL SERVICES
Address: 8, Dr. Sundari Mohan Avenue, Park Circus, Kolkata-700014
#8. CAREER CARE
Address: 29/4, Srigopal Malik Lane, Kolkata 700012
This research has been conducted by Oureducation to find Top IAS Coaching Centers for IAS in Kolkata on 26th August 2013, but we suggest all students, parents and stake holders to confirm about best college as by the time. You would like to take admission management or teachers of institute would have changed.
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