At Civilsdaily, we are on a mission to create the most student-centric platform for UPSC preparation. It is our constant endeavor to transform the entire preparation cycle of students by offering them a conducive ecosystem and distinguished content leveraging on bleeding-edge technologies.
Ultimately, it breaks down into the following –
1. One-on-one guidance
It is amply clear that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to clear the exam. Each and every student has to evolve a unique strategy keeping in mind his/her strengths and weaknesses. Thus one-on-one guidance becomes crucial.
Traditional coaching institutes stack 500 students in a single classroom. Though teachers are available after classes, they are seldom welcoming of doubts let alone understanding the individual needs of students. All this while charging lakhs for the most basic courses.
We, on the other hand, give prime importance to individual interaction. The website, telegram groups, emails, phone calls – we are leveraging every communication channel possible to help our students and guide them better.
2. Lectures that are miles ahead in quality and coverage
Exam trends and patterns suggest that it has become almost impossible to clear the exam with superficial knowledge. Solid concepts and an ability to interlink issues are prerequisites.
That is why our core team doesn’t consist of mere ex-aspirants with limited knowledge of NCERTs. They are mostly post-graduates in their respective fields or have immense knowledge of their subjects with diverse reading. We also engage with scientists, professors and bureaucrats regularly to refine our content and guest lectures.
3. Staying affordable
There are companies that work hard to charge you more, and there are companies that work hard to charge you less. Established offline coaching institutes belong to the 1st category. We, on the other hand, lead the 2nd.
Though we provide a lot of study material for free, we get repeated requests for free programs and video lectures. We want to take a minute to re-iterate that teaching and producing quality material is one of the most challenging tasks. Teachers are required to constantly upgrade their knowledge, think of ways to simplify complex issues and keep refining their content. That being said, the job of a teacher should be one of the highest paying jobs(only next to that of a mother or a farmer). Hence, investing in such courses is one of the best investments you can make.
Our Core Team
We are following a decentralized structure commonly known as Holacracy. We don’t have titles and managers. There are single points of contact for our core activities and the team is often seen juggling various tasks.
Sajal Singh, Core Faculty
MS Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, MS Financial Economics from Carleton University Canada. NET(JRF) in Economics qualified.
Rakesh Dalal, Core Faculty
Man of many degrees – MA, MBA and Political Analyst with a passion for books. Takes out time to read a minimum of 4 books/month on various issues.
Devashish Jhawar, Design and Graphics
Though an MBA in Finance, his love for creative things drew him back to the design world.
Dr. Makhan Saikia, Core Faculty
A JNU and TISS alumnus, he has taught Political Science and International Relations in the past for almost a decade in various institutions. He has authored several books and is also a senior editor at The Pioneer. His areas of research interest include globalization and IPR, international conflict, and global governance.
Himanshu Arora, Core Faculty
An Economist and a Public Policy specialist, he has worked at PMEAC in the past. He is a regular columnist in The Hindu, The Indian Express, and other publications. Currently, he is working at the Parliament of India. He is famous for demystifying economics.
Virendra P. Singh, Core Faculty
An IIT Kharagpur alumnus, he joined the IRPS with immense experience in the Private Sector working across domains in high profile companies. He has consistently scored very high marks in interviews. His 2009 score of 213/300 was among the toppers.
A 2012 batch IPS Officer, he is an IIT Bombay graduate. Previously he has worked for Indian Railways (IES) and also has spent a couple of years in the USA and Europe for research, after his graduation. He is presently posted in Madhya Pradesh.
An IIT Guwahati alumnus, problem solver by heart, he heads the mentorship team at Civilsdaily. It takes just a couple of minutes for him to reach at the core of problems faced by aspirants. Known for his straightforward and a mince no words attitude, his advice is a source of great revelation to the aspirants and guidance to other Mentors at Civilsdaily.
Civilsdaily wouldn’t have been possible without the generous contributions of many other people.
Arushi Ma’am, HR & Communications
Arushi Ma’am helped to handle student issues and effectively resolve them.
Our founding Mentors have been very instrumental in shaping our content strategy and ensuring it is aligned to the ever-changing UPSC exam pattern.
Dr. Vipin Garg, AIR 20, CSE 2015
MBBS from AIIMS. Various Medals in LBSNAA.
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