Rajasthan-based Aakrati, coaching provider for IIT-JEE launched a residential training institute in the city’s western suburb, Bhayander, on Friday.
The institute also wants to collaborate with colleges and schools in Mumbai to offer a dual model of JEE coaching and academic curriculum for IIT aspirants.
This year 4.72 lakh students will take the IIT-JEE on April 11 for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The IIT-JEE coaching industry is worth Rs 10,000 crore, with Kota being the hub.
Located over 24 acres, the fully residential campus in the city will house faculty, classrooms and a library.
“Aakrati not only prepares students to crack JEE successfully, but also ensures holistic development,” said R.K Sharma, managing director of Aakrati Education Pvt Ltd.
“The residential facility will impart yoga lessons and conduct stress management workshops,” he added.
The class has collaborated with suburban schools and colleges such as Gundecha High School.
Aakrati also has plans to open a coaching centre in Powai. The IITs have been working on means to weed out coaching classes out of the JEE, which they view as unhealthy for a student.