I am thankful to SRC Sir for giving me the opportunity to share a few words about my experience as a student of Achievers’ Circle. To begin with, I must say, as a student, I am of the opinion that just studying is not enough for cracking a competitive examination. One needs to know exactly what one needs to study and how much to study about a particular topic. There comes the role of Achievers’ Circle.
I joined Achievers’ Circle in the Third Year of my BSc course in Chemistry (Honours). Feeling very blank in inorganic chemistry, I decided to contact SRC Sir, and eventually joined his class. To speak the truth, the proper methodical study started from that point. I started learning what exactly should my attitude towards the course be. I must say, I have gained a lot from Sir’s classes. I could grasp every little bit of a topic, in an elaborate manner.
In a month’s time, I learned about the course offered by Achievers’ Circle for IIT aspirants. I decided to enroll myself for the course. I do not know whether readers would believe me, but, I felt, the mock test program was very helpful for me. It acted like a cane, which hit whenever I would try to go astray, or felt that I was losing focus. Every mock test passed by, and my weak points would reveal.
I would try to rectify them and prepare myself for the next test. It was a competition of me not only with my fellow classmates but also with myself. I would strive to score higher with each test passing by. Here, SRC Sir played a huge role.
I still remember him saying, “the ALL INDIA competition is confined in this room”. He would bring up the names of the high scorers on the board, and encourage them to score even better. On the day of the last exam, just a week before we appeared for JAM, Sir had written down the names on the board. I was fortunate enough to find my name in the list. He said,
“Challenge me if any of these students secure ranks above 100”……… and there it was. Injected with confidence, I appeared for the examination. When the results were declared, I was delighted to learn that I have secured an All India Rank of 66. The first thing I recalled was Sir’s words.
Within two months time, there was yet fruit, when the results of Hyderabad School of Chemistry were declared, and I found myself in the 5th position of the All India Rank List.
I will not deny the fact that I have worked hard for achieving my goals. At the same time, I can never deny that my hard work was channelled in the right track by Achievers’ Circle, in general, and SRC Sir, in particular. I have always said that I owe a lot to this institute. I am very much thankful to the institute for helping me, guiding me to fulfil my aspirations. Now, I can proudly say, I am on my way to be called an IITan, and will always remember, how I did it. Those six months (August ’14 to January ’15) will go down the memory lane. No matter how much I write, I will not be able to completely show my respect and gratitude towards the institute. All I can say, which, I guess, explains everything, is, without Achievers’ Circle, my aspiration of studying in an IIT would have never come true.
I offer my sincere thanks to Achievers’ Circle, and in particular, SRC Sir, for his experienced, professional guidance, for being a constant support to his students, and for encouraging me all through my journey.
Abhirup Guha – All India Rank-5 Hyderabad School of Chemistry 2015