Deeksha, India’s leading education services company announced the launch of two new Junior Colleges in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The campuses will be in Dwaraka Nagar & NAD areas of the city. The colleges will offer specialised coaching for IIT-JEE, NEET and other competitive tests along with regular intermediate board syllabus.
The Campus area in Dwaraka Nagar is 20,000 sq ft and in NAD the campus area is 30,000 sq ft. Deeksha currently has 31 campuses spread across Karnataka, Telangana, and Maharashtra. Since its inception, Deeksha has helped transform 56,000 young lives by nurturing their academic success.
Dr Sridhar, Founder of Deeksha, was a resident of Visakhapatnam and one of the early students from this city to pass the JEE exam in 1985 and secure admission to the prestigious IITs. After completing his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Dr Sridhar returned to his homeland in 1998 with a desire to contribute to society through education. He, along with Mrs Lalit Sridhar, jointly launched Deeksha with a vision of establishing junior colleges that provide an effective and caring academic environment that nurture original thinking and create young confident individuals with a sense of responsibility towards society.
Dr Sridhar strongly believes that strong conceptual clarity and self-confidence, born from emotional wellness, are the primary requisites for academic success. Deeksha’s flagship program dCARE (Deeksha for Children’s All-Round Development) comprises of various initiatives which ensure a child’s well-being and forms the bedrock of the institute’s motto of “Nurturing Success of Every Child”. The idea is to nurture success in children through a rigorous academic environment supported by technology built around the culture of caring. Hence, children at Deeksha are encouraged to:
- Learn, not just memorise
- Study smart, not just study hard
- Be motivated by passion, not driven by fear
- Push themselves consistently and OUTPERFORM
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sridhar G, Founder – Deeksha, said, “Having spent my childhood in Visakhapatnam, we are delighted to be able to serve the children of this wonderful city by providing them quality education while ensuring their overall wellbeing. While academic knowledge is the first step in building a career, the current era demands children to also be equipped with the ability to think for themselves, the discipline to work hard and the grit to face adversity. That is the greater goal of high school education.”
“We must focus more on equipping our children to face and handle the pressures of life. Every child is born to succeed in a unique walk of life, it is up to us to guide children and nurture their passion towards success. It is our duty as parents and teachers in encouraging children to develop a broader vision of life and continuously evolve to become better. We often hear from Deeksha alumni how a healthy mind helped them beyond academics in pursuing their passion and achieve great accolades. It is imperative to keep in mind children’s wellbeing and happiness while guiding them towards success”, said Mrs Lalit Sridhar, Founder – Deeksha.
Shedding light on the expansion, Mr Pramod Gupta, CEO, Deeksha, said, “Education, in India today is facing multiple challenges – right from the mounting competitiveness and evolving academic structure that requires constant stimuli to be at par with the best. Over the last 21 years, Deeksha has been utilising technology to build an education model characterised by continual learning easily accessible to children. We are proud to expand our avenues and reach out to children from various regions of the country.”
Speaking about the growing academic competition, Mr Suravaram Lakshmikanth Reddy, Academic Head, Deeksha, said, “The healthy competition prevailing among children calls for excellence in regular board syllabus and competitive tests rather than just the ability to eliminate choices. Children need to be equipped with conceptual understanding, critical thinking and a quick pace to ace competitive tests such as IIT-JEE, NEET and similar tests.”