Grade XI- Mission 2022
You just finished your Grade X- Board exam. Itching to start the next phase of your academic career. Welcome to DCGURUKUL- 2 year Integrated Program. Whatever may be your dream, we will be there with You to make it a Reality. Are you Ready?
We @ DCGURUKUL understand the kind of dilemma that you as a student may be facing when you are trying to select the right study alternative for yourself to beat the competition. The choices are even more so critical when you are in the business end of your academic career. Our understanding of Indian Education & Support Education (Coaching) Industry and cumulative experience of handling more than 30000+ students has given us deep insight and we are privileged to put forward some of the hard facts and common mistakes that student/parent commits and also the associated myths. We hope expect that you will be smart enough to learn from other’s mistakes and apply it to yourself to maximize your chances of success. GOOD LUCK.
Some hard facts you must consider before you choose your Support Education Options
No of Seats in IIT: 11279, No of Seats in NIT’s:17967 Aspirants: 1,30,000+ Probability of selection in IIT: 0.87% Probability of selection in NIT’s: 1.38% No of Seats in Govt Medical College MBBS through NEET: 26773 , No of NEET Aspirants….., Probability of selection in a Govt Medical College(MBBS):1.78%
Concepts has not undergone any change that are currently studied in the last 40 to 50 years but syllabus and pattern of examination has seen some minor tweaking in the last 4 to 5 decades
Most students make the mistake of choosing a support education (coaching option) without analysis of their self and their learning styles. If a student is naturally intelligent and requires no or little handholding in understanding a concept and applications, then any form of coaching will be useful for them because they have naturally high IQ, smart working, focused and dedicated and most importantly value time. Just analyse this, in your class of 40 in your school are you the one who is the smartest? On the other hand, if you are someone who would require handholding, personalized guidance and a mentor, chances are that you may not get it in a coaching whether offline or online in a group of 40 or 100 or 1000+ students. Please don’t make the mistake of equating your Class X mathematics marks with your intelligence. What you should consider is how you achieved those marks? More often than not, even an average and hard working student can score 98% or 100% in Class X mathematics just by solving the same kind of questions over and over again. This approach will not work in Class XI and XII. You have to put a lot of emphasis on analysis and application even though if you can understand a concept easily. Most students falter in that. They would watch a You tube video or attend free sessions or coaching classes and they would think they have understood the concept but when trying to solve questions by themselves they face the real challenge and unfortunately that time no is there to guide or handhold them. You know yourself better than others so analyse your style of learning and yourself and check you can compliment your learning.
You can make your career choice either by Institution or by Field of Study. For example if studying Computer Science engineering is your goal, then you can select Plan A to study in IIT Bombay, Plan B can be any other IIT or Plan C can be even Abroad. Same goes for other fields as well. For some it can be that I will study in IIT no matter what Branch I get. Please understand, your choice of goal will determine the effort you need to put and in what direction.
Chance of your selection is independent of past performances of the options you choose. It all depends on you. No support education system can contribute more than 15 to 20% in your overall success. So don’t get fooled by Advertising or marketing campaign that so many students got selected in premiere Institutes. Focus on what you need and who can offer you the best so that you can achieve what is realistically possible for you. It’s important to know and assess yourself before you make any choice. Please note behind every success that is marketed, there are thousands of failure.
For students who are not in the race of engineering or medical but wants to do something extra ordinary in their chosen field, let’s say Astro-Physics or Econometrics or any field, our advice will be the same. Choose your goal and work towards to make it happen and accordingly choose the option that maximizes your chances.
The last point we want to draw your attention is about TIME. Choose your options and activities which minimize your unproductive time and give you sufficient time for SELF- STUDY. It’s absolutely critical for your success.
Common Mistakes and Myths
The most common fundamental mistakes a student can do when he/she gets in Class 11. Please remember your Class 11th concepts and understanding is very important for your Class 12th. In Board exam, you may not be asked on Class 11th questions separately but without Class 11th concepts, you are bound to find yourself in a spot of bother. Ask your seniors, they will all tell you that they wished they had taken Class 11 seriously. In competitive exams, percentage of questions vary from 30% to even 50% in certain exams and especially if you are looking to score well and get a good seat either in Engineering or Medical, you cannot afford to make this mistake. Please do not look into the syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12th separately, they are all interconnected giving you a holistic learning at the end of the day.
This is a myth spread courtesy Coaching Industry. Look at this way, are the syllabus different in Board or IIT-JEE or NEET or are the concepts different. The answer is plain simple NO. Well we do agree the approach for Board and School is different from IIT-JEE or NEET. But one thing you must understand and appreciate that if you do not know a way to solve a question or do not know a concept, whether Board or IIT or NEET you are bound to get stuck, You can only improve your problem solving skills if you practice subjective as well as objective questions and please note, 25% marks in Boards from this year is objective based.
If you are expecting to score or scored more than 90%,
we would like to congratulate you. However, we would also like to warn you that
your study in Class 11 and 12 is going to be very different and demanding. We
have seen over our years of experience that most students who even score more
than 90% in Class X, struggles immensely. The reasons are as follows: Syllabus
is vast, Application of concepts are of paramount importance, Only memory power
won’t help, you won’t have time to redo and practice a single chapter over and
over again like you did in Class X and importantly peer, self and family
expectations. It’s a race against time and you need to be consistent from day
Try talking to some of your seniors who are doing well as per you and more importantly who are not doing well, they will all tell you that the strategy of last minute study or even trying to memorise questions or derivations may not work forget problem solving within a stipulated time frame. Memorization is a good virtue but building long term memory by doing adequate practice and internalizing and assimilating the concepts and interconnecting the concepts are the key to success.
Let’s objectively look at how much time you have for Class 11 and 12. Assume that your school starts in June, you will finish your class 11 by February end and then by March your Class 12 will start followed by summer vacation and you will have to finish your syllabus by November 2021 or max by December 2021. January 2021, you will have your Board Pre-Test and IIT-JEE Mains. By January 2021 end your practical exam will start and By March 1st Week, your Board exam will start and by April 2021 first/second week your IIT-JEE Mains second attempt and by May all your competitive exams will be over be it NEET, IITJEE Advanced or any other exams you are planning to appear. So the effective study/preparation time for Class 11 is from June 2000 to January 2021- so roughly 8 months and effective study/preparation time for Class 12 will be from May to November/December 2021, roughly another 7/8 months. So your Class 11 and 12 is not a two year or 24 months course, it is effectively 15 to 14 months course not even One and half year. Most students fail to understand the demanding time line and on top of that 95 to 98% students do not take their Class 11 seriously. Even a one month head start in starting your preparation can go a long way in keeping the competition at bay. Choice is yours anyway.
Please note, it is one of the most common misconception/myth prevailing around. Your success depends solely on your time, effort and energy you spend on your academic and behavioral development. Please understand, behind every success you see or read in media, there are thousands of failure. You need to decide what works best for you and you can do that by analyzing yourself. For example if you are someone with high IQ and requires little or no hand holding then anything will work for you but if you are someone who needs some guidance and hand holding and individual attention, group coaching may not be suitable for you. Check out for yourself, are you the topper of your class or school or state or board, are you naturally gifted to pick up and master complex topics, you will get your answer. Also please note no support education system can contribute more than 15 to 20% in your overall success.
As already discussed in the previous point your success
depends on your effort and the guidance you receive. May be your relative or
friend or seniors who did well from a particular institution may had the
requisite IQ and the behavioral traits and as a result got lot of attention
from the faculties which was needed for them to succeed. Think about it, in
your school class so far that you have studied did all students received
similar attention from your teachers, did all of them became toppers. The
answer is no and the same logic goes for Coaching Institution. It’s your
extended school and the support you will receive depends on how much limelight
you can gather. To find out whether you are worthy, try appearing for a
scholarship test. The purpose of scholarship test is to identify the brightest
from the rest. Every student will receive a minimum of 10% discount on the
course fee but if you are the smartest you will receive 40 to 50% or even more.
In that case, you need not chase them, they will chase you. It’s the true fact.
Selective study is not recommended if you are aiming for the top college. But if your goal is just to pass and exam like your school or Board, you may do so but no guarantee you will score your desired percentage. If you are doing selective study in Class 11, it will definitely come back and haunt you in your class 12. We have seen many students struggle in Class 12 because they left a substantial portion of their Class 11 untouched. Don’t have that thought if you really want to do well although many will tell you that you can still do well. We would say they are trying to fool you by telling what you want to hear.
You cannot afford to neglect any subject. Infact it quite natural for students to like a particular subject over another but understand in competition or even in Board, each subject carry equal weight age. You need to be equally good in all subjects you have taken. Some subjects that is giving you trouble, we recommend you read good books on that subject and develop your interest. I will manage attitude may not work always. You have to put in the requisite effort to make every subject strong enough even if not equally strong.
We have seen over the years, your preparation is never complete till you finish your Class 12. Your syllabus for Class 11 and 12 is vast and demanding and there can be infinite number of questions that can be framed from the syllabus. If you are chasing questions, you will never feel confident. You have to realize that no Coaching Institution or teachers can give you all the possible questions that may appear in your competitive exam. You have to understand, assimilate, apply all possible questions in whatever material you are following- there will be no dearth of material available in market for practice. You have to spend time with all subjects and get deeper into it then only you will feel confident about your preparation.
Well, another myth or mistake. Most students opt for multiple coaching/tuitions when they are not seeing the desired result from their investment in a particular coaching Institution. We recommend you to be wary about that from the beginning and take judicious call on the same. Its like saying Sachin Tendulkar would have become double the better batsman, if he had another coach in his life. But did he seek advice and guidance apart from his primary coach. We are sure he did so should you but only after knowing what you are looking for to improve. Also understand running around multiple coaching or tuitions will take a heavy toll on your time and you may not be able to devote time for your self study which is absolutely critical for your own success.
You may be right. You will definitely get information or knowledge from any You tube or free channels in the internet as we already told you concepts has not undergone any change in the last 4 to 5 decades. But what is important apart from knowledge is your assimilation of the concepts, clearing and thrashing out misconceptions that you may or might have build up while studying, applying the concepts in problems solving scenarios and more importantly guided handholding and discussion in why and why not. Unfortunately all these are possible by human beings currently. We are not ruling out when AI will be able to teach you better, but that is a story for some other day.
Key Highlights of the Program
Most students make the mistake of treating the learning in 11th and 12th chapter/topic wise. Reality is all subjects are a series of interconnecting puzzles and the topics or chapters are pieces of it. Chances are that if you don’t pick the right order of studying the pieces, connect the DOTS, solving the bigger puzzle would be a night mare. @DCGURUKUL, we understand it better than most and hence we constantly encourage our students to keep interconnecting them. You can see it for yourself- What does IIT’s check you for? Can you apply multiple concepts in a single problem?
In most school or coaching or tuition centres learning is a Monologue and teachers delivers and students listen. While you listen, you think you understood. Yes you are right but partially. You understood but not assimilated and felt those concepts. This gets reflected when you start solving problems. @ DCGURUKUL, we encourage you to participate in discussion with your mentor and at times ask you to teach to your fellow mentor and group so that whatever you thought you understood will be challenged and you get a better perspective of the concepts
Pace of Learning is Independent of the group. Student can cover syllabus faster if they are up for it. Students can Aligned their study with SCHOOL syllabus and exams and no student is judged good or bad based on their prior knowledge.
Please Note: This feature will is available for Classroom Program students. For Online students- Mentor will decide the pace of learning and there will be fixed schedule to be followed.
Emphasis on Subjective as well as Objective Problem solving Skills through guided practice sessions in class, home works or tests. Please note, ideal preparation is one where you can solve a problem without options and for MCQ’s ideal preparation is one where you can for sure say by applying concepts and logic why three others would be wrong.
We do not follow a batch system. Your batch starts the day you join us. It can happen that 3 of you and your friends are studying together but each can study different topics/subjects or can have a different time slot based on individual requirements. In most Coaching Institutions, you will be looked after only if they know you can crack it with or without them. Many students who if provided little handholding could have made it. @DCGURUKUL, you are important. We work with you to maximize your chances of success.
Please Note: This feature will is available for Classroom Program students. For Online students- there will be fixed batch system to be followed.
We do understand that your parents might have invested heavily on Coaching Institution or Integrated Program in School or in Online/App based learning companies or You may be just contemplating of starting preparation. @DCGURUKUL, We work around your existing system and your existing time commitments based on your requirements. We compliment your existing system and if it works out you can depend on us for your entire learning need to achieve your goal
Please Note: This feature is available only for Classroom program students. For online students- time slot will be fixed.
@DCGURUKUL we will be there with you till you finish your desired purpose of joining us, be it Boards or IIT-JEE, NEET, CET or any other competitive exams. We do not leave you half way or in between. We are there for you, with you till the last day or your last exam that you have entrusted us.
Learn concepts, assimilate concepts, feel the concepts- close your eyes and visualize the concepts and then apply the concepts. @DCGURUKUL, we believe in two kinds of practice- 1. One that challenges and clears your conceptual and application ability and 2. One that improves your speed and accuracy. Just imagine, if you have not understood properly a particular topic and if you appear for a test- You know the result. Loss of confidence or simply you don’t care. @DCGURUKUL, we ensure you have sufficient practice one step at a time.
We @DCGURUKUL work closely with You and your family not only on Your academic front but also on Your Behavioral and Temperamental front so that You MAXIMISE your chances of SUCCESS. We have a 360 degree feedback mechanism with your family. You can think of us as your support staff and You as the CEO, where only aim is your well-being and Success- Academically, Mentally and Physically. Remember it’s a team effort- but CEO’s effort and contribution is more.
Most students face this dilemma whether to concentrate for the school studies or follow the coaching institution syllabus. More often than not, studies will not be alligned with school curriculum putting a tremendous burden on the student. They start losing confidence from the very first exam in their school. As a result, doubts set in and students are confused what to give priority to. @DCGURUKUL, we understand this problem of student and hence we encourage students to follow their school curriculum and build their base on top of that for competitive exams so that students are effectively able to manage their time and most importantly feel confident about themselves and also prepare effectively for competitive exams.
Program and Class duration and timings
Model 1: Integrated- starts May first week- 2020- till the last day of last exam – March/April/May 2022 depending on the purpose for which you joined us.
Model 2: Any Combination of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry- You decide your time frame
Each session is 2 hours duration.
Classes are open from 4pm to 8pm on Weekdays and 9am-1pm and 3pm – 7pm on weekends. You will be allocated a 2 hours slot. However depending on emergency you can tweak your timing if number of seats are available. Since we focus on individual learning, your time slot can be adjusted as per mutual convenience.
Depending on the subjects undertaken, number of classes in a week may vary from minimum 2 classes per week to 4 classes per week. For students who are studying all three subjects, additional number of classes may/will be allocated depending on their existing time commitments and number of students at that time in a group. Only Weekday, Weekday-Weekend Combined, Only Weekends options are available.
At any time slot, number of students is restricted to 5 (five) students per group.
Who should consider joining
The next 18-20 months of your effort is going to make or break or delay take off of your career. Think about this the last 12 to 15 years of study and hard-work that you and your family have put is going to culminate after grade XII. You can call this Stage of 1 of your life. Your next stage is dependent on how you perform in this stage. So you need to be extremely focused and determined. Another important aspect is you must have sufficient time at your disposal for your own practice and time for assimilation and internalization of what your learnt in the day. Running around multiple places, or surfing or watching You tube videos or recorded lectures, may not help you much. You must prioritize your time, every day for the next 18-20 months. Don’t forget- periodic revision of what you have studied earlier.
If you are not enrolled anywhere and are looking for personalized mentoring program based on their strengths and weaknesses and their learning styles and most importantly have TIME for OUR Mentorship program, You are Welcome to join US.
If you are already enrolled in some Coaching Institution and your parents have paid the fee already, we suggest you continue there and may be consider joining us for your special purpose needs provided time is there for you to spare. It can be any special needs in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. If things are not working out at all in your current system, you can consider shifting your entire preparation with us. We won’t disappoint you at any stage provided we have free slots.
We are based out of Bangalore. Please check our address. If you have to travel for more than 20 minutes to reach OUR location at your desired time slot, we suggest you look for an alternate time slot when traffic will be less else we suggest you look for alternative like our online program or any other suitable options. Travelling in Bangalore is a serious pain and we do understand that and more so if you have to be picked dropped and picked up by your parents.
The actual model of fee will be discussed during initial one to one interaction with your parents and after understanding your requirements.
Only for those students who depends on our expertise for all three subjects or students who are there with us for the entire duration of the program. The fee amount will depend on understanding your requirements, subject preferences and number of days per week and your current academic level
For those students who have specific requirement for a subject or two subjects and time is scarce for them. They do not control their time. Their availability of time is dependent on their existing system of study. We will work out the hourly rate depending on your requirements and time commitments per week/month and the duration it might take us to complete your requirements
Students who have specific requirements and they want to finish their topics/syllabus within a stipulated time frame.
A combination or a customized fee structure model can be worked out depending on your need and your requirements.
How to Join?
Face to face interaction with You and your Parents to understand your requirements, current level and aspirations and Parental expectations of the mentorship program. If face to face meeting not possible- Skype call can be organized. You can either call us or write to us with your and your parent preferred time of meeting or alternately you ask us to call back to set up the meeting. Please check our number and contact us information. One to one meeting is crucial in our student on boarding process.
Once you and your Parents feel comfortable and we also feel that we can contribute meaningfully in your career aspirations and exceed your Parental expectations- together, we will finalize the number of days and timing for You keeping in mind your existing schedule be it school or coaching Institution or any other place that you are engaged with.
Discussion of fee/commercial terms based on your number of days/hours per week and your requirements. Once that is decided and finalized with your parents and a token Advance fee is received as a confirmation
You are Welcome to DCGURUKUL
Program specific FAQ's
Yes, You can. However the Program specific conditions for Online Program will be applicable. Changing to classroom program at a later stage will depend on the availability of slots when you choose to join us for classroom programs.
Yes, you can choose any combination. However preference will be given to students who are choosing any two or all three combinations of subjects irrespective of their choice of Board or Engineering or Medical or all.
Since our classroom program features offers you
flexibility, you can do so. However, your choice of time slots will be
dependent upon number of students who have already availed that slot.
Classroom programs offer the maximum flexibility of learning for students. You can shift to online mode provided we are running the online program at that time, number of slots available in Online mode and the stage of course progression. Program specific conditions of Online programs will be applicable..
Fee for the program has to be as per agreed terms by bank transfer (IMPS) to designated account that would be shared with you/your parents.Reference number for the fee paid transaction to be shared every time a fee payment is made as per terms agreed and your parent will receive an acknowledgement mail for the same. You will be required to pay Program booking advance amount at the time of booking your slot. Advance booking amount is non refundable.
Currently, we do not offer any refund policy for this program or any of our program.