Kota factory was brilliant as TVF gathered courage to show the real side of kota. Students leave their homes and parents at the age of 14-15 and come to this harsh environment of Kota to live for two years. Suddenly, their support system is gone. You take one-two months to adjust to the lifestyle itself. Your friends and a few teachers become your backbone…. See the series for further information…
KOTA is specially known in India as a center for preparation of various national level competitive examinations through which the students seek admissions in various engineering and medical colleges of the country. Often termed as the “kota factory”, the town contains more than 40 large coaching institutes for aspiring students trying to pass entrance exams for Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), through the IIT JEE, other engineering colleges and prominent medical colleges of India.Of the 40 large coaching institutes in the town, the most prominent are Allen, Resonance, Bansal, Vibrant and Career Point.
Since 2000, the city has emerged as a popular coaching destination for competitive exams preparation and for profit educational services. The education sector of Kota has become one of the major contributors to the city’s economy.Kota is popularly referred to as “the coaching capital of India”.Over 1.5 lakh students from all over the country flock every year towards the city for preparation of various exams such as IIT-JEE, NEET-UG and AIIMS etc.Many hostels and PGs are located in Kota near the vicinity of coaching centres for students. Students live here for 2–3 years and prepare for the exams. The annual turnover of the Kota coaching industry is about 1500 crore.
Kota’s emergence as a coaching hub began in 1985 when Vinod Kumar Bansal, an engineer working for J. K. Synthetics Ltd, set up Bansal Classes that eventually became Bansal Classes Private Limited.Some of his instructors started their own institutes making Kota a major educational center.