Such is the style of teaching of Divyakirti that in today’s time he has lakhs of followers or rather disciples. They give information about any subject in a very easy and simple way to the aspirants preparing for UPSC. His unique approach to teaching any subject and sense of humor makes him the most favorite of the aspirants.
Know who is Dr Vikas Divyakirti
Dr. Divyakirti is the founder of ‘Drishti IAS’ coaching institute. Born in a middle-class family in Haryana, Dr. Divyakirti’s parents were both professors of Hindi literature. That is why he has had an affinity for Hindi since childhood. His other subjects of interest are Philosophy, Psychology, Cinema Studies, Social Issues and Political Science. He has done MA, MPhil and PhD in Hindi Literature from Delhi University. Apart from this, he is also a post graduate in English to Hindi translation from Delhi University and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
Dr. Vikas Divyakirti started his professional career by teaching at Delhi University. Dr. Divyakirti, in his very first attempt, cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination in the year 1996. After which he got an appointment in the Union Home Ministry. But there he could not work for long and after a year he resigned from his job. After which he established ‘Drishti IAS’ coaching institute in the year 1999. Its headquarter is at Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi. It has branches in Prayagraj and Jaipur. His wife Dr Tarun Verma is also the director of this coaching institute. Drishti IAS has more than 7 million subscribers on YouTube channel. At the same time, he has more than 7 lakh followers on Instagram.
Fight fought for Hindi medium students
Dr. Vikas Divyakirti has fought a lot for the students of Hindi medium. According to a report, when UPSC implemented CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) they stood with the agitating students. They believe that even today SAT model answers are available only in English language. There is very little material in Hindi or any other language for the students. Sometimes it doesn’t even get translated. Due to which the students have to face a lot of trouble.
Convinced candidates with unique teaching style
Candidates are convinced of Dr. Vikas Divyakirti’s unique teaching style. The candidates believe that his unique style of teaching is the reason for his growing popularity. His sense of humour, simple personality, calm demeanor and his love and support for Hindi speaking students can never let a candidate get bored.
He starts teaching about any subject from absolutely zero and continues till he tells, till the candidates get their complete information. In the end, the candidates become experts in that subject. Despite not being a civil service aspirant, one can watch Divyakirti’s videos. Because in his general studies lectures he seems to be explaining various aspects in detail apart from how to prepare for essay writing and interview, as it can help in any field.
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Some special tips for UPSC preparation
According to Dr. Vikas Divyakirti, aspirants preparing for UPSC should consider its Preliminary Exam as only one qualifying test to appear in Main Exam. He recommends setting a perfect score to select the target and follow the time-table during the preparation.
He says that for a better answer to any question, both positive and negative aspects should be included. Along with this, Dr. Vikas Divyakirti also advises to put forward the important side of the question. He asks to read the success stories of IAS officers to solve the question paper of last few years and keep oneself motivated.