To ignite and inspire young minds, Aakash has a team of qualified and well-trained faculties which hail from some of the recognised academic institutes and universities. These eminent academicians are recruited after a gruelling selection process and have to undergo a rigorous training which further sharpens their skills.
It is to be noted that Aakash has the highest faculty base among the other players in the Indian test preparatory industry. Our large pool of faculty members enables us to allocate multiple faculty members for each subject and course, which helps to prevent the dependence on particular faculty members and ensures minimal disruptions in our operations in case of absence of any faculty members. With our large pool of faculties, we are also able to maintain a student–faculty ratio that helps to ensure adequate supervision and effective response to each student’s need on an individual basis.
We have systematic recruitment and training programs for our faculty members, which facilitate scalable growth while maintaining quality across our Aakash centres. We hire graduates from universities and higher education institutes and experienced teachers of public schools. Our recruitment process includes subject tests, lecture demonstration, personal interview and final management review. We train all newly employed faculty members about coaching methodologies and skills, classroom lecture delivery and evaluation methods as well as soft skills of communication, student psychology, student mentoring, classroom management and personal development.
In addition to this, our faculty members undergo training in coaching and mentoring students. Faculty members mentor our students to enhance their capabilities by identifying patterns in their performance, concentrating on the strengths and weaknesses of students based on internal performance indicators and enabling a positive approach to examinations. Our faculty members provide counseling services to our students in order to build the right mindset towards studies, addressing pressure and stress levels and enabling a suitable physical and mental environment. Our faculty members make constant efforts to reach out to every student and pay close attention to their needs by helping them in their day-to-day academic studies. Further, we conduct regular training sessions for our faculty members on teaching methodologies and teaching skills in order to equip them to adapt to the students’ changing needs and changing examination trends as well as academic syllabus. The quality of our faculty is important for the success of our Company and accordingly, we strive to maintain a large pool of faculties with consistent quality.