The Academic Advisors--NGO engaged in Rural development of India

Walchand-TAA -  IAS Academy

Walchand-TAA IAS Academy, Solapur-Maharashtra - students studying on computers

Future of India is in the hands of its administrators. TAA and the Walchand college initiative to motivate students from the rural sector has resulted into beginning of a coaching academy at Walchand college with a nominal fees. Here the students are given first hand experience of interacting with present and retired IAS officers, live on the video conferencing and visiting their work places. The first batch of students are chosen from MSW and MBA stream.

The greatest challenge faced here is a mental block to appear for the examination due to lack of English language and low self esteem. To overcome this, TAA organizes a 15 days workshop with some of the best personality development experts and motivators. Walchand college management has provided its, some of the best facilities to conduct this program, thrice in a week in two batches. On 8th November 2009, sixty six students appeared for entrance assessment. From 17th November the regular coaching classes have started. This batch will undergo a rigorous training to appear for all India IAS examination in the month of June 2010.