Last update: September 16, 2022, 11:42 p.m. HST
In what appears to be a war between coaching institutes, three different coaching centers have been found competing with each other to take credit for tutoring this year’s NEET topper, in a form or another.
While placing full-page advertisements in major English dailies, the three coaching institutes – Allen, Aakash and Narayana Medical Academy – all featured the image of NEET topper Tanishka.
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While the Allen Coaching Institute ad appeared on September 14, the Narayana Medical Academy ad appeared on September 11. Aakash was apparently the first institute to claim credit for training Tanishka, as its advertisement appeared on September 9 in a national daily.
The fierce competition between coaching institutes is nothing new given the large number of students vying for the medical and engineering competitions held every year. Moreover, these institutes have also attracted a lot of attention from investors.
India’s largest online education startup, Byju’s, had acquired brick-and-mortar test prep leader Aakash Educational Services Ltd through a strategic merger on April 21. According to reports, Aakash has more than 200 centers across the country.
Similarly, Bodhi Tree Systems, the equally owned joint venture between James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems and former Walt Disney Asia-Pacific chief Uday Shankar, has completed the acquisition of a 36% stake in the readiness center. the Allen Career Institute tests in July of this year.
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