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It All Adds Up
About the Book
Most students of science in Indian high schools aspire to join one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Thus competition for admission is fierce and staying one step ahead, the IITs make their Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) more difficult each year. Each year Bansal Classes, the premier tutoring institute for the IIT-JEE, puts more students into the IITs than any other.
Bansal Classes is the brainchild of V.K. Bansal who began his career as a tutor teaching a single student on his dining table. He had just been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and was on the verge of losing his job with JK Synthetics Limited. Today, Bansal Classes is based in three centres in Rajasthan – Kota, Ajmer and Jaipur – and total annual revenues are pegged at over a billion rupees. The Kota centre along admits almost 20,000 students each year, of which 10% make it to the IITs. and more astounding is the cascading effect Bansal Classes has had on the town of Kota, which has gained a name as a major hub for specialized tutoring.
It all Adds Up is the inspiring story of a man who overcame disability to rewrite his destiny, and in doing so, he turned around the fortunes of an entire city.
About the Author
Sachin Jha is an alumnus of Bansal Classes and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. An entrepreneur, Sachin runs a chemical manufacturing business in Kota. He paints in oils and acrylic and has had few, well-received exhibitions.