Daijiworld Media Network
Mangaluru, Apr 17 : When it comes to promoting excellence in education there is none to beat the prestigious Expert P U College of Mangalore whose name and popularity has spread across the frontiers of Karnataka and India. Expert Coaching which is in its 31st year and Expert residential P U College which is just stepping into the 4th year has carved out a reputation as a premier institute providing science education at pre-university level. Academic Excellence is the other name as far as the Expert College is concerned and with each passing year the institute sets new benchmarks for others in the field to follow. This is evident from the fact that a large number of students of Expert College excel in various entrance examinations such as NEET, JEE (mains & advanced), AIIMS, KVPY and Pure Science Entrance exams year after year winning accolades for them, to their institution and to the city.
This educational institution has recently added another feather to its crowded plume as 14 of its students have qualified for the prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship 2016-17, a central government fellowship launched in 1999 to attract talented students to pursue pure science courses and research career in science.
Expert students qualified for the prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship 2016-17
Of course, the students of this institute have been consistently performing well qualifying through KVPY, CET, JEE, AIEEE, COMED (K), JEE ( mains &advanced), and NEET with high ranking. With rising fame and popularity students from every nook and corner of Karnataka and abroad aspire to be part of Expert to put a sturdy foundation for their career. For example, of the 14 students who qualified for KVPY 2016-17 apart from Mangalore many are from different parts of Karnataka such as Chitradurga, Kolar, Tumkur, Kollegal, Shimoga, Gangavati and two students among them hail from Trivandrum and Dubai. 11 of them are the students of Expert PU Colleges at Kodialbail & Valachil.
Setting new benchmarks
Speaking to the students of the college, some of the alumni who brought laurels to their alma mater and also to the parents who made every plausible effort to get their wards admitted to the college it is evident that Expert College, has over the years, built a reputation for itself as the pre university college that lays a robust foundation to the future career of students. The combined effect of shared vision, passion, planned and planned approach, determination and commitment of the academic couple Prof. Narendra L. Nayak and Ushaprabha N. Nayak has made Expert College the most preferred destination of both the students and the parents.
That many aspiring students want to be groomed under the strict and watchful eyes of the faculty of this college is gauged from the number of students who flock to Expert College campuses every year. Students come flocking for the crash course soon after their Pre-University examinations and also to seek admission for pre-university after SSLC exams.
Also a large number of students come for the vacation coaching soon after their I PU Exams.
Chairman Prof. Narendra L Nayak says “Students come to us from all over and it is not possible for us to accommodate every student who comes seeking admission to us. We feel sorry to disappoint students who come to us for admission but we have no other choice”.
Prof Nayak is quite firm and emphatic when he says “We prefer to provide quality education than concentrate merely on the number game and in the process overburden the staff and the infrastructure”.
With a huge student strength in its fully residential campus at Valachil and at its Mangalore campus, Expert PU College is riding high having a competitive edge over others in the field and is sitting pretty at the top. The position at the top is the result of hard work and concerted and consistent efforts to excel and remain in that position.
The qualified and motivated faculty plays a critical role in keeping the students inspired all through the two years they spend in the college. The residential campus situated on a hill top at Valachil, in the close vicinity of river Netravati, spread over a vast expanse of over 50 acres of land provides clean, calm and serene ambience for the students to help mould their personality and excel in academics. The surrounding areas of the campus give the resident students a glimpse of the verdant and thick landscape of the Western Ghats and its splendorous beauty.
When it comes to the infrastructure facilities Expert has spared no effort to provide the best to give an idyllic atmosphere to bring out the best in the students. The entire Valachil campus is a zero discharge campus having two sewage treatment plants (STP) and the treated water is used for flushing and for watering the plants and gardening. The campus also has an bio-organic converter to handle 400 kgs of food waste and convert into manure. It has a 1300 capacity acoustically perfected auditorium at the residential campus wherein music concerts are organised from time to time inviting nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians. “Music concerts are a regular feature of our college because music is therapeutic and is a great stress buster. It helps our students relax and reenergise”, Prof Narendra L Nayak avers.
No shortcut to Success
What is the secret (if any) behind the success of Expert College staying atop in the fiercely competitive field of education? “There is no shortcut to success and that too in the field of education. In our mission to excel we are guided by the principles of discipline, dedication, determination coupled with hard work and a visionary approach. We adhere to these without compromising on the quality of education we impart. We are steadfast in our commitment and we instil the same principles in our students and the excellent results are the fruits of the hard work of these students” Ushaprabha N Nayak asserts.
Some of the celebrity alumni of the college echo similar sentiments and give due credit to the college, for giving a firm direction to their career. Dr Kishan R Bhagwat, MS Ortho, a Consultant Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement surgeon at Nanjappa Super Speciality Hospital at Shimoga, was a 2002-2003 batch student of the vacation batch of Expert Coaching classes, attributes his success to the competitive spirit and guidance he received at the Institution. “The competitive spirit helped bring out the best in me. The teaching methodology and curriculum helped imbibe in me qualities of hard work, systematic study and dedication. The teachers instilled in me the much needed self confidence and I believed I am the best. That self confidence was like an energy booster which helped me come out with flying colours”, he declares.
Dr Sajjan Shenoy N, a Consultant Rheumatologist and Immunologist at KMC, Mangalore, is another celebrity alumni of Expert who holds his alma mater in high esteem, fondly recalls his pre university college days. “The late teen being a pliant age, very few youngsters get a chance to be at the right place at the right time. I consider myself fortunate for getting trained under the watchful guidance of Expert. Discipline was the first and best lesson that I learnt at Expert. Expert channelized me in the right trajectory and I can still feel those positive vibes even after 12 years. When I got a credible rank as one among the top honours in the CET to gain entry into the medical stream I certainly knew it was not a mere accident but was the result of the hard work I had put in and also the dedicated efforts of the faculty of Expert. Here I earned a permanent friendship with discipline, propitious scientific temperament and the ever pleasant family called Expert”, Dr Sajjan Shenoy fondly recalls.
In most instances the decision to opt for Expert College is taken by the parents as well as their wards. Many satisfied parents speak highly about Expert and they feel that they took the right decision to admit their child to this Institution. Celebrity singer Puttur Narasimha Nayak’s daughter Dr Shivani, now an Ophthalmologist in Bengaluru, was a student of Expert in 2004-2005. He says “I have been a witness to the struggle and hard work of the couple to build this institute from scratch. I salute them for their dedication and passion, a veritable combination which has resulted in giving a finest educational institute to help parents and students realise achieve goals and realise their dreams”. He further adds: “I was very impressed and wanted my children to study here. As my daughter was determined to opt for MBBS I was greatly relieved and I knew Expert Coaching was the best. My daughter had secured 585th rank in CET and was able to get a merit seat for MBBS only because of the disciplined approach she was exposed to during her training at Expert”.
Another parent Kiran Kumar Shetkar of Gulbarga whose son Tejas had secured 49th rank in CET in 2016, is also a contented man. His daughter Trishala who followed in the footsteps of her brother, is now a 2nd year student of the residential college at Valachil. Kiran who is a consultant engineer to the Government of Karnataka, knew about the brand value of Expert College and his high profile friends like Rajneesh Goel and Shalini Goel gave positive inputs about the college. He says “initially I was a bit sceptical and was worried on how my child will be able to adjust to the new environment. But all my doubts and fears were allayed when I visited the campus and then my son began to give encouraging inputs. The best part of the college is the discipline it inculcates among students. Students are prohibited from using the three main culprits namely TV, mobile and internet and that is the best thing that could happen to young students at this volatile age”.
For Structural Consultant Sathish Kumar Shetty of Mangalore, Expert College was the first and only choice for his son Adithya Shetty to pursue his pre-university course. “Since pre-univesity education is the deciding factor as far as career is concerned I chose Expert College and I feel I took the best decision of my life. After joining here my son developed interest in group studies and became quite studious. This was only because of the positive environment and the concerted efforts of the faculty”, he says. Adithya Shetty is now pursuing his higher studies in pure science at the prestigious IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) at Pune.
Testimonials of contented parents and students:
Another high profile parent who does not want his name to be highlighted opines Expert College has lived up to child’s expectations. The hard work of the students and the faculty reflects in its excellent results”. He also suggested that hard working and ambitious students should choose Expert College to give wings to their dreams.
Yoga guru Gopal Krishna Delampady declares - "It is one of the prestigious institutions in the city where I served as a Yoga instructor. I had trained students and teachers too. The college train both students and teachers in yoga which helps them relax and feel rejuvenated. That is a healthy and positive feature of the college. I am proud to say that both my children were trained here and came out with flying colours. Elder son became a Doctor and younger one an Engineer”.
Gopal Gowda, a relieved parent opines: "It was one of our best decisions as parents to send our daughter to Expert PU college. The college has very good reputation because of its high standard of education. We are grateful to Narendra Nayak and Usha Nayak. My daughter Gouravi even now appreciates the college for giving her a strong foundation for a wonderful career.
Suresh Pai, Parent who is a reputed consulting civil engineer says - "Expert PU College is the best as it imparts quality education. My daughter had completed her PU there and now my younger son is also studying in the same college. I am happy my children and we chose this college and are grateful for the College for giving the right direction to the students at that vulnerable age”.
Dr Bhuvanhalli Nagaraj, parent who is also the Director of RDPR, Government of Karnataka opines "My son completed his PU with 98.5 per cent in science and is currently pursuing his MBBS. The anthem of the college says 'Shramayeva Jayathe' (Hardwork brings victory). Expert PU College lays the perfect foundation for students' future. Constructive living is what is being taught in the college. The two year of pre-university education here will give the students a lot of experience for a strong foundation for their future. The college teaches students discipline, obedience, and knowledge and encourages critical thinking. It also teaches students to think practically which is needed in today’s world. I never pressurised my son to study when he was at Expert. He does it on his own and this all the effect of the training he got at Expert PU College."
Naveen Mallya, who is currently pursuing MBBS, at KMC in Mangalore, points out “I strongly recommend Expert PU College to students and parents who want a strong foundation to their children and are sure of what they want to achieve. A student's future has to be decided when he is pursuing pre university education. This college helps a student in deciding at an early age what career they want to take. This is the best college not only to locals but also to students from other parts of the state and neighbouring states. Expert College provides excellent facilities and infrastructure to the students”.
Mayur R, now pursuing his PUC and who has secured 35th rank in KVPY recently, aspires to be a doctor. Mayur who hails from Chitradurga says “I came to know about Expert from my seniors and from different sources. I am happy I chose this and I feel I have crossed one hurdle in clearing the KVPY with high ranking. “My plan A is to get a merit seat for MBBS and KVPY is my plan B ”.
Jeevan B R from Belur, who also qualified for KVPY fellowship along with Mayur, says “My cousin studied here and he was talking highly about the college. Now that I am studying here the college has lived up to my expectations”.
Meghana Somaraj, a Keralalite, born in Mangalore educated in Dubai and now a student of Expert has also qualified for KVPY fellowship 2016. Meghana who wants to pursue MBBS pointed out “I am grateful to my parents for choosing this institute which has brought discipline and dedication bringing me closer towards realising my goals”.