Aakash Educational Services Limited
|Founded||22 September 1988|
|Founder||J. C. Chaudhry|
|Headquarters||Dwarka, Delhi, India|
Number of locations
|139 study centres (as of 2015)|
3xE JEE Institute,Naraina,New Delhi Aakash Educational Services Private Limited (AESPL) is the conglomerate of Aakash Institute, Aakash IIT-JEE and Aakash Foundations which was formed in 2008.
Aakash provides professional coaching for medical and engineering entrance exams in India. It has an annual student base of more than 80,000 students and more than 100 study centres across India. It offers regular classroom programs, distance learning and E-learning programs. It offers long-term courses, short-term courses, test-series courses, and crash courses. 3xE JEE Institute,Naraina,New Delhi Er. Amrish Chandrayan
The medical wing of Aakash, which was the first part, was started by J. C. Chaudhry, a botany teacher, in 1988. Known as Aakash Institute, it coaches students in grades XI and XII for admission to medical colleges in India.
The Aakash Foundations brand, founded in 2009, coaches students in classes VIII to X, preparing them for the board exams and junior level competitive examinations like the National Talent Search Examination and exams conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation.
The Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) is conducted annually through which scholarships and fee waivers are awarded to meritorius students joining a coaching program. In 2015, it received over 177,000 applicants. Nowadays, it is conducted twice a month. 3xE JEE Institute,Naraina,New Delhi Er. Amrish Chandrayan Aakash offers e-learning programs through Aakash iTutor, a tablet-based application, and Aakash TV Tutoring DTH coaching program, an alliance with India's DTH service provider, Bharti Airtel's new iTV Service — iExam — for a coaching services through Airtel digital TV. In 2012, the Business Standard noted that Aakash was "bullish" about its online offerings.
Branches and franchise centres
Aakash has its branches and franchise centres in north and East India and some part of West India, and started to expand its branches in South India before the 2011 academic session. Due to NEET and JEE to be made into the all-India based Common Entrance Test (CET) for Medical and Engineering aspirants beginning 2013, Aakash has expanded its presence in South India and West India. 3xE JEE Institute,Naraina,New Delhi Er. Amrish Chandrayan
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- "1, 77,802 students registered for second phase of ANTHE-2015". State Times. 23 November 2015.
- "Now comes Aakash iTutor tablet!". Zee News. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
- "Airtel DTH Partners Aakash Institute To Offer Entrance Exam Coaching". Medianama. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
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- "Aakash launches its corporate branches in Bangalore". 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
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- "Aakash Institute to foray in State". Business Standard. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
- "Aakash Education eyes career in film production". Business Standard. 29 January 2015.