Latur Pattern

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The Latur Pattern of study was developed by former principals Janrdan Waghmare and Aniruddha Jadhav of Rajarshi Shahu College in Latur, India.[1]

The 'Latur pattern' is a combination of special training and intensive coaching. Students solve a series of probable question papers and attend coaching sessions to prepare them for the exams.[2]

Latur is a mechanical methodology of continuous study designed to help students in providing point-to-point answers to questions which could be expected in the examination.[1] It became the standard for secondary, higher secondary, and university education in the Maharashtra state of India.[3] This educational technique has become widely adopted in other parts of the state due to the success of student's in Maharashtra on the standardized College Entrance Examinations (CET).[3]

This methodology, has been criticized by many educators in India, who consider it a tool to gain temporary advantage, that does not prepare them for advanced learning.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "What is the Latur Pattern of Study?". The Times of India. 
  2. ^ "WHY ARE TOPPERS ONLY FROM LATUR?". Mumbai Mirror. 
  3. ^ a b c "Latur's Great Leap". Frontline, India's National Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Latur Pattern Looks to Repeat Success in City".