THE STUDY CIRCLE
was created by Dr. S. Rau in the year 1953 as an independent body with a view to establish a bench-mark institution to achieve excellence in the toughest competitive exam in the country, i.e. Indian Administrative Service Exam which has now come to be known as Civil Services Exam. Over this long period, the Study Circle has evolved into a unique fraternity of educators and students striving together, year after year, in pursuit of a single goal. With a passion to excel, the Study Circle has raged with the dynamism of a river which constantly renews itself and yet remains unchanging in its resolve to reach its ultimate destination.
Throughout a journey lasting over six decades, the Study Circle has been at the cutting edge of real learning. Today, it is known as the most specialized institution of its type in the country, performing consistently at high levels and has acquired the rare distinction of achieving the highest success-rate in the Civil Services Exam.
The faculty of the Study Circle is composed of experienced educators, competent administrators and dedicated researchers. In fact, the essence of the functioning of the Study Circle is the faternal atmosphere it provides, in which the students are groomed by a committed, imaginative and gifted core faculty. Here, every student experiences creative excitement along with the thrill of adding to his store of knowledge. We treat our each member as a personality and not just a student. We approach our task like that of growing flowers; with all the will and skill required for performing such a delicate task. The aim is to set the students free from the rigidities of highly ritualized, bland and indifferent teaching that they have so far experienced in universities; where there is a lot of teaching but very little learning. This is the gap that the Study Circle strives to remove by promoting REAL LEARNING, i.e. learning about learning as the first step: with the ultimate aim of making the personalities bloom like flowers and carry the aroma of freshness of their ideas and creativity wherever they go. It is precisely because of this sense of commitment that the Study Circle’s name has become a living legend among the students for success in Civil Services Exam.
Our effort is not only to provide the students with a road-map to effective learning but also to reassure them of our motivating company during their journey on the road to success. In nutshell, most of the students feel that the Rau’s experience is not only innovative but also unique.