In early 1990s, a bright young man from Jharkhand (then Bihar) could sense an opportunity in the adversity that non-privileged youth faced while accessing information and resources for appearing in the Civil Services Examination. Having had his first hand experience to the kind of problems students from remote and backward areas face, this young man decided to change the very way the 'other India' perceived Civil Services. He felt that he could play a role in Nation-building by guiding and developing innumerable students from diverse sections of Indian society to enter the civil services and hence Chanakya IAS Academy with a missionary zeal was established by this bright young man Mr. AK Mishra, now popularly known as Success Guru AK Mishra.
Thus began a dream -- to reach, teach and train the English and Hindi medium students as dedicated and magnetized youth and navigate them into Civil Services. Positive results started pouring in right from the first year of Chanakya's inception.
The very first step of naming the institution against the prevailing tradition of after the name of ancient India’s great thinker, a political strategist, a visionary, a nationalist and an architect of civil services was a revolutionary step in this direction and a move towards institution building with wider perspectives.
Chanakya IAS Academy aims at offering a competitive attitude rather than being a mere scholar. Quality teaching and individual caring is the hallmark of the Academy. The academy has hired the best of the faculty members available today and provides quality and updated study material based on the revised syllabus. The endeavour of the academy is to ensure that the time of the student is made most productive for the preparation of the Civil Services Exams. Chanakya IAS Academy focuses on inculcating administrative traits in candidates in addition to comprehensive teaching of the prescribed syllabus. The academy organizes seminars and workshops with the help of civil servants and experts in soft skills and train aspirants to think, feel and express themselves like administrators. Only a manageable number of students are enrolled in a batch so that each student gets the personal attention of teachers. A good modern infrastructure with library is maintained. The Academy has pan India presence with eight well established centres; two in Delhi, one each at Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Pune, Chandigarh, Ranchi and Hazaribagh. Shortly good number of centres will be established in different parts of the country.
Now sailing through its 20th successful year, Chanakya IAS Academy has helped thousands of` not so privileged’ students from obscure villages, smaller towns as well as bigger cities realize their dream of getting into the civil services. More than 2500 Chanakyans have successfully entered the Civil Services as -IAS, IPS, IFS and other central services like IRS, IRTS etc. Invariably every year Chanakyans have secured positions among top ten all India ranks. Many of Chanakya's students have successfully entered diverse professions like academics, media, publication, law, IT and MNCs etc.
Versatility and dynamism have been hallmark of SuccessGuru AK Mishra’s personality. He has been holding motivational lectures and seminars for a hue of clientele that includes the corporate executives, civil servants, undergraduate and post-graduate students and businesspersons. However, having spent close to two decades in guiding the students on the path of success, what has been closest to his heart is the development of students’ overall personality. Therefore, he decided to share the knowledge and wisdom gained over the years in unraveling the mysteries about this exam to the student community and, thereby helping the students succeed in the civil services exam with strategic efforts and maximum surety. In the recent years, he has developed few training-cum-guidance programs like – Human Software Development Program and Art of Success, which have gained unparalleled popularity among students and general enthusiasts. The popularity of the academy is swelling and now large numbers of students are joining its program. The trust and faith reposed by the students is reflected through what its successful students have to say about the academy.
The Academy imparts comprehensive training-cum-guidance program which covers all the stages of Civil Services Exam – Preliminary Exam (the objective type screening test); Main exam (the descriptive type written test) and Interview. The Academy was established with the aim to provide a complete solution to the students preparing for this exam. The extraordinary results of the past 20 years stand a testimony to Chanakya's glorious performance in guiding students in the civil services exam.
In addition to imparting knowledge of the concerned subjects, Chanakya IAS Academy lays great emphasis on leadership development, ethics and social responsibility, and mind-power development so as to ensure that our tomorrow's bureaucrats do not suffer from moral and ethical bankruptcy. Therefore, built in the curriculum is the program with a Midas touch – A. K. Mishra's Art of Success. As a result, every student learns to not merely tread on the beaten path but to reinvent himself and explore newer routes; not to attain the fixed targets merely, but to set newer ones.
We always believe in setting the trail,
and not in following the path.