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Some serious problems at CL’s ARC

By on Oct 22, 2006 in Personal | 5 comments

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Readers (regular ones) of my blog may know that I’m a student of Career Launcher’s Arun Roy Classes (ARC), their IITJEE prep division. Months down the line, I’m seriously thinking whether it was a mistake to join this place, giving up offers from the likes of FIITJEE et al. Here’s why:

I’d joined ARC because I’d found its faculty more approachable than others, which made me deal with marketing people more (only FIITJEE allowed me to interact with HODs, but CL seemed more dynamic; still keep getting calls from them). And for smaller batch size. At least, I can’t complain about faculty a lot, they are good. Any talk about batch size or standard is trash though. Never factor that as an advantage if you want to join this place.

The mystery which I haven’t been able to solve though is this – why does ARC seem to have so many good PHYSICS teachers on its rolls (I mean, comparatively). Till now I’ve interacted with quite a few of them, and all of them are enthusiastic and (um, let’s drop this gen’s standard word in now) awesome! Never found physics classes boring at ARC, which may not always be the case in school (although are regular physics tea
cher does use lots of humor, er, sarcasm to keep the class lively, which is what I like). Some genetic predisposition of physics teachers to be fun people, is it? Or maybe, they all consider Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman as their Bible and him as their idol. Open question to physics teachers reading my blog – is the book part of your training syllabus? ;)



5 Comments

  1. Great Quizzard

    October 22, 2006

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    Here’s CL’s auto-mailer when I’d joined them, exactly as sent to me:

    “Your enrollment with Career Launcher (CL) has paved the way for both of us to explore success and make it happen.

    With us you also get access to your own SIS, an excellent value-adding tool with rich features and high usability. Through your personalised SIS, you will be able to access mock tests, e-supplements, the virtual classroom and much, much more…

    …If you have any more questions related to SIS, just go to Compose Message and send your query to your Centre. You will get a prompt response. Should you wish to give any feedback, do direct your message to Feedback.”

    I still don’t get what they meant by all those features, never seen them. And prompt response, what’s that?

  2. Rach

    October 25, 2006

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    will u quit all this career launcher bashing??? (specially such long and drab entries??)

  3. Great Quizzard

    October 25, 2006

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    Oh come on, what problem do YOU have if I do ‘Career Launcher bashing’. :P

    And I love long entries. That’s because 75% of my traffic is search engine based. More text, better rankings.

  4. Great Quizzard

    October 25, 2006

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention one more thing about the chemistry teacher. Hardly any questions from their own material gets discussed. He keeps on talking about doing NCERT questions. Thank you very much but I go to school for that. What’s the point if those package questions are not discussed? That too when many have not got the package questions for atleast three chapters. Keep school work and CL work different.

  5. Great Quizzard

    November 8, 2006

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    Till now, SIS wasn’t showing a single test result, post-September. Now, only ONE test result is being shown, that too for something that had been taken in May (the Foundation test). It’s simply not the way forward for an online result system to be so outdated.

    Apart from that, their messaging system sent me a message schedule for 2 November on 7th November. How prompt, isn’t it? And when I called them up, they said it had actually been entered into their system on 31st October. What a sweet thing to be proud off.

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