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About IAS Gurukul

IAS Gurukul is India’s leading institute for sociology optional preparation for the civil services examination. The institute is particularly well known for its sociology classroom course, sociology online course, sociology test series (online & offline) and interview guidance programs. Under the guidance of its Director Pranay Aggarwal, scores of civil services aspirants have nurtured their IAS dreams. IAS Gurukul has emerged as a benchmark institution to achieve excellence in the field of preparation for the civil services examination. Our underlying orientation at IAS Gurukul is to serve the students.

IAS Gurukul is selected as an eminent coaching institute by the Department of ST and SC Development, Government of Chhattisgarh to provide coaching to selected students under the Rajiv Yuva Utthan Yojana, 2019 for the UPSC civil services examination.

Students' Success

In 2021, 117 of our registered students were selected by UPSC in various civil services (Final Selections) though the Civil Services Examination (CSE). 373 of our registered students cleared the CSE Mains in 2020 to appear for the UPSC Interview.

In 2020, 65 of our registered students have been selected by UPSC in various civil services (Final Selections). 180 of our registered students cleared the CSE Mains in 2019.

Over the years, scores of our registered students have cleared the Civil Services Exam and are today working as civil servants. Our alumni are serving in various capacities in different states and the central government; including several IAS, IPS, IFS & IRS. Some of the top rankers from our institute include All India Rank 2, 3, 6, 12, and 20 in the Civil Services Exam.

Students Profile

The institute is trusted by hundreds of students across the country for its specialized programs in Sociology optional. IAS Gurukul students for sociology optional classes are from diverse academic backgrounds including science and engineering, management, commerce and humanities. In fact, most of our students have no academic background in sociology. Our students hail from various educational institutions including IITs, IIMs, NITs, NSIT Delhi, Delhi University, Delhi Technological University, JNU, AMU, PTU, Mumbai University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, Pune University, Kurukshetra University, UPES Dehradun, Osmania University, NIFT, BITS Pilani, Jamia Milia Islamia and numerous others.

Pedagogy at IAS Gurukul

The Gurukul is at the forefront of promoting real learning and is committed to providing the best in class coaching. The classes at the Gurukul are deliberately interactive with due emphasis on conceptual clarity, doubts clearing and answer writing. The faculty is well aware that most of the students of our Sociology optional course do not have any academic background in sociology and the class lectures are designed accordingly.

The Gurukul is a unique experiment – as a fraternity of educators and students striving together in the pursuit of a common goal. The Gurukul is distinguished by the fraternal atmosphere it fosters, in which the students and faculty enrich each other as co-learners. At the Gurukul, we train the candidates to take on the civil service exam in a structured and focused manner.

At the Gurukul, the students are groomed by a committed core faculty. The faculty at the Gurukul recognizes that its task of nurturing young minds is like that of nurturing flowers; with all the will and skill required for performing such a task. The faculty has honed his teaching skills over more than 10 years of specialized experience in guiding UPSC aspirants for Sociology optional.

The Gurukul incorporates the oldest sources of knowledge with the latest, cutting- edge technology in the field of education. The pedagogy ensures that every student experiences creative excitement along with the thrill of adding to his pool of knowledge.

In its endeavour, the Gurukul is guided by the principles of Sincerity, Integrity and Trust.

Mentoring at IAS Gurukul

Preparing for the civil services is a challenging task. During the long and arduous journey, a student may get demotivated, confused or face seemingly insurmountable challenges. At IAS Gurukul, our effort is not only to provide the students with a roadmap for effective learning but also to reassure them with continuous motivation and inspiration during their journey on the road to success. In this context the task of mentoring becomes important.

For mentoring the students, the Director of the institute and the support staff ensure that they are always available to address any doubts of the students and attempt to resolve any difficulties that the students are facing in their preparation. Students are encouraged to discuss their doubts, apprehensions and concerns, whether academic or non-academic in nature, with us. We are willing to go an extra mile to help students in whichever way possible- whether it is personal doubts clearing and guidance, one on one interaction or moral and material support.

IAS Gurukul students are also regularly mentored by legendary names of India’s top bureaucrats, educationists, public intellectuals, eminent citizens and seniormost jurists. They impart their knowledge and techniques to the members of the Gurukul and ensure that our efforts are on track to produce, year after year, successful candidates in the exam.

This year (in 2020); IAS Gurukul students have already been mentored by D.P. Agarwal, former UPSC Chairman; Wajahat Habibullah, former Director, LBSNAA & India’s First Chief Information Commissioner; Amb. Vishnu Prakash, former Indian Ambassador to Canada and others.

In the past, our students have been mentored by Kiran Bedi, India’s First Female IPS Officer and currently LG, Puducherry; Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Union Cabinet Minister, (late) TSR Subramanian, former Cabinet Secretary of India; Amb. Rengaraj Vishwanathan, former Indian Ambassador to several countries in Latin America and former Member of UPSC Interview Board and many others.


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Jagrati Awasthi, IAS, AIR 2, CSE 2020

Approach Pranay Aggarwal Sir, ask him about the doubts because you should not leave any kind of conceptual problem. Whenever you have any doubts, you can approach him, call him or meet him…Thank you, IAS Gurukul.


Meera K, IAS, All India Rank 6, CSE 2020

To all the students of IAS Gurukul, you have a very good mentor and very good system in place there.. I think that is exactly what is required for sociology.


Maithreyi Naidu, IFS, All India Rank 27, CSE 2020

I wish the students of IAS Gurukul all the very best in CSE. You have Sir here. You can always access him and try to get your doubts cleared. You have classes going on, you have material. Ask Sir how you can improve your answer writing.


Vinayak Chamadia, IAS, All India Rank 47, CSE 2020

Pranay Sir has quite a lot of experience teaching sociology. He has mentored a lot of students. So follow whatever he tells and you will succeed. Thank you, Sir.


Adarsh Shukla, IPS, AIR-149, CSE 2020

Sir’s methodology of those three steps - that is quite critical and i found that very instrumental. I’ll just say that utilize that experience that you are having in this institution. Thank you.


Shrikant Yashvant, IAS, AIR-335, CSE 2020

IAS Gurukul is a very prestigious mentorship program. I have seen Pranay Sir’s attitude towards the aspirants.Thank you very much IAS Gurukul and thank you very much Pranay Sir.


Kavali Meghana, IAS, AIR-83, CSE 2020

To all the students of IAS Gurukul, all the efforts that Sir and you guys are putting will only show when you have constant tests…So get in touch with Sir, write and present well. Thank you very much, Sir.


Sanjita Mohapatra, IAS, AIR-10, CSE 2020

To all the students of IAS Gurukul, you have taken a very good decision. If you are studying here, you have a mentor. Use that mentor judiciously. He knows so much. Extract as much as you can. Thank you so much, IAS Gurukul.


Shrestha Anupam, IAS, All India Rank 19, CSE 2019

To the students of IAS Gurukul, I wish you a bright future ahead. I agree with whatever Pranay Sir does, they definitely work in the examination. Definitely answer writing is a very important part of this examination.


Ruchi Bindal, IAS, All India Rank 39, CSE 2019

I wish the students of IAS Gurukul all the best. Have faith in yourself, have faith in the teacher. The teacher is there after a lot of experience.. So listen to the teacher’s experience. There is interaction in the class.


Harshit Kumar, IAS, All India Rank 150, CSE 2019

IAS Gurukul is a very reputed coaching institute for sociology. Sir has taught for a lot of years and has been giving consistent results throughout. I recommend you listen to what he is teaching, ask your doubts and write a lot of tests.


Jasmeet Sandhu, IAS, All India Rank 3, CSE 2015

You require good mentors, right? I have had Pranay Aggarwal Sir as an overall mentor. I have utilized his understanding in test series. Teachers like Pranay Sir have given me an overall mentorship.


Amrita Banerjee, Indian Foreign Service, All Indian Rank 110, CSE 2015

Pranay Sir and his team are doing commendable work as mentors. Pranay Sir gives individual and personalized attention to each student. He is a very approachable person. You can anytime walk up to his room and clarify your doubts.


Sharnga Pani, Sr. Deputy Collector, SDM Office, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar

I joined sociology classroom course of Pranay Aggarwal Sir in 2015. I will recommend his classes to those taking up sociology optional. I greatly benefited from his guidance. After 5 years of my coaching, I am still in touch with Sir.


Gundala Reddy Raghavendra, IPS, All India Rank 180, CSE 2018

I will strongly recommend those who have science background like me to take sociology optional in IAS Gurukul. I thank Pranay Sir. He personally mentored me and did not hesitate to help me till last few days of my journey.


Rohan Apurv Sinha, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

Hands down the best sociology optional teacher you would get. He makes you think and not just teach. Best thing is he is available anytime...just call him or ping him, he'll be there and not just for sociology but for whole preparation.


Akhila, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

I took the online classes. I must say it's really worth of it. It's a 5 🌟 from my side. Sir's dedication and commitment towards the class is 10 on 10.


Abhinav Pareek, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

Sociology is a subject of diverse opinions and Sir surely knows that. He has holistically covered all the topics, his Class never feels like a burden. I'm glad I studied from sir.


Dr. Lovely Chaudhary, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

Being a medical student, I was very unsure whether my choice of sociology as an optional subject for UPSC was good. But Pranay Sir has made studying sociology a cakewalk. Thank you so much for making it so easy Sir.


Manika Upadhyaya, IAS Gurukul student in 2018

My experience at IAS Gurukul was marvellous. I enjoyed as well as learnt a lot about Society in a short span of time. Sir explains topics really well, provides questions regularly and dictates notes wherever necessary.