Prof. P C Thomas opens entrance coaching centre in Dubai
Thrissur: Prof. P C Thomas could be considered as one of the pioneers in concretising the idea of entrance coaching classes among Keralites. There was a time when getting an admission to his coaching classes in Thrissur was considered as a great achievement by medicinal and engineering students.
Yeas passed and many other coaching centres opened across the state. The number of candidates in his coaching centre also decreased. However, even during the peak of fame, Prof. Thomas never opened a new branch or went abroad to take classes.
Stepping away from the traditions, Prof. Thomas has opened a branch of his coaching centre in Dubai on Friday. The new venture is in collaboration with a Dubai based education institute called ‘Unique World Education’. Prof. Thomas, who has over 60 years of teaching experience under his belt has reached Dubai for the first time.
Why the delay?
He has a clear answer for the long delay in opening a branch for his coaching centre. “This is the time that God has decided for me”, said Thomas. He also admits that there is no rush for coaching classes like in previous years. Year-long duration and huge fees made medicinal and engineering courses unattractive. Unaided colleges established across the state also made the process of securing a seat undemanding. However, candidates who aspire to pursue courses in IIT, NIT and JEE still use entrance coaching classes.
Prof. Thomas and his coaching institute are in their third decade of service. So far, no advertisements were done for the institution. But, when the other coaching centres opened in the state promoted themselves with huge advertisements, Prof. Thomas was also forced to advertise his institution. However, he said his advertisements were in reply to the fake news spread by others.
Why begin a centre in Dubai?
Children from gulf countries come to Kerala during vacation time. Children in Kerala get best basic education and NRI kids find it difficult to get on par with these students. The new centre is an initiate to tackle this.
Prof. Thomas will be available in the centre in person only for a few classes, but he would be lecturing online to the candidates in Dubai.