Panchkula (Haryana): Sourav Mehtani, who has got all India rank of 5 in IIT entrance examination, was surprised when a tutorial called, Vikas Tutorials put up big billboards congratulating him on his stupendous achievement. Sourav was upset with Vikas Tutorials because he has never been associated with them.
“Upon enquiry, I found eighteen years back, my mother who was pregnant then, worked in their office for a brief period. They claim, she used to actively listen to the ‘lectures’ and in a way, that has helped me in becoming what I am today”, said Sourav while speaking to us.
He added, “Ok, I agree these ‘free’ lectures I got while happily sleeping inside my mother’ womb, but how these people got to know about it after so many years. When I asked them about it, one of their manager told me, our network is very strong. We track every kid whose photo has potential of coming in these billboards”.
“These billboards are not restricted only to Panchkula, even in front of their coaching center in Kota and other prominent towns. My bespectacled photo is everywhere as I saw in few WhatsApp forward messages I have got”, said Sourav.
While talking to us, Vikas Gupta, founder of Vikas tutorials said, “I knew Sourav before he was born. Her mother’s face was glowing when she used to work in my office. I knew some special talent is coming”.
Vikas Gupta added, “We are not like other tutorials which took credit for Manushi Chillar’s miss world win because some years back she enrolled there for medical entrance exam preparation. Hum aisse log nahin hai, jahan pe credit banta hai, lete hain”.
While coming out of the Vikas tutorials office, we saw the security guard refusing access to few students from other coaching institute who wanted to drink water on the way from the office water purifier. “Kissi ka paas, IIT exam ka roll number nahin tha. Mere boss logo ne bola hai, without noting down roll number and photo, do not allow anyone inside”, said the security who asked us our roll number.