Manidhanaeyam IAS And IPS Free Coaching Centre was inaugurated in December 2006. The UPSC civil services examination is one of the most demanding as well as prestigious exams in the country. A good country needs good bureaucrats. And a good bureaucrat needs to be selected via a rigorous selection procedure. Our chairman realized that for some people, their lack of financial backing made civil services a distant or maybe even long forgotten dream. Students filled with zeal and patriotism seemed to lose out on the opportunity to contribute to the country, just because they didn’t have the means to avail the educational resources required. That’s when our chairman came up with the idea of free coaching. “Education should be made available to all alike“, he said.
We started out small with a batch of 50 students. 28 of those students appeared for the Preliminary exam held on the 18th of May 2007. 17 of those students, cleared the Preliminary examination. And 9 out of the 17 students cleared the Main exam too. We opened our intake even further for the interview coaching and had 26 candidates appearing for the interview. We coached them thoroughly and 12 of them came out with flying colors. That turned out to be our first big achievement. And from that day on, there was no looking back. And as every year went by, we helped more students, (while keeping the education still free) and we slowly ventured into the Tamil Nadu state Administrative and Judicial exams too.