Krishnamurthy's erstwhile institute is not to be confused with the other "gulli" coaching centers here. It is situated very much on the OU
Main Road. Thanks to the numerous tutorials in the area, you begin to wonder why they call the place "Vidyanagar". A typical scene during the early mornings (as in 9:30am!) would be a horde of pimple-faced boys and girls trying to solve a Definite Integral problem while crossing the road.
Sri Mega Study Circle was originally called Mega Study Circle, and had four lecturers, Krishnamurthy, Srinivasa Chary, Trivikram and Vishwanath. Owing to a rift, the team split and went separate ways. Srinivasa Chary continues conducting classes in the original premise under the banner of "Sri Mega Study Circle", while Krishnamurthy started "V Study Circle
" in the nearby Windsor Plaza.
MSC always had to be content with the second position when it came to popularity. With Ramayya
gobbling all the press coverage, Krishnamurthy fought a tough battle for supremacy. This institute is said to be more professional compared to others by way of assignments, schedules and tests. The pedagogy here is not anywhere near as brutal as at Ramayya's, but heck, Pepsi has to be different from Coke, right?