The pangs of divorce are painful. Especially when the marriage lasted for more than 9 years. After the turn of events that resulted in a vertical split in Mega Study Circle in 2003, M/s Krishnamurthy and Co. packed their bags and moved to nearby Windsor Plaza and established their shop under the new banner, V Study Circle, while Mega Study Circle became Sri Mega Study Circle
For those unfamiliar with Krishnamurthy, he is the second most popular name in IIT-JEE coaching in town (until FIIT-JEE
takes over). The most popular, of course, is Ramayya
, the seasoned and hugely popular pedagogue who sends about 100 kids to India's engineering temples each year. While Ramayya inherited his brand of gruel from APRJC (Nagarjuna Sagar), known for brutally churning out Intermediate toppers for several years with its military regimen, Krishnamurthy was a popular math don at an equally assembly line institute for producing toppers, Little Flower Junior College
. Both APRJC and LFJC don only shadows of their once luminary status now, but Ramayya and Krishnamurthy went from strength to strength on their own.
In retrospect, Mega Study Circle could easily have been Hyderabad's best IIT-JEE institute (a mantle that has been held for decades by Ramaiah's classes which send 50-150 students there every year from just Hyderabad). But that is similar to saying Devdas
would have won the Oscar had Shah Rukh acted. Mega Study Circle certainly had good faculty and administration. However, that relation didn't last long. Now Krishnamurthy runs V Study Circle along with Vishwanath.
V Study Circle scores above others because it believes in a few simple ideals neglected by others. The institute feels that the student must give equal importance to his Intermediate education and to the JEE coaching. It doesn't feel the need to physically or mentally assault the student. Still, like a billion other coaching centers, this one is a confidence-basher as well. Needless to say, those with weak-hearts need not apply.