Balasaheb Thackeray IAS Academy
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."

About US

About Institute

Shiv Vidya Prabodhini is an institute with the focus on the way in which we learn and educate ourselves. The immediate focus being on the prestigious, Civil Services Exams conducted by UPSC. Over the past fourteen years we have felicitated over 100 successful candidates who have cleared the prestigious Union Civil Services Exam.

On the basis of our experience of past fourteen years, we have decided to provide for an enabling and encouraging environment for the students of Maharashtra to appear for the Union Civil Services Examinations. The most competetive exam in India, needs merely the correct application of basics (school and graduate level basic learning) to the contemporary issues facing the Indian administration. A decade long interaction with the successful candidates and the guests of honour for these felicitation programmes have made us realise that bright success in Civil Services is very much achievable, if we study and apply ourselves is the 'desired' manner.

And therein lies the reason for our existence. 2014 should be a watershed in the history of Maharashtra insofar as Civil Services preparation and its success is concerned. The expensive logistics, be it books or coaching, shall not be a hurdle for the talented aspirants of Maharashtra. They would be saved the costly displacement in pursuit of success in the Civil Services Examinations.

We have designed a detailed programme to prepare a fresh graduate and even undergraduates for taking up the Civil Services Exams. Be it the CSAT at preliminary level or the answer writting skill oriented Mains or the art of answering at the interview stage, we have a detailed programme ready to be implemented. We have experimented about the same for Civil Services Mains 2013. Around 40 candidates have experienced the enabling and encouraging environment provided by Shiv Vidya Prabodhini and are in the process of entering the administration with higher ranks. 2014 onwards, we shall extend our reach to atleast 100 candidates hungry for success in Civil Services Examinations, every year starting from 2014.

With the eternal blessings of Balasaheb Thackeray, strong support of Udhavsaheb and a passionate involvement of YuvaShri, Shri. Aadityasaheb Thackeray, the thoroughly prepared roadmap of our founder for the noble cause in the service of Maharashtra, shall be a new chapter in the history of not only our State but also this great Nation. Jai Hind ! Jai Maharashtra !

About Founder - VIJAY KADAM

Shiv Vidya Prabodhini is a registered public trust. It was formed by Shri. Vijay Kadam, Deputy Leader, Shiv Sena. Shri. Vijay Kadam is an alumnus of Mulund College of Commerce. He was the University Representative. He was a member of the Senate of the University of Mumbai from 2000 to 2005. He was instrumental in starting a Centre for IAS coaching in the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai. Shri. Kadam has been undertaking a grand programme of felicitation of the successful candidates from Maharashtra at the Civil Services exams, since 2001. The candidates were felicitated by an illustrious dias comprising of ex- Speaker of Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition in the Legislature, serving and retired Secretaries to the Government of Maharashtra and the Government of India, Director General of Police, Dy. High Commissioner in Indian Embassies, Commissioners of Income Tax, vice-chancellor and the likes. Since past five years, Shri. Kadam has been providing free accomodation in Delhi to the students from Maharashtra who go to Delhi for the Personality Test of the UPSC. Also, since last five years he has been arranging for the free of cost accomodation in Mumbai to the students appearing for Civil Service Mains exams, from all over Maharashtra.

He has successfully, offered and provided free of cost resident coaching for students appearing for Civil Services Mains 2013. The facility was availed by around 100 students, who appeared for Mains in Mumbai. Continuing with the consistent effort of the past 14 years and on the basis of students' insistence, Shri. Kadam has now decided to take a big leap and provide for a free of cost coaching to all the candidates from Maharashta. The underlying aim of all the endeavour is to increase the number of Maharashtrian candidates in the top echelons of All India Services and Civil Services, a feat not yet prominently scaled by the leading State of the Nation.