To me, it's simple, if you've got the time, use it to get ready. What else could you possibly have to do that's more important? Yes maybe you'll learn how to do a few things you'll never wind up actually needing to do, but that's a better problem to have than needing to do something and having no clue where to start. For me that clue was RiSE. My time at RiSE was very important for my preparation. Teachers helped me a lot. They made me into who I am now; they made me capable enough to crack one of the toughest exam in the world and if I can do it so can you, you just need proper guidance and exposure.
Zahid Ul Haq
Few years back me and my friends used to see IIT like a place which was impossible for a Kashmiri to get in by studying in Kashmir only. My thinking changed only when I saw some students at RiSE making it to top IIT's. But still, my parents, after listening to people about how difficult JEE Advanced is did not expect me to clear this exam as i was an average student. If RiSE was not there, I wouldn't have even thought of geting into IIT. The support and guidence from my mentors at RiSE instilled a sense of belief in me and this belief got me what I had dreamt of.
I joined RISE in 2017 and was blessed with a really good faculty. It prevented me from skimming through a lot of irrelevant books. Regular tests provide you a competitive environment. Also the class ambience is way too different from others. RISE definitely gives boost to ones career provided you are honest with your efforts. That place also packed a lot of positive memories for me.
"JEE" may be one of the toughest exams but it's not impossible to qualify. All those who want to crack this exam, my advice to them is START NOW, dedicate yourself to it, stay focused for the whole period of two years right from XI class. But one needs guidance and path to be followed and RISE is one good place for that and part of my success goes to them. I appreciate help of RiSE more than words can explain.
One thing which is very important as far as JEE is concerned, you need to have good mentors who will guide you through the preparation, I was lucky in that area because I joined RISE and I was constantly in touch with the teachers who helped not just with the general things but also more subtle things which we often miss out on. Last thing which I would love to share with the people who are preparing for JEE, try to enjoy your preparation. The amount of effort you put in is directly proportional to rank and hence it’s worth all your hard work.
I am currently a sophomore at Princeton University. The experience has been overwhelming, and I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity. I had been working for something like this for a long time but RiSE helped me fully realize this dream. My mentors there helped me with the finer things like the standardized tests and the college application but more importantly, they made me believe that I can succeed and became an essential part of my support system through a tough journey in an even tougher environment. The structure of the classes and process of teaching is one of a kind in Kashmir and is well suited to prepare you for competitive exams like JEE Advanced. I am very grateful to this institution and hopeful that they will continue to help more and more students to achieve their goals.
When I was a freshman in high school, I knew exactly what I wanted to be in my life. I was very ambitious and had very clear goals - I wanted to go to an IIT. But being from Shopian, I lacked the support and guidance that I needed. After RTSE I moved to Srinagar and joined RiSE. I can say that RiSE changed my life for the absolute good. They provided me with the necessary guidance and resources not just for JEE but for all the exams that could possibly lead me to my goal of becoming a good engineer. Now that I am a sophomore in college, I think back and realize how much the teachers at RiSE have done to make sure that the struggles I faced to shift to a different city, and everything that comes with it, don’t go to waste. They made sure that I make something out of myself and for that I will always be indebted to this institution.
University of Pennsylvania
“Studying in Kashmir, you can’t get into an IIT”. That’s what people around me used to say. I myself believed this as I was never the most brilliant student in my class. IIT was more like a dream than a goal for me. Then, I joined RiSE and my whole perspective changed. I realised that, although difficult, it wasn’t impossible to crack JEE and get into an IIT. So, I started working as hard as I could. At first, I was having a lot of trouble. It seemed as if my hard work wasn’t paying off. When I had lost hope, my teachers at RiSE told me that it was never going to be easy, and if you want to succeed, you must never give up no matter how difficult things get. So, I picked myself up and started working even harder. I studied hours and hours everyday. It wasn’t easy, as I was told, but with every passing day, I got a bit better. With all the hard work and my teachers’ amazing methodology, I finally achieved my dream goal.
“Studying in Kashmir, you can’t get into an IIT”, they said.
“Hi, I’m Yawar Altaf studying at IIT Kanpur”, I replied.
I dreamt of studying at IIT Bombay. I found the preparations for JEE very interesting, and gave it my best. Unfortunately, my health did not support me during my first attempt. I was dejected and disheartened. That's when I learnt about RISE, an institute in Kashmir. They ecouraged me to give it another try. They guided me, addressed my weaknesses and helped me identify my strengths. They ensured I got access to the best resources, content and test series. RiSE was the right step towards realizing my dream of studying at IIT Bombay.