The KolkataNorthcentre started operations in the academic year 2009-2010 with 3 batches comprising of a total of 60 students, and a total of 3 permanent faculty members. Classes for the first academic year were held at Mother International School, Salt Lake. By the second academic-year of the centre, classes were being held at the office premises, at VIP Towers, after an encouraging enrolment of over 100 students. The number of faculty members also doubled in that academic year. Over the course of years, the centre grew leaps and bounds as many other distinguished faculty members have joined in to hone the talents of the ever-increasing pool of students.
In the academic year 2014-15, the centre started 2 batches of the PINNACLE program (integrated school program) at St. Xavier’s Institution, Panihati and St. Francis Xavier’s Institution, Salt Lake. Regular evening classroom batches were also started at St. Xavier’s Institution for the benefit of students of the Sodepur, Barrackpore and Kalyani regions.
The students of the centre have always produced results that have been pleasing and encouraging for the students following in their footsteps. Moreover, after the shift to the new pattern of JEE Mains and Advanced, the results have only improved considerably due to an educated change in the culture of teaching at the centre which is driven towards results in the current examination scenario. Over the 3 years of the new pattern, the centre has achieved an unprecedented conversion rate of over 22.5% in IITJEE Advanced and an astounding 52% conversion in IITJEE Mains (both from the entire pool of students appearing in IITJEE Mains). After consistently producing ranks in the top 500 for years, ranks such as 169, 206, 250 and 312 in IITJEE Advanced have been overshadowed in the year 2015 by our first rank under 100. Srijit Dutta achieved the best rank, AIR 75, in the IITJEE Advanced 2015. We take pride in the performance and results of our alumni and the encouragement it brings to the hearts of our teachers and students.