Samartha, with Nation first as objective and a not-for-profit a joint initiative of Abalashrama and Abhyudaya, is located in DVG Road, Bengaluru; Karnataka. Not everyone can afford high fees of top rated UPSC coaching institutes. There is emphasis on helping the marginalised, to whom coaching is given free of cost. This was in pursuit of the recommendations made by Governing council of Abalashrama which had gone into the question of improving the performance of the candidates from Karnataka in a matter of securing appointments to IAS/IFS/IPS and other allied services made through the competitive examination conducted annually by the UPSC. This free IAS coaching is meant for such under privileged students.
Smartha envisioned helping honest sincere, socially committed, nationally inspired, innovative and imaginative persons including those from disadvantaged segments of Indian Society to join the civil services. It believes that this will certainly invigorate the pace of change and ensure the participation of millions of Indians, socially and economically weaker classes in particular.
Following facilities provided as part of free coaching:-
- Free Counselling
- Regular current Affairs Update
- Syllabus copy for General Studies
- Syllabus for Optional subjects
- Select Study Material for all aspirants.
- Mock test papers for IAS exam
- Previous Years question paper practice