Ranchi: Coaching institutes in the city are struggling to get back on track for want of students after the lockdown.
Jharkhand Coaching Association president S D Mishra said a large number of coaching institutes could only enrol around 10% of students when compared to the pre-lockdown period. He informed that around 20% of the institute have shut as they were unable to bear the costs.
Mishra also said owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the movement of students is far below normal and hostels are also vacant. He further said a large majority of students are still using the free online materials uploaded on various platforms.
At the same time, building owners where the institutes are housed have restored pre-lockdown rent rates, which added to the financial burden of the institute proprietors. “During the lockdown, the building owners had given huge concessions, but they have restored pre-lockdown rates and above that, the number of students is quite low,” Mishra added.
The institutes are pinning hopes on the new batch of Class XI who are expected to attend physical classes in their respective schools soon.