IAS Vikas Divyakirti – Founder Behind the Success of Drishti IA

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti is the founder and managing director of ‘Drishti IAS,’ an organization active in the Civil Services Preparation since 1999. He started his professional career as an assistant professor at Delhi University. In 1996, he cleared the Civil Services Examination in his first attempt and worked for a year at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. After that, he resigned from his post, returned to teaching, and established ‘Drishti IAS.’Dr. Vikas has a Ph.D. in Hindi Literature from Delhi University and has pursued studies in various other disciplines like Sociology, Philosophy, Law, and Management.

Presently, Dr. Vikas is actively involved as an educator in creating content for YouTube. He dreams of seeing our society having a ‘Culture of Discourses’ wherein social-political issues are understood through free & constructive discussions and not by enforced consensus or herd mentality. His videos on YouTube are targeted towards that only.

IAS Vikas Divyakirti Biography and Education

Dr. Vikas was born in Haryana on Sunday, 26 December 1976. He belongs to a middle-class Hindu Family, and his caste is Haryanvi. He is now around 46 and one of India’s most successful teachers. He belongs to a middle-class and educated family. His father and mother were professors at Delhi University and would teach Hindi Sahitya. He is a professional teacher, and most of his income comes from teaching.

He is married to DR. Taruna Verma, and they have a son named Swastik Divyakirti. He has always been a man of culture and Land.  He was always a bright student and knew he had to serve his nation. As a student, he would always be involved in his study. He completed middle and high school in Saraswathi Shishu Mandir in Haryana. After completing high school, He decided to do a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History at Delhi University. Then, he decided to do his Master’s in Art (MA) in Hindi Literature and Sociology at Delhi University.

He was so focused on his studies that he holds a degree in LLB, M.Phil, and even a PhD. Though he holds many qualifications, he received a PG degree in English-to-Hindi translation from Delhi University.

Education Highlights

School Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Haryana
College/University Delhi University
Educational Qualification
  • BA in History Qualification(s)
  • MA in Hindi Literature and Sociology
  • M. Phil
  • A Postgraduate degree in English to Hindi translation
Profession IAS Trainer, Author, Founder, and Managing Director of Drishti IAS Coaching

About Drishti

  • Drishti The Vision was founded on November 1, 1999. Since then, we have been a beacon of excellence in Civil Services Examination preparation and one of the top choices for those preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE).
  • Drishti IAS provides unwavering support and expert guidance for UPSC and State Services aspirants across multiple states/union territories in India. We also offer comprehensive online programs accessible through our Drishti Learning App (Android & iOS), Website, and well-established physical classroom centers.
  • With our online programs, students can access top-notch study materials, live classes, and professional guidance from any location with the help of our website and dedicated mobile app, Drishti Learning App. This ensures that aspirants can embark on their civil services journey conveniently and flexibly, further enhancing their preparation.
  • Our dedication to preparing the next generation of bureaucrats extends to in-person and online learning environments, making us accessible and accommodating to all applicants. Please take a look at our centers, where we offer candidates committed support.

His Tips to UPSC Aspirants/Students

  • As a teacher, he has tips and suggestions for students and IAS aspirants for the IAS test preparations. According to Dr. Vikas Divyakirti, Prelims is only a qualifying test. Thus, the Student needs to concentrate on the Main test. In addition, he says they need to skip their effort in preparation for the Prelims as there is no valuable time they need to prepare for the Main test. Again, because it is only a qualifying test, most students crack easily. He advises students to establish realistic goals to become qualified candidates or target members for the monitors. So, he suggests using their energy wisely on the Prelims, as there is less time to ensure that all the syllabus they need to study is done.
  • Vikas sir says students must make a proper schedule and distribute equal timing for various topics. Vikas sir suggests everyone should read the success stories of other IAS officers. Being motivated will help you with exam preparation. Also, writing a good answer on the IAS test matters the most, according to Dr Vikas Divyakirti. One must relate to the previous year’s question papers for better understanding. Your answers should be to the point and authentic to impress your interviewers.
  • Vikas Sir has counseled numerous numbers of students who still needed to concentrate fully and had the option to get a decent All India Rank in the UPSC Civil Service Examinations; in his counseling, he categorized the students given their applicable response according to the capacities they had. Sir says that once the monitor reads your answer, they should understand that the entire answer sheet was created to track down this eligible candidate. The applicable response should contain the negative and positive corridors of the discussed focus. Your contribution to the Answer ought to be overly forthright or, rather say, direct, and you should put in every one of the significant pieces of your answer.

Favorite Things of Vikas Divyakirti

Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Color Black, White, Grey, Blue
Sports Cricket
Holiday Destination Goa, London, Switzerland


Vikas Divyakirti Social Media Accounts

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/upanuragyadav/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/divyakirti.vikas/?hl=en
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@vikasdivyakirti
Twitter https://twitter.com/VikasDivyakrti

Unknown Facts about Vikas Divyakirti

  • Drishti is one of the leading IAS Coaching Classes in India.
  • He once was an IAS officer
  • He loves animals and has a pet Dog.
  • He is keenly interested in psychology, philosophy, and social and political issues.
  • Vikas sir loves reading and writing in a diary.

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