Dr Vikas Divyakirti is an IAS trainer, author, and lecturer. He is the founder and director of the Drishti IAS Coaching Classes, a UPSC coaching institute in Delhi.
Dr Vikas Divyakriti was born on Wednesday, 26 December 1973 (age 49 years; as of 2022) in Haryana. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his schooling at Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Haryana. After completing his schooling, he did a BA in History at Delhi University. He then pursued an MA in Hindi Literature and Sociology from Delhi University. Vikas also holds an M. Phil, LLB, and a Ph.D. Vikas had an interest in language translation, so he also received a postgraduate degree in English to Hindi translation from Delhi University. Facebook- Dr Vikas Divyakirti Vikas was good at studies and always wanted to serve the nation. In 1996, he appeared for the UPSC examination and cleared it in his first attempt, becoming an IAS officer. Vikas was assigned to the Ministry of Home Affairs, however, he resigned from his job, and decided to teach UPSC students.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Vikas’ parents were professors of Hindi Sahitya at the Delhi University. Not much is known about his siblings.
Wife & Children
He is married to Dr. Taruna Verma (MD at Drishti- The Vision). The couple has a son named Satwik Divyakirti.
Vikas cleared the UPSC examination in 1996 post which he was assigned to the Ministry of Home Affairs. He worked in the department for a year and then resigned from his job to teach the students at Delhi University. In 1999, he founded the Drishti IAS Coaching Classes in Delhi with the aim to provide simplified coaching for the UPSC aspirants. Vikas adopted a unique teaching style to help the students prepare for the UPSC exam.
He started off by giving his lectures in Hindi which made it easier for the students to understand the topics. As of 2021, he is the director of the Drishti IAS Coaching Classes. Vikas is the editor of the current affairs monthly magazine called ‘Drishti Current Affairs Today.’
In 2017, he started his YouTube channel named ‘Drishti IAS’ on which he uploads study material, lectures, and exam preparation strategy videos. The channel has more than 6 million subscribers (as of 2021). He is also an author and has authored the book ‘Nibandh Drishti.’
Controversial Remarks on Sita
When Dr. Vikas gave a lecture to UPSC aspirants in November 2022, he compared Sita with ‘Ghee Licked By Dog’ in a viral video. During his lecture, he cited the Ramayana to explain that Rama did not fight the war with Ravana for Sita since she was not ‘eligible’ for him, and Rama found her like the ‘ghee licked by a dog.’ Social media users heavily trolled him after his remarks, and #BanDrishtiIAS became a trending hashtag. Outlook
- Food: Chana Bhatura
- Beverage: Tea
- Travel Destination: Kashmir
- Vikas loves reading books and writing a diary in his leisure time.
- He is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog.
- Divyakirti is often spotted drinking alcohol at various events.
- Vikas has a keen interest in the subjects- Psychology, Philosophy, Social Issues, Cinema Studies, and Political Science.