Mahendra Gaikwad

B Tech - Mechanical Engieering - IIT Bombay
M Tech - Mechanical Engieering - IIT Bombay

Work Experience
1993-97 : Worked with Reliance Industries Ltd as Planning Engineer for Jamnagar Refinery project.

1997-99 : Worked with Mahindra Ltd as R&D Project Manager.

1999-till date : Teaching & Guiding Bright Students for JEE-Mains/ JEE-Adv, NEET

20+ years of Teaching Experience


Help 100,000 students build great careers based on strong foundation of
Science & Mathematics!

20+ Years of Counselling Experience

Testimonials of Students

Gaikwad sir is one of the best teachers I have had. He teaches with so much passion that I sincerely enjoyed studying physics and maths under him. He also encourages a free thinking approach and focuses a lot on fundamentals. I'm sure any student of his will have rock solid fundamentals. He would often ask us difficult problem in physics or maths that would take an entire class to solve but in that process our understanding of the subject would increase dramatically. That said, he had a lot of advice and tricks to share to make us exam ready as well. I would strongly recommend studying under Gaikwad sir. It was his coaching and guidance that helped me achieve 421 in JEE and also get selected for InPHO 

Rohan Vadgaonkar 
Grad : IIT – Bombay
Running his own Startup : Carnot Technologies

Back in those days, Nashik was still in its infancy in terms of preparing students for IIT-JEE.

In those circumstances, Gaikwad sir's class provided a solid foundation and a structure to our preparation, with emphasis placed on learning the core concepts rather than just being exam-oriented.

Sir was friendly and enthusiastic about teaching, and always approachable for answering our questions. 

Amol Patwardhan 
Grad : IIT Bombay
PhD : University of California – San Diago

I had an amazing experience learning basics of physics and mathematics from Gaikwad sir. He has the turning point that my life was waiting for after which my ability to think expanded considerably at the very right age of my life. It was during my 11th and 12th JEE coaching. A guy like me from a small tier-4 town would have never imagined going to IIT if he had not been supported by constant encouragement by teachers like Gaikwad sir.
I owe more than 50% of my professional success to him. I really wish he continues to motivate people to achieve great heights if they have an urge to learn. 

Gaurav Bachhav 
Grad : IIT Roorkee
Post Grad : IIM Bangalore

I was lucky to receive Gaikwad Sir’s mentorship back in 2004. That has been an inflection point in my life. At that time IIT entrance exam was not well known in Nasik and it was very rare for someone to get into IIT without leaving Nasik for JEE coaching.What Sir provided us was far more important than clearing JEE. He showed us the magic of science and mathematics. As a result studying for JEE (and beyond) never felt like hard work. Instead we had fun while solving problems and learning concepts. This way of learning was far more effective and long-lasting than slogging 12 hours a day, solving millions of problems and memorising definitions. 

Umang Rungta 
Grad : IIT Roorkee
Working as Business Analyst at eBay UK

IIT-JEE preparation is not a sprint, it's a marathon and you were such a wonderful source of motivation for me that I have no words to thank you. Being from Marathi medium, it was very distant target for me at beginning but with continuous support and guidance from you helped me overcome my weakness and difficulties and led to satisfactory performance in JEE-2010. I am grateful to you and Rohit Sir being highly knowledgeable and dedicated faculties, who never hesitated to explain a concept infinite number of times. 

Rupesh Chaudhari  
Grad : IIT Bombay (M.Tech. – Engineering Physics)
PostGrad : MBA (Finance & Operations)
FMS Dean's Roll of Honor

It was my honour to get guided by you. Right from those brain storming sessions where you would use the "Solve and Go" strategy during the classes to the break sessions where you would share your experience with us, tell us biographies of great people & imprint our minds with the dreams of success. I thoroughly enjoyed learning under you. Thank you Sir for being a perfect mentor and a motivator. 

Nishant Udawant 
Grad : VNIT - Nagpur
PostGrad : NIITE – Mumbai
Works with Jewelex Group

It was really good experience. I joined IIT academy when it was relatively new.

Sir's insistence on getting concepts right helped to get into right mentality very early in career.

If students are taught importance of out of box thinking then it will be very beneficial to them to shine in their careers. 

Dr. Nikhil Londhe 
Grad : BITS Pilani
PhD : University of Florida-USA

It was a great experience.

I learnt physics and mathematics from you which is still helping me in my research

Harshad Gandhe 
Grad : NIT Jalandhar
PhD : IIT Bombay (Perusing)

Your methods of teaching were unique and made us fall in love with complex subjects of Physics and Maths.
You were always motivating each and everyone of us and got best out of us. In the 2 years I learnt lessons for life time.

I am yet to find a great teacher and mentor like you :) 

Piyush Dungarwal 
Grad : VNIT Nagpur
Post Grad : IIT Bombay

Even with the stress of IIT-JEE on a young mind I feel that the 2 years spent in your Physics lectures have been very significant in shaping my perspective towards Science and Technology. It is my belief that the passion with which you teach slowly percolates in the students. My experience with you has helped me beyond the Physics course outline by inspiring me to be persistent (most of the times). 

Aeishwarya Baviskar 
Grad : VNIT Nagpur
PostGrad : MS Technical University of Munich

Well..I left the field:) But sir you helped me feel okay with it. I remember once you told me, if you want to write then I know newspapers where you can write. That moment made me realise, it's okay that I don't want to do what I was doing at that moment.
You were one of the first people to make me feel okay with wanting something out of the box. Thank you for that!

Siddhida Kabara  
Grad : Fergusson College Pune
Working as Professor : Clinical Psychologist

Very good experience... I have learn so much things apart from studies also. Learned many lessons, Many techniques, rules, things to do ,things not to do... Overall a very happy , enjoying And best learning 2 years of my life with Gaikwad sir 

Onkar Nikumbh 
Grad : VJTI

A journey which cannot be defined. It all started with all unknown people with one dream of IIT and one fear of JEE. It was fun doing all those exercises for physics.

Life has totally transformed within two years. 

Sanyukta Patil 
Currently Pursuing BBA Finance

My experience was really amazing with you and I really enjoyed it a lot. You were not only a teacher to me who taught me amazing physics but played the role of a friend as well as guide who always showed me the right direction. I was always thinking my problems (academic and personal) are big and I can't deal with them but whenever I shared them with you, you always had a decent smile on your face and a simple solution of my problems. This quality of yours to dealing any problem with an out of the box perspective always fascinated me . Your point of view towards the world as well as study was very different, you showed us the right path to do the study . In my small life time till now I met many good teachers but I am damn sure that I am never going to meet a teacher and a person like you in my further life. Thank you very much Gaikwad sir to be always with me . 

Atharva Parekh  
Currently Pursuing Bachelor of Engineering

It has been a phenomenal journey associating with the teacher in you.
All the concepts theories and modules we're so aptly explained by you that it really helped us to excel in our career. 

Pratik Kale 
B.Sc., MBA
Marketing Manager at Mercedes-Benz India

Gaikwad sir's insistence on strengthening the fundamentals of students in every topic he taught made learning a wonderful experience.

I especially enjoyed the way he taught classical Newtonian mechanics and concepts of mathematics. The best part of it was that it induced a confidence in me and most other students that any problem in physics/math could be broken down into simple fundamental thought processes and worked out to a solution- no matter how complex it may have appeared at first.
Not only that, he was always ready to give personal attention and feedback to each of his students. He would definitely be among the very best teachers I've ever come across. 

Ajinkya Randive 
Grad : K K Wagh College of Engineering
Post Grad : Texas A&M - USA
Working as Design Engineer Mahindra Automotive- USA

I had the pleasure of being taught by Prof. Gaikwad during my high school senior year.
I must say that the two years under his tutelage were wonderful learning years for me. His grasp over concepts, his soft-spoken, patient demeanour and his friendly nature really helps bring out the best in his students.
I wish Prof. Gaikwad the best in all his endeavours. May he continue imparting wisdom on future generations of students. 

Amit Paranjape 
Grad : BE Sinhagad College of Engineering
Post Grad : MBA – SPJIMR
Currently working at Accenture

It was the a wonderful learning journey in the most important and foundational years of my life. 

Vardhan Thigle 
Grad : BITS Pilani
Works as Senior Software Engineer - Fortanix

Honestly, Gaikwad sir pulled out the True Engineer in me to let it shine.

Although I missed out with a few hundred ranks to get into an IIT, I got enough fuel at IIT academy to think like a true engineer in the following years to build a successful Career. 

Chirag Agarwal
Grad : KKW College of Engineering
Currently working with Microsoft

"Gaikwad sir has a really good grasp on the subjects he taught. He would break down difficult to understand concepts into much more practical day to day examples. This made learning really enjoyable and a fun activity. He was always very approachable, encouraging and helped us resolve our queries whenever we had them"

Nachiket Kare  
Grad : PICT- Pune
PostGrad : MS- Penn State University USA
Currently working at Mphasis Next Lab

"Excellent! Sir, you made the difficult looking Physics so interesting and easy to understand that generated immense amount of confidence in the said subject. It made me want to achieve and learn more n more along with understanding of the concepts in each of the subjects. I scored well in MH CET and got admission in MIT, Pune. I did my MBA in operations from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and currently working in the fastest growing private sector bank - RBL Bank ltd. I want to take this opportunity to say Thank you to you and all the IIT academy professors to shape my carrier in its building years. All the very best sir! "

Suyash Jire 
Grad : MIT- Pune
PostGrad : MBA - Symbiosis Pune
Currently working at RBL Bank

"Amazing ! your lectures were tailored to developing the thinking ability which in fact is the purpose of education.

Without a doubt in my head I would say the two years spent learning under you was one of the best phase of my life . "

Sarvesh Kale 
Grad : Pune
PostGrad : IIT Bombay (Pursuing)

"Sir taught me physics, which later on proven to be most important and fundamental subject for me in my engineering life. The way sir taught us by giving insights for every HCV problem and correlating the problems with real life fundamentals was really awesome. It completely change my way to look at problems and i started enjoying the science. Especially i love the way sir taught us mechanics (still my favourite subject), which helps me a lot to score and design major projects through out my mechanical engineering. Thank you sir. "

Pankaj Sable 
Grad : KKW College of Engineering

"Sir, Your Simple and Lucid Style of making the concepts understandable is top notch. I still remember the example for concept of gravitational acceleration you gave me! Leading by example is your style with making us do things to experience the various "How real life" is your signature! You made me competent in many aspects of life for which I am always grateful to you. "

Ashish Ghirnikar 
Works at IIT Bombay

"Nearly after a decade I do still remember the examples you gave while teaching us projectile motion. This is the kind of impact you've made on us. The way you taught us made us all capable of doing what we do today. "

Aishwarya Patil 
Grad : DY Patil College of Engineering
General manager at Tangent Business Center

The Easiest way to achieve success is to get mentored by a Successful Person !

-Mahendra Gaikwad Sir