The teacher runs the ‘Khan GS Research Centre’ YouTube page where he posts video of his classes.   |  Photo Credit: YouTube
Our teachers not only teach us what we have to know, but they have certain quirks which are exhibited while doing so.
One such example is someone known as ‘Khan sir’ from Patna. He runs the Khan GS Research Centre in the city, which caters to the students appearing for the UPSC exams.
Recently, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer named Arun Bothra shared a snippet from one of his videos on his Twitter page.
“I would have topped the UPSC if I had a teacher like him,” the caption said. Take a look:
In the clip, Khan sir is teaching about the ‘Precision Approach Path Indicator’ or PAPI which is used by airplanes while landing on a runway in the night time. The video in question was about the ill-fated Vande Bharat Mission flight which crash-landed in Kozhikode from Dubai some weeks back.
He had posted a YouTube video on the same:
While talking about the process in question, he spoke colloquial Hindi which was extremely casual yet engaging for the viewer. Using words like ‘do tho’, ‘pilotva’, etc, his way of teaching is extremely hilarious as well.
“Aggar chaaron lights laal ho gaya toh bhaag jaiye, nahin toh thuk jaayenge wahan par,” one of the phrases he used to explain how the indicator works.
This inherently ‘desi’ way is not just hilarious but is also a breath of fresh air. Most of us are used to the formal techniques of teaching where the teacher is speaking in English and it could get mundane after a point of time. Khan sir’s way is deemed to be extremely approachable.
This is not the only video Khan sir has done. His YouTube page has almost 2 million subscribers, which is a testament to his extremely easy and ‘hatke’ way of explaining a crucial concept.
Bothra’s post was a huge hit amongst the netizens. It has garnered 3,21,100 views with 4800 retweets and 21,600 likes.
The comments section was full of praise for the teacher. Here are some of them:
Many of them were in favor of using the local tongue as a medium of teaching. “That’s why teaching should be promoted in the local language. Students would be able to grasp clearly. I liked his way of teaching,” one user said.
Another one tried to get his point across in Khan sir’s way, “Instructorwa ho toh aisa ho, warna instructor na ho.”
Khan sir’s popularity grew even more during the pandemic. His videos have been of great help to the students, especially those preparing for the civil services examination.