Soumya Prakash Pradhan

The world is currently captivated by the series 'Kota Factory season 3,' now available on Netflix. 

This season continues the successful journey of its characters in Kota, India’s hub for coaching centers where students go after 10th grade to prepare for competitive exams like JEE and NEET. It portrays their struggles of being away from home and friends, amidst the pressure of 12th-grade board exams, and their determination to succeed in competitive exams.

Jitendra Kumar, known as Jeetu Bhaiya, leads the cast, focusing on the students' experiences in Kota. Season 3, recently released on Netflix, is being eagerly watched by fans who are enjoying its compelling storyline.

The series also imparts valuable lessons to students. Here are some key takeaways:

Understanding 'Whys' and ‘Hows’

The series emphasises the difference in approach between board exams and entrance exams. While board exams require a step-by-step explanation of solutions, entrance exams demand quick problem-solving skills.

Finding Your Mentor

It highlights the importance of finding a mentor who can guide you effectively, as depicted in the series.

For instance, Vartika learns from her boyfriend Vaibhav Pandey. When Vartika feels down because Vaibhav tells her that something isn't as simple as she thought, she decides to seek help from classmates instead of her boyfriend.

This shows that finding a study partner who makes you feel comfortable, rather than feeling like a teacher, can be crucial.


The series depicts how students from modest backgrounds struggle financially in Kota.

They often work part-time to support themselves, refusing to take money from friends due to self-respect, as portrayed by Balmukund Meena.

However, this dedication to part-time work can significantly hamper their preparation. It might be advisable during preparation to accept help from friends and teachers who want to support you financially.

Once you earn money, you can repay them. This way, you can focus solely on your studies without distractions.

Balancing Studies and Friendships

In the series, it is showcased that students need to make friends and cherish memories, not just focus solely on studying.

For instance, when Vaibhav Pandey chooses to study instead of playing cricket with his girlfriend Vartika, he realizes that focusing only on studies.

Engaging in extracurricular activities and taking breaks to play games can help refresh the mind and prevent study burnout, which is crucial during challenging times.


Emphasising the importance of punctuality, the series underscores how being on time is crucial, especially during exams.

It illustrates this through the story of Vaibhav Pandey, who mistakenly went to the wrong place on exam day, but managed to arrive at the exam center just in time after a frantic rush.

This highlights the necessity of punctuality, especially on exam days.

Individual Goals Over Group Dynamics

It suggests focusing on aim, dreaming like others should aim to be, as portrayed in the series.

It showcased Shivangi preparing for the NEET exam and aiming to join AIIMS for their medical courses.

Although Shivangi initially studied alone, she later found out that one of her friends also aimed to study at AIIMS.

They joined together to study in groups, making it easier to achieve their goals.

Similarly, finding friends with the same goal can help you support each other during preparation.

Choosing Friends Wisely

The series warns against the influence of negative peer pressure, illustrating how bad company can derail academic progress and lead to undesirable outcomes.

For instance, the series showcased Uday, who was always playing games and not focused on studying.

Due to bad friendships, he started drinking and had an accident, causing issues for him and his family.

Therefore, during this preparation time, it is important not to engage in activities that can hinder your studies and other aspects of life.

Instead, focus solely on your studies, as emphasised in the series.

'Kota Factory' Season 3 is not just a series but a reflection of real-life challenges faced by students. It encourages viewers to learn from the characters' experiences and make informed decisions in their academic journeys.

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