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Dr. Vikas Divyakirti Net Worth: How Much Does He Earn?

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti: Education, Income and Net Worth
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Dr. Vikas Divyakirti is a revolutionary teacher and the founder of Drishti IAS Coaching. He has been in the limelight since his guest appearance in the blockbuster movie, 12th Fail. In this article, we have covered all the information about Vikas Divyakirti’s net worth, wife, assets and more.

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti is an Indian civil servant, lecturer, author, educator, and YouTuber. He is a former member of the Central Secretariat Service. Vikas Divyakirti is the founder and director of the Drishti IAS Coaching Institute, a UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) coaching institute based in Delhi.

Who is Dr. Vikas Divyakirti?

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti was born on December 26, 1973 (age 50 years; as of 2024) in Bhiwani, Haryana. Divyakirti’s father was a professor of Hindi literature at a college affiliated with Maharishi Dayanand University located in Rohtak, Haryana, while his mother was a school teacher in Bhiwani, Haryana. Vikas Divyakirti is one of the most successful teachers in India, and his major source of earnings is from teaching. He has two brothers; the eldest brother is in the United States and is a software engineer, while the elder brother is a DIG at the CBI.

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti’s Educational Qualification

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti completed his schooling at a Hindi medium school, Saraswati Shishu Mandir. He pursued his graduation in Bachelor in Commerce (Hons.) from Zakir Husain Delhi College. Later, he decided to switch courses and chose a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at the University of Delhi. For post-graduation, he chose Hindi literature and secured the second rank in the first year at Zakir Husain At Delhi College, he further migrated for his final year to Hindu College, Delhi and completed a Master of Arts in 1995. 

Vikas Divyakirti also has a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and a Master of Philosophy in Hindi Literature from the University of Delhi. 

Full NameDr. Vikas Divyakirti
Age50 years (in 2024)
Date of BirthDecember 26, 1973
Place of BirthBhiwani, Haryana
Famous ForFounder of Drishti IAS coaching, Civil Servant, Author, Lecturer and YouTuber
Home TownBhiwani, Haryana
ProfessionIAS trainer, lecturer, Author, and YouTuber
Nationality Indian
WifeDr. Taruna Verma
Education Qualification(s)BA in HistoryM.A in Hindi literatureM. PhilLLBPhDA postgraduate degree in translation (English to Hindi)
IAS RankAIR 384
SchoolSaraswati Shishu Mandir
UniversityZakir Husain College, Hindu College (University of Delhi).
Films12th Fail (2023)

Physical Appearance

Height5 feet, 5 inches (165 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

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What is the Net Worth of Vikas Divyakirti?

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million (2024), or INR 20 crore approximately. A major source of income for him is his social media, such as YouTube. Divyakirti is the founder of Drishti IAS, a UPSC coaching institute.

Monthly IncomeINR 20 Lakh (approximately)
Annual IncomeINR 2 Crore (approximately)
Net Worth in 2024$2.5 million, INR 20 crore (approximately)

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti Assets


Vikas Divyakirti has a great collection of cars, including the Suzuki Baleno, Innova Crysta, Fortuner and more. 

Suzuki BalenoINR 9 Lakh
Innova CrystaINR 24 Lakh
FortunerINR 45 Lakh


Dr. Vikas Divyakirti tied the knot with Dr. Taruna Verma. The couple are parents to a son. 

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti Net Worth: How Much Does He Earn?
Source: Social Media

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti Social Media

Dr. Vikas Divyakirti stays active on social media. He connects with students and his followers through various social media platforms. He makes videos that can help IAS aspirants with updates, syllabi and more. His major source of income is YouTube. 

Social Media HandleInstagramFacebookTwitter YouTube
Followers/subscribers(As on May 2024)1.7 million26k5.4k3.58 million


After completing his master’s, Divyakirti became an assistant professor at the University of Delhi. Later, he made his first attempt at the UPSC Civil Services Examination and cleared the exam as well. He secured the All India rank of 384 in 1996.

Vikas Divyakirti completed his training at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management. He also served at the Department of Official Language in the Ministry of Home Affairs as a section officer in New Delhi.

In 1999, he resigned from the post and founded the Drishti IAS Coaching Institute in Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi. 

In 2022, Divyakirti started his YouTube channel, wherein he uploads educational videos.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Dr. Vikas Divyakirti’s father wanted him to become a politician, so he became a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidharthi Parishad (ABVP).
  • During his first year of college, he became popular and actively participated in the national agitation against the Mandal Commission formed under the former prime minister of India, Moraraji Ranchhodji Desai.
  • He did several odd jobs due to the financial crisis while he was in his first year of college. He also worked at a printing press and started a small business with his brother.
  • He also contested and won the Resident Welfare Association election in his locality in Delhi.
  • He is the author of a book, ‘Nibandh Drishti.’
  • Viskas is the editor of the Current Affairs monthly magazine ‘Drishti Current Affairs Today.’
  • In 1999, when he started Drishti IAS Coaching Institute, he gained fame and appreciation for his teaching style. He revealed that he was rejected for the post of  Hindi lecturer at Shivaji College, Delhi University. In the beginning, he struggled and managed to borrow a sum of Rs 15,000 from a friend, get chairs and rent a space to run his coaching institute. The first batch consisted of around 12-15 students.
  • Vikas is a pet lover and has a keen interest in writing and journaling.
  • He consumes alcohol occasionally.
  • Vikas Divyakirti’s parents are followers of Arya Samaj, and his wife follows Sanatana Dharma. Vikas follows Osho’s ideology and also follows atheism.
  • He also appeared in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film 12th Fail and also co-written the script for the film. The film got immense love and appreciation from the audience and was a massive hit.

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