Armed with a mentorship spanning a quarter century, Charu Smita has made it her life’s mission to make many medical aspirants’ dreams come true. One of her students bagged All India Rank 1 in NEET in 2018. Charu, an M.Sc in Zoology with top honours, has changed the common perception that the subject requires rote learning through her teaching methods. She encourages and advocates concept-based method, making the subject not only interesting but easy to grasp and remember. Her students have been selected in top medical colleges including AIIMS, MAMC and JIPMER.