Jamia gives free coaching to civil service aspirants

August 6th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Friday invited applications for free coaching from civil service aspirants belonging to minority communities, Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The coaching classes, which started in 1984, get more than 500 applications every year from all over the country.

“Out of more than 500 applications, we select 50 candidates on the basis of the entrance test,” said an official from the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning (CCCP), Jamia Milia Islamia.

The centre has seen many of its students become IAS officers and being selected as high ranking officials in public sectors.

“While there are many students who have got good ranks in UPSC (civil services) exams, 22-year-old Pervej Alam was one of our youngest candidates to qualify,” Mohammad Tarique, coordinator of CCCP, told IANS.

The entrance test will be held Aug 21 at 10 a.m. The list of selected candidates will be displayed Aug 27. The test paper will have a subjective and objective component.

Students can get the application form from the CCCP office or download it from Jamia’s website. The last date of submission of forms is by Aug 16. The classes will commence Sep 7.

“The coaching will be given in subjects like general studies, optional papers like history, political science, public administration, law, geography, economics, sociology, Urdu, Hindi, Persian and Arabic,” added the official.

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