(News) Jamia shapes IAS dreams in its free coaching academy

Jamia shapes IAS dreams in its free coaching academy

Thirty-four of its 300 students have cracked the civil services exam and, of the 12 who made it this year, two were ranked as high as 17 and 90. But this is not just another money-spinning coaching shop. It's the free Residential Coaching Academy of Jamia Millia Islamia. Funded by the University Grants Commission and ministry of minority affairs, it has scripted success stories for candidates from SC/ST category, women and minorities in the past three years.

While the genesis of this coaching academy dates back to 1983 when Jamia established Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, "it was in 2010 with a grant of Rs 15 crore the coaching academy was set up in project mode initially for three years. State-of-the-art infrastructure was created with a round-the-clock library and residential facility. All these are free of cost, aimed at mentoring bright candidates from among women, and SC/ST and minority communities. And the result is there for all to see", Prof. Anisur Rahman, honorary director of the academy, proudly says.

Of the 100 students of the 2013 batch, 12 got an entry to the elite civil service list and 51 others were selected for a variety of other services like Intelligence Bureau, Bank PO, Central Armed Paramilitary Forces and state administrative services.


Courtesy: Times of India