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Jamia honours its star son Arif, ranked 74 at Civil Services examination

Arif Arsalan who cracked Civil Services Exam this year ranking 74 is a product of Jamia Millia Islamia School. He studied at Jamia’s Residential Coaching Academy and was among 26 candidates who cracked the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services examination.

In an event held on the school campus on Friday, Arif, originally from Gaya, was honoured. He completed his BTech from Jamia. An engineering student, Arif took Urdu as one paper, said a source.

Arif wants to join the IAS and said: “Initially, I tried studying on my own. But later I joined the coaching centre at Jamia, which was really beneficial.” The centre has been churning out civil servants year after year following the hard work put in by its deputy director Mohammad Tarique, who is also a Jamia alumnus.

Earlier, in a statement issued by the university, Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmad had said: “Many of our students come from the economically weaker sections of society. They have proved that given an opportunity and guidance they can deliver their best.”

Currently, the coaching academy issued a notice and said: “Applications are invited for Free Coaching (with hostel facility) for Civil Services (Main-cum Personality Test) 2017 for Minorities, SC, ST, and Women candidates.

An intensive Coaching and Test Series are provided, focusing on General Studies, Essay and a few optional subjects. Application Form may be downloaded from Jamia’s website or collected from the office of the Centre on all working days and submitted by 10/08/2017. Only those who have qualified the Prelims (2017) need apply. The candidate once admitted may avail all facilities of RCA including hostel, till the result of Civil Services (Main) 2017.

For details see Jamia’s website ( Contact: Ph. 011-65414144, 26981717 Mail:

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