Jamia gets Rs 15-cr UGC aid to set up Residential Coaching Academy
OT, June 9, 2011 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted Rs. 15 crore for setting up a Residential Coaching Academy in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). For this purpose the University has already allotted the work to RITES to construct hostel and Academic block for students preparing for various competitive examinations. The grant has come at a time when the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, JMI, has successfully completed its various coaching programmes for competitive examinations and entrance tests for admissions to a variety of courses including Civil Services, Group B Services, B.Tech., Diploma Engg., UGC-CSIR-JRF/NET Examinations.
Till now the high-quality Centre has coached 376 students for the session 2010-11. In the academic session 2009-10, a record number of eighty nine students have succeeded in various competitive examinations and entrance tests which includes 4 selections in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), 11 in JRF-NET, 18 in B.Tech., 09 in Diploma Engg., 22 in B.Ed., 25 in DETE (Diploma Elementary Teacher Education) and 2 in Bank PO.
Gulzar Ahmad Wani and Jusuf Kabir Ansari, the selected candidates of Civil Services Examination 2010, thanked Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung for playing an important role in their preparation for interview for the Civil Services Examinations 2010. The Vice-Chancellor had conducted mock interviews along with P.C. Hota, former Chairman of UPSC, and Farooque Jung (IRS) for the students. The Centre also conducted two all India Mock tests for the aspirants of 2011 (Prelims) in collaboration with Civil Services Chronicle.
The Centre also has plans to coach Jamia school students, students of minority community and girls for IIT-AIEE coaching. For this, the Centre has roped in top faculty / experts and has applied for grants to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.
Also, JMI has re-introduced the B.A ( Programme) from this academic session. The subjects offered at BA (Programme) include History, Public Administration, Geography and Sociology. JMI media coordinator said: “The course content has been prepared carefully, keeping in mind optional and general studies papers of Civil Services Examinations. After completing their B.A programme with these subjects, the student will not only have a Bachelors degree but will also be in a position to appear for Civil Service Examination and other competitive examinations. Even in General studies paper such students will have an edge over the rest.”
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