Friday, September 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Jamia to coach less privileged

Jamia to coach less privileged
Rajat Arora, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 31, 2011

If all goes well, by next year, Jamia Millia Islamia will have a
state-of-the-art residential coaching academy for underprivileged
sections of the society. The centre for coaching and career planning,
which trains minorities, SC/ST/OBC and women students for civil
service examinations and
other competitive entrance exams free of cost, will get a swanky
building with a hostel and will be rechristened residential coaching
academy. Currently, the centre is working out of an old SRK building
within the Jamia campus.

"The university grant commission has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for setting
up a residential coaching academy at Jamia Millia Islamia. We have
already allotted the work to the Rail India Techno Economic Survey
Limited to a construct hostel and academic blocks for students
preparing for various competitive examinations," said Professor Anis
Ur Rehman, director, centre for coaching and career planning.

The building, which is coming up near the academy of third world
studies, will have separate residential and academic blocks with a
computer lab, seminar hall and an exclusive library for civil service

The management is in the process of hiring full time faculty for the
institute. "We have started hiring the best of faculty to coach our
students. Faculty from other universities and institutes will also be
coming to teach the students. The vice chancellor wants it to be the
best residential coaching academy for the underprivileged in the
country," said Mohammed Tariq, coordinator of the centre.

"Currently, the students are staying in a transit hostel. Next year
we'll also double the intake from 100 to 200 seats for civil
services," added Tariq.

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