Course: UPSC Coaching
Institute/University: Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)
Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’.
The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.
By a Special Act of the Parliament, Jamia Millia Islamia was made a central university of India in December 1988. In the list of the Faculties, i.e. Education, Humanities & Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences. Engineering & Technology, one more Faculty – Faculty of Law, was added in 1989. Many new courses and programmes at UG and PG levels have since been added.
Besides its Nine faculties, the Jamia has a number of centres of learning and research, like AJK-Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Academy of International Studies etc. The Jamia is also marching ahead in the field of Information Technology (IT). It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate IT courses. Apart from this, the Jamia has a campus wide network which connects a large number of its departments and offices.
Aspirants who wish to join the coaching programmes of the Centre are admitted on the basis of an Entrance Test and Interview wherever required, and as notified.
Depending on the nature of the programme, both objective and subjective tests will be administered.
Application forms may be downloaded from the website or collected in person from the office of the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning. A nominal fee in cash/by postal order/demand draft in favor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, shall be payable at the time of the submission of application forms at the office of the Centre.
Coaching shall be offered free of charge.
The idea of starting a scheme of coaching classes for Minorities was conveyed by the University Grants Commission in pursuance of the Government’s policy of bringing educationally backward minorities on par with the rest of the society and to make them participate fully in the activities of national development. Accordingly, in 1984, the University Grants Commission formulated a scheme regarding coaching classes for competitive examinations for students belonging to weaker sections amongst educationally backward minority communities.
In order to meet the objectives as defined above and in pursuance of its mandate, the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning runs free coaching programmes for aspirants belonging to SC, ST, Women and Minority communities who wish to prepare themselves and compete for a variety of jobs, both academic and administrative, as also to pursue courses of studies in the areas of their choice. The funding for the Centre is available from the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.
The Centre draws upon qualified faculty with professional orientation to meet the requirements of the coaching programmes. Students are selected for coaching on the basis of an entrance test conducted for the purpose, and they are offered classroom teaching, which is supplemented and strengthened by periodic tests and evaluation. The library of the Centre has a holding of relevant material on a variety of subjects which is replenished regularly to facilitate students access to current and relevant material available in the required areas.
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