8. Pre-Exam Coaching for SC/ST/OBC/Min. students.
Under the ongoing centrally sponsored scheme, the 100% financial assistance for in-house pre-exam coaching for engineering, medical and civil services is provided. In-house coaching has not been agreed upon by the Planning Department, instead suggested to outsource. The Working Group constituted for preparing 11th Five Year Plan also recommended that pre-exam coaching for engineering, medical and civil services may be provided to the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minorities by sponsoring the students to the institutions of both public and private which have achieved distinction during the preceding three years, in terms of success rate of candidates coached by them.
As per recommendations of the Working Group the plan scheme “ pre-exam coaching for ST students” has been proposed to be extended to SC/OBC and minority students w.e.f. 11th Five Year Plan under State Plan. Pre-examination coaching at PECC, Karol Bagh for Group ‘B’ Courses will continue under the centrally sponsored scheme.
Present age is the age of competition and only the fittest can survive. With the spread of education amongst the younger generation of SCs/STs/OBCs/Minorities there is stiff competition amongst the candidates of these communities themselves.
It has been observed that students for the rich families of STs tend to secure most of the jobs as they have better schooling and training/coaching for the competitive examinations whereas the students from the poor families rarely get selected because during school/college education their standard of education remain low due to poverty and there after due to non-affordability of proper coaching facilities.
To provide pre-exam coaching to the students of these communities a scheme “Pre Exam coaching for SC/ST” was launched under Annual Plan 1996-97. Under the scheme, pre-exam coaching for engineering and medical courses was given to the SC/ST communities. Subsequently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment , Govt. of India also launched in 2001, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Coaching and Allied Assistance for weaker sections including SCs/OBCs/Min.” for providing coaching for engineering, medical & IAS etc. In the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, it has been suggested that students may be got coached from institutions of repute both public and private which are running coaching courses and have achieved distinctions during the preceding three years, in terms of success rate of candidates coached by them. Since, STs were not covered under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme the state plan scheme was amended during 2002 and it was decided that only ST students will be benefited under the scheme.
Subsequently, the scope of the State Plan scheme was widened by including coaching for All India Services Examinations & Other Services also.
Eligibility Conditions for Admission:
Candidates, who fulfill the following conditions will sponsored :-
a) Candidates must have required caste Certificate issued by the competent authority of Delhi.
b) (i) The candidate seeking coaching for All India services should have passed B.A./B.E or equivalent exam conducted by the recognized university and must have scored more than 50% marks.
( ii) The candidates seeking coaching for admission in medical & engg. colleges should have passed Sr. Secondary or equivalent exam from recognized board/university and must have scored more than 50% marks. Beside students appearing for 10+2 exam, who have scored at least 50% or more marks in matric and also in XIth class will be eligible.
(c) The family income of the family of the applicant including their own income, should be between Rs.1.00 lakh to 2.00 lakh - per annum which should be supported by Income certificates from the SDM only.
(d) The age of the candidate should be as laid down by the admitting/examining bodies.
2. Procedure for sponsoring :
The application for admission in the PEC will be considered on furnishing proof of having submitted the Application Form by the candidate to the concerned examining authority. Admission for coaching will be made on the basis of merit prepared after interview of the candidates.
Admission for coaching for main exam will be given only if the candidate qualify the preliminary exam. The successful candidate will have not to apply again.
3. Duration of Coaching:
For admission into engineering or medical colleges the coaching will be for 3-6 months and for All India Service the coaching duration will be as under :
(i) For Preliminary Exam : 4-Months
(ii) For Main Exam : 3-Months
4. Chances of Coaching
Coaching will be provided not more than two times.
5. Subjects of coaching:
In the coaching for admission in MBBS or Engineering degree, coaching in Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology subjects only will be provided. In case of all India Services, coaching will be provided in General Knowledge, English and General Hindi and most popular combinations(s).
6. Fees and Stipend to the Candidates:
No coaching fee will be charged from the candidates. However, on the pattern of centrally sponsored scheme Rs. 6000/- for engineering and medical courses and Rs. 8000/- for civil services(preliminary + main) per students will be paid to the selected coaching institutions. To help the poor candidates, a stipend at the rate of Rs.250/- per month will be given to those trainees, who attend at least 80% of the classes except in case where attendance was less than 80% on the medical ground or for the reasons beyond control of the trainee.
Composition of the Committee.
For selection of institutions as well as students the composition of the committee will be as under:-
1. Pr. Secretary /Secretary (SC/ST/OBC/Min.) Chairman.
2. Representative from Directorate of Higher Education Member.
3. Representative from the Planning Department Member.
4. Representative from the Finance Department Member.
5. Dy. Director(SCP).