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Bharathiar University’s Civil Services Coaching Centre opened at City College

District Collector V Palanikumar inaugurated the Bharathiar University’s ‘Civil Services Coaching Academy’ at Nirmala College for Women here on Monday.

“Only those who are interested in the welfare of the society come for civil services. Moreover, only those with such determination stay in the profession,” he said during his address.

Out of the two lakh candidates who register for the IAS preliminary examination, ony 6,000 qualify for the main examination, he said. “In 2007, 57 candidates from Tamil Nadu appeared for the direct interview,” Palanikumar said.

“Planning, hardwork, study materials and professional guidance will help you reach success,” he said and added the students should select subjects which could be easier for them.

Stressing on the importance of presentation of a subject in the paper, he advised the students to buy NCERT books for preparation. “The key to success is regular reading of books and newspapers,” he said.

Bharathiar University (BU) Vice-Chancellor Prof G Thiruvasagam said those who have social obligation pursue IAS. It is pathetic that only a very low percentage of graduates are interested to take up civil services.

He said options are open to learn the subjects in both Tamil and English.

“A survey said that out of the several lakhs who register for the civil service examinations, only 30,000 prepare for the examinations. Also, only 3,000 are preparing seriously for the exam. Hence, it is not a big competition and students can easily compete,” he said.

As the best IAS coaching centres are situated in Delhi and Chennai, economically poor students are a neglected lot and this coaching academy will help them compete with others with top-class training.

“Our faculty part will only be 25 percent, the rest will be the experts from outside,” the V-C said.

The Civil Services Coaching Academy will train economically poor students.

As of now 80 students from SC/ST and Backward Class have been enrolled for the training.

Outstation students will get a stipend of Rs.1,500, whereas local students will get Rs.750. A library at a cost of Rs.2 lakh has been set up for the training. The training session would go on till May 15.

The training centre is funded by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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