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PADCO conducts Screening Test 2012

Around 150 candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste appeared for a screening test for entry into coaching classes for the Indian Administrative Services examination. The Puducherry Adi Dravidar Development Corporation is arranging for 50 students to take part in the IAS Coaching classes, with support from the Saidai Duraisamy’s Manidha Naeyam I.A.S Academy. For six months, the selected candidates will undergo coaching from qualified teachers who will train them in the various aspects of the IAS entrance examination.

The aim of this scheme was to encourage students from an SC background to aspire for the Indian Administrative Services. The course would start by the end of the month.

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A ‘Memorable Teachers’ Day for IAS aspirants

For about 38 persons enrolled in the free IAS Academy of the Chennai – based organisation, ‘Manidhanaeyam’, which came into being within the campus of the Cliff Rock Creative Schools here about a month – and – a – half ago, Teachers’ Day celebrations on 5th September, 2012 were memorable.

Facilitated by the Academy for Badaga Culture Trust, which runs the IAS Academy, the aspirants set in motion the celebrations with an interactive session with the Nilgiris Collector, Archana Patnaik. Making the aspirants, including several Backward Class candidates, about 15 women, a few members of the Scheduled Caste communities and two tribals, feel at home in her chamber, the Collector pointed out that she has just completed 10 years as an Indian Administrative Service officer and added that the percentage of women IAS officers in the country is rising.

When asked by a woman aspirant, “what is the biggest hurdle you face as Collector of the Nilgiris,” Ms. Patnaik pondered for a moment and said that it was the difficulty in motivating officers who were not inclined to be part of the team effort.

Her advice to the aspirants was “follow the training, train your minds, cultivate patience and don’t be disheartened by failures.”

She felt that if the services of the faculty from the Jawaharlal Nehru University can be obtained, it would be of considerable help.

The Union Public Services Commission now gives a great deal of importance to candidates hailing from backward areas.

Since the number of seats has been increased, the chances of the Manidhanaeyam students making it to the final stages are bright.

The Superintendent of Police, S. Nizamuddin, who was present, lamented that the representation of the Nilgiris in the all India services is very low.

The head of the academy, Manjai V Mohan, said that some of the persons who had been coached for various competitive examinations by the Manidhanaeyam in Chennai are now serving here in various capacities.

A few of the aspirants said that the face-to-face with the Collector had raised their level of motivation and increased their desire to become an IAS officer.

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Entrance Test For IAS

The entrance examinations for admission to the Manidhaneyam IAS Acadmy will be held in July this year.

According to a release from the Academy, which is training candidates for the civil services free for the past several years, it will conduct a 10 – month – long coaching class this year.

The entrance examinations for the class would be held in 12 district centres, including Chennai, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Karur, Tiruchi, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram and Chidambaram.

The date for the examinations and the syllabus can be obtained from the academy website

Last date

The last date for receipt of applications through this website is 10th July, 2011. Classes for those who have completed preliminary would begin on 19th July, 2011.

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