The student intake for UPSC and MPSC coaching is 52 seats each, which includes 9
seats for open category and 20 for scheduled caste, 10 for scheduled tribe and 4
for OBCs and minorities students for each exam.
The entrance test for the University of Pune’s, 11-month
full-time coaching courses for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the
Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exams has been scheduled for February
19th, 2012. The last date to apply for these courses is February 15th, 2012.
The student intake for UPSC and MPSC coaching is 52 seats each. This includes 9
seats apiece for open category students and 20 each for scheduled caste, 10 each
for scheduled tribe and 4 each for OBCs and minorities students. The courses will
cover all components of general study subjects and selected optional subjects like
history, political science, public administration and geography. The Competitive
Exam Centre (CEC), which was established in 1970 at the UoP, has been providing
effective support to youngsters who seek a career in civil services.
A major thrust of the CEC is on providing support to students from those
sections of the society that have lesser access to coaching and preparatory classes.
As such, a major portion of the student intake is reserved for students from SC/ST,
OBC and minority communities. SC/ST students are even given a monthly stipend of
1,500, apart from free coaching, while those from the OBC and minority communities
are given free coaching. Students from open category are charged a fee of 15,000
for the entire course duration. In the last three years, a total of 160 students
from the CEC have been successful in various competitive exams and have joined civil
services. Students who wish to join the courses should contact the CEC at (020)
25601346 and 25690342. Details and the application form are also available on the
UoP website: www.unipune.ac.in.
Courtesy: Times of India