CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITIES

Osmania University

(Sponsored by Minorities Welfare Department, Government of Telangana)

Nizam College Campus, Gunfoundry, Hyderabad - 500 001.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CENTRE 2014-15 TO 2018-19

INTRODUCTION:

The Minorities Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh (united) was kind enough to identify Osmania University as the nodal agency to implement the various projects for the educational development of minorities in the state. The Osmania University has established the Centre for Educational Development of Minorities (CEDM) at Nizam College in 1994 to implement various projects sponsored by the Minorities Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh (united). The Centre is implementing the following three major projects sponsored by the Government of A. P. since April 1994.

i)                    An Integrated Project on Improving the Classroom Performance of School Children Belonging to Minorities

ii)                  A Comprehensive Project on Improving the Participation and Performance of Minority Candidates in Competitive Examinations.

OBJECTIVES:

The Centre is established to achieve the following objectives:

1.                  Educational empowerment of minorities especially the poor and the weak.

2.                  To instill confidence and provide a level field for poor and weak among the minorities to face competition as equal and reach their goal.

3.                  To raise the quality of education of the candidates belonging to minority communities.

4.                  To equip minority candidates to face admission seeking and job seeking competitive examinations through special coaching.

5.                  To protect and promote the interest of students studying through Urdu medium by providing free coaching and free distribution of reading materials.

6.                  To provide counseling and career guidance to minority candidates in the area of education and employment.

7.                  To evaluate the programmes meant for educational development of minorities.

8.                  To suggest programmes and policy packages for the educational development of minorities.

PROJECT I

Improving the Classroom Performance of School Children belonging to Minorities

In Project I, in order to improve the performance of Urdu Medium students in SSC examination.

ACTIVITIES:

In order to improve the performance of Urdu Medium students in SSC examination, the following activities are undertaken in the project.

1.      Provides free special coaching to X class Urdu/Telugu medium students in 19 district of Telangana.

2.      Prepares, publish and distribute free workbooks for Urdu Medium X class students.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

1.      In the last four (5) years, 34000 minority candidates benefited from the project.

2.      The popularity of the Project increased as the project initially started in Hyderabad City now extended to seventeen districts of Telangana.

3.      Performance of coaching students in SSC examination substantially increased in the years due to coaching and workbooks provided by the Centre.

4.      CEDM is emerging as nodal agency for the educational development of minorities in the state.

Showing the Participation and Performance of SSC Urdu Medium Students 2014-15 to 2017-18

S. No.

Year

No. of Urdu Medium Students Availed Free Coaching in Urdu Medium Schools

No. of Students Received Free Workbooks

Achievements
(No. of students attended coaching and received workbooks)

Performance of Students in SSC Exam

X Class

X Class

State Level

Coaching Students

        1     

2014-15

1012

7000

7000

60%

63%

        2     

2015-16

2742

6000

6000

72%

76%

        3     

2016-17

2896

7000

7000

72%

78%

        4     

2017-18

2190

7000

7000

77%

73% 

5

2018-19

2609 7000 7000    

 

Total:

11449 34000 34000 76% 73%

 

PROJECT II

Improving the Participation and Performance of Minority Candidates in Competitive Examination (admission seeking courses) and

CHAMAK SCHEME

Free Coaching for job seeking courses

ACTIVITIES:

The following activities are undertaken in the project:

1.      Organize Foundation Course to raise the educational standard.

2.      Provide free coaching to various job seeking and admission seeking competitive examinations.(coaching to job oriented exams has been entrusted to Minorities Study Circle)

3.      Provide free books and study material to the candidates who avail coaching.

4.      Provide stipend to out-stationed candidates.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

1.      In the last 4 years 25018 minority candidates availed the facilities offered by the Centre. Of whom 16020 are girls.

2.      The community wise breakup 24949 Muslims, 65 Christians, 2 Sikhs and 2 Jains.

3.      There is participation from 13 districts of united AP.

4.      The participation of minorities in various competitive examinations increased.

5.      The performance of coaching candidates in admission seeking competitive examinations is between 70 to 90%.

6.      The performance of coaching students in job seeking competitive examinations is encouraging.

7.      In 2000, one girl Miss Shireen Begum from Krishna District of our Centre selected to APPSC Group I Services and appointed as District Employment Officer.

8.      In the year in 2004, 3 candidates have qualified in Civil Services (Prelims) and 11 candidates have qualified in APPSC Group I (Prelims) though we are not providing coaching for Mains.

9.      In Group I 2004 , Ayesha Khanam is selected for MPDO and Jeelani Basha also got selected and appointed as Municipal Commissioner

10.  In Group I Screening Test 2007, 7 candidates have qualified for Mains.

11.  In Group II 2007, 2 candidates have qualified for oral tests for executive posts and 8 candidates for non-executive posts.

12.  In Civil Services 2008, Jeelani Basha got selected with 502 rank.

13.  In NET (June) 2009 3 candidates got qualified.

14. In APPSC Group-I Screening Test - 2008, 2 candidates qualified for Mains

15. In APPSC Group-I Screening Test-2012 10 candidates have qualified for Mains

 

Performance of Candidates in Admission Seeking and Job Seeking Competitive Examinations 2014-15 to 2017-18

 

S. No.

Year

Admission Seeking

Job Seeking

Total

Availed Coaching

Qualified / Selected

Availed Coaching

Qualified / Selected

Availed Coaching

Qualified / Selected

Percentage

       1        

2014-15

3121

2432

77

2

3198

2434

76%

       2        

2015-16

2713

2143

62

0

2775

2143

77%

       3        

2016-17

1892

1535

5625

1891

7517

3426

46%

       4        

2017-18

1656

1258

7000

3883

8656

5141

60%

       5        

2018-19

2775

2909

97

 

2872

2009

70%

 

Total:

12157

9377

12861

5776

25018

15153

61%

 

 

Note:

1.             Admission Seeking Coaching Programmes are POLYCET; EAMCET & NEET; DEECET; ICET; Ed-CET, ECET

2.             Job Seeking Coaching Programmes are Civil Services TS-TET, TS-TRT; Residential Schools Teachers Recruitment

 

TOTAL BENEFICIARIES FROM 2014-15 TO 2018-19 (5 YEARS)

Project I:     Improving the Classroom Performance of School Children belonging to Minorities

1.         X Class Coaching & Workbook Beneficiaries                            11449

2.         X Class Non-coaching Workbook Beneficiaries                        22551

Total Beneficiaries in Project I:                                                     34000

Project II:    Improving the Participation and Performance of Minorities in Competitive Examinations (Admission seeking courses)

Admission Seeking Coaching Programmes                                  12157

(POLYCET; EAMCET; DEECET; ICET; Ed-CET, ECET)

 

Job Seeking Coaching Programmes (Civil Services; TS-TET;     12861

TS-TRT; Residential Schools Teachers' Recruitment)

 

Total Beneficiaries in Project - II:                                          25018

 

Grand Total (Project I and II Beneficiaries):          59018

The above facts reveal that the Centre through its various activities has not only helped the minority candidates to improve their performance but also encouraged them to participate in large number in various competitive examinations. This shows that the Centre has succeeded in instilling confidence among the minorities and improved their participation and performance and encouraged them to face stiff competition. There is heavy demand from the minority candidates from different parts of the state to establish more coaching centers.

The activities of the Centre have increased in volume, range and scale. So far, 59, 018 minority candidates from different parts of the state were benefited. Its popularity is growing day by day. It is time to strengthen the Centre by providing further amenities according to the growing needs of the minorities, keeping in view the fact that the programmes undertaken by the Centre will be continued permanently for the educational development of minorities in the state in future also as minorities are educationally backward.

Prof. S. A. Shukoor

Director

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