Admission process on for free UPSC Civil Services coaching at Jamia Millia Islamia

The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)’s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) which prepares candidates for UPSC’s Civil Services Examination has begun the admission process for new aspirants, according to NDTV report. Since its inception, Jamia’s RCA has successfully produced 190 civil servants including Civil Services-2018 third rank holder Junaid Ahmad. Apart from this 245 candidates have also been selected in other central and provincial services from the academy. RCA provides free coaching with hostel facility to 200 candidates belonging to minorities, SCs, STs and women (of all communities) for Civil Services (Preliminary-cum-Main). Scholarships to 20% admitted students (Rs. 2000 per month) are also provided on the means-cum-merit basis. Desirous candidates can apply online at for admission at the centre till June 25, 2019.

The Centre will conduct entrance test at 12 centres– Delhi, Srinagar, Jammu, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bombay, Lucknow, Guwahati, Patna, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai. The written test comprising General Studies (objective type) on UPSC model and Essay writing in English, Hindi and Urdu will be held on July 7, 2019(Sunday) between 10 am to 1 pm. There would be negative marking for objective type questions in the test. One-third of the marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Results of the entrance test will be declared on July 30, 2019, and interview (tentative) will be held between August 5 and 10, 2019. The final result of the successful candidates will be declared tentatively on August 20, 2019.

The admission process will be completed by August 27, 2019. In case of vacancies, registration for waiting list candidates will be done on August 28, 2019, and their admission process will be completed by August 30, 2019. Orientation Class of the selected candidates will be held on September 3, 2019, at 11.00 a.m.

In 1962, the University Grants Commission declared the Jamia a ‘deemed to be University’. Soon thereafter, the School of Social Work was established in 1967. In 1971, Jamia started the Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, to honour Dr Zakir Husain, who had passed away in 1969. BE course in Civil Engineering commenced in 1978; in 1981, the faculties of Humanities and Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Science, and the State Resource Centre were founded. In 1983, it started the Mass Communication Research Centre and the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning. In 1985, it established the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and the University Computer Centre. Academic Staff College and the Academy of Third World Studies followed in 1987 and 1988.

Central University

By a Special Act of the Parliament, Jamia Millia Islamia was made a central university of India in December 1988. In the list of the Faculties, i.e. Education, Humanities and Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences. Engineering and Technology, one more Faculty – Faculty of Law, was added in 1989. Many new courses and programs at UG and PG levels have since been added. Besides its nine faculties, the Jamia has a number of centres of learning and research, like AJK-Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Academy of International Studies etc. The Jamia is also marching ahead in the field of Information Technology (IT). It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate IT courses. Apart from this, the Jamia has a campus-wide network which connects a large number of its departments and offices.

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