CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITIES
(Sponsored by Minorities Welfare Department, Governmtne of Andhra Pradesh)
Nizam College Campus, Gunfoundry, Hyderabad - 500 001.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CENTRE 1994-95 TO 2012-13
The Minorities Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh 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. 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. (Admission seeking)
iii) Chamak Scheme: Free Coaching for job-seeking competitive examinations.
The Centre has three regional centres at Kurnool, Guntur and Visakhapatnam to cater the needs of Rayalseema and coastal regions respectively of Andhra Pradesh.
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, initially twenty (20) Free Coaching Centres were established in the city in 1994 and on the demand of the students the scheme was gradually extended to 110 (2008-09) centres in 18 districts of Andhra Pradesh Viz. Hyderabad, Cudapah, Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar, Ananthapur, Medak, Ranga Reddy, Guntur, Krishna, Warangal, Nizamabad, Chittoor, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Nellore, Prakasam and Nalgonda.
The following activities are undertaken in the project.
1. Provides free special coaching for six months – September to February to X class Urdu / Telugu medium students in 55 free coaching centres (2012-13) established in 17 districts of A. P.
2. Provides free special coaching for seven months – August to February to IX class Urdu / Telugu medium students.
3. Provides free special coaching to Intermediate Urdu medium students.
4. Prepares free workbooks for Urdu medium X class students.
5. Provides free workbooks to IX class Urdu medium students.
1. In the last nineteen years, 166164 minority candidates benefited from the project.
2. The popularity of the Project increased as the project initially started in Hyderabad City now extended to sixteen districts of A. P.
3. Performance of coaching students in SSC examination substantially increased in 19 years due to coaching and/or 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
|S. No.||Year||Coaching||Workbooks||Cumulative Achievements||Performance in SSC|
|V Class||VIII Class||IX Class||X Class||Inter||Total||IX Class||X Class||State Level||Coaching Students|
PROJECT – II
Improving the Participation and Performance of Minority Candidates in Competitive Examination (admission seeking courses) and
Free Coaching for job seeking courses
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.
3. Provide free books and study material to the candidates who avail coaching.
4. Provide stipend to out-stationed candidates.
1. In the last 19 years 64130 minority candidates availed the facilities offered by the Centre. Of whom 30330 are girls.
2. The community wise breakup – 62751 Muslims, 1299 Christians, 59 Sikhs, 13 Buddhists, 6 Jains and 2 Parsees.
3. There is participation from all the 23 districts of A. P.
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
|S. No.||Year||Admission Seeking||Job Seeking||Total|
|Availed||Qualified / Selected||Availed||Qualified / Selected||Availed||Qualified / Selected||Percentage|
1. Admission Seeking Coaching Programmes are CEEP; EAMCET; DIET-CET; ICET; Ed-CET, MA-Economics UM; EAMCET Long Term Coaching
2. Job Seeking Coaching Programmes are Civil Services (Prelims); APPSC Group – I, II, IV; NET; APTET, DSC; Spoken English; Civil Services Foundation
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES FROM 1994-95 TO 2012-13 (19 YEARS)
Project – I: Improving the Classroom Performance of School Children belonging to Minorities
1. X Class Coaching & Workbook Beneficiaries 59796
2. X Class Non-coaching Workbook Beneficiaries 60341
3. IX Class Coaching & Workbook Beneficiaries 24261
4. IX Class Non-coaching Workbook Beneficiaries 14976
4. VIII Class Coaching Students 2867
5. V Class Urdu Medium Residential
School Entrance Test Coaching Students 106
6. Intermediate Coaching Students 3817
Total Beneficiaries in Project – I: 166164
Admission Seeking Coaching Programmes 41989
(CEEP; EAMCET; DIET-CET;
MA-Economics UM; EAMCET Long Term Coaching)
Chamak Scheme: Free Coaching for Job Seeking courses
Job Seeking Coaching Programmes 22141
(Civil Services; APPSC Group – I, II, IV; NET;
DSC; Spoken English; Civil Services Foundation)
Total Beneficiaries in Project – II & Chamak Scheme: 64130
Grand Total (Project I, II & Chamak Beneficiaries): 230294
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, 2,30,294 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