CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITIES

Osmania University

(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

INTRODUCTION:

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.

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, 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.

ACTIVITIES:

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

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
1 1994-95       1117   1117   1250 1250 35.77% 50.49%
2 1995-96       1175   1175   6999 6999 35.28% 40.38%
3 1996-97   2867   2545 232 5644   7035 10134 26.89% 37.24%
4 1997-98 44   2283 2325 360 5012   4075 6762 25.79% 38.25%
5 1998-99 62     2395 210 2667   2432 2704 27.35% 38.26%
6 1999-00       2339 698 3037   4618 5316 27.70% 39.29%
7 2000-01     3713 3130 907 7750   5101 9721 38.87% 42.56%
8 2001-02     3669 3229 190 7088   5608 9467 40.39% 49.56%
9 2002-03     4047 3595   7642   5099 9146 40.90% 61.78%
10 2003-04     3829 3719 320 7868   4495 8644 60.91% 72.58%
11 2004-05       4027 300 4327   7145 7445 51.26% 72.43%
12 2005-06       4258 156 4414   7790 7946 51.15% 65.21%
13 2006-07       4420 73 4493   8770 8843 50.30% 61.36%
14 2007-08     3035 5219 215 8469 3721 9765 13701 58.49% 66.05%
15 2008-09     3685 4246 156 8087 7615 10655 18426 64% 74%
16 2009-10       2340   2340 10360 11300 21660 65.94% 76.09%
17 2010-11       2880   2880   6000 6000 69.14% 75.54%
18 2011-12       2960   2960   5000 5000 76% 82%
19 2012-13       2993   2993   7000 7000 69% 77%
  Total: 106 2867 24261 59796 3817 90847 21696 141833 166164    

 

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.

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 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 1994-95 390 97 65 6 455 103 23%
2 1995-96 305 13 892 459 1197 472 39%
3 1996-97 738 346 502 99 1240 445 36%
4 1997-98 746 454 1259 788 2005 1242 62%
5 1998-99 718 461 685 227 1403 688 49%
6 1999-00 793 437 340 4 1133 441 39%
7 2000-01 1489 997 1752 671 3241 1668 51%
8 2001-02 1817 1411 1666 1062 3483 2478 71%
9 2002-03 2555 1852 1299 1050 3854 2902 75%
10 2003-04 2084 1480 1528 1124 3612 2604 72%
11 2004-05 2897 2183 112 1 3009 2184 73%
12 2005-06 2882 2179 254 0 3136 2179 69%
13 2006-07 4403 2114 1942 1694 6345 3808 60%
14 2007-08 4686 2790 540 18 5226 2808 54%
15 2008-09 4138 2666 3351 2 7489 2668 36%
16 2009-10 4330 3541 200 3 4530 3544 78%
17 2010-11 2560 1974 40 - 2600 1974 76%
18 2011-12 2866 2054 868 422 3734 2477 66%
19 2012-13 2504 1845 3822 2158 6326 4003 63%
  Total: 41989 28894 22141 12755 64130 41649 65%

Note:

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

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

Admission Seeking Coaching Programmes                              41989

(CEEP; EAMCET; DIET-CET; ICET; Ed-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

Director