Central University of Punjab to give free coaching to SC students

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Updated on Apr 28, 2022 09:52 IST

Dr Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous body under the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the university for establishing Dr Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE) and Dr Ambedkar Chair, said a varsity spokesperson.

Central University of Punjab to give free coaching to SC students

Central University of Punjab to give free coaching to SC students

The Central University of Punjab (CUP), Bathinda, has announced that it will launch free coaching for all those students who belongs to scheduled castes (SCs) and are preparing for civil services and other competitive exams.

Dr Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous body under the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the university for establishing Dr Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE) and Dr Ambedkar Chair, said a varsity spokesperson.

Vinod Arya, nodal officer, DACE, said the project is being set up with the goal of uplifting marginalised communities and conducting research on bridging socio-political and economic inequalities. The foundation will provide a one-time grant of INR 10 lakh for infrastructural setup, and an annual grant of INR 75,000 per student to the university for coaching 100 students.

“A total of 100 seats have been sanctioned for coaching, of which 33 per cent seats will preferably be given to eligible female candidates from the SC community. Also, advanced research will be undertaken under the Chair programme to disseminate the ideas and thoughts of Dr Ambedkar,” said Arya, as reported by HT.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government and Punjab has signed a knowledge-sharing agreement to enable better health, education infrastructure and facilities. The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, has made the announcement regarding the collaboration. The governments of the two states announced their decision while conducting a live press conference today, i.e. April 26, 2022. The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) took place between Delhi CM and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.

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