As per the press release of Jamia Millia Islamia, JMI’s RCA registers more than 80 percent increase in number of applications for civil services coaching. A total of 13129 aspirants have applied for UPSC Civil Services-2020 coaching at Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy(RCA) this year compared to previous year’s 7245, registering a jump of more than 80 percent. RCA enrols 150 new candidates for coaching every year.
Mr. M. A Farooqui, Retd. IAS and Hony. Director of the RCA, attributed the increase in number of applicants to good success rate of candidates receiving coaching at the academy, good academic environment, excellent faculty support from both JMI as well as guest teachers. It may be mentioned here that Mr Junaid Ahmad, third topper of 2018 Civil Services exam had received coaching at RCA. In all 43 candidates who received coaching and training at RCA had successfully made it to civil services in 2018. 29 of them were residing in RCA and the 14 were trained for interview programme through orientation classes, expert lectures and mock interviews with in-depth feedback.
RCA, JMI has so far produced nearly 200 civil servants and more than 250 students have been selected in other central and provincial services since its inception in 2010. The scheme of free Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) has been established in 2010 by UGC for candidates of SC, ST, Minorities and Women. Students are selected for comprehensive coaching on the basis of an all India written test followed by individual interviews. RCA provides a well structured multifaceted coaching & personality development programme. This involves guidance at various stages of the examinations i.e. Prelims., Main and Interview with over 500 hours of classes, Special Lectures of eminent scholars and senior bureaucrats, group discussions, test series and mock-interviews. Besides, the Academy also provides 24×7 air-conditioned library facility and free wi-fi. It provides safe and convenient hostel facilities to the selected candidates.