The Telangana government has decided to set up Minorities Study Circle in Hyderabad to prepare students from minority communities for competitive exams. It is one of the measures being taken by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for education and economic development of minorities.
The minorities welfare department on Monday issued orders in this regard. The study circle will give coaching to students for various competitive exams including Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), staff selection commission, armed forces recruitment, central public sector undertakings, railway recruitment board and Telangana state public service commission.
The orders noted that the percentage of minorities in the job market, government/private sector is very low. "Students from minority community are often handicapped because of their extreme educational backwardness to access better opportunities in the employment sectors of state/central governments and private sector," said the orders issued by state Minorities Welfare Secretary Omer Jaleel. J. L. B. Haripriya, deputy collector working in the Wakf Board, will hold additional charge of the director of the study circle.
The Minorities Study Circle will initially share course material and faculty from AP Study Circle and B.C. Study Circle. The faculty may also be engaged from other institutions.