The UGC has been contributing towards social equality and socio-economic mobility of the under-privileged sections of the society through various special schemes. In 1984, the University Grants Commission formulated a scheme of coaching classes for competitive examinations for weaker sections amongst educationally backward minority communities. The guidelines for the scheme were revised in 1988 with a view to increase the programesâ€™s effectiveness. Coaching for could not gain the desired success because the students come from a strata where opportunities for quality education are so limited that weakness in academic performance are inevitable. These have to be removed by remedial education which would help them to do well in studies. The UGC thus introduced the component of remedial coaching at undergrtaduate and postgraduate level for educationally backward students. Minority communities. The UGC also introduced the Remedial Coaching Scheme for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students w.e.f. 1994. The remedial coaching scheme aimsat improving the academic skills and linguistic proficiency of the students in the various subjects and raising their level of comprehension in such subjects where quantitative, technical and laboratory work is involved and to reduce their failure and drop out rate. These scheme continued during IX Plan period and the same will continue during X,XI,XII Plan period with suitable medications.
B. Coaching Scheme For Entry In Services For Students Belonging To
TDuring X Plan period the scheme of coaching classes for entry in services for SC/ST students and educationally backward students belonging to Minority Communities shall be implemented through selected Universities and Colleges to gain useful employment in Group A, B and C including All India Services and State Provincial Services.
2. OBJECTIVIESScheme of Remedial Coaching at Under Graduate & Post Graduate Level for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Students and Students belonging to Minority Communities