AMU to set up IAS Coaching Academy


New Delhi: The Government of India has agreed for setting up an IAS coaching academy at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

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Making the announcement AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis said the government had asked for a detailed report of the project. “The proposed state of the art Academy will provide coaching to civil services aspirants, thus serve as a tool for better representation of Muslims in various sectors of economy”, informed Prof. Azis.

Apart from this various steps have been taken for the overall development of AMU with special emphasis on education. The University has also submitted an action plan to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the upgradation of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) up to the level of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Addressing the press conference Prof. Abdul Azis mentioned, “As per the announcement of the Central Government under the PM’s Swasth Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) the Central Cabinet has approved the expansion and upgradation of JNMC. For this purpose Rs. 125 crore have been allocated”. Revealing the future plan of action Prof. Azis mentioned, “AMU will form a consultative committee and appoint a professional to give the practical shape to this plan”.

Dealing with the subject of school education Prof. Azis said: “The government has approved the CBSE scheme that it presented to the government in consultation with AMU. As per the plan Rs. 127 crores have been estimated. This scheme envisages the affiliation of ABK Union School with the AMU. Also the schools running under the aegis of AMU will be upgraded to the level of Kendriya Vidyalayas”.