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K’taka Govt to sponsor minority candidates for Civil Services

By TCN News,

Bangalore: There is good news for Civil Services candidates from minority communities in Karnataka. The state Department of Minority Welfare will sponsor minority candidates for pre-examination coaching for Indian Civil Services Examinations 2011 to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and for Karnataka Administrative Service examinations.

The scheme is exclusive for Minority (Muslims, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain) candidates. The last date to apply for the scheme is 13th August 2010. The candidates will be selected through a test which will be held on 22nd August.

The selected candidates will be given option to adopt coaching centres of their choice in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai or Bangalore. The entire coaching fee will be borne by the state government. Besides, the students will be given stipends. The selected students who will get coaching outside Karnataka will get Rs 5000/ monthly while those within Karnataka will get Rs. 3000/.

A graduate belonging to Minority community from Karnataka can apply for the scheme with the condition the annual income of his/her family must be within Rs. 2 lakh.

Applications can be downloaded from http://www.gokdom.com/. The filled in applications must be sent to the following address by 13th August.


Director, Directorate of Minorities,
20th floor, V.V. Tower, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore 560001

Contact: 080-22863618— Email: [email protected]