Sidho Kanho Birsha Univ gets huge response in civil service course
Kolkata: The coaching course for Civil Service aspirants at Sidho Kanho Birsha University has evoked great response among the students.
The course is the only of its kind offered by a university for its students. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said over and again urging the students to sit for the civil service examination organised by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC). She has even allowed students of different universities to be present at the administrative review meetings which she holds in every district.
The course at Sidho Kanho Birsha University began on march 29 in the presence of Vice-Chancellor Professor Dipak Ranjan Mondol. Gurudas Mondol, placement officer is coordinating the classes and mock tests.
The classes are now held three days in a week, namely, - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Two classes are held between 10 am and 11 am and 4 pm to 5 pm, before and after the university classes. There are 56 students and the monthly tuition fees is Rs 100. Steps are on to hold the classes throughout the week.
It has been decided by the university authorities that its teachers will take the subjects while WBCS and IAS officers will teach the general studies classes. It may be mentioned that the private institutions preparing students or WBCS examination take over a lakh as tuition fees.
Dipankar Mahato, IAS deputy Jute Commissioner is taking classes. Babulal Mahato, WBCS has been made the mentor.
The students are using books and periodicals and the Paschimanchal Unnyan Affairs department has proposed to set up a building where classes will be held.
The building will have a conference hall and a library.
It may be mentioned that there are a few institutions in Bengal that offer coaching for PSC and UPSC examinations. Presidency College had offered courses for UPSC examination. But the coaching classes were not meant for the students of the college.
However, the coaching programme stopped after the college was upgraded to a university.