OU boys find UPSC tougher, opt for state tests

2 Nov, 2015 15:05 IST|Sakshi
OU boys find UPSC tougher, opt for state tests

Students from Osmania University, particularly those coming from rural milieu, seem to prefer state government jobs over UPSC jobs.

To aid students, the varsity has come up with a cell called 'Equal Opportunities Cell' (EOC) which conducts classes to help the students crack Group I and Group II examinations conducted by the Telangana State Public Service Commission. One can actually see students flocking in drones to the evening classes conducted by the EOC. 

This year so far more than 4,600 students have registered themselves withthe  EOC to take the special classes which are offered for free. However, since the cell's establishment in 2012, only two students from Osmania University have successfully cracked the UPSC exam. Finding the UPSC a wee bit tougher, the students are veering towards the state level tests.

When asked, an EOC official said the reason lies in the fact that the students lack English skills and the UPSC exam is quite tough. 

A student activist from OU Manavata Roy says that though the professors encourage them to aim for the UPSC, the students hedge their bets only on state services.

Apart from this, though Rs.1.25 crore has been allotted to the cell, only Rs 30 lacks have been released in the last three years. This restrains EOC to classroom teaching, and not providing  additional resources. 

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