The Ministry of
Minority Affairs has provided free coaching to 7,830 students during the
last Financial Year 2011-12 under its Free Coaching and Allied Scheme
for the students from Minority Communities as against a target of 6,000.
For this the Ministry provided around Rs. 16 crore to 47 coaching
institutes spread over 17 States.
The Free Coaching and Allied Scheme is implemented directly by the
Ministry of Minority Affairs with 100% Central assistance to the
selected coaching institutes. The objective of the Scheme is to enhance
skills and knowledge of students and candidates belonging to the
minority communities, which are relatively disadvantaged section of
society, to get employment in Government Sector/ Public Sector
Undertakings, jobs in Private Sector; admission in reputed institutions
in technical and professional courses at under-graduate and
post-graduate levels; as also remedial coaching in such institutions to
complete courses successfully. The Scheme provides for earmarking 30% of
the target for girls.
For 2012-13 an enhanced allocation of Rs. 20 crore has been made for