Hyderabad: The Telangana Minority Welfare Department will begin coaching sessions for 100 minority applicants (IAS aspirants) from November 1. Shahnawaz Qasim, the Director of Minority Welfare has decided to call all the shortlisted candidates for counseling.
The shortlisted applicants must bring required documents to the counseling session. If a student fails to attend the counseling session, another student will be chosen on the basis of merit.
According to sources, the Minorities Welfare department has selected five institutions for giving a presentation to students on the facilities at their colleges. Following the presentation, students will have two days from the date of the presentation to choose the institution of their choice.
The state government pays the coaching centres Rs. 1.50 lakh per student. Applicants from cities would get a monthly stipend of Rs. 2,000, while candidates from districts will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 5,000. The government would also pay Rs. 3,000 for the purchase of books, Rs. 250 for bus pass and Rs. 500 for district students.