Success remains elusive for Minority Study Circle

The Minority Study Circle, an initiative of the Telangana government to provide coaching to job aspirants belonging to minority communities and appearing for competitive exams, is yet to meet with large scale success. According response to a Right to Information (RTI) request, since 2018 no candidate has qualified for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations. The initiative was announced in 2015 after the government noted that good coaching facilities were largely inaccessible to those from minority communities on account of their backwardness. The study circle formulated a plan and potential beneficiaries have to appear for a screening test after which 100 successful candidates who qualify are given coaching for competitive exams at premier coaching institutes.