Centre for Educational Development of Minorities
Origin / Brief History of the Centre
The basic problem of the minorities is educational and economic backwardness. In order to overcome this problem the Government of Telangana has formulated few schemes for the socio-economic and educational development of the minorities based on a socio-economic survey of the minorities conducted by Osmania University. The Minorities Welfare Department. Government of Telangana was kind enough to identify Osmania University as the nodal agency to implement projects for the development of the education of the minorities in the State. Osmania University established the Centre for Educational Development of Minorities at Nizam College in 1994.
The Centre is implementing the following two major projects sponsored by the State Government since 1994.
- An integrated project on improving the classroom performance of school children belonging to minorities.
- A comprehensive project on improving the participation and performance of minority candidates in competitive examinations.
- Chamak Scheme : Free Coaching for Job-seeking courses. The main objective of the project is to raise the quality of education of minority candidates particularly the Urdu medium students at the school level and to strive for the educational empowerment of minorities especially the poor and the weak, and also to instill confidence among the minorities and to equip them to face competitive examinations.