Srinagar: Kashmir University is planning to set up a residential hostel cum coaching centre for students aspiring to crack the prestigious civil services examinations at the national level.

"Union Human Resources and Development Ministry has approved a residential coaching centre for the civil service aspirants of the state, which will be coming up soon in the university," Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad said at a seminar organized by Centre for Career Planning and Counseling (CCPC) for the civil services aspirants here on Friday.

The seminar was attended by hundreds of students from the varsity aspiring to crack the prestigious exam.    Inspector General Police (Kashmir) Abdul Gani Mir, who is already involved in guiding the aspiring candidates from Kashmir, was the chief guest.

The Vice Chancellor said that Kashmir University is also planning to invite some top civil service officials and others to the university in near future to aspire and motivate student of this university to go for the prestigious exam.

"Even Chancellor of University of Kashmir and Governor of the state N N Vohra has desired to spend time with the students," Prof Ahmad said.

"Students of this state have all the abilities to crack this exam, all they need to do is to channelize themselves and take advantage of university facilities to make their careers prosperous," added Prof Ahmad.

Meanwhile, Mir suggested that awareness should be generated among the educated youth about the various career options so that they can realize their career potential by exposing themselves to career planning and decision-making.

Following the success of several candidates in the UPSC examination over the past three years, which saw Shah Faesal become the first person from Jammu and Kashmir to top the coveted examination, the youth have shown more interest in taking a shot at becoming an IAS or IPS officer.

(Agencies)

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