Schemes for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Students and Students Belonging to Minority Communities.
The UGC has been contributing towards social equality and socio-economic mobility of the under-privileged sections of the society through various special schemes. In 1984, the University Grants Commission formulated a scheme of coaching classes for competitive examinations for weaker sections amongst educationally backward minority communities.
The guidelines for the scheme were revised in 1988 with a view to increase the programmes?s effectiveness. Coaching for competitive examinations could not gain the desired success because the students come from a strata where opportunities for quality education are so limited that weakness in academic performance are inevitable. These have to be removed by remedial education, which would help them to do well in studies.
The UGC thus introduced the component of remedial coaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level for educationally backward students of Minority Communities. The UGC also introduced the Remedial Coaching Scheme for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students w.e.f. 1994.
The Remedial Coaching scheme aims at improving the academic skills and linguistic proficiency of the students in the various subjects and raising their level of comprehension in such subjects where quantitative, technical and laboratory work is involved and to reduce their failure and drop out rate.