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Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE)

Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE) at the Shivaji College, University of Delhi is established on the 22 nd April 2022 by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. The ministry has approved Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence in 30 Central Universities to coach Scheduled Castes students in competitive exams by providing the best coaching facilities. The aim of the centre is to empower Scheduled Caste students in competitive exams by providing the best and free coaching facilities in the Central Shivaji College, University of Delhi through support from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. This scheme provides specialized coaching ONLY to the scheduled caste students for the Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

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Detailed Information for Admission

With reference to Advertisement No.: SHC/DACE/Advt./2022 dated 26.06.2022, Shivaji College (University of Delhi) invites online applications only from SC Candidates, through the College website for admission to ‘Scheduled Castes’ candidates for specialized Free Coaching of Civil Services Examinations (conducted by UPSC), both the Preliminary and the Mains Exams. The following is the eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • A candidate must hold a Graduate degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • The candidate must have attained the minimum age of 21 years and must not have exceeded the age of 36 years.
  • The candidate must belong to Scheduled Caste category.
  • The candidate has not received any monetary benefits from any of the other schemes by Government of India, States/UTs or any funding agency.

Selection Criteria

  • 100 candidates will be selected based upon the merit list finalized after the conduct of entrance test.
  • The Entrance Test will be based on 100 MCQs with one mark in each question. The following sections are as follows:
    a. General Studies (50 Marks) b. General English (25 marks) c. Numerical ability and Reasoning (25 marks)
  • There shall be no negative marking.
  • The student can avail the coaching facility only once, irrespective of the chances available to him or her.

Reservation for Female Candidates:

33% of the total sanctioned seats for coaching will preferably be given to the eligible female candidates of SC category. In case the sufficient number of eligible female candidates does not apply, University may allocate the vacant seats to the male/transgender candidates (Scheduled Castes Candidates Only).

Duration of Coaching: One Year

Important Dates/Link:

Documents Required to be uploaded at the time of Registration:

  • One Passport size photograph
  • Signature of the Candidate
  • Copy of Proof of Age Certificate (Matriculation/Birth certificate)
  • Copy of Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card/ Voter Card/ Driving License/ Passport)
  • Copy of Caste Certificate
  • Affidavit on Rs. 10/- Non-Judicial Stamp paper duly attested by Notary Public (format attached)

For more details, please contact to the Coordinator Dr. Varun Gulati, Assistant Professor, Department of English at +91- 8447994943 or send email at dacemosje@shivaji.du.ac.in