Seniors shaping budding civil servants at AU campus

Seniors shaping budding civil servants at AU campus

At a time when Allahabad University is slowly losing its sheen in terms of being called as a ‘factory of producing civil servants’, a team of present and former students of AU have come forward to become mentors of juniors.


This team of seniors are taking daily classes in the corridor of the office of dean student welfare, from 7am to 9am, teaching the intricacies of GS (general studies) and subjective knowledge.

Neither are there any benches for the students nor chairs or fan and electricity, but the sheer potential of the senior students and the methodology adopted by them made this class immensely popular.


While senior’s like Akash Singh, presently being a research scholar in Philosophy, teach Philosophy others including Anshu Singh teaches Physics. Likewise, students like Gargi, of BA final year, is entrusted with the responsibility to propagate the idea among the girl students of AU.


“Although it is the team work but the journey started when Yogesh Tripathi sir, my mentor, asked me till when AU would be in new for the wrong reason and when will students of AU start making their name in civil’s (term used for IAS and allied), it was than that we decided to launch this class which is free for all, students who cannot afford the hefty fee of coaching classes”, said Abhinav Dwivedi.


With no support or infrastructure the students are not hesitant to sit on ground and learn the tips of cracking these tough exams.


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“What is the shame in sitting on the grounds, it is the tips, imparted from the seniors, which is more important”, said Rahul, a MA first year student.

From deep knowledge of the subject concerned to learning the techniques of enhancing the focus, this special class is getting immensely popular. It has been barely Ten days since this ‘special class’ has started running in the corridor and the strength has already crossed 200.


Buoyant by the response, the team of volunteers, running the class, are in touch with several of the bureaucrats posted in the district including those in administration and in police.

“We all are indebted to the alma mater and what better it could be than to teach these students the fine details of how to approach the coveted exam as there is no dearth of potential in the AU, it is just the direction that is lacking”, said Alok Ojha, a former student of AU and who cracked the IAS in his first attempt.


Courtesy : TOI


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