“With a view to
“catching them young” it is envisaged to select brilliant young
Muslim boys and girls in the very first year of their studies in
the colleges and to groom, encourage and prepare them for taking
up the Civil Services as a serious career option,” says Hamdard
Study Circle officials.
The Study Circle
would provide academic inputs in the form of study materials,
question papers and guidance with the help of Internet facility
to be made available at these centers. Hamdard Study Circle has
already sent its representatives to some District Headquarters
in East and West UP and to Hyderabad. The response of the
community is overwhelming. This may prove to be a revolutionary
step and a turning point.
Hamdard Study Circle
(HSC) was founded in 1992 by the Founder of Jamia Hamdard Janab
Hakim Abdul Hameed Sahib with the active assistance of Mr.
Saiyid Hamid, IAS (Retd.), former Vice Chancellor of AMU,
Aligarh and presently Chancellor Jamia Hamdard to coach the
young aspirants for competing in Indian Administrative Services
(IAS) and other high-end services.
functioning under the aegis of Hamdard Education Society is
headed by its Director Prof. Saiyid Aftab Ahmad Zaidi, M.Sc. (Alig.),
Ph.D. (Toronto), F.N.A.Sc., Former Dean Faculty of Science and
Director Academic Programmes, AMU. HSC has been ceaselessly
trying to improve the percentage of success of Muslim candidates
in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services
Examination. So far, Hamdard Study Circle has been successful in
placing 231 candidates in various Higher Civil Services of the
Based on the results
of the written part of the Examination, held by UPSC in
October-November, 2008 and the interviews for Personality Test
held in March-April, 2009, a total of 791 candidates have been
recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative
Service; Indian Foreign Service; Indian Police Service and
Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
A total of 1,67,035
candidates appeared for the Preliminary examination and 11,849
candidates qualified for the Main written examination held in
October-November, 2008. Finally, 2140 candidates were selected
for the Personality Test conducted in March-April, 2009. The
successful candidates include 625 male and 166 female
It is heartening to
inform that 19 candidates out of 30 candidates from HSC cleared
the preliminary Examination 2008. Sixteen candidates out of 35
coached at HSC cleared the Main Examination 2008. At HSC
thirty-two candidates were coached for the Personality Test 2008
out of which eighteen have made it to the Civil Services. This
includes sixteen Muslims and two Christians. This year, Vice
Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard Dr. G.N. Qazi was personally
involved in many sessions of mock personality tests conducted at
HSC and gave very useful tips to aspirants.
It is also inspiring
to note that this year the percentage of success of Muslim
candidates has risen to 3.9% as against 2.5-3.5% during the last
25 years or so. It is hoped that efforts will be made to
increase representation of community in civil services.