Difficult to find fishing quarters for the training program
The Fisheries Department is performing a difficult task of identifying fishing quarters that qualify for free coaching for UPSC exams offered by the All India Civil Services Coaching Center, run under the auspices of the government of Tamil Nadu.
Statewide, 20 fishing districts whose parents (one of them) are members of the Tamil Nadu Fishermen’s Protection Council are eligible to take the free training program for which applicants are chosen on the basis of an entrance exam which will take place on January 23, 2022. in 22 centers across the State. The free training is provided under the corporate social responsibility framework of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Development Corporation.
Although applicants are required to be postgraduate graduates, the requirement for them to have achieved 80% in Plus Two has made it difficult for the Fisheries Department, according to education department sources.
Last year, three candidates from Nagapattinam District completed the training program and sat for the UPSC exam, but none were able to progress to the next level. Statewide, fishermen in the Kanyakumari region are known to value education for the next generation and are able to take advantage of the program’s utility, sources said.
While the All India Civil Services Coaching Center Chennai, accepts 225 aspirants for a full-time residential program and 100 part-time aspirants. The Anna Centenary Civil Services Coaching Academies, Coimbatore and Madurai accept 100 applicants each for a full-time residential program.
Anna Institute of Management, Chennai, prepared the program for the civil service examination screening test. Eligible candidates will have to take a two-hour entrance examination organized by the department. The exam will feature objective-type questions on the history of India and the Indian national movement, Indian and world geography, Indian politics and governance, economic and social development, general questions on environmental ecology , biodiversity and climate change.