The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has set up an academy to provide free coaching to Sikh students wanting to become civil servants.
The Guru Tegh Bahadur Academy will be the first such institute to train Sikh students exclusively for the UPSC examination in the region, said DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
It was set up under the chairmanship of the philanthropist and president of the World Punjabi Organization Vikram Sahni, he said. The Sikh body will also provide students with free boarding and lodging facilities.
Sirsa said that Sikh students who have passed the Civil Service Preliminary exam are directly eligible for intensive residential coaching and mentoring.
The DSGMC also set up a five-member expert committee headed by retired Sikh officers to select committed and intelligent Sikh students for sponsorship.
The first coaching session is likely to begin by the end of December and the application, counseling, and student selection process is underway.