Mangaluru: Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) through one of its constituent units- The Yenepoya Institute of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management scripted a new chapter, with the inauguration of CivilYEN- Centre for Civil Services Examination and launching of BA (Bachelor of Arts) Programme on Thursday, March 23 at 11 am at Dental College Auditorium, 5th Floor, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University).
The event began with the prayer, reciting the verses of Chapter ‘Al-Fathh’ meaning ‘The Victory’ by Dr Sayyed Mohammed Miqdad Thangal, YDC followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries on the dais.
Dr Arun A Bhagawath, Principal-YIASCM welcomed the guests and the gathering.
Mohammed Ali Roomi, Coordinator-CivilYen gave a brief introductory speech on the Centre for Civil Services examination.“CivilYen will primarily focus on providing training for competitive exams like the UPSC Civil Services examination, UPSC CMS examination and KPSC examinations” he said in his remark.
The Inauguration was done by Dr Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Hon. Chancellor, Yenepoya(Deemed to be University) who also presided over the ceremony. “Civil service is indeed the backbone of the society, not only by command but also by prestige. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve the country with pride. CivilYen will bridge the existing gaps and produce Civil Service officers for the future” he said in his presidential address. He launched the introductory video officially marking the glorious journey of creating competent officers of bureaucracy.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest Mr U T Khader, MLA, Mangalore Constituency & Deputy Opposition Leader, Karnataka Legislative Assembly said “I appreciate Yenepoya Management for having the vision for such a glorious initiative. It needs a little bit of courage to initiate such a glorious beginning so as to produce benefitting individuals for society”.
“Beside producing Medical experts, Yenepoya has come up with an initiative of producing competitive officers understanding its need,” said Guest of Honour Jinendra Kotian, District Officer, Minority Welfare Department, Dakshina Kannada, Govt. of Karnataka.
Prof. Dr PL Dharma, Professor of Political Science, at Mangalore University delivered the keynote address at the ceremony. “Yenepoya, one of the most privileged institutions have created history today raising many eyebrows. Students of Humanities are not only assets but also liabilities as they are capable of raising fundamental questions” he noted in his energetic address.
The brochure for the newly launched Bachelor of Arts programme was also revealed by the dignitaries on the dais.
Dr B H Sripathi Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor-YU, Dr Gangadhara Somayaji KS, Registrar-YU, Dr B T Nandish, Controller of Examination-YU, Dr Jeevan Raj, Vice Principal-YIASCM, Dr Shareena P, Vice Principal-YIASCM, Narayan Sukumar, Vice Principal-YIASCM to name a few also took part in the event.
Dr Sakeena Nasser, HOD, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences-YIASCM delivered the vote of thanks. The event came to an end with the National Anthem.
The civil services examination is considered one of the toughest examinations in the country. It is a national competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to higher Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service, altogether to a total of 28 services. It is colloquially referred to as the UPSC CSE and is conducted in three phases: A Preliminary examination or Prelims consisting of two objective-type papers (Paper I consisting of General Studies and Paper II, referred to as the Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT), and a Main examination or Mains consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type, in which two papers are qualifying and only marks of seven are counted; finally followed by a personality test (Interview). A successful candidate sits for 32 hours of examination on average during the complete process spanning around one year.