Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE) at Pondicherry University


Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE) at Pondicherry University The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, through the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) has approved for setting up “Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence” (DACE) in 30 Central Universities to coach SC candidates in competitive exams by providing the best of coaching facilities. Centre Aim: Empowering Scheduled Caste candidates in competitive exams by providing the best and free coaching facilities in Pondicherry University, Pondicherry through the support from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. DACE – PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY (DACE –PU) This scheme provides specialized coaching ONLY to the scheduled caste candidates for the Civil Services examination conducted by the UPSC.
Coordinator - DACE

Dr. A. Praveen




Online Application Closed


Areas of Training/Coaching



UPSC – Civil Services Examination

Preliminary/Main Examination / Interview

UPSC has proved that it is the strongest source of extremely prestigious jobs in the Indian jobs industry. In all the UPSC exams especially the IAS exam, we can get clear cut-throat competition today. And in this increasing competition day by day, it has become very difficult to clear the IAS exam and that too for the scheduled caste students. To crack the UPSC exam only self-study can’t work wonders. For success, you need the best coaching, at DACE-PU attempts to best train/coach the scheduled caste students Through the DACE, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.


Methodology of Training


Direct Classroom Coaching


Online  Classes


Guest Lectures / Specialized lectures/ Video Lectures


Regular Workshops


Digitalization, E-Books, Online Study Materials


Role Play


Case Study Analysis


Group Dynamics


Mock Tests


Interview Training


Field Visits


Interaction with Civil Servants


§  Motivational Seminars.


Doubt Clearance classes.


Special Crash course classes, etc.


Daily News Paper Analysis

  1. Training / Learning programs are available with flexible schedules
  2. Limited Batch Size: Maximum 100 students per class to foster interactions
  3. Access to Faculty beyond class hours for Doubt Clearance and Motivation
  4. Dedicated Library with ample reference books and Internet Facilities
  5. Revision classes emphasizing crucial topics to excel in the Exam
  6. A holistic approach towards preparation with a focus on Prelims and Mains from the inception
  7. Daily Mains Answer Writing Practice and Class tests after the completion of every section in all the subjects
  8. Always open to Feedback, with prompt Response and Redressal
  9. State-of-the-art Infrastructure and Amenities
  10. Class lectures by experienced faculty.
  11. Lecture notes and class handouts by the faculty.
  12. Printed study material
  13. Monthly Current Affairs E-Magazine
  14. Prelims Test Series
  15. Mains Answer Writing Programme with feedback from our experienced evaluators for six months, to help students to develop the art of Answer Writing.
  16. Access to Online Student Portal-DACE-PU which will have the following:
    • Online Current affairs Classes
    • Current Affairs Material
    • Editorial Analysis from selected newspapers
    • Summary of Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines
    • Daily Current Affairs-based MCQs Tests of 10 Qs and Monthly Current affairs Tests of 50Qs
  17. Online Current Affairs Classes:
    • To cover the current Affairs for both the Prelims and Main Exams, we have online Current Affairs classes as part of G.S classroom programme.
  1. General Studies (Prelim cum Mains) Classroom Programme
    It is a class room lecture program which is aimed at improving the cognitive capability of students. The tutoring covers basics of all the subjects as well as discussing model answers for previous year and expected questions. It provokes the student towards inductive as well as deductive reasoning thereby developing the analytical skills which is almost needed in tackling Civil Service Examination. It is not a mere teaching program but a mentoring program which leads to holistic development of Individual Personality.
  2. List of Subjects to be covered at the Prelims Cum Mains
    1. Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)
    2. Psychology
    3. Sociology
    4. Political Science & IR
    5. Philosophy
    6. Commerce & Accountancy
    7. Anthropology
    8. Economics
    9. Mathematics
    10. History
    11. Geography
    12. Science & Technology
    13. Current Affairs
    14. English
    15. Logical Reasoning + Aptitude
    16. General Science
    17. Tamil Language
    18. Essay

Advertisement (Will be uniform and is being decided)

Publish in May / June  in all leading newspapers in Tamilnadu/Pondicherry

Application opens


Last date of receipt of Application


Common Entrance Test


Educational qualification for UPSC Civil Services

Graduation from any recognized university

Admission Criteria

On merit basis ( As per DACE norms)

Available Seats


Nature of exam

On the UPSC Prelim Pattern

Declaration of Results

Will be update Soon

    1. The Scheme shall be open to only Scheduled Caste students.
    2. Age Limit: 21 to 37 years
    3. Nationality: Indian Citizen
    4. Through Common Entrance Test conducted by DACE
    5. The Entrance Test will be based on 100 MCQs with one mark in each question. The Syllabus for the Entrance Test is given below
    6. a. General Studies (50 Marks): Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, General Science including Science Technology, Current Affairs, Sports and General Knowledge
      b. General English (25 marks)
      c. Numerical ablity and Reasoning (25 marks)
    7. All students must provide their duly attested caste certificates issued by competent authority.
    8. The student can avail the coaching facility only once, irrespective of the chances available to him or her.
    9. The student should not have received benefit from government under any other scheme. An affidavit to this effect should be furnished by the student.
    10. Maximum of 100 students shall be selected.
    11. Attendance Register of student enrolment and attendance shall be maintained.
    12. Accountability of student leaving the said Course in between will be properly fixed and entire fees will be recovered from the student.
    13. Out of the 100 seats, 33 per cent shall be reserved for women.
    14. A list of the successful candidates shall be made purely on the basis of merit, including the 33 per cent women.
    15. Documents to be upload with Online Application
    16. a. Scanned images of photograph and signature
      b. Scanned document of Age proof certificate
      c. Scanned document of Scheduled Caste certificate
      d. Scanned document of Educational Qualification of highest degree


Contact Details

Office : 0413-2654645

Mail : drbushan.ibm@pondiuni.edu.in