The announcement made by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to construct a Civil Services Study Centre on the premises of Dr. B.R Ambedkar Bhavan is set to rekindle hopes of many aspirants in the district which has been plagued by lack of quality coaching centres.

Mr. Reddy announced that a study circle providing coaching for competitive examinations, like Civil Services and Group services complete with facilities for residential coaching, library and class rooms would be constructed with a cost of Rs.5 crore.

The Chief Minister also said that the State Government was keen on filling up 70,000 posts by releasing a series of employment notifications by the APPSC within a year.

Minister for Agriculture Kanna Lakshminarayana on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new complex in the heart of the city on the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

With the ruling Congress Government pinning hopes on SC & ST Sub-Plan grants to consolidate the Dalit vote bank, construction of the new complex is expected to be completed within a year or so.

The dearth of quality coaching centres for competitive examinations has been pouring cold water on the hopes of aspirants and unemployed youth in Guntur district.

Guntur, once a hub of coaching institutions for common entrance tests in Engineering and Medical streams, has slowly lost its edge to other bigger cities like Vijayawada and Hyderabad forcing aspirants to move to Hyderabad.

For the students belonging to economically weaker sections, this has become a major hurdle in preparation for exams.

The A.P B.C Study Circle which is the only institute run by the State Government, located at Ramannapet, meets the demand from these students to an extent by offering coaching and study material. But the building and the rooms need a thorough make over to serve the purpose.

An A.P. Study Circle has been defunct for years with no chances of being revived.