CHANDIGARH- August 10, 2010: The Department of Life Long Learning and Extension, Panjab University, has planned to start Free English Coaching Classes for BA/B.Sc./B.Com Undergraduate students belonging to SC/ST and other minorities from 1st week of September, 2010, with financial assistance from the UGC under the Scheme of General Development Grant during XI Plan. Both regular students attending institutes/colleges and private students are eligible. The objective is to improve academic skills, linguistic proficiency, raise level of comprehension, build strong foundation for further academic work and strengthen knowledge and skills in English and to provide guidance in career opportunities and counseling for capacity building. More than 300 students belonging to SC/ST and other minority communities are expected to be enrolled for the coaching in English language. The classes shall be held in the Department of Life Long Learning and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh according to Prof. Ajaib Singh, Director, DLLLE, P.U.