The Pre-Examination Coaching Centre (for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities), which is housed within the premises of Himachal Pradesh University, Summer hill, Shimla (H.P.), on Gyan Path, is actively engaged in imparting free coaching to the candidate belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Minorities for competitive examinations, since the year 1997. The institution is abide by the terms and conditions laid down by the Ministry under the Scheme as well as the provisions of the General Financial Rules (GFR), 2005.
A number of coaching programmes are being run on regular basis by the PECC for the benefit of the candidates belonging to SC/T/OBC/Minorities categories who are appearing in various entrance examinations conducted by the CBSE/UPSC/HPPSC/Banking Recruitment Boards and other Government authorities from time to time. The PECC, H. P. University, Shimla is the only Centre in the state of Himachal Pradesh that caters the need of quality coaching of low income group SC/ST/OBC/Minorities candidates for various competitive examinations for the admission to Medical/Engineering institutions, Administrative Services, Jobs, Lecturer eligibility and Banking Officers conducting by various Central and State Agencies.
The coaching is imparted for various courses by PECC to the candidates belonging to SC/T/OBC/Minorities categories who do not fulfil the income criteria and also to the students belonging to general category on nominal charges basis, subject to the availability of the seats in particular course.
The PECC utilizes the services of the highly qualified and experienced faculties from Himachal Pradesh University, faculties from neighbouring Colleges and other institutes, for various coaching classes.
During these years, PECC has achieved comparatively a good success rate despite of many constraints. During the year 2014, many students who were imparted coaching at PECC got selected in various competitive entrance examinations including for engineering, Medical and Bank Pos.