1.The Residential Coaching Academy was established after merging it with the erstwhile Coaching & Guidance Centre through a notification of the Registrar, AMU in 2010, in accordance with the sanction of a scheme of the University Grants Commission entitled "Establishment of Residential Coaching Academy for Minorities/SC/ST and Women"
The Residential Coaching Academy conducts coaching programmes for students to enable them for entry into the Central and State Civil Services, Judicial Services and Banking Services etc. It maintains a Library which has the latest course material for the concerned competitive examinations. The Library has two reading halls for boys and one for girls. Students selected for the coaching programme through an All India Test reside in the Sherwani Hall. Girl students are accommodated in I.G. Hall and S.N. Hall.
2.The admissions to coaching courses are done through a National Level Entrance Test. The Academy selects 100 students for the said purpose. The main focus of the coaching programme is to prepare the students for the Civil Services and Judicial Services Examinations. The course module includes development of core competence, communication skills and personality development.
3.The Residential Coaching Academy received a grant of Rs. 1328.78 lakhs from the UGC in September, 2009 for the establishment of the Academy. The project was for a period of three years, i.e. up to September, 2012. The University has awarded the construction work of the Academy to Central Public Works Department. The existing accomodation facility of Sherwani Hall is being renovated and the work would be completed shortly. In addition, RCA received Rs. 2,18,000/- under the University Budgetary Provision this year. Under the XI Five Year Plan General Development Grant, RCA got Rs. 34 lakhs. Moreover, under the XI Plan Merged Scheme, RCA got 31 lakhs.