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District Collector Role and Importance- Procedure Followed to be the District Magistrate




District Collector or in short Collector is the highest Administrative Official in India. Collector is also called Magistrate. The work of District Collector (DC) is to supervise the administration of a particular District. They assist to Assistant Collectors, Sub Collectors, Deputy Collectors and tahsildars of different-different taluk under a district. From the British Period, the role of District Collector came into the picture. DC used to hold magisterial powers at that time. That is the reason they are called Magistrate. First Warren Hastings introduced the role DC in the year 1772. District Collectors are appointed by the State Government among the IAS officers i.e. (Indian Administrative Service) in a state. The appointed person of IAS can be directly recruited by the Union Public Service Commission or can be promoted from Provincial Civil Services (PCS).


Procedure of District Magistrate Recruitment


  • In order to be District Magistrate first you need to clear the UPSC civil service exam and secure rank within 100.
  • After clearing the UPSC exam you will become an officer of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). But this exam is segregated into three parts. Which are Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview. The candidate needs to clear all three parts.
  • After one or two promotions, you can be a DM of any District.
  • In order to be a DM of a state of your choice, you need to rank very high.


Eligibility Criteria to be District Magistrate


  • The age limit is 21 to 30 years (varies for OBCs/SCs/STs)
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required from any of the recognized University.
  • The Bachelor’s Degree should include at least one of the subjects, which are – Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, Animal Husbandasy and Veterinary Science.
  • For general category candidates maximum four attempts are allowed means they can give the exam of IAS max to max four times. For OBCs candidates max limit is seven and for SCs/STs there is no limit means unlimited.


Role and Work of District Magistrate in India


As District Magistrate- The District Magistrate need to keep supervision of the police, jails, subordinate executive magistracy and certification of capital sentences execution. He also needs to maintain the law and order.


As Collector- The Collector needs to see issues of land assessment, acquisition etc. He needs to collect income tax dues, excise duties, land revenue and irrigation dues. The Collector is also a chairman of the District Bankers Coordination Committee and head of the District Industries Centre. He distributes the agricultural role. At the time of any disaster and crisis he does management work to handle all these issues.


As Coordinator- He coordinates the activities of the government departments such as public health, public works, irrigation, agriculture, cooperation and education. He guides the work of district functionaries by calling the head of all departments at fixed interval and also collects the data of work done in the respective departments as of date. He coordinates the whole election proceedings as a Chief Returning officer.


Responsibility in Panchayat Raj- Along with the emergence of Panchayat Raj the work of District Magistrate needs to be judged as per his role and position with the Panchayat system. He supervises the work of two-tires of Panchayat body by giving assistance and technical help to make sure that the works get done as per the priority. He also take care that there would not any kind of conflict arises between the district administrative staff and the representative of the Panchayat bodies.


As Development Officer- The District Magistrate works as a Development Officer. He supervises the development work of various sections like – Education, Housing, Agriculture, Health, Employment and in rural sectors many development programs run for the rural children, women and youth section.  He checks whether all these programs are implemented successfully or not. He looks after the work of Municipal bodies in a state.




BML Munjal University 2017 Admissions

BML Munjal University give you the opportunity to explore your strengths and interests not just in academics but also in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We have a large number of clubs and societies that were launched by the first batch such as the Robotics Club, Scientific Research Club, Culinary club, Photography club, Videography club, Literary society, The Performing Arts club and Adventure club to name a few. Students also launched an NGO called Savera. You too will have the opportunity to launch new clubs and societies.

B.Tech Degree programs offer by BML Munjal University

Our first year students have told us that they appreciate the fact that our focus at BML Munjal University is on creating the best possible teaching-learning environment for students. Here are the elements of our approach:

1.       Hands-on and problem-based learning – We have heard from a spectrum of companies – Fortune 500, start-ups, R&D organisations and others – and the common theme is that they are looking for graduates who have a practical, problem-solving approach. Thus, students at BMU are given hands-on, experiential learning situations in a more semi-structured approach, unlike the traditional classroom experience where students are expected to compete with one another or remain uninvolved, especially where instruction is highly structured. Classes are designed to engage students in hands-on experiences that are linked to real-world problems and situations, including through extensive laboratory and workshop exposure, where the instructor facilitates rather than directs student progress. Although the learning content remains important, experiential learning is at the core of the teaching process at BMU. In this process, students are guided to perform hands-on work; share their observations with their peers; and discuss, analyse and reflect upon their experience. The instructor is the guide and facilitator during the process of making the student realise and feel a sense of ownership for what she/he has acquired from the hands-on experience.

a.       BML Munjal University Joy of Engineering (JOE) is a first year course that helps students to experience the fact that engineering is all about problem-solving, in a specific context. Students get an overview of the single most important aspect of modern engineering – design. JOE is a platform to develop small, innovative, virtual and physical projects to dissect or develop some ideas or products. The basic idea is to focus on design for purpose, as well as opportunities to create innovative solutions to realistic problems. Students have been asking for more JOE type courses, and we are offering Critical Reasoning and Systems Thinking in the 3rd semester to continue the experiential learning approach. This course has been appreciated by students and received strong coverage in the media. An article titled ‘Rediscovering the Joy of Engineering’ was published in the January 19th, 2016 version of the Economic Times; the online version is available here.

b.      The 1st year Physics courses follow a three pronged hands-on learning approach:

i.      Laboratory Work: Students are required to identify items in the lab and design experiments to verify the theories that were introduced in lectures. This allows students to think out of the box, and apply their theoretical learning in a meaningful manner.

ii.     Computer Based Simulations: Simulations are used in class and as assignments for students. For example, a simulation of interference is used to showcase how light patterns change when they pass through various slits of different sizes.

iii.   Design Project: Students are given design projects in order to allow them to apply their theoretical learning in a practical environment. For example, current students were asked to design a roller coaster track, and then present their designs to faculty. This involves applying knowledge across disciplines – including mathematics, computers, and physics.

c.       The project for the second semester Written English course required groups of 25 students to stage their own play. They thought of the theme, scripted the play, practiced, directed and choreographed it; and the plays were staged as part of the Royal BML Munjal University Theatre Competition with the best three plays getting prizes.

d.      In the first semester Maths course student teams learned Geogebra, an open source software. They used this to program the popular Angry Birds game, with the goal of getting a higher score. Along the way they learned that differential equations are required to mathematically describe the trajectory of the projectile in Angry Birds.

2.       BML Munjal UniversityIndustry Linkage Programmes – BML Munjal University is focused on creating an immersive teaching-learning experience for its students, one that combines the best of campus-based learning with real life industry experience. This is best done by working closely with industry, since industry’s goal is to get job-ready graduates and our goal is to graduate students who are industry-ready and employable. We have thus created and implemented a hands-on curriculum, one in which industry is embedded right from the get-go. From the first year through the final year, students interact with industry both on-campus as well as off-campus. Here are some examples:

a.       Centres of Excellence – These are being established by Industry on our campus to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to work on real-life projects and cutting-edge technology. An example is the on campus Siemens Centre of Excellence, which includes nine advanced labs. BMU has also tied up with Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest applied research organisation with 67 Institutes located world-wide, and with four CSIR Labs in India. These are indicative and there are several other companies and organisations with whom we’re in the final stages of discussion. The important thing is that industry and BMU must both gain from their association and see tangible benefits.

b.      Practice School (PS) – This is an internship program that’s located in industry. BMU has adapted, extended and implemented the tried and tested Practice School model used in institutions like MIT (USA) and BITS, Pilani. Some of its salient features are:

i.      Organised by BML Munjal University, rather than leaving it to an individual student to find a company where they can do practical training

ii.     Applicable to all degree programs

iii.   Integral part of the curriculum. The three Practice School internships are courses that have credit units and are part of the Grade Point Average. Total duration is about 29 weeks, comprising three Practice School courses of 1 week at the end of the first year, 8 weeks at the end of the second year and 20 weeks (an entire semester) in the final year

iv.   This is an educational process and is monitored and evaluated by resident faculty members

v.    Industry gets “industry-ready” students, particularly during their 22 week Practice School-3 course in the final year. It is thus assured of regular availability of fresh, young, energetic minds

In the first two years, 137 companies have participated in the BTech Practice School program.

Our first year students did their PS-1 at organisations including EXIDE Industries, RICO Auto, PARLE Biscuits Pvt. Ltd., OMAX Auto, POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited, MOSER BAER, DCM- Fenesta , LINDE GROUP, Munjal Showa Limited, Munjal Kiriu Industries Pvt. Ltd., FEDERAL MOGUL, Groz Tools, NAPINO, Surya Roshni Limited, AG Industries , Merino Laminates, Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Ltd, JK Technosoft Ltd, Essel Shyam, DMRC, Burda Druck, Airport Authority of India(IGI- T3), Mother Dairy, OM Shanti retreat centre(Solar Plant), NTPC/APCPL, Relaxo Footwear and Hindustan Coca-Cola.

Our second year students are doing their eight-week long PS-2 at organisations such as: BHEL, Airport Authority of India, Airtel, Carrier, Daikin, Ericsson, Exide, HCL, Hero MotorCorp, L&T, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, Tata Teleservices and WIPRO among others.

3.       Faculty – The founding group of SoET faculty, all PhDs, have studied or done their post-doctoral work or taught, done research and worked at premier institutions in India including IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras, IIT-Roorkee, BITS, Pilani, BHU, Jadavpur University, NITs, Delhi Technological University, Institute of Plasma Research and Pantnagar University, and abroad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, Valenciennes, France, University of Texas, University of Idaho and Kansas State University. In the past year or so, the engineering and science faculty have had 16 research articles published or accepted in reputed SCI-indexed journals.

4.       Holistic development – BMU helps each student develop one’s own value framework. We have courses such as Ethics and Values and Good Citizenry. Our first year students also take a course titled World Civilisations; this semester they went on a field trip to Farrukhnagar as part of their course project which resulted in an innovative exhibition on campus. Apart from the course work, all students are encouraged and supported to participate in various co-curricular, sports and extra-curricular activities. We already have 20+ student run clubs and SPIC-MACAY is active on campus. A unique program titled BMU Ambassadors provides students with the opportunity to participate as members of the BML Munjal University admissions team at open houses and education fairs.