rural areas students living in remote villages find it difficult
to continue education, as they have to travel long distance to
attend schools and colleges. Therefore, it results in dropouts.
Majority of the SC families are very poor and are unable to
provide required facilities for the education of their children.
Therefore, in order to extend good facilities to the students and
to discourage dropouts and also in order to educate and empower SC
boys & girls, the Government is running several Pre-Matric and
Post-Matric hostels through out the State. In addition to this,
several voluntary agencies are also encouraged to run hostels
where ever necessary, by giving them only food charges, building
rent and honorarium to the staff. These are called Grant-In-Aid
Admissions to all
hostels are made through a selection committee at the Taluk level.
The Taluk level committee is as follows,
Officer of Taluk Panchayat- Chairman
Education Officer- Member
Officer of the local Government Hospital- Member
Welfare Officer- Member Secretary
In addition to the educational schemes implemented for the welfare
of SC student award of Scholarships constitutes an important
aspect of Social Welfare Department. Award of scholarships was
introduced as an incentive to encourage and facilitate students
for further studies. Such scholarships are being awarded from I
standard till the completion of their studies to all SC students.
These scholarships include