Schemes for Tribal Education (Important) (Download PDF)


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The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing number of interventions to improve the educational status of the tribals. Schemes are demand driven with beneficiaries selected by the State with one third beneficiaries women and girls. Scheme of Strengthening of Education in low literacy Districts is meant for girls only.

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Image of Tribal Education

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  • Ashram Schools: Funds provided for making residential schools for STs for primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary level of education.
  • ST Hostels: Central assistance given for construction of new hostel buildings or extension of existing hostels.
  • Scheme of strengthening education among ST Girls in Low Literacy Districts: 100 % assistance given for running and maintaining educational complexes for ST girls.
  • Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) : EMRS set up with capacity of 480 students per school to provide quality middle and higher education to ST students.
  • Scholarships: Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students and Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST students of IX & X.
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides a series of measures to address dropouts, and for continuing education of tribal children including:

    • Development of Bilingual Primers containing text both in regional and tribal language
    • School vacation to be in synchronization with major tribal festivals
    • Residential schools (200 - 300 students capacity) in block headquarters for quality education and physical safety,
    • School management to engage teachers to overcome shortage,
    • 100 % screening of children for Sickle Cell Anemia or Trait,
    • 100 % physical enrolment of children.
    • 109 special focus districts identified on the basis of the indicators like out of school children, high gender gap, low retention rate and infrastructure gap as well concentration of Scheduled Tribe population.
    • Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) scheme provides residential schools for girls at upper primary level with minimum of 75 % seats are for minority, SC, ST and OBC girls. KGBVs cover 69 % ST girls in ST Special Focus Districts.
    • Guidelines of Eklavya Model Residential Schools specify equal seats for girls and boys

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017


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