Educational Development Programmes

The prime concern of Scheduled Caste Development Department is the progress in education. Educational programs are being carried out on the basis that the everlasting growth of any society is possible only with its educational developments.

Nursery Schools

There are 90 nursury schools being run by the Department, for primary education. We follow the LKG, UKG system. The department provide daily feeding charges and learning materials including the uniforms. They are provided Rs. 30/- per daily as feeding charges, Rs. 300/- for uniforms and Rs. 150/- as lump sum grant for each student. Each school has a strength of 30 students. Out of this 25% seats are reserved for children belonging to the general category.

Pre Matric Education (up to 10th std)

Lump sum grant:

The lump sum grant is given to SC, OEC students studying in Government, aided and approved unaided schools through the headmasters of the schools within 15 days of starting of the academic year.

Lump sum grant rates

Nursery school          -    Rs. 150/-

*     Ist to 4th STD       -    250/-

*     5th to 7th              -    Rs. 500/-

*     8th to 10th            -    Rs. 750/-

*     Half the rate of the above is given to failed students

Stipend

The stipend given to the students belonging to Vulnerable Communities (vedan, and nayadi communities are as follows:-

*     L.P                        -    Rs. 100/-

*     U.P                       -    Rs. 125/-

*     HS                        -    Rs. 150/-

Prematric Scholarship for 9th and10th SC students (100% CSS):

A special scholarship under CSS is given to the students belongs to SC, studying in 9th and 10th standards. Rate of the scholarship is mentioned below:

                                                                Hostlers      Day Scholars

Scholarships

(monthly)                                                      350/-                     150/-

Book Grant

(yearly)                                                          1000/-                   750/-

Prematric Scholarship to the children of those engaged in unclean occupations (100% CSS):

The Department is providing financial assistance to children of parents who are engaged in unclean occupations, without considering their caste or religion. Application should be submitted to the concerned SC Development Officer through the head of the school along with the certificate issued by the Village Officer/Secretary LSGD for providing their eligibility

*     Monthly stipend - L.P., U.P., H.S. - 110/-

*     Adhoc Grant - 750/- (Day Scholars), Hostellers - 1000/-

Tuition Fees re-imbursement for children studying in unaided schools:

The Department gives the facility to reimbursement of tuition fees to students belonging to SC and other eligible communities studying upto 10th standard in Government approved unaided schools. Rates are as follows:

LP, UP - fees               -    Rs. 1000/-

Special fees                 -    Rs. 333/-

H.S. fees                     -    Rs. 1500/-

Special fees                 -    Rs. 500/-

Primary Education Aid:-

An amount of Rs. 2,000/- given  to SC children from class I to IV for purchasing uniform, bag, umbrella etc. This is a new scheme started in 2014-15. Above 1,85,000 students are benefited under the scheme.

Boarding School Facilities:

The Department provides Boarding School facilities to the talented SC Students. Applications should be submitted to the district secretary LSGD along with the grades received in 4th standard examinations. The annual income of the parents should not exceed 30,000.

UP gradation of Merit of SC students (100% C.S.S)

An amount of Rs. 25,000/- each is provided for remedial and special coaching of 60 SC students who study in classes IX, X, XI, and XII.

Shri. Ayyankali talent search scholarship:

A Scholarship of Rs. 4500/- per year is given to the students up to 10th standard on the basis of marks obtained in 4th 7th standard. The application is to be submitted to the District Development Officer for SC along with Caste Certificate, income certificates and grade certificates. Annual income of parents should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-. An amount of Rs. 2,000/- is given for purchasing furniture for study purpose, to those students whose parents annual income is less than Rs. 12,000/-

Model Residential School

There are nine Model Residential Schools being run by this department for providing better education to children from standard 5. Admission of the students will be based on the marks obtained by the students in the state level examination conducted by the department. Notification regarding this will be announced during the months of January and February. Application should be submitted to the District Development Officer with caste certificates, Income certificates along with the eligibility certificate from the head of the present institution where the student is studying. Annual income of parents not to exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-

Pre-Matric Hostels

The department runs 87 Prematric hostels for providing hostel for SC students. The Department provides food, uniform, school bags, shoes and monthly pocket money of Rs. 100/-,Travelling expenses during Onam/Christmas holidays are given. The students from standard V are admitted in these hostels.

Subsidised Hostels:

The Department provides Rs. 500/- as boarding grant and Rs. 500/- as uniform allowances to those students who are the inmates of hostels run by the voluntary organizations. Nine such hostels are in the state.

Shri. Ayyankali Memorial Govt. Model Residential Sports School-Trivandrum:

This sports school is located at Vellayani in Trivandrum which is established for the purpose of giving training to the students from Std 5 to those who have high talents in sports. The selections are done through event wise trials. 30 students are admitted in a class.

Post Matric Education (after 10th std)

Lumpsum grant:

The Department provide financial assistance for educational purposes to those students studying+1 and above. At present the Post matric Scholarships are being distributed online through E-grants systems. Online applications are to be submitted in the beginning of the year through Akshaya Kendras. Following the online application, original copies of certificates are to be submitted to the District Scheduled Caste Development Officer through the head of the institution. Caste Certificate, Income Certificate, copy of the SSLC and certificates proving the educational qualifications of the student should be attached along with the application. Rate of Lump sum grant is stated below.

Plus two                   -     Rs. 900/-

Degree                     -     Rs. 950/-

PG                            -     Rs. 1250/-

Professional Courses Rs. 350 to 2500 according to the course

Stipend:

A monthly stipend of Rs. 500/- is given to those students within 8 Km and Rs. 600/- is given to those beyond 8 Kms.

Post Matric Hostels:

There are 17 hostels being run under the department for those students admitted to the post matric courses. Department provides free food and accommodation along with Rs. 150/- as pocket money month and TA at the time of Onam and Christmas vacation for the inmates. There are facilities for entertainment such as sports, games and library facilities. Financial assistances are provided for the inmates of Govt. Colleges hostels, approved hostels of aided college and self-financed colleges. A boarding grant of Rs. 1500/- per month is given to those studying professional courses, who do not hostel facilities.

Special Incentive to Talented SC Students.

Cash award is given to students with high performance in annual examinations. The rates are given below:-

Courses

First Class/60% level grade

Distinction/80% level grade

SSLC

1500

2500

+2, TTC, Diploma

2500

5000

Degree

3500

7500

PG/Professional Courses

5000

10000

Applications in the prescribed form should be submitted to the scheduled caste development officer along with the caste certificate and copies of the mark lists.

Gold Medals for Rank Holders:

SC students who secure 1st rank in Medical/Engineering entrance examinations, students who secured A+ in all subjects for SSLC and Plus 2 are awarded gold medals.

Temple Entry Proclamation Memorial Scholarship:

The Department gives a special scholarship as Temple Entry Proclamation Memorial Scholarship for the students scoring high marks in Degree/PG/LLB/Medical/Engineering courses. The applications are invited during the month of October. The applications are to be submitted to The Director of Scheduled caste Development along with Caste Certificate, Income Certificate and copies of the Mark list.

Assistance For Medical/Engineering Entrance Coaching:

An amount of 20,000/- is given as financial assistance for long term Medical/Engineering entrance coaching to students who have secured grades above B+ for Science subjects in SSLC Examinations. Students can select their centers for coaching. The annual income of the parents should not exceed    Rs. 4.5 lakhs. Applications should be submitted to the District Development Officer for Scheduled Castes along with caste certificate, Salary certificates and copies of the mark list.

Educational Assistance For Those Studying Professional Courses In Self Financing Colleges:

The Department provides financial help to those students who got admission on merit or reservation basis in self financing institutions and universities for professional courses. The amount of fees is one the basis of Government rates. In addition to that, stipend and Lump sum grants are also given. Online application is to be submitted through Akshaya Kendras.

Initial Expenses To Those Admitted To Engineering/Medical Courses:

The Department provides financial support to students admitted to Med/Eng Courses @ Rs. 10,000/- for medical students and Rs. 5000/- for engineering students. The applications are to be submitted to the District Scheduled Caste Development Officer with relevant papers showing the admission details, caste and Income. Annual Income Limit of parents will be Rs. 1,00,000/-

Distribution of Stethoscopes:

All MBBS students are provided Stethoscope under this scheme from 2014-15 onwards.

Distribution of Laptops:

The Department distributed laptops to the students studying in Medical and Engineering courses admitted in merit and reservation seats in 2012-13. In 2014-15 all students of 1st and IInd year BTech and MTech, Ist year MCA are the beneficiaries of this scheme.

Financial Help to Students of Evening Courses:

Course fees are provided for attending evening courses in government or govt. approved institutions. The application has to be sent to the District Development Officers through the head of the institution along with Caste Certificate, Income Certificates and certificates proving the educational qualifications.

Distance Education:

Course fees are allowed to those who study correspondence courses under the universities.

Education Concessions for those Studying Outside the State:

Education concession are given to SC students admitted in aided colleges or central universities outside the state through merit/reservations for those courses which are not available in the state. The application should be submitted to the Director of Scheduled Caste Development through the head of the institution along with the Caste Certificate and Income Certificates.

Educational benefits are provided to SC students whose parents are residing outside as part of their jobs. The application has to be sent to the Director Scheduled Caste Development Department through the head of the institution along with the Caste Certificate and Income Certificates.

Financial Assistance to Students for Studying Abroad:

Applications of financial assistance for SC students for studying abroad are considered on Merit by the Government.

Educational Assistance for Parallel College Students:

The Department give financial assistance to SC students studying in parallel colleges for plus two, Degree and PG Courses, who didn't get admission in government and aided colleges. They are eligible for the Lump sum grant and stipend as equal to the regular students. Tuition fees and exam fees are also provided. Applications should be submitted to the District Scheduled Caste Development Officer, along with Caste Certificate, Income Certificates and Certificates proving the educational qualifications.

Construction of Hostels:

Hostel buildings for girls and boys are being constructed by utilising the central fund through the public works department of the State.

Industrial Training Institutes (I.T.Is):

There are 44 Industrial Training Institutes all over Kerala under the department for giving training to 12 different trades in D/Civil, Electrician, MMV, Survey and Welding. Every year 1263 trainees are admitted. Among these 41 ITI's are accredited by NCVT and the remaining three accredited by the SVT. Those who pass the All India Trade Examination after completing their training with 80% attendance receive the Professionals as well as National Trade Certificate. The Department provides fees concession, uniform allowances, lump sum grand and monthly stipend. For admission application should be submitted to the concerned institution.

Pre Examination Training Centers (PETC):

The department established Four pre-examination training centers at Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Kozhikode for giving training for different competitive examinations conducted by PSC, UPSC, Banking institutions and others public sector undertakings. Stipends will be given to the selected candidates. These centers also undertake coaching for medical/engineering entrance examinations.

Institute for civil service examination training society (I-CETS) Trivandrum:

The Department runs a civil service training institution at Trivandrum for giving training to those who are interested in civil service examinations. Admissions are given those selected in the state level preliminary examination by the department. Well established library, food and accommodation facilities, text book allowances of Rs. 3000/- etc. are provided.

Centre of excellence, Kozhikode:

CREST (Centre for Research and Education for Social Transformation) has been established in the Kirthads campus in order to increase and strengthen the competitive capacity of the scheduled caste students. It play an important role in making the Scheduled Caste students efficient enough for enrollment in national and international educational institutes and getting jobs in multinational corporations.

Para-medical Institutions:

The Department runs two Para-medical institutes attached to the Trivandrum and Thrissur medical colleges and two other institutes in Palakkad and Kannur which provide training in D Pharm, B Pharm, DMLT and Health Inspector Course.

Model Residential Polytechn69ic, Palakkad:

The Department runs a Model Residential Polytechnic in Palakkad District which provide admission to 30 SC students every year.

Book bank scheme:

One set of text books are provided to two students of professional courses. Almirah for keeping the books are also provided.

Palakkad Medical College:

The Department runs a medical college at Palakkad District which provide admission to 100 students out of which 70 belongs to Schedules Castes.

Contact Us

Kerala State SC Development Department
Ayyankali Bhavan
Kanaka Nagar,
Kawadiyar PO
Vellayambalam
Trivandrum
PIN:695003

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