» About Social Welfare Department

   The Constitution of India provides certain special Constitutional safeguards for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of the population, so that they could take their rightful place in community. As citizens of the Republic of India, they are fully entitled to certain rights and privileges, which were denied to them in the past on the ground of Caste system and the practice of Untouchability. Keeping in view, the Constitutional mandate, The Government of Karnataka, through Social Welfare Department, formulated various programmes and schemes for the upliftment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (hereafter mentioned as SC & ST) especially for their socio-economic and educational advancement from the year 1956 onwards. Prior to 1956, Social Welfare Department was earlier called as the Depressed Classes Department. It was headed by the Commissioner for Depressed Classes along with an Additional Development Commissioner. He was in charge of schemes meant for the SC/ST people, Denotified Tribes, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes and economically backward people. READ MORE.. .

» Schemes

   Education takes the top priority in the developmental programmes of the Social Welfare Department. The literacy rate among SC's is quite low. In order to increase the literacy levels and to make SC & ST children educated the Department is implementing several Educational Schemes, which are listed as follows..

  • Premetric and Postmetric Hostels
  • Premetric and Postmetric Scholarships
  • Financial aide to private Hostels
  • Merit Scholarships
  • Admission to Reputed Schools
  • Cash Prize for the Merit students
  • Fellowship for M.Phil and Ph.D Scholars
  • Book Bank Scheme(CSS)

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» Useful Links

  • Scholarship Management Information System (SMIS)
  • Hostel Management Information System (HMIS)
  • E-Governanance Progress Monitoring
  • Special Component Plan
  • Honb'le Minister Work Approval Login
  • Tribal Research Institute, Mysore
  • Ambedkar Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Acts, Rules, GOs and Circulars

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