ยป About Schemes

        Social Welfare Department initiated many developmental schemes for the welafare of the underprevilaged scheduled caste and tribes residing both in rural as well as in the cities. many schemes initiated by the directorate brought new hope and light to the poor people. Department not only initiated many schems but also taken various major steps to monitor and proper implimentation. Department is adopting IT based tools and technologies in implimentation and monitoring of schemes.

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  • ยป Premetric and Postmetric Hostels
    • The Department of Social Welfare is maintaining 1157 Pre-Matric hostels, providing boarding and lodging facilities to Scheduled Caste students studying from V to X Std. All these Hostels are run under the control of the Taluk Social Welfare Office/District Social Welfare Office. Each hostel is looked after by a Hostel Superintendent, supported by cooks and kitchen servants/ watchman etc, depending on the strength of the hostels. The Superintendents are qualified with a degree and B.Ed. The sanctioned strength of Pre-Matric Hostels varies between a minimum of 50 strength to a maximum of 550 Facilities available: The expenditure for each of the facilities available in Pre-Matric Hostels is given below. For more information visit www.sw.kar.nic.in

  • ยป Premetric and Postmetric Scholarships
    • All SC students studying from V to X std in Government / aided schools are eligible for the award of Pre-Matric scholarship, except students who are residing in Government run or Grant-in-aid hostels. Post-Matric scholarships are sanctioned to SC students studying in various courses in recognised colleges and universities after S.S.L.C. for both day scholars and hostellers at different rates prescribed by the Government of India. The Taluk Social Welfare officer at Taluk level or District Social Welfare office at District level. The Chief Executive officer of the Zilla Panchayat can also be approached.

  • ยป Financial aide to private Hostels
    • In addition to the Government Pre-Matric hostels, voluntary organizations are also encouraged to run hostels wherever necessary. The Department of Social Welfare gives grant-in-aid to them. This Grant-in-aid covers only food charges, building rent and honorarium to the staff. There are 239 Grant-in-aid Hostels functioning throughout the State. About 13,634 students are benefited. The selection of the students to these hostels is also made on the same pattern as that of the Government hostels by the Taluk selection Committee. The voluntary organizations which are running SC/ ST Hostels can be sanctioned Grant-in-aid by the Government of Karnataka only ,if they follow the Rules for recognition and payment of Grant-in-Aid to SC / ST Pre-Matric Hostels according to the Govt. Order No. SWL. 44. SDI 84; dated: 2nd April 1994 .The Taluk Social Welfare Officer of the talluk can be approached for more information

  • ยป Merit Scholarships
    • In order to inculcate a competitive spirit among SC children for scoring better marks in the exams, Merit scholarships are given in addition to Pre-Matric and Post Metric scholarships. For More information visit near Talluk Social Welfare Office.

  • ยป Admission to Reputed Schools
    • In order to encourage bright SC boys, the social welfare department is sponsoring them to study at some prestigious Educational institutes like Shri Ramakrishna Vidyashala, Mysore and Janaseva vidya Kendra at Chennenahally. This scheme of sponsoring meritorious students to Ramakrishna Vidyashala started in1981 itself initially with 10 students and presently each year a total of 25 SC students are sponsored to 8th, 9th and 10th standards by the Social Welfare Department. In the year 1999-2000 more Residential Schools namely Janaseva vidya Kendra, Chennenahalli, Bangalore and also J.S.S Residential school in Suttur Nanjangud taluk have also been taken. For the list of recognised reputed schools of the talluk please visit Talluk Social Welfare Office or District Social Welfare Office

  • ยป Cash Prize for the Merit students
    • Cash Prize is awarded to those SC students who secure within I to X ranks in Degree examinations & those who secure first three ranks in P.G.studies. Students need to apply online to recieve the cash prize.

  • ยป Fellowship for M.Phil and Ph.D Scholars
    • This scheme was introduced during 1997-98 to encourage and help SC students who are doing research in different Universities for their M.Phil and Ph.D courses. The students doing their M.Phil courses are entitled to get a financial assistance of Rs. 8,000.00 towards the end of their course at the time of submitting their thesis, as this is a one-year course. Ph.D students are sanctioned, Rs. 10,000.00 towards the end of their research work. Those students who continue Ph.D directly after M.Phil are eligible for financial assistance in third year itself. For more information visit Talluk Social Welfare Office or District Social Welfare Office of the talluk

  • ยป Book Bank Scheme(CSS)
    • The objective behind the scheme is to establish book banks in each Medical (Ayurvedic / Homeopathy inclusive), engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary, Polytechnics, Law courses. Chartered Accountancy MBA and Biosciences in SC students who comfort afford to by such expensive text books due to which there may be dropouts and failures among them. Therefore the scheme aims at upliftment of the SC students and prevent failures amongst them.

  • ยป Premetric Scholarships for Girls
    • In the year 1997-98, in order to reduce the dropout rate among high school going girl students, and to encourage them to study further, a Incentive Scholarship of Rs. 500/-was sanctioned for high school going girl students, in addition to the Pre-Matric scholarship of Rs. 100/- per annum. Now the rate is revised for better educational betterment please visit Talluk Social Welfare Office for More Information.

  • ยป Financial Aide for Study Tour
    • In some institutions especially in technical and professional courses, a study tour is compulsory. Since most of the SC students may not be able to afford to go on such tours by spending the required amount of money, the Govt. has introduced this scheme.

  • ยป Training
    • Social Welfare Department Provides training facility to unemployed SC and ST Students for the Skill development to make them employable in the reputed organisations. For information on the current training programmes available for SC and ST candidates please visit talluk Social Welfare Office of the Talluk.

  • ยป Scholarships for Law Graduates
    • Social Welfare Department provides financial assistance for early passed out Law Graduates to encourage them for the professional development. for more information Please visit Talluk Social Welfare Office of the Talluk.

  • ยป Driving Training
    • Department provides driving training for unemployed SC candidates in four wheeler and heavy vehicle category to make them self employed for more information visit Talluk Social Welfare Office of the Talluk.

  • ยป Ashram Schools
    • There are many Ashram schools are established by the department where school and hostel facilities are provided for SC and ST student from class 1 to 5 please visit nearest Talluk Social Welfare Office for more information on the Ashram Schools.


  •         Social Welfare Department through Talluk level and District level ofiices providing many educational as well as social betterment schemes for SC and ST Students for detailed information regarding all the schemes please visit www.sw.kar.nic.in.

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