SC/ST Free Education
Janki Institute of Higher Education Trust is established in February, 2011 for helping SC/ST students, because of their educational deficiencies, are unable to take advantage of the various avenues, which have become available through reservation of seats. Consequently, the quota reserved for them in technical and professional courses like Engineering and Medical remain under utilized. Some students, who are able to get admission in these courses with relaxed eligibility conditions, often find it difficult to either complete the course or take more than the specified time for completion of the instructional programme. Their inadequate educational preparation also prevents their employment in occupations where entry is on the basis of competitive examinations.
Description of the Scheme and its Objectives
The Scheme of Up gradation of Merit of SC/ST students provide for 100% Central Assistance to States/UTs for arranging remedial and special coaching for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students studying in Higher Education. While remedial coaching aims at removing deficiencies in school/Universities subjects, special coaching is provided with a view to prepare students for competitive examinations for entry into professional courses like Education, Traditional, Engineering and Medical. The main objective of the scheme is to upgrade the merit of Scheduled Caste students by providing them with facilities for all round development through education in residential/non-residential School/Universities. There will be no bar for any student to avail coaching for both the purposes (viz. Remedial and special).
It is proposed to be done by:
• Removing their educational deficiencies.
• Facilitating their entry into professional courses by upgrading their merit so that they can compete with other students for admission to higher education courses and for senior administrative and technical occupations.
• Generating self-confidence and self reliance in them.
The States will pay adequate attention to maintenance of hostel buildings and other infrastructural facilities.