What is Eklavya Model Residential Schools?

What is Eklavya Model Residential Schools?

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are set up in States/UTs with grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India context of the trend of establishing quality residential schools for the growth of education in all areas and with all people in the country the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for ST students take their place among the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas and the Kendriya Vidyalayas.

The scheme is being started by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

Objectives of EMRS

To give quality middle and high stages of education to Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in remote areas is main objective of EMRS, also to have provide to the best opportunities in education at par with the nation ST population, and not only to grant them to get of reservation in high and professional educational courses and as jobs in government and public and private sectors but. This would be achieved by:

  • Finally in larger context students will be empowered to be a change agent, beginning in their school, in their homes, in their village and
  • those in Standards XI and XII, and those in standards VI to X, so that their distinctive needs can be met, Focus differentially on the educational support to be made available to
  • Remuneration to the staff and upkeep of the facilities and support the annual running expenses in a manner that offers reasonable remuneration to the staff and upkeep of the facilities.
  • giving education, physical, environmental and cultural needs of student life and also support the construction of infrastructure

Coverage of the scheme

  • At least one EMRS is to be set up in each Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) / Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) having 50% ST population in the area as per existing EMRS Guidelines of 2010,
  • Implementation of tribal development programmes including the establishment of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) by Ministry of Tribal Affairs has recognized 163 priority districts having 25% or more Scheduled Tribe (ST) population.

Structure of EMRSs

  • Admission to these schools will be by aforesaid rule selection/competition with suitable provision for preference to children belonging to Primitive Tribal Groups, first-generation students, etc.
  • Sufficient land would be provided by the State Government for the school, playgrounds, hostels, residential quarters, etc., free of cost.
  • Boys and girls seat number will be equal.
  • In these schools, free education will be provided.
  • The total sanctioned strength of the school will be 480 students in every class can have maximum 60 students preferably in 2 sections of 30 students each.
  • There will be three sections per class for the three streams in Science, Commerce & Humanities At the Higher Secondary level (class XI & XII), The maximum sanctioned strength of each section may be 30 students.

Management and Running of EMRS

  • The State or Central Boards of Secondary Education as the desired fit by the State Governments/UT Administration should give affiliation to EMRSs
  • As provided in the Schedule to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 shall be strictly followed the norms and standards for a school class VI to class VIII in respect of the number of teachers to be appointed.
  •  At the time of recruitment, preference may be accorded to candidates whose spouses also qualify for selection as teachers. Efforts may be made to recruit maximum no. of women teachers.
  • For the management and effective functioning of the EMRSs, each State Government/UT Administration would be solely responsible
  • An arrangement with the State Department of Education or any other mode found suitable state Governments/UT Administration may opt for any feasible/ suitable mode of management whether by autonomous education societies; public-private partnership with reputed educational institutions
  • Among others, reputed local NGOs involved with education among Management Committee may be constituted for each EMRSs which could include,
  • Personnel matters and day-to-day running of the schools would be handled entirely by the society chosen by the State Government/UT Administration and in the manner deemed most suitable and the tasks of school admissions, the appointment of teachers, appointment of staff.
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