Eklavya Model Residential Schools

The scheme of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) was introduced in the year 1997-98 with an objective to provide quality middle and high-level education to Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in remote areas in order to enable them to avail of reservation in high and professional educational courses and get jobs in government and public and private sectors. As per budget announcement 2018-19, every block having 50% or more ST population and at least 20,000 ST persons is to have an EMRS by the year 2022.A total number of 438 EMRSs have so far been sanctioned by the Ministry, out of which 285 are functional. As per existing guidelines, the total number of EMRSs being set up upto the year 2022 is 740. A statement indicating state-wise number of schools sanctioned/ functional with gender-wise enrolment along with new schools to be sanctioned by 2022 is given below:-

       
Sl. No Name of the State No of Schools Sanctioned No of Functional Schools Enrollment during 2019-20 New schools to be sanctioned by 2022
Male Female
1 Andhra Pradesh 19 19 1213 2211 9
2 Arunachal Pradesh 8 2 101 107 4
3 Assam 5 1 240 240 12
4 Bihar 2 0 0 0 1
5 Chhattisgarh 42 42 4702 3259 33
6 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 0 0 0 0 1
7 Gujarat 35 35 4938 5218 13
8 Himachal Pradesh 4 4 156 156 0
9 Jammu & Kashmir 6 0 0 0 0
10 Jharkhand 46 13 1907 1651 46
11 Karnataka 12 10 1606 1447 0
12 Kerala 4 2 258 277 0
13 Ladakh 2 0 0 0 1
14 Madhya Pradesh 45 45 5441 7505 27
15 Maharashtra 25 24 2579 2488 14
16 Manipur 10 3 694 746 12
17 Meghalaya 15 0 0 0 25
18 Mizoram 11 2 201 195 6
19 Nagaland 12 3 312 307 10
20 Odisha 57 19 2907 2914 62
21 Rajasthan 22 18 3224 1723 9
22 Sikkim 4 4 482 497 0
23 Tamil Nadu 8 8 1219 967 0
24 Telangana 16 16 1920 2040 7
25 Tripura 13 5 866 874 8
26 Uttar Pradesh 4 2 228 245 0
27 Uttarakhand 3 1 200 193 1
28 West Bengal 8 7 1430 1307 1
  Grand Total 438 285 36824 36567 302

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