Scheme Implemented SHRESHTA

  • By the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA).
  • To enhance grant-in-aid institutions (run by NGOs) and residential high schools.
  • Offer high-quality education for socio-economic upliftment and development of the Scheduled Castes (SCs).
  • It was modified to provide easier access to the meritorious SC students in the best schools in the Country.

Mode 1: SHRESHTA Schools (Best CBSE/State Board Affiliated Private Residential Schools)

  • Each year a specified number of meritorious SC students in States/UTs will be selected through the National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS) to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and admitted in the best private residential schools affiliated by CBSE/State Boards in classes 9th and 11th for completion of education till 12th standard.

Mode 2: NGO/VO Operated Schools/Hostels (EXISTING COMPONENT) (Guidelines Hereinafter Applicable Only For Mode 2 of the Scheme)

  • Schools/Hostels run by VOs/NGOs and other organizations having higher classes (up to class 12) and who have been receiving Grant-in-aid will be continued, subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Grants will be provided for School fees and residential charges for the SC student admitted in the schools with a condition that if other than those are admitted, the school shall be allowed to collect the fee from such students.
  • The grant per SC student shall be Rs. 44,000 (primary residential school), Rs. 27000 (primary non-residential school), Rs. 30,000 (primary hostel), Rs. 55,000 (secondary residential school), Rs. 35,000 (secondary non-residential school) and Rs. 30,000 (secondary hostel).
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