With a view to providing education facilities to the meritorious students belonging to scheduled castes, the Scheduled Caste Development Department is running residential schools at seven divisional headquarters including Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Sagar, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Rewa.Students of this category have been given admissions into VIth standard to XIIth standard on the basis of their marks over 60 percent secured in the previous class. Qualitative education in jubjects such as science and commerce is being imparted at these schools. Each school is being run with the sanctioned strengthen of 280 seats. A total 960 students are presently studying at these schools. The results of these schools have been over 90 percent in the last years.
An amount of Rs 6 crore has been spent on the construction of each school. The Department is laying special emphasis on the schools by organizing special coaching classes so that the schools can give excellent results this year too.