APTW Residential Educational Institutions Society

Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

      Ekalavya Model Residential Schools have been started with the support from Government of India. The objective of EMRS is to provide quality middle and high level education to Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in remote areas, not only to enable them to avail of reservation in high and professional educational courses and as jobs in government and public and private sectors but also to have access to the best opportunities in education at par with the non ST population. This would be achieved by:

  • Comprehensive physical, mental and socially relevant development of all students enrolled in each and every EMRS. Students will be empowered to be change agent, beginning in their school, in their homes, in their village and finally in a larger context.
  • Focus differentially on the educational support to be made available to those in Standards XI and XII, and those in standards VI to X, so that their distinctive needs can be met.
  • Support the annual running expenses in a manner that offers reasonable remuneration to the staff and upkeep of the facilities.  
  • Support the construction of infrastructure that provides education, physical, environmental and cultural needs of student life.
Structure of EMRS:
  • Admission to these schools will be through selection/competition with suitable provision for preference to children belonging to Primitive Tribal Groups, first generation students, etc.
  • Sufficient land would be given by the State Government for the school, play grounds, hostels, residential quarters, etc., free of cost.
  • The number of seats for boys and girls will be equal.
  • In these schools, education will be entirely free.    
  • Every class can have maximum 60 students preferably in 2 sections of 30 students each and the total sanctioned strength of the school will be 480 students.
  • At the Higher Secondary level (class XI & XII), there will be three sections per class for the three streams in Science, Commerce & Humanities. The maximum sanctioned strength of the each section may be 30 students.
Costs & Budget:
  • Capital Cost (non-recurring)
  • The capital cost for the school complex, including hostels and staff quarters will be Rs.12.00 crore.
  • Recurring Cost
  • Recurring cost during the first year for schools would be @ Rs. 42000/- per child. This may be raised by 10% every second year to compensate for inflation etc.
  • For procurement of essential, non-recurring items like furniture/ equipment including for the kitchen, dining, hostel, recreation, garden etc. @ Rs.10 lakh per school - will be allowed once in every 5 years, allowing for inflation.
Government of India, Ministry of Welfare, New Delhi, sanctioned (10) Model Residential schools/ colleges (4 schools + 2 Jr. College).
  • APTWR School&College (G), Y.Ramavaram, East Godavari District
  • APTWR Schoo&College l (G), Kodavaluru, Nellore District.
  • APTWR School (B), G K Veedhi, Visakhapatnam Dist.
  • APTWR School (G), Doranal, Prakasam Dist

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