Only private residential schools up to class 12 that are associated with the CBSE may use the program.
New Delhi: The Guidelines for Residential Private Schools desiring to participate in the Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA) 2023–24 for deserving Scheduled Caste (SC) students have been made available by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). For students from scheduled castes, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), Government of India, oversees the program.
According to the official announcement, schools must follow these guidelines:
Only private residential schools up to class 12 that are associated with the CBSE may use the program. Schools had to have been in existence for at least five years and have maintained a pass rate of at least seventy-five percent in classes ten and twelve over the previous three years. Schools must have the necessary facilities to accept an additional ten SC students in classes 9 and 11 (combined), and according to OASIS statistics, the school must have a residential status.
Students in Classes 9 and 11 will be allowed to enroll. The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS), which selects 3,000 students annually for the program, according to the board. Through online counseling, schools are assigned to students according to their merit and preferences.
Additionally, the board has requested that the schools thoroughly study the plan. The CBSE official announcement stated, “For details such as maximum admissible scholarship, number of seats, the obligations on the part of selected schools, the scheme document must be carefully perused to know the specifics and also to ascertain the school’s suitability and eligibility for the scheme.”
Schools that are chosen for the program are required to display on their website the total number of pupils admitted by year and grade. The board disclosed that, based on statistics, it provides the list of private residential schools with the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, which chooses the schools.
In addition, the CBSE instructed the schools to make sure they fulfilled the requirements before approving the program. The department can receive direct consent from the interested schools. The schools are unable to deny the assigned kids after the consent is given. Schools can get in touch with the DOSJE directly for any questions regarding funding, selection, or distribution.