The scheme of construction of hostels is one of the means to enable and encourage students belonging to scheduled castes to attain quality education. The scheme for construction of hostels for girls is in operation from 3rd Five Year Plan while for boys, the same was started from the year 1989-90. The earlier centrally sponsored scheme of hostels for SC boys and girls has been revised and is renamed as "Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatravas Yojna' w.e.f. 01.01.08. The main modifications included in the revised scheme are- (a) 100% central assistance to States/UTs and Central Universities and 90% to deemed universities and private bodies for construction of girls hostel and (b) period of construction of hostels has been decreased from existing 5 years to 2 years. etc.
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