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Scholarship
Educational Fee Concessions
Special fee concession upto X Standard (Prematric)
The Tribal students studying in standard 6 th to 10th are exempted from the payment of special fees. The expenditure incurred by the Tribal Welfare Schools on account of the exemption granted are reimbursed by this Department to the institutions through the POs / DADWOs.

Name of the Scheme and Nature
Eligibility condition
Whom to be contacted.

Special Fee concession
Special fee payable by ST students studying English medium in General Schools and all students studying in Tribal Welfare Department Schools are reimbursed

  • No income limit.

  • ST Student

Head Masters


Free Education for under graduation course
Under this scheme special fees and examination fees in respect of the Tribal Students pursuing +1, +2. BA, B.Sc., B.Com. courses which are not covered under State /Government of India scholarship schemes are reimbursed to the Head of Institutions by the Project Officers / District Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare Officers. Under this scheme, all the non refundable fees payable by the students to institutions are also sanctioned. No income limit is fixed to avail the benefit under this scheme.

From the year 2001-2002 this scheme is extended to the Tribal girl students pursuing P.G. courses.
Name of the Scheme and Nature
Eligibility condition
Whom to be contacted.

Exemption of Special Fees and Examination Fees to the Under Graduate students
Parental / guardian income even if it exceeds the income limit prescribed by the Government of India are exempted from payment of Special Fees and Examination Fees

  • Scheduled Tribes Students

  • No income limit.

POs / DADWOs / Principal / Head Masters


Reimbursement of Tuition fee to Universities
The students belonging to the tribal community studying in Government / Government aided institutions are eligible for tuition fee concession beyond +2 stage irrespective of the annual income of their parents/guardians. The tuition fees foregone by the institutions on account of tuition fee concessions is reimbursed through the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Director of Legal Studies, Director of Technical Education.

Name of the Scheme and Nature
Eligibility condition
Whom to be contacted.

Exemption of Tuition Fees
All the tribal students studying in Government / Govt. aided institutions are exempted from payment of Tuition fees.

  • ST Student.
  • No income limit.

Institutions should submit their reimbursement proposals to the Directorate of Tribal Welfare through their Head of the Departments


Exemption from payment of Registration fees and Application fees
From 1999-2000, the Tribal students who get application to join degree, post graduate courses and professional courses like Medical, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary and Law are exempted from payment of application fees and registration fees. For those who are eligible for Government of India and State Postmatric Scholarship the admission fees and registration fee will be sanctioned to the students along with scholarship.

The examination fees payable for the X standard and XII standard public examinations are reimbursed to the Director of Government Examinations. There is no income limit for this.

Name of the Scheme and Nature
Eligibility condition
Whom to be contacted.

Exemption from payment of Registration fees and Application fees to the Under Graduate students
Parental / guardian income even if it exceeds the income limit prescribed by the Government of India are exempted from payment of Special Fees and Examination Fees

  • ST Students

  • No income limit.

Project Officers/ Principal / District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare.

H.O.D should send proposals to Director of Adi Dravidar Welfare,
Chennai-5.