Anadha Vidyarthi Griha (AVG), one of the oldest orphanages in the city, is offering hostel facilities to orphans and poor for the academic year 2011-12. Eligible male candidates who possess SSC and higher qualifications and intend to pursue studies further should apply before June 10.

AVG will admit 40 students this year, ten more than the previous year, said C.V. Raghuveer, president, and M. Rajesh, general secretary, AVG.

They told presspersons here on Thursday that admissions would be made purely on the basis of orphan status and poor economic background of the candidates. Besides boarding and lodging, AVG would provide books, dress, pocket money, bus pass, exam fee, stationary and medical expense of the candidates. Students would also be provided coaching for EAMCET, ICET, GATE, IIT, TTC and entrance tests of M.Sc. and M.Tech., Mr. Rajesh said.

AVG did not receive any grant from the government. The expenses would be met mainly through the money contributed by philanthropists. Candidates should send their applications to M. Rajesh, plot 179, Vijayasree colony, Vanasthalipuram.