The Department of Social Welfare will admit bright students from Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe communities in prestigious schools in the district, free of cost. Schools selected are Sri Channabasaveshwar Gurukul, Manik Prabhu Public school and Shakuntala Patil residential school. Those who have passed classes 5 and 7 with 60 per cent marks are eligible. Applications and details are available at the district or taluk social welfare office. The last date for submitting forms is May 3. An entrance examination will be conducted on May 8, said a release. — Staff Correspondent