It has been entrusted by the ICSSR

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, which has taken up a project to study the educational status of people belonging to Scheduled Tribes in the country, attainment and challenges, has entrusted the task to the Department of Tribal Studies of the Kannada University at Hampi. The study would be carried out in five districts of Karnataka and Goa.

K.M. Metry, project director, told The Hindu that the project involved detailed elicitation of information from Bangalore (urban), Bidar, Belgaum, Chikmagalur and Mysore districts in Karnataka, and northern and southern parts of Goa. “These districts have been identified by the ICSSR after conducting a random survey. The survey of educational status among Scheduled Tribes will be carried out in select villages in three taluks each of the five districts and relevant information will be collected from select schools and colleges also in these areas,” he said.

The former Vice-Chancellor of the university B.A. Vivek Rai had on Friday last inaugurated a project office on the university campus. The process of imparting training to enumerators would begin soon. Later, these enumerators would be deputed to districts. “The project should be completed within two years from now,” Mr Metry said.

Dr. Rai expressed his happiness over the university being entrusted with a major project.

Hi.Chi. Boralingaiah, Vice-Chancellor, spoke.


  • It will be conducted in five districts

    in Karnataka and parts of Goa

  • Project is supposed to be completed within

    two years


  • More In: KARNATAKA | NATIONAL