Krishnagiri: The District Adi-dravidar and Backward Classes Department has invited applications from candidates belonging to Backward classes, Most backward classesand Denotified communities for getting admission into its hostels in the district for the year 2008-09. Applications are available at the Collectorate and taluk office in Krishnagiri. According to a Collectorate release, food and accommodation will be provided free. Two sets of uniforms will be provided free of cost to students studying till Standard X. Textbooks will be given free of cost to students of Standards VI to VIII. The distance between the hostel and the residence of the candidate should be within 5 kms. This would not be applicable for girls. The annual income of parents seeking admission for their children should not exceed Rs.50, 000. Applications should be forwarded to the District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Officer through the respective government or aided schools inwhich they are studying by June 30.