Since the Tribal Affairs Department is focusing on the welfare of tribal communities in Jammu and Kashmir, it has special focus on the education of tribal children.
In this connection recently TAD established a 100-bedded Hostel for PG girl students at Jammu which was dedicated to the students by the Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, who also held detailed discussions with students about career planning. The new hostel has been provided for Post-Graduate students by the department.
The hostel has been provided to accommodate 100 girl students enrolled in Post-graduate courses in Universities and Colleges. The enrolled students are also being provided scholarships and enhanced diet rates have been made. Modern furniture and other facilities have been made available to provide best quality accommodation and educational support systems.
In response to demands raised by the students at the new hostel, approved provision of one bus for the hostel students and also informed that WiFi facility, CCTV cameras, library facility will also be provided in the hostel shortly. The students were also provided computer tablets with Preloaded educational content. He also informed that a PG girls hostel on similar lines is also being established at Srinagar shortly.
Deptt is also providing sports facilities in the hostels, avenues for extracurricular activities, Skilling courses, exposure visits and other facilities for a holistic educational development of students.