Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare


The Majority of the Adi Dravidar & Tribal Population are economically backward and socially marginalized. Most of the families lack resources and access to education, employment and other income earning opportunities are limited.

  1. Provision of Scholarship to students who study in Schools & Colleges.
  2. Concession and incentives are provided to the Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare School Students.
  3. Special Incentive Scheme for encouraging girl’s education.
  4. Chief Ministers Award for encouraging high Scorers in the Higher Secondary Public Examinations.
  5. Imparting of Job oriented training.
  6. Special Assistance is provided to Law Graduates to start their Profession.
  7. Issue of Tools and Appliances to the Poor Adi Dravidar & Tribal people/ Converted Christian Adi Dravidar who are below poverty line.
  8. Hostel facilities are provided to students who study in Schools, Colleges & ITI’s.
  9. Removal of Untouchability for promoting communal harmony.
  10. Provision of free House Site Pattas, Burial grounds and Pathways to Burial grounds to the poor houseless Adi Dravidar and Tribal families.
Taluk Wise Adi Dravidar And Tribal Welfare Schools
Sl. No. Taluk Name No. of Schools No. of Students
1 Ponneri 10 650
2 Gummidipoondi 2 155
3 Avadi 1 20
4 Poonamallee 7 770
5 Tiruvallur 13 1293
6 Uthukottai 4 280
7 Tiruttani 5 277
Total 42 3445
Taluk Wise Adi Dravidar And Tribal Welfare Hostels
Sl. No. Taluk Name No. of Hostels No. of Students
1 Ponneri 7 429
2 Gummidipoondi 2 105
3 Poonamallee 4 308
4 Tiruvallur 7 456
5 Uthukottai 2 143
6 Tiruttani 8 390
7 Pallipet 5 325
Total 35 2156


Adi Dravidar and Tribal welfare Department is implementing various educational scholarship schemes form 1st std to PG and P.hd degree with the prime objective to provide quality education to the socially backward SC, ST and SCC people to ensure socio – economic, educational development, Social dignity and self sustainability. Read more … (PDF 33 KB) 

Scheme Name Eligibility
Scholarships Details  (PDF 937 KB)
Concessions and Incentives for Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare School Students Details  (PDF 496 KB)
Special Incentive for Girls Students, Admission of bright students in reputed schools, Mats,Bed Sheets and Miscellaneous charges for Hostel Students Details  (PDF 200 KB)
Chief Ministers Merit Award and Other State Level Awards Details  (PDF 248 KB)
Housing and Other Schemes for Adi Dravidar & Tribal peoples Details  (PDF 398 KB)