Ministry of Tribal Affairs to fill 3479 vacancies in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs through its autonomous body, the National Education Society for Tribal Students has embarked on a major drive to fill around 3479 vacancies of teaching staff in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) in 17 States across the country. This will result in the positioning of quality human resources in the EMRSs resulting in improved educational standards in the EMRSs. The teaching staff in 4 different posts of Principal, Vice Principal, PGTs, and TGTs will be recruited through a centralized computer-based test followed by inter-views (excluding TGTs) to be conducted by respective States. The recruitment shall be done state-wise based on state-specific vacancy as tabulated below:

Eklavya Model Residential School Recruitment 2021

State / UTPrincipalVicePrincipalPGT TGTTotal 
Andhra Pradesh146097117
Himachal Pradesh10618
Jammu & Kashmir2001214
Madhya Pradesh32326255901279
Uttar Pradesh22373879

Eklavya Model Residential School Recruitment 2021

The recruitment drive has been initiated jointly with respective States in order to meet the rising demand of teachers for the clear vacancies in already functional schools and schools going to be functional this year, calculated after excluding the posts currently filled by regular and ad-hoc/contractual staff.

 Modalities for the existing ad-hoc/contractual staff shall be taken at a later stage in consultation with different stakeholders.

The portal for receiving the applications will open from 1.4.2021 to 30.04.2021 with the exams tentatively scheduled in the 1st week of June. For details of the portal and the final dates, please visit recruitment. and

The scheme of EMRS is a flagship intervention of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to provide quality education to the tribal students in the tribal areas of the country. 

The scheme, in operation, since 1998 underwent a major revamping in the year 2018-19 to improve the geographical outreach of the schools to every block with 50% or more ST population and 20,000 or more tribal persons with an aim to improve accessibility to the schools. 

Under the revamped scheme, 452 new schools will be set up in addition to the existing 288 schools thereby taking the total number of schools to 740 in the coming years. Out of these, proposals submitted by States for the opening of 100 schools have been finalized, wherein construction will start soon.

EMRSs has become an island of excellence in the remote tribal hinterlands attracting a large number of tribal children. The focus under the scheme is to ensure the holistic development of the students in both academic and extracurricular spheres.

 With the filling up of the vacant posts and as several initiatives fructify in the days to come, EMRSs will not only be model schools in the tribal areas, they will become a premier institution of nation-building. 

various initiatives have been taken in the recent past through capacity building of teachers, leadership development of principals, CBSE affiliation of the schools, the introduction of online and digital education in the schools, partnership with external stakeholders for converging resources under various existing programs like Atal Tinkering Labs, NISHTA, etc.

Eklavya Model Residential School Recruitment 2021