About Us

EMRS is a center for excellence in Tribal Education managed by the Odisha Model Tribal Education Society (OMTES), supported by ST & SC Development, Govt. of Odisha.

A new concept for educational development “Establishment of Model Residential Schools” was launched during 1997-98 to provide quality education to the tribal students. It was decided by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to utilize a part of the funds under Article 275 (1) of the Constitution, for setting up of Model Residential Schools from Class VI to XII in different tribal concentrated States of the Country. The School is to be operated in each State through an autonomous society formed for this purpose. In order to provide a uniform pattern of education in the schools and to enable the student to complete effectively for higher education programmes (medical, engineering etc.), the school have been affiliated to State Boards. But as per latest decision, the CBSE course has been introduced from the year 2011-12 and accordingly affiliated to CBSE Board. The Model Residential School have been christened as Eklavaya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and planned on the lines of Navodaya Vidyalayas but with State centered management.