The Dept.of Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan, Govt. of Karnataka
The Department of Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan has started Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya by providing residential education facilities with an objective to bring down the dropout rate of the girl child. The school provides residential school facilities with education to children between the age group of 11 to 16 years from Class VI to X thereby, bringing them back to the main stream of education. Gender disparities still persist in rural areas, especially among the backward communities. The objective of KGBV is to provide quality education and vocational training to girls belonging to the economically weaker sections of society.
The project was started initially with 50 girl students as per the guidelines of Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana, Govt. of Karnataka during the year 2005. KGBV has been adjudged as one of the best managed schools in Gulbarga District by the Dept. of Education. From June, 2006 Govt. of Karnataka has increased the intake capacity of girls from 50 to 150.