Status and Problems of Jenukuruba Tribal Students in Mysuru District of Karnataka

The Jenukuruba community is a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal group of India, they are inhabiting Karnataka, Kerala, and the Tamilnad States of south India.  They are geographically, socially isolated and an economically and educationally very backward community. In the after Independence period, sincere and concerted efforts were made for the economic and educational development of the Jenukuruba tribe. Despite these efforts, the performance of the Jenukuruba tribe in education is much lower than that of the other Scheduled tribal communities. The present study suggests that the policymakers’ approach paid little attention to culturally linked education. This has led to dropouts and directly impacted their overall educational status.