A special Cell for the welfare of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in Mangalore University has come into existence for effective implementation of the progremmes and policies of reservation. The Cell is advised by a Standing Committee on various policy matters pertaining to academic and non-academic matters under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor.
The Cell awards SC/ST research fellowships and contingency grants to the Ph.D. students. It also extends financial assistance to various programmes such as study tour, preparation of dissertation/project reports, purchase of sports kits and computer training. Training programmes for the SC/ST students appearing for UGC/JRF/Lectureship examinations, facilities awareness programme, career guidance and personality development programmes are also conducted.
A database of the SC/ST students studying in the affiliated colleges of Mangalore University and Post Graduate departments of Mangalore University is maintained in the SC/ST Cell.
SC/ST Cell is in charge of getting scholarships, EBL charges of the hostel inmates and reimbursement of fees from the Government for SC/ST students studying in the Post Graduate departments.