Can I also use your resource center during load shedding?
In our Resource Center, there are ten computers connected with uninterrupted power back up and strong internet connectivity. Therefore, load shedding won’t stop you from enjoying our resource center facilities.
How can I receive updates from PDRC?
First of all, you are advised to subscribe to our mailing list on the website. By doing so, you will receive updates periodically. You can follow us on social media for quick updates and information.
I am looking for a job. How can PDRC assist me in this endeavor?
We have recently launched a database website named Dalit Employability Enhancement Database (DEED). This is a roaster of all educated Dalit youths in Nepal. Once you are registered in a system, we will help you find a job either in the private sector, government agencies, and development sector. We also help selected numbers of Dalit youths to prepare for the public service commission exams.
Where are other contact offices of PDRC across the country?
We have only a central office in Kathmandu. We don’t have any regional contact offices or networks. However, our all services are open to every student irrespective of their origin.
How does PDRC provide scholarship to the students?
The scholarships are provided on the basis of the applicant’s performance in written tests and interviews. In addition, academic standing, economic condition, geographical proximity and urgency issues are also taken into considerations. There is a separate scholarship selection committee comprises of senior staff and board members which is responsible for the selection of the students.
The founder of PDRC is Mr. Birendra Biswakarma. It was first established as a "small hostel program" for the Dalits students pursuing study in Valley, and emerged as the "Sister Organization" of the Dalit Welfare Organization (DWO). In 2005, it was registered as an autonomous entity and has been working independently since then.
Who finances PDRC’s work?
The majority of the income comes from private donors followed by related institutions and organizations around the world.
Does PDRC also provide scholarships?
Yes. PDRC provides two types of scholarships namely scholarship and payback scholarships. Scholarships are given to the students studying in grade XI and XII where as payback scholarships are given to the students who are studying in bachelor and above. Both scholarships are given on regular monthly basis until the end of designated course. In addition, PDRC also facilitates numbers of national and international scholarships in favor of Dalit students.
How can you be a student of PDRC?
You have to visit PDRC in person and fill up a counseling form. The counseling form can be obtained from PDRC’s reception desk.
PDRC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increase the access of Dalit youths to quality higher education. It further provides financial support to the students along with skill and competency enhancement trainings.