Contents:- 1. Introduction. 2. Survey of literature. 3. Research design and methodology. 4. SC/ST girls in institutions of higher learning: study of enrolment pattern. 5. Our student respondents: personal data and socio-economic background. 6. Facing odds: constraints as seen by SC/ST girls. 7. Towards equality: impact of special hostel facility on SC/ST girls. 8. Future prospects: attainment of SC/ST girls in higher educational institutions. 9. Policies for educational development of SC/ST: implementation and efficacy. 10. Recipe for change: suggestions from stake holders. 11. Summary of findings and conclusion.