In the case of scheduled castes, it has been observed that there is an increasing possibility for upward mobility. There is Intercaste variability in regard to social mobility. There are also sacred and secular models in different contexts.

Migration, education and white collar jobs have been the main source of social mobility among the SC. As a result of these factors of social mobility, there have been changes in their social status, patterns of interaction, levels of aspirations, family patterns, and employment patterns of the women and awareness of government policies. The SC has also used their caste associations for political actions in towns and cities.