Vidya Poshak
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Scholarships
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 20 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Supports financially challenged bright students with finance, libraries, training and employability skills; Career counselling and guidance
Supported by:
LetzDream Foundation; Global Giving Foundation; Texas Instruments (I); Charities Aid Foundation India; Aptiv Components India; IONIDEA Interactive Pvt. Ltd.; eVidyaloka; Give India
Key Trustees:
Mr. C. V. Onkari; Dr. Anand Betadur; Mr. Vijay Kulkarni; Mr. R. N. Tikot; Ms. Jyoti Desai
Recognition: Spirit of Humanities Award for Excellence in Education by Americares India - 2016 eNGO Award for Organizational efficiency - 2013
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹1,000/- for Sponsoring 1 year College fee of 1 student.
  • ₹3,000/- for Sponsoring 1 year Degree Course fee of 1 student.
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Support Deserving but Underprivileged Students
  • Crisis: Disadvantaged students in India spend 15 years of formal education passively. As a result of passive knowledge these students emerge without the necessary critical thinking ability, analytical skills or communication skills required to succeed in the real world.
  • Target Beneficiaries: Vidya Poshak supports meritorious but disadvantaged students of Class 10 and above in pursuing higher education. They use volunteers to scrutinize deserving applicants by doing house visits. So far 60,000+ house visits are done with the help of 500+ volunteers.
  • Programs: 1) Nurture Merit Program: Includes financial assistance, library/book bank facilities, and residential bridge camp. 2) eVidyaloka: Offers online tutoring sessions with trained teachers in Government schools. 3) IIT-JEE Training Program: Focuses on balanced preparation for competitive engineering exams. 4) Knowledge Resource Center: Provides free academic books for examinations, access to internet, soft skills workshops and counseling sessions. 5) Skill Training: Enhances life and career skills of students.
  • Outcome: 1) Supported 16,350+ students. 2) Yearly 10,000+ students directly benefit through Libraries. 3) 135,000+ students, 6,000 teachers and 4,734 employees trained. 4) ₹393 million disbursed as scholarship to deserving students. 5) 61,500+ house visits conducted with the help of 500+ volunteers.
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Source : Audit Report 2020