Vidya Poshak
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Scholarships
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 18 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:
Letz Change; Give India; Global Giving Foundation; Charities Aid Foundation India; Sankalp Semiconductors; Tata Motors Ltd.; Vidya Poshak Alumni Association; Oracle
Key Trustees:
Mr. C. V. Onkari; Dr. Anand Betadur; Mr. Veeranna Uppin; Mr. Umesh Chinchani; Mr. Vijay Kulkarni; Mr. R. N. Tikot; Ms. Jyoti Desai
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
  • Rs1,000 for Sponsoring 1 year College fee of 1 student.
  • Rs3,000 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) Skill Training: Enhance Life and Career Skills of students 3) Avanti Learning Center: Focus on balanced preparation for competitive engineering and board exams.
  • Outcome: 1) Supported 15,632 students in over 19 districts of Karnataka. 2) 30,000+ students utilize library services every year. 3) >0.1 million students, 4,500+ teachers and 5,700+ employees are trained. 4) Rs300 million disbursed to deserving students.
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Source : Audit Report 2018