Vidya Poshak
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Scholarships
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 19 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:
Texas Instruments; Vidya Poshak Alumni Association; Give India; Charities Aid Foundation India; IONIDEA Interavtive; Tata Motors Ltd.; Capillary Tecnologies India
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
  • ₹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) IIT-JEE Training Program: Focuses on balanced preparation for competitive engineering exams. 3) Skill Training: Enhances life and career skills of students. 4) Bala Vijani: Aims to kindle passion of science in students.
  • Outcome: 1) Supported more than 16,000 students across several districts of Karnataka. 2) 180,000+ students have directly benefited through Libraries and Book Bank Centres of the organization. 3) 100,000+ students, 4,663 teachers and 5,728 employees trained. 4) ₹360 million disbursed as scholarship to deserving students till date. 5) So far 60,000+ house visits have been conducted with the help of 500+ volunteers.
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Source : Audit Report 2019