Vidya Poshak
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Scholarships
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 17 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Supports financially challenged bright students; Career counselling and guidance
Supported by:
Letz Change; Give India; Global Giving Foundation; CAF 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
  • 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.
  • Vidya Poshak supports meritorious but disadvantaged students of Class 10 and above in pursuing higher education. 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 Centre: Focus on balanced preparation for competitive engineering and board exams.
  • Impact: a) Supported 15,000+ students in over 19 districts of Karnataka. b) 30,000+ students utilize library services every year. c) >1 lakh students, 4,663 teachers and 5,728 employees are trained.
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Source : Audit Report 2017
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