Vidya Poshak

Vision & Mission OUR VISION "EMPOWERING EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY" OUR MISSION To provide financial assistance to meritorious students who cannot afford to continue their higher education owing to their financial difficulties. To guide and train the students towards achieving excellence in their professional and personal lives. To collaborate with institutions with similar objectives to share the best practices and expand Vidya Poshak's reach. To network, associate and enable the educational community to realize the vision. To mobilize resources from individuals and institutions through donations and sponsorships. To develop school leadership and management ability for ...
Dec 2, 2014

Mid Year Update - Employment Readiness Program

Update on Employment Readiness Program (Jan - Nov 2014)

Background: 

Since inception, Vidya Poshak has supported thousands of students to attain their dream of graduation. Most if not all the students that VP supports are from a rural background or are financially challenged. They do not have skills that would make them employable. In August 2013, we launched a program to help the graduating students to gain skills that would make them employable.  Since that time, more than 100 students who had attended the ERP camps and completed graduation in May 2014, have secured jobs in various companies. In 2014, the second edition of the program was launched with a target of 414 non-professional course students who will complete their graduation in 2015.

Activities so far:

We reached out to the students who had attended ERP camps in 2013 during Jan- Feb 2014 to assess their preparedness and to find out if they had any challenges with accessing our online tests. The primary issue that emerged was lack of access to internet for rural girls. We believe the solution is simply a tablet computer that can be used for reading PDFs, viewing educational ppts, listening to audio files etc. We are working on procuring tablets for as many needy students as possible in 2014-15.

In May 2014 nearly 400 students completed their graduation. We had gathered their academic details in ERP camps as well as later contact programs. We used this collated data to reach out to potential employers in Bangalore,  Shimoga and Hubli-Dharwad. There was an enthusiastic response and 6 companies came forward to conduct interviews in Dharwad for our students. We conducted a job fair from 1st June to 9th June 2014. During this time, more than 125 offers were released from these 6 companies for VP students. One of the multinational companies to recruit our people kept coming back for more. They visited thrice within one month to recruit more than 40 students.

For the Final Year students of 2014-15, we conducted 3 camps at Siddapur and Devarahubballi. Nearly 200 students attended these camps. Just like the last year, the students had different dreams but broadly securing a job was the priority of majority of the students followed by post-graduation and professional education such as CA, CS. The detailed breakup of choices of students is given below.

Methodology:

On the whole, we have retained the tried and proven methodology from previous ERP camps.  We did make some changes to delivery of the curriculum. This time, we encouraged the students to form groups at the camp and solve Aptitude related problems. Our expert resource personnel guided the students where they were finding difficulties. This aided self-learning in the students.

Update in 2014.

In June 2014, Vidya Poshak conducted “Placement Camps” at Daddikamalapur, Dharwad and Sirsi for our students. We had invited 6 prospective employers to the camp at Daddikamalapur. In fact one of the employers returned for more of our students and consequently we extended the camp by one day. A total of 120 offers were rolled out during the weeklong camp at Daddikamalapur. The next camp at Sirsi was opened to students of local colleges that were not supported by Vidya Poshak but we wanted to extend service to the community. Once again this camp turned out to be a resounding success.

For the students who are in final year in 2014-15, we have conducted a total of 5 ERP camps. 

Camp Place                 Date                      No of Students             Students Choice 

                                                                                                    Jobs   Further Studies

Siddapur -----------------6th to 12th July 2014-------78------------------------------54-------24

Siddapur------------------12th to 18 July 2014--------82------------------------------68-------143

Devarhubballi------------4th to 9th Aug 2014 -------37 -----------------------------30 -------7

Mangalore----------------17 to 22 Nov 2014  -------- 59 ---------------------------- 38 ------ 21

Total ---------------------------------------------------------- 256 ----------------------------190 -----66

Dec 2, 2014

Mid Year Update - VP Library Services - 2014-15

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting us in this noble cause. We are pleased to inform you that your valuable donation has helped hundreds of students to avail library facilities and get free access to academic text,reference & competitive examinationbooks.

Key Highlights of Vidya Poshak's Library Services 

  • 6 Libraries & 28 book bank centers are extending  free library services to the needy student community.
  • 10483 students utilised library services including the computer facilities (Between April – Nov 2014 )
  • 18543 books were issued to students for home use.
  • 1426 new books were procured  & 473 books were received as donation. Now we have overall more than 77,000 books worth 9.3 Million Indian Rupees.
  • Conducted workshops on ‘Talk on Placement’ for B.E final year  students at Vidya Poshak Central Library  Hubli. Many students derived benefit from these informative sessions.
  • English Language Improvement Classess for High School Students of Kannada Medium from 14th June to 23rd Septemebr 2014
  • Orientation towards social cause to VP students & volunteers on 30th October 2014
  • Careeer guidance & counseling facility to student community on every Staturday
  • Many volunteers contributed their valuable services for upliftment of needy students by way of donation, resource person,mentor and so on.
Dec 2, 2014

Mid Year Update - Nurture Merit Program - 2014-15

Vidya Poshak's Nurture Merit Program - Key Highlights

  • 1950+ Students assisted financilly to continue their Education with an overall contribution of INR 103.0 Lakhs directly by Vidya Poshak in 10 districts.
  • 1400+ Students were assisted to continue theeir higher education by our partners with a fund of INR 64.0 Lakhs
  • 100% Applicants home was visited by the volunteers
  • 545 student’s successfully completed graduation during the year 2013-14. 
  • 50+ students cleared  CPT&IPCC Exams( An Entrance exam of Charted accountancy) 
  • 250+ students placed in reputed companies through various campus drives arranged by Vidya Poshak 
  • More than 300 volunteers were engaged in several programs of Vidya Poshak

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