Poverty not barrier for Education - Nurture Merit

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
Sep 10, 2014

Update - Nurture Merit Program 2014-15 (Quarter-1)

Vidya Poshak has completed the student selection process for the newly inducted students and all the student profiles are ready.   The student profiles are available in our website.
This year we have overall 2000+ students to be supported. Out of these we have already raised funds for more than 75% of the students. We are looking forward to raise the remaining required funds by October 2014.
As of 8th September 500 students have been already assisted and another 1000 students financial assistance programs are been planned during the month of September.
Student Achievements...
  • Our scholar from Dharwad successfully completed his IIT Degree at Madras. 
  • Our Scholar from Bijapur district bagged 364th Rank in IAS Exam
  • One of our Scholar from BVB Engineering College got placed in Microsoft.
  • Three of our Scholars got Placed in Tata Motors.
  • More than 25 BCOM Graduate Scholars got placed and started working in First American Bangalore
Highlights of July & Aug
  • Three Employment Readiness Camps were conducted and more than 200 students attended the training program. 
  • 400 New students are selected after complettion of 1000+ house visits. More than 2500 students have applied for the support.
  • Books worth more than 50,000 were received in Kind during the month of August. 


Jun 13, 2014

Vidya Poshak - Updates on Examination Results of Students

Toppers in Exams
Toppers in Exams

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak, We are pleased to send you the result analysis of our Class XI & XII students for the year 2014. 
Class-12 Results Highlights
  1. Out of 189 students 97% of the students cleared their examination with an average marks of 82%
  2. 80% of the students scored distinction in their exams
  3. Twenty students scored 100 out of 100 in main subjects 
Achievers Profiles of Class 12: (Small Video) : http://youtu.be/T3uKdkld0zc
Class 11 Result Highlights
  1. All the 292 students successfully cleared their Examination
  2. Thirty students scored more than 90% marks in the exams
  3. Overall average percentage is 76%
Achievers - of Class 11: http://youtu.be/Y_D_sW93eG8
We are currently in process of inducting Class-10 completed Meritorious Economically Challenged students for our Nurture Merit Program. Please refer them to apply online @ www.vidyaposhak.org.in
Thank you for your continuous support. Kindly please give your suggestions & feedback to improve our quality of services to Youth in Need.


Mar 17, 2014

Vidya Poshak - Updates 2013-14

Vidya Poshak – Overall Updates 2013-14
Dear  Well wishers
Highlights of Vidya Poshak Program 2013-14
  1. Number of students supported for Class XI & XII = 507
  2. Number of Class XI & XII students supported = 507
  3. Non Professional Degree Students supported = 1146
  4. Professional Courses students supported = 662
  5. Total = 2315
iPomo CET Meter Test
Vidya Poshak in Association with iPOMO technologies conducted mock CET test in 7 districts for the benefit of the students aspiring for the Professional education. The CET Meter test is a one hour test modeled as per the Common Entrance Test (CET) for the admission of Engineering and Medical courses. The test is conducted through a handheld devices which is provided by iPOMO. The students were provided with the results and their preparedness for the CET exam & their expected CET Rank instantly. More than 1200 PUC-II students got benefitted from the CET Meter.
Youth Center Activities
  •  14683 students utilized library services including the computer facilities 
  •    8980 books were issued to students for home use.
  • 5700 new books were procured & 536 books were received as donation. Now we have more than 64,000 books worth INR 9.0 Million.
  •  Job Alerts & Interviews: The youth centers facilitates off campus interviews for youths who are looking for jobs. A database of youths who are looking for jobs in local areas or big cities is maintained and shared with employers and campus interviews would be facilitated. Job alerts are provided to the students through free SMS system.
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 Pragati Poshak
·         Graduate Finishing School program is continued under the new banner “Pragati Poshak”.
  •  In 2013-14 320+ students were trained and placed. 100% placement achieved in all the training batches with an average salary of INR 10,000 per month.
  • Till date more than 1800 students have been trained and placed in more than 100 top IT&ES companies.
Volunteer Contribution
  1. More than 300 senior volunteers and 250 Student volunteers donated their valuable time for reaching the programs to the doorsteps of the student community.
  2. The district co-ordinators took the lead role in every Vidya Poshak branches & Libraries to guide the staff towards serving the youths better and better. 
  3. 100% of the House visits to evaluate the economic need and selection of new students was completed by the team of 70+ facilitators across 10 districts covering more than 50 taluka towns and 1000+ villages.
  4.  All the book bank centers in 28 taluka were maintained by the volunteers in their home. They have provided their service to make sure the books reach to thousands of students on time without any delay.
  5. Under the guidance of senior volunteers more than 250 students volunteers were engaged in several programs of Vidya Poshak.
  6. Social awareness programs & house visit of course completed students were
Vidya Poshak Community
  • Totally 94 VPC members contributed with more than 6.5 Lakhs during the year 2013-14 for the Nurture Merit Program. 
  • Mr.Mounesh Badiger helped Vidya Poshak to raise more than $2500 US Dollars within a days through his collegues for the Global Giving Campaign.
  • With the support of more than 200 VPC members and their friends Vidya Poshak was able to raise INR 1,50,000 from Give India Campaign in the month of October 2013. 
  • Vidya Poshak was able to reach out to CSR groups of companies like Ballys Systems & Mindtree technologies with the support of VPC Members.
Vidya Poshak has supported thousands of students to attain their dream of graduation. More than 90% of VP Scholars are from a rural background and are financially challenged. The colleges do not equip them with Job readiness skills or they never get to face any campus recruitments.
As a step in this direction, Vidya Poshak has launched ERP program to help the final year graduating students to gain skills that would make them employable.  The program was launched with a target of 408 non-professional course students who will complete their graduation in 2014. For more Details and activities report please click the below link : http://vpstudentprofiles.blogspot.in/2013/12/vidya-poshaks-employment-readiness-camp.html
ELAAP program directly impacted more than 5,000 professional degree aspirants & indirectly provided awareness & helpdesk support to more than 10,000 students. The program provided awareness among the rural students regarding the Indian Government’s policy of providing Education Loan and Loan for Vocation Education and. Vidya Poshak is proud to see more than 1500 students availed loans in PSU banks to continue their Professional education through the small initiative by Vidya Poshak.  For more details kindly visit our website http://vidyaposhak.org/index.php/programs/elaap
  1. Vidya Poshak is adjusted as winner of eNGO award for Organizational efficiency among 280+ contestants from south asia. http://www.engochallenge.org/vidya-poshak/ 
  2. Vidya Poshak is the winner of Manthan Social media & empowerment award for 2013. http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1309    
New Associations
  1. Vidya Poshak got listed in Global Giving an online portal for raising donations online. We have raised more than $12,000 during the year 2013-14 : http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/nurturemerit/ 
  2. Vidya Poshak Particated in the Joy of Giving online campaign and raised more than INR 1,50,000 through GiveIndia during the Joy of Giving Week. http://www.giveindia.org/m-130-Vidya-Poshak.aspx
Social Media
·         YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/vidyaposhakdwd
·         Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/vidyaposhak
·         Blog - http://www.vpcareeroptions.blogspot.in
Venkatesan. N 
Mobile: 9845038017 
Dec 31, 2013

Vidya Poshak Nurture Merit - Year End Report

Greetings from Vidya Poshak Family!

Wishing you a great year ahead. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting us in our mission of Empowering Youth. We are pleased to inform you that your valuable donation has helped many a students to avail our Nurture Merit services which includes financial assistance, library facilities & residential bridge camps. 

To keep you updated on our activities, we are happy to share the following information.


  • 2152 students were supported with Financial assistance amount of 110.0 Lakhs Indian rupees. 
  • 4700 new books were procured + 536 books were received as donation.
  • Completed 15 residential bridge camps covering 800 students 
  • Vidya Poshak is adjusted as winner of eNGO award for Organizational efficiency among 280+ contestants from south asia. http://www.engochallenge.org/vidya-poshak/
  • Vidya Poshak is the winner of Manthan Social media & empowerment award for 2013. http://manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=1309
  • Through Global giving Vidya Poshak has raised $8077 from 135 unique donors.
  • Some of our achievers profiles is attached in the word document.

You could reach me anytime for further details at venkatesh@vidyaposhak.org or mobile 91-9845038017

Thank you



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Vidya Poshak

Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Project Leader

Venkatesan N

Dharwad, Karnataka India

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