Project #14569

Poverty not barrier for Education - Nurture Merit

by Vidya Poshak
Vidya Poshak Students in a training program
Vidya Poshak Students in a training program

Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak, We are happy to give you the highlights for the previous quarter

  • New Application process for the Nurture merit program for the students who completes their class 10th in the year 2016 started. Till date more than 3500 application received from 12  districts of Karnataka
  • Totally 452 students were studied in 11th class  in the year 2015-16,in that more than 70 students secured above 90%
  • Pooja Adi(GD-639-15-16) she secured 98%  and Santhosh Lamani (GD-660-15-16) secured 94% and they stood first in their respective college.
  • Totally 324 students completed their class 12 during this year. More than 55 students were secured above 90%.
  • 3800 students utilized our libraries during the quarter. In libraries students are provided free Internet and computer facilities.
  • Under the skill training program initiative more than 500 students were trained during the last quarter.



Students group
Students group

Dear  Well wishers ,

2015 was eventful and challenging for Vidya Poshak. We are very pleased to give you the yearly updates. Following are the highlights.

  1. 2000 students from economically challenged background from 10 districts of Karnataka were  supported to continue their Higher Education who otherwise would have dropped out of Education.
  2. Through Vidya Poshak Support 680 students completed their Graduation during the year 2015. Out of which 200 have completed their professional education. More than 75% of them got placement within 3 months of their completion of Graduation.
  3. More than 25 students who completed their Class-12 exams topped their respective PU College and more than 40 of them got above 90% marks.
  4. 500 New students have been identified and inducted to the Nurture Merit Program, These students would be supported until their completion of their Education.
  5. With  GlobalGiving Donors support 64 students were assisted to continue their Education.

New Programs

  • IIT Training: Vidya Poshak & Avanti Fellows Joined hands to Provide Free IIT Training for Meritorious, Low-income Students. Overall 30 students are now being trained focusing on JEE Exams. Everyday 3 hours of classes conducted in VP office.
  • College Training Programs is innovative idea of training the degree students from rural colleges for 6 to 14 days and the students are enabled with skill sets to get first job and ready for crack competitive exams.  VP has conducted training for more than 300 students from 5 colleges this year. 
  • Matching Grant Scheme: Under this program economically backward and meritorious students of an institution are financially supported jointly by the institution and Vidya Poshak (50: 50: Partnership) In addition Vidya Poshak provides employment readiness training for the students selected under this scheme. 10 New Degree Colleges have joined for this initiative.
  • Value Education & Supportive Classes: Vidya Poshak Training team in association with Tata Motors is providing Career Guidance, Life Skills, Value Education & Supportive Classes for Student of Class 8,9 & 10 in 4 schools surrounding Tata Motors Plant. 

 Updates of  Vidya Poshak’s Flagship Programs

Nurture Merit (Financial Assistance, Library, Camp)

  • This year more than 3200 students were applied for financial assistance
  • During the year 1500+ Meritorious and financial challenged students were financially assisted with Sum of INR 75 Lakh to pursue their higher education (Till date). 
  • More than 17,000 books were issued and 11549 students got assisted from Vidya Poshak library and youth centers.
  • Under youth program ,library/youth centers  has organized programs like career guidance session, Study skill  techniques, education counseling’s etc  for the benefit of students community
  • During the year, 12 residential bridge camps and four college training programs were organized at various places covering a total of 1000+ students.

Education loan awareness & advocacy Program

  • Through this program 300 Vidya Poshak assisted students and over 5000 other (non-Assisted) students who completed PUC-II year with the process of Applying for the Education Loan and had increased awareness about the education loan and interest subsidy scheme.
  • 1000+ students who encountered difficulties in getting education loans assisted with guidance and intervention with bank officials Through our Education Loan HelpDesk & Facebook Page.
  • The project kicked off in May 2015.We have already tie up with 10 educational institutions  and supported 120 students with the amount of INR 6.00Lakh.

Matching Grant Scheme

  • The project kicked off in May 2015.We have already tie up with 10 educational institutions  and supported 120 students with the amount of INR 6.00Lakh.
  • Vidya Poshak is associated with BVB College of Engineering and SDM College of Engineering for providing support for Engineering Students.


  • More than 10 students have cleared their CPT & IPCC and other main entrance exams during the year 2015-16.
  • More than 75  Vidya Poshak Final year Engineering students were already placed in reputed companies through Campus Recruitment with an Average salary of INR 3.0 Lakhs per year. 
  • 39% of Vidya Poshak PUC-2 students have got Distinction. 20 students scored 100/100 in one of their Subjects. 37 students scored more than 90% in PUC-2 Exams
  • Totally 300 Vidya Poshak alumni members have been contributed INR 8.00 lakh during this year for supporting the needy students. 

      Reaching the mile stone

  • Vidya Poshak Central Library housed in “Saraswati” Vishweswar nagara hubli, which has completed 10 years of its operation catering to Book support and  other services  to vidya poshak and non vidya poshak students. Till date more than 1,80,000 students have been directly benefited through the Library Services
  • Through various Vidya Poshak Training Programs more than 1,20,000 students have been trained on different skill training programs in last 10 Years 
  • our blog for the students community which provides informations like Job Alerts, Aptitude Preparation, Interview Preparation, Career Counseling is used by more 10,000students every month. More than 15,00,000 visits made by the users in last 5 years.

We thank all our Esteemed Donors, Volunteers, Educational institutions, Organizations, Communities, Members of Vidya Poshak and students for solidity standing with Vidya Poshak mission.  

Student pic
Student pic

Dear Friends & Wellwishers

Vidya Poshak works with a mission "Poverty Should not be a barrier for Education" We continue to work for the holistic empowerment of the youth from rural economically challenged background. Our Nurture Merit programs aims at identifying Meritorious youth who are unable to continue their Higher education due to family financial problems and support them to continue their education by coverung their college fee, bus fare , academic books and the skill trainings which is required to begin their career. 

Highlights of the Nurture Merit Program for 2015-16 (May - Aug)

1)      3100 Students applied for financial assistance from across 12 districts of Karnataka

2)      2284 students were shortlisted based on their academic performance for dwelling unit visits.

3)      Till date 1800 applicants dwelling unit visited by facilitators

4)      As on date 450 students declared as eligible for Vidya Poshak integrated support

5)      Total 1200 renewal students in 2015-16 academic year

6)      Till date 700 applicants applied for renewal

7)      609 students completed their degree in 2014-15

8)      Out of 609 students 262 students got job in companies and started their career. We are working with the other students to make sure they settle in their life.


Dear Well Wishers

We would like to thank you for the support in the noble cause of nurturing meritorious but economically challenged students.

We are delighted to share class XI and XII results of student(s) supported by your valuable donation during the academic year 2014-15. Analysis of Class XIth and XIIth results for your kind attention (Attached as Picture)


  • 2500 + new students applied for financial assistance from across 12 districts of Karnataka.
  • Out of these applications 50% applicants scored more than 90% and 40% of the applicants scored between 80% to 90%
  • 98.5% of the 403 students have cleared the class-11 exams with an average score of 76.90%. More than 25 students are toppers in their colleges. 12% of the students scored more than 90%. 27% of the students passed in distinction class.

Currently, we are in the process of ensuring continued support for these student(s) to help them continue their education. Hence, it is our humble request to you to consider the feasibility of extending your support to these student(s) for the year 2015-2016 also.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. Thank you once again for your support and look forward to your continued patronage. 


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Organization Information

Vidya Poshak

Location: Dharwad, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Venkatesan N
Dharwad, Karnataka India

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