Govt Starts Vidyanjali Scholarship for Meritorious Students from Poor Families

New Delhi: The Ministry of Education has launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme for meritorious students from economically backward families.

This scholarship will benefit meritorious students from Navodaya Vidyalaya who lack the means to support their higher education.

An official notification by the Ministry of Education about the scholarship said, “The EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme, in alignment with the National Education Policy 2020, is a powerful force aimed at revolutionising opportunities for quality education and access to higher education institutions. This initiative guarantees access to high-quality learning systems by facilitating a seamless transition from secondary to higher education and extending financial support for the meritorious Navodaya Vidyalaya students who lack means.”

In addition to extending financial assistance to economically marginalised and meritorious students of Navodaya Vidyalayas, this scheme also encourages involvement from the private sector through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

At the launch of the scholarship programme, Union Minister of Education Mr Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned that nearly 14000 students of NVS have got admitted to reputed institutes including IITs, NITs, etc without joining any coaching centres. Many students come from marginalised families. He also added that 70 students are being bestowed upon the scholarship amounting to Rs 5 crore.

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