Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Launches EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme

  • Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme on 6th February 2024 in New Delhi. 
  • The program symbolizes a whole-of-society approach to empowerment through access and opportunities for education, particularly for economically disadvantaged students. 
  • Nearly 14,000 students have successfully obtained admission to reputed institutes including IITs, NITs, etc. without joining any coaching centres. 
  • 70 students are being bestowed on the scholarship amounting to Rs. 5 crore. 
  • The initiative started with the implementation of NEP2020 recommending policies to channel philanthropy towards the education sector. 
  • The Minister emphasized that academic achievements are agnostic of the background one may come from. 
  • The Minister interacted with six JNV students and five corporate CSR sponsors, launching the innovative Vidyanjali Fintech Platform/portal. 
  • The 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. 
  • The event will strengthen the Government’s efforts in fostering educational inclusivity and socio-economic upliftment in the country.
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