Bangalore, October 3, 2019: In its bid to bridge the gap in education financing in India, Primavera India Trust, an organisation founded by leading engineering and technology company, Bosch, announced its association with NSDL e-Governance’s Vidyasaarathi scholarship platform. Deserving yet underprivileged students pursuing Class XI, XII, full-time diploma courses, B.A., B.Com, B.Sc and B.E/B. Tech courses can now easily apply for scholarships through Vidyasaarathi.
Ever since its inception, Vidyasaarathi has received tremendous response from the student community. Thousands of students have applied for scholarships for studies in fields such as engineering and B.Sc., B.Com, among others. The new scholarship programme will provide fresh impetus to the students in their pursuit for a better future.
Speaking about the development, Gagan Rai, CEO and MD, NSDL e-Governance said, “We have received phenomenal response from Vidyasaarathi, and have been able to reach out to over 7.5 lakh students so far. This association with Primavera India Trust will help in reaching out to the underprivileged, deserving students all across India. We wish to encourage students to dream big and work hard towards fulfilling their dream. Vidyasaarathi will be their support system by helping them with education financing. With Primavera India Trust on board, we believe more and more students will be benefitted.”
Dr.O.P Goel, Head – CSR, Bosch India, added, “We, at Primavera (employee-driven organisation of Bosch), have been channeling our energy and resources to support children in various projects around India. At Bosch, we believe that to bring about positive change, we need to enable students to pursue their academic dreams by ensuring they are not held back due to lack of funds. In this direction, we are pleased to partner with NSDL e-Governance and on-board our scholarship programme on the Vidyasaarathi portal. We believe that this will help a section of the students in society to meet their academic needs.”
Vidyasaarathi is a technology-enabled initiative by NSDL e-Gov which enables underprivileged students procure financial assistance via corporate-funded scholarships. It aims to bridge the gap in education finance in the country through an online platform. Students can search and apply to various education finance schemes provided on merit by fund providers, industries, and corporates. For further details on the scholarship schemes listed on the Vidyasaarathi web portal students can refer to https://www.vidyasaarathi.co.in/Vidyasaarathi/index
More than 7.5 Lakh students have registered on the Vidyasaarathi portal, and more than 25 Corporates have collaborated so far. Renowned names from the Corporate world like TATA Housing, TransUnion CIBIL, Alkem Laboratories, ACC Limited, JSW Foundation, Claris Lifesciences, etc. have associated with NSDL to support student education.