Vidya Poshak - a brief Impact Report

1. Employment Status:
No.of students
So far:
Students employed
Students employed through “Project Genesis” + Partner Organizations supported by VP
Total number of batches covered through Graduate Finishing School are 48 and Number of Employed through Vidya Poshak ‘s graduate finishing school

Estimates – next 3 years
Students pursuing higher  studies
Estimated Graduates to be Employed during  2013
Estimated Graduates to be employed during 2014 and 2015
Total Estimated Employed Graduates by 2015

Total contribution to employment(poverty alleviation
through education) = 4863 Families

Average investment per student =  50,000(Approx)

2. Other Programs
Residential Bridge Camps (bringing change in professional and personal life) 
In all 4900 students were trained through 98 camps

CDOSS (Centre for Development of Soft skills)- a self-financed training wing of Vidya Poshak established in 2008  to serve the educational community.
So far CDOSS has trained 70,000 students, 6,000 teachers, 4,734 parents /employees of various government and non-government institutions.
Number of institutions reached 266.

ELAAP (Education Loan Awareness and Advocacy program) - In order to enable this youth population to acquire the technological and professional skills, Government of India has formulated a policy of providing Education Loan and Loan for Vocation Education and Training.
Total number of 5,000+ students reached directly for Vocation Education training. Total 40 numbers of colleges and 12 districts were covered.
Total number of 10,000+ students reached directly for Vocation Education training. Total 100 numbers of colleges and 12 districts were covered.

SLDP (School Leadership Development Program)
School Leadership Development Program is a joint venture taken up by World Bank, Department of Education Government of Karnataka, Policy planning unit and Azim Premji Foundation in collaboration with Regional Resource Institutions’ (RRIs) and Vidyaposhak is one among them.
The program is focusing on building Educational Leadership at various levels by enhancing knowledge, skills and positive shift in the perspectives of educational heads towards educational development that contributes to the larger vision of universalizing quality elementary education in government primary schools of Karnataka.
In collaboration with Azim Premji foundation, VidyaPoshak is implementing the program in educational district of  Dharwad
In collaboration with Policy Planning Unit, Vidya Poshak is implementing the program in educational districts of Koppal,Raichur,Bellary,Bijapur,Bagalkot and Gadag.
The SLDP program is implemented in three different approaches
1) Direct Approach in which trained facilitators from Vidya Poshak have directly conducted training programs to Head Teachers (HTs) and Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs)
2) Indirect Approach in which Vidya Poshak’s facilitators trained Education Department’s facilitators through School Leadership Development Facilitators Programme (SLDFP). Once facilitators were trained, intern they conduct SLDP to HTs and CRPs
3) Implementation through Volunteers (Indirect Approach) in which experienced volunteers were trained through SLDFP and intern they train HTs and CRPs.

3. Text books distributed through libraries/book banks.

  1. Total number of books  50,000
  2. On an average 12,362 books are distributed to 3,783 students per year through 49 rural book bank centers.
4. Awards/Honor

  1. Vidya Poshak bagged the “Apeejay India Volunteer Award” in the category volunteer involving NGO of the year. 
  2. Vidya Poshak is honored by Kannada Sahitya Parishattu, Dharwad taluk in its First Sahitya Sammelana Dharwad. 

 a)  Scholars to Premier Institutions (Highlights):

1.   Mr. Amrutraj Joshi has secured 771 rank in All India Gate exam and is pursuing MS in Communication at IIT, Madras.
2.   Mr. Anilkumar Tolamatti has been secured a seat at the prestigious college of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research”, Pune.
3.   Ms. Chetana Tamadaddi has been secured a seat at the prestigious college of “Indian Institute of Science Education and Research”, Bhopal.
4.   Mr. Mounesh Badiger, Mr. Supreet Talikoti, Mr.Chetan Sukte have completed their engineering graduation from NIT, Suratkal and are working in BMWARE, L&T and KIOCL companies respectively.
5.   Mr. Sachin S completed his engineering graduation from NIT, Suratkal.
 6.   Mr. Manjunath A.Y, Mr. Suvith Kumar and Mr. Shreesha Adiga are pursuing their engineering course in NIT, Suratkal.
7.   Ravi Channannavar joined IPS cadre.
8.   Mr. Gururaj Joshi working in (post-doctoral research)UT Austin, Austin (USA). He was 7th rank and awarded a gold medal in the final year B.Sc. He completed his Doctoral Studies at Bristol University, London.
9.   Mr. Nagaraj Pandharikar is presently pursuing MD in AIMS, New Delhi. He won a Gold Medal for the final year MBBS.

 b)  Awards:
1.   Mr.Mahaveer Sabannavar has been won the “Best Sound Design Award” for the movie “Blue Palace” in NO LIMITS Film Festival held at Sheffield, England.
2.   Mr. Gururaj Joshi has bagged “Common Wealth Scholarships Award” for his research.

 C)  Gold Medalists
1.   Ms.Janhavi Belgaumkar won a Gold Medal in MCA.
 2.   Ms. Vidya Bhat won a Gold Medal in Journalism at degree level.
 3.   Ms. Priyanka Naragund completed B.E in Mechanical from prestigious college B.V.B Engineering and Technology, Hubli has won Gold Medal for securing 1st Rank in Mechanical branch all four years both at the college and university level.
Ms. Renuka Nayak studying M.Sc-II year Forestry has bagged 3 gold medals for her good performance in B.Sc Forestry.   
5.   Mr.Shridhar Y Bandiwad studying in J.N.N.C College, got four Gold medals for excellence academic performance.

Achievers (Highlights):
1. Mr. Shivanand Pattenshetty with CET rank “124” secured a seat under super numeric quota in prestigious “R V College of Engineering”, Bangalore.
2. Mr. Jayant Nadgir with CET rank ‘168” secured seat in prestigious “PES Institute of Technology”, Bangalore
3. Mr. Mahantesh Pujar with CET rank “262” secured a seat under merit quota in “Bangalore Medical College”, Bangalore.
4. Mr. Abhilash Laturkar secured 410th rank in Diploma CET -2011-12.
 5. Mr. Abhishek Mathade with CET rank “524” secured a seat under merit quota in “B.V.B. Engineering College”, Hubli.
6. Mr. Hanumant Kullur studying in PUC-II Science has been selected for State Level Chess contest.
7. Ms. Divya Hegde completed her B.Sc graduation. She has won: 1.   1st place in University level Ball Badminton competition. 2.   2nd place in state level Science Seminar competition. 3.   2nd place in folk dance in inter college youth festival
8.              Mr. Vivek F Hegde completed his B.Com graduation. He has won: 1.   1st place in South Zone Folk Orchestra held at Mysore in the month of November, 2009. 2.   3rd place in National Level Folk Orchestra held at Routhat (Hariyana) in February, 2010. 3.   Won “Best Actor” award in State Level one act play held at Ravindra Kalashetra, Bangalore in September, 2009.
9.   Ms.Vidyalaxmi and her team has bagged 2nd Prize at the prestigious Robert Bosch Paper presentation contest at the National Level. Further her team has won Rs.50000/- cash prize and direct employment. Presently studying in B.E-III year E&C branch,  BVBCET, Hubli.
10. Mr.Bailabasappa Kabberhalli studying PUC-II year Arts has won six Gold medals for Yoga Championship at International level held at Nepal and Thailand.
11. Ms. Akshata B Nagaral studying PUC-II year Science has bagged “Young Scientist” award for achievements in Science and also received B+ grade for Science Congress concept – Organic forming and also received Medal from Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.  
12. Mr. Manjunath Morabad, Ms. Kavya Hegde, Ms. Bhagyalaxmi R Hegde, Mr.Gurudas Hegde, Ms.Seema V Hegde,Ms.Vidya Raysad and Raghavendra Gadde have passed Common Proficiency Test (CPT) in first attempt. It was exam for the Chartered Accountant (CA). 
13. Ms.Medha Patkar studying PUC-II Commerce has won 1st Prize in Debate competition at district level as well as State level. She also won 1st prize in 400 mtrs running.  
14. Supriya J V studying PUC-II Commerce has bagged 1st prize for 5000 and 600 mtrs running in District level. 
15. Chandrakant Mopagal studying PUC-II year Science has won 1st prize at District level Drawing Competition. 
16. Shruti Hegde studying B.E-I year Computer science has won prestigious “Gnanashree” Award from Bengaluru Educational and Charitable Trust, bagged Silver Medal from Indian Cultural Foundation, Bengaluru and Gold Medal for International Chintana Mathematics Examination at High School level. She also got 1st prize in Rangoli at State level and 1st prize in Essay writing at District level. 
17. Mr. Lalitkumar Motagi a student of Vidya Poshak is a member of Project Jatayu which is an Autonomous UAV project of his college. Lalitkumar and his team consists of 8 member were been 3rd in “AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK CHALLENGES” in 2009. Now he and his team has an opportunity to take this project to greater heights by participating in the 2012 Student UAS Competition organized by AUVSI and to be held in Maryland, USA in the month of June.
18. Ms.Anusha Bellary studying B.Com-III year in Women’s College,Hubli  and has secured 1st Rank to the Women’s University. She scored 96.6%. 
19. Ms.Kavya S Hegde and Ms. Soumya passed IPCC exam in first attempt without any coaching. It was the exam for the Chartered Accountant (Course). 
20. Sachin Puranic Completed B.E this year  in R.V. College  has placed in Freescale Semiconductors,Bangalore with the highest salary of Rs.8.8 Lakh per annum. 
21. Mr. Preetam secured 2nd rank in Long Jump at National level championship and bagged Silver Medal. 
22.Ms.Nisha secured 2nd rank in Word Wizard Competition held at Mrutyunjaya College and Oxford College. 
23.Mr. Vishwanath Tenagi attended National level NCC camp and selected as Guard of honor. 
24. J. Amareshwara got 73rd rank in Medical and 194 rank in Engineering CET Exam. (Entrance exam for profession course, like engineering, medical, etc.). 
25. This year total 9 students passed CPT exam in First attempt.(Entrance exam for CA Course). 
26. Ms. Nanda Hanabaratti cracked KAS exam in first attempt and working as a “Social Welfare Officer” at Dharwad. 
27. Mr.Amrut.A.Sunagar has secured 7th rank at State level in Diploma CET.

                                                              ……….many more


  1. 720 Volunteers serving.
  2. Covered 19 districts in Karnataka.
  3. Three Graduate Finishing Schools: Dharwad, Mysore and Shimoga. 
Note: In all 3210 graduates have settled through gainful employment and brought their families out of the clutches of economic backwardness. 


In next three years we would be contributing at least 1000 students every year nurtured, trained and employed through all the interventions of 
Vidya Poshak society.

Data As of March 2013

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