Vidyaposhak and Avanti Join Hands to Provide Free IIT Training for Meritorious, Low-income Students

Avanti Learning Centres, an award-winning social enterprise set up by IIT Bombay graduates, has partnered with Vidyaposhak to select 30 bright students from Dharwad and provide them free training in Class XI and XII for the IIT-JEE.

Mr. Venkatesh, CEO of Vidyaposhak announced the partnership today, “Traditionally, students from rural Karnataka have not performed well at the IIT-JEE due to lack of mentorship and coaching. Avanti has done incredible work over the past 4 years. They have a passionate, capable team and an innovative teaching methodology, and we are excited to partner with them to bring their model to Dharwad.”

Avanti’s blended-learning content and technology makes it possible to deliver high-quality affordable coaching even in rural parts of India. Avanti’s classrooms use technology to provide 24/7 access to high-quality online content. This curriculum is augmented by structured peer-to-peer-learning activities and expert tutorial sessions run through live videoconferencing. Since 2011, 50 out of Avanti’s 250 students have qualified the IIT-JEE – a remarkable 20% selection rate. Moreover, more than 200 of these students have got admission to top state engineering colleges. The social impact of Avanti’s work has been recognized by Ashoka, The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Echoing Green and the PanIIT Alumni Organization.

In 2014, Avanti’s top ranker, Vedant Somani got All India Rank (AIR) 36 in the JEE Mains and AIR 319 in the JEE Advanced. Hailing from the rural JNV school system in Telangana, Vedant is now pursuing his computer science degree at IIT Madras. This year, one of Avanti’s students from Kanpur, Ayush Sharma, has been accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA – one of the world’s top universities for engineering. What’s even more exciting is that Ayush has secured a full scholarship amounting to over INR 1 Cr over his four years.

Says Mr. Krishna Ramkumar, Co-founder of Avanti, “We are excited to harness Vidyaposhak’s credibility and networks in the Dharwad region to launch our operations here. Our vision is that all students, irrespective of their financial background or geographical location, deserve a level playing field in the highly competitive sphere of college admissions.”

Interested Students should come to Vidya Poshak along with parents for a discussion. Call to 9845038017 or 9945113231 for more details.

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