Opportunity School

Established in 1967, the purpose of the School is to provide affordable quality education to the wards of economically weaker sections of IIT Kanpur’s extended families. These families are not necessarily on IITK’s payrolls, but are nevertheless an integral part of IITK community as daily wagers, domestic workers, rickshaw pullers, etc.

Janmashtami celebrations by classes I-V

Due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, classes were conducted virtually. Apart from academic activities, many extracurricular activities were also conducted to keep the students engaged during the pandemic. Students actively took part in celebrating national and religious festivals. They shared their activity on a Whatsapp group created by their class teachers.

Independence Day, August 15, 2021

Rakshabandhan celebrations August 2021

From September onward, offline classes began for classes VI-VIII following all Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols and half-yearly exams were also conducted offline.

Dussehra Celebrations in October 2021

Deepawali Diya Painting

Deepawali Rangoli

Deepawali Rangoli

Children’s Day Celebrations in November

Athletic Meet held on Children’s Day in November

Plant Distribution by Center for Peace in November

Hindi and English Handwriting Competition

Opportunity School Awards and Scholarships

Community Awards

S.No. Award Name
1. Dr. Basudeb Banerji Memorial Award Rashmi Gaud, Priyanshi Katheriya
2. Ravindra Nath Lohani Memorial Award 1st position: Vishal Tiwari
2nd position: Anuj Gautam
3. OPKD Malik Prize Happy Sonkar