Shiksha Sopan is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose aim is to impart value-based education to economically weaker sections of our society. Its various activities are focused in and around the campus of IIT Kanpur. The working philosophy of Shiksha Sopan stands on three fundamental pillars -Shiksha, Sanskar, and Swavalamban.
Dr. V. N. Kulkarni Merit Scholarship was instituted by Shiksha Sopan in the year 2011 to provide support to meritorious children from economically backward families, living in the vicinity of IITK campus. The scholarship was initiated in the memory of Late Dr. V. N. Kulkarni, Professor of Physics at IITK. He was an excellent experimental physicist and equally good social worker and an independent thinker. His short life of 56 years was devoted to strengthening India through scientific pursuits and manpower training.
Shiksha Sopan organizes VNK Merit Scholarship Program every year in which Shiksha Sopan conducts exams for students studying in schools near the IIT campus and provides the Shiksha Sopan Scholarship to selected students. In FY 2020-21, Scholarships were distributed to 47 students who benefited from thsi program. This schiolarsgip distribution program was organized at Sopan Ashram on the occasion of Republic Day where 200 audiences were gathered for the encouragement of the scholars. A total of 47 students received the scholarship. An amount of Rs. 120000 was distributed among the students. The scholars use this amount to pay the school fee and purchase books. Moreover, Shiksha Sopan also helps these students in their curriculum. Whenever they find any diffculty while studying they are allowed to visit Sopan Ashram and take help from any volunteer for solving their problems related the their course. Shiksha Sopan always focuses on the development of the skills and thinking power of the students so they can do better in their related filed.
|S. No.||Class||No. of Students||Amount in Rs.||Total amount in Rs.|
|1||Appreciation Prize amount for Asha Trust Students||Rs. 11000.00|
|2||Consolation Prize Amount -||(500X10=5000) + (1500X2=3000)|
|3||No. of student||12|
|4||Total Amount||Rs. 8000.00|