Shiksha Sopan

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.

Two-day camp for meritorious students-

Dean of Resources and Alumni IIT Kanpur and SOPAN TRUST jointly organized a two-day camp for 15 meritorious students of class IX. These students, recipients of government scholarships for their education, hailed from the different districts of Uttar Pradesh like Bhadohi, Balarampur, Hamirpur, Basti, Prayagraj, Lakhimpur, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Kanpur Dehat, Jaunpur, Saharanpur. Mr. DD Maheshwari, Alumni, IITK and IIMA coordinated between students and the organizing team. Students enjoyed and learnt many more things at Sopan Ashram, including science experiments, outdoor experiments, activity by their own hands in which they learnt about bread board, series-parallel connection, along with getting familiar with electronics components etc. On day two, they visited the Computer center, PK Kelkar Library, Material Science Lab, TA (Diamond Jubilee Building), Flight Lab, NC Flexi Center, LHC.

SATHI is a registered national level non-governmental organization working on the issue of child protection, with a specific focus on rescue and restoration of runaway and separated children found on railway platforms. The organization was founded by Mr. Pramod Kulkarni, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad in 1992 in Raichur District of Karnataka. Till date, SATHI has helped more than 1 lakh children and has received the National Award for Child Welfare from the Honourable President of India in November 2015.

Vertiv partnered with IITK to support community development program

As part of their CSR initiative, Vertiv has partnered with IIT Kanpur to support our community development program with Shiksha Sopan - IIT Kanpur. The main objective is to improve academic performance, promoting student well-being and providing quality education to the department of science. A high magnification microscope was purchased, a temperature controlling furnace was designed, furniture was set up and repaired in labs and paintings based on ISRO’s recently established Launchpad and International Space Station (ISRO) were put in the corridor in the month of July. A course on ‘Computer Coding & Robotics' started functioning where students learnt block based coding and presented their animations on ‘The International Yoga Day’. They were introduced to scientific instruments. A four-day residential workshop in the presence of Mr. Vaibhav Varun MD, Aviakul Pvt. Ltd and a night session regarding the use of telescopes was held. A National Workshop of Utsahi Teacher’s 2023 was conducted where Prof. Shalabh, Prof.. Sameer Khandekar and Prof. H.C. Verma was the chief guest. Ms. Neha Jain, DM of Kanpur Dehat also visited the Sopan Ashram. Motto of Shiksha Sopan ‘Pehle Dikhao, Fir Sikhao’ was highly appreciated by all.