NSDL e-Governance invites students to apply for Scholarship through Vidyasaarathi portal
Bengaluru, 18th May 2017 – NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd. (NSDL e-Gov), a pioneer in technology based governance and administration in India, is planning to strengthen its existing Vidyasaarathi initiative in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS will act as the central Trust for administering the educational scholarship scheme and provide necessary expertise in implementing this program whereas NSDL e-Gov will offer the technological backing. Vidyasaarathi initiative is also supported by Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI).
In January 2017, as part of its Corporate SocialResponsibility (CSR), ACC Limited launched Vidyasaarathi EducationalScholarship Scheme for the benefit of students of various courses. Commentingon the growth of Vidyasaarathi, Mr. Gagan Rai, Managing Director andCEO, said “With each passing year, as an increasing number of studentsopt for higher education, they face challenges which ultimately hinder theirgrowth. We have observed that the organizations who want to help these studentshave trouble in reaching out to the deserving students. Vidyasaarathi is makingit easier and more convenient for organizations to improve country’s skilledhuman resources. We believe that the growth of Vidyasaarathi will be imperativefor the education sector in India, as it has the potential to transformtraditional methods in the sector”.
Vidyasaarathi envisions simplifying the process ofscholarship design, application and disbursement, thereby removing alladministrative challenges faced by organizations to support education funding.The company plans to do this by forming more partnerships with institutions andexecuting an extensive campus outreach.