VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for economically underprivileged, meritorious students from rural Uttar Pradesh, announced that its students have achieved stellar results in their Grade X board examinations.
A total of 124 students appeared for their board examinations this year at two VidyaGyan campuses in Bulandshahr and Sitapur, and achieved a school average of 94.84% and 93.35%, respectively.
Kumar Vishwas Singh from VidyaGyan Bulandshahr scored 100% marks in Grade X CBSE board exams. Hailing from Singera village in Ghazipur district, Kumar’s father works as a teacher and his mother is a homemaker. He aspires to pursue an MBA and help other students like him in the future. Two days ago, Ansuiya, a student of humanities from VidyaGyan Bulanshahr emerged as the national topper for CBSE Grade 12 results after achieving 100% marks.
Every year, VidyaGyan handpicks approximately 200 rural toppers from among 250,000 who apply to study at the school from across the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh. These children come from families with an annual income of less than one lac per annum. The Academy focuses on an all-round development of the students and invests in several programs in curricular and co-curricular activities for the same.
Established in 2009 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, VidyaGyan today houses 1900 students across two campuses in UP Bulandshahr and Sitapur. The Academy was launched to bridge the urban-rural divide by selecting, nurturing and developing future leaders from the underprivileged communities of rural Uttar Pradesh. A fully residential academy, VidyaGyan not only takes care of the education of its students, but of all their needs. It addresses social imbalances and envisions nurturing and creating leaders who would be the inspiration and role models for their families, communities and society at large. The Foundation hopes that this will raise many more aspirations.
It is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education, and to bridge the socio-economic divide. Over the last 27 years, the Foundation has directly touched the lives of over 30,000 alumni and students through its marquee institutions in literacy, K12 and higher education. Today, the Foundation has a community of over 100,000 constituents, which includes not only globally dispersed alumni and students, but also faculty members, corporate executives and extended families.