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VidyaGyan announces admissions for 2018-19 academic session

@ Noida 10-12-2017 09:00 AM / 10-12-2017 09:00 PM

Noida based Shiv Nadar Foundation recently announced that the preliminary written examination for the 2018 academic session at VidyaGyan Leadership Academy - its free residential school for meritorious, underprivileged students from rural Uttar Pradesh -  will be conducted on December 10, 2017.


VidyaGyan students usually come from families of farmers, daily wage earners, among others in rural Uttar Pradesh with an annual family income of less than Rs.1 lac. Every year, VidyaGyan handpicks approximately 200 meritorious students from a pool of 250,000 children who apply from across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and nurtures them till class XII with world-class education.


VidyaGyan was first set up in Bulandshahr in 2009 and this year, the second batch of its students graduated (Grade XII) from the school. 2017 marked a milestone for VidyaGyan’s Sitapur campus (established two years after the Bulandshahr campus), as its first batch graduated out of the academy. Students from both the campuses finished class XII with exceptional grades. A total of 380 students passed out of the Academy this year with a whopping 259 students scoring above 80 percent, out of which 93 students scored above 90 percent.


The graduating students have secured admission in India’s top institutions such as Delhi University, NIT, Jamia Milia University, Aligarh Muslim University, NIFT, among others, for higher education. Six students also went on to pursue higher studies abroad from prestigious institutions such as the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Wellesley College, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Davis.


The three-stage admission process at VidyaGyan constitutes: Preliminary written test in all districts of UP

Written test for children shortlisted in the preliminary round

Interaction with the selected students and their families


Eligibility criteria:

Applicants should be studying in Grade V  in a rural school

Age of girls should be less than or equal to 13 years and age of boys should be less or equal to 12 years


Students should belong to rural, low-income households (with a combined family income of not more than Rs.1 lakh per annum).