EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme

EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme


Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme.


GS-02 (Government policies and interventions)


EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme:

  • This scholarship initiative aims to provide access to education and opportunities for economically disadvantaged students.
  • Currently, 70 students are receiving scholarships totaling Rs. 5 crore.
  • Aligned with the National Education Policy 2020, the program focuses on ensuring high-quality education for students.
  • Beyond enrollment, the initiative facilitates a smooth transition from secondary to higher education and offers financial support to deserving Navodaya Vidyalaya students.
  • The program also encourages participation from the private sector through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

National Education Policy 2020:

  • The inaugural National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 marks India’s pioneering educational roadmap for the 21st century, supplanting its predecessor, the National Policy on Education (NPE) of 1986.
  • Under the stewardship of Dr. K Kasturirangan, a committee convened by the Ministry of Education meticulously crafted this novel policy.
  • The National Education Policy of 2020 presents a comprehensive array of reforms tailored to the exigencies of the 21st century, spanning primary to tertiary education, including technical instruction.
  • The bedrock of NEP 2020 is fortified by five cardinal pillars: Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability, and Accountability.
  • Rooted in the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this policy steers India’s trajectory towards a thriving knowledge society and a global powerhouse of erudition.
  • A transformative mission lies at its core, envisaging the metamorphosis of both school and collegiate education into entities that are enriched, adaptive, and multidisciplinary.
  • The policy endeavors to unravel the distinctive potential within each student, nurturing their individual capabilities.