Education
for

Change

Eklavya India Foundation empowers first-generation university students from historically marginalized communities – Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Nomadic and Denotified Tribes, and Other Backward Communities, representing over 1 billion people in India (12% of the world’s population). We facilitate their successful career transitions by accessing world-class higher education, breaking the poverty cycle, and inspiring them to become community role models.

Since 2017, Eklavya India Foundation has implemented a proven strategy focused on awareness, exposure, mentoring, and coaching, complemented by relatable role models. Our impact is evident: 700+ workshops reached a quarter million first-generation students. Our residential program guided 1,200+ students to secure admissions to 80+ leading national and international universities, alongside securing fellowships. Our 400 alumni, empowered with meaningful employment, serve as community inspirations.

Over the past 7 years, we've dedicated around 0.9 million hours to mentorship and career guidance. Our students have been awarded scholarships exceeding 5 million USD from government programs, trusts, and prestigious global institutions

Our mission is empowering underrepresented Indian communities by dismantling education and career barriers, cultivating equitable leadership, fostering social mobility, and building a just society..

Problems

Marginalized communities are historically deprived of particularly higher education and its benefits.

  • Enrollment in college education (18–21-year) for Dalits (Scheduled Caste) is 20.8%.
  • Enrollment in college education (18–21-year) for Adivasi (Scheduled Tribes) is 15.7%.
  • Enrollment in college education (18–21-year) for privileged forward castes is 39.5%.
  • Out of 10 top universities in India, students from Dalit and Adivasi groups are underrepresented in 7 universities (a recent survey of the Department of Higher Education).
  • Among these groups, 33.3% of SC, 50.6% of ST, and 27.2% of OBC are living in multidimensional poverty.

Our

Solutions

Initiatives to reduce inequality and enhance marginalized student participation in premier universities:

  • Enrollment in college education (18–21-year) for Dalits (Scheduled Caste) is 20.8%.
  • Enrollment in college education (18–21-year) for Adivasi (Scheduled Tribes) is 15.7%.
  • Enrollment in college education (18–21-year) for privileged forward castes is 39.5%.
  • Out of 10 top universities in India, students from Dalit and Adivasi groups are underrepresented in 7 universities (a recent survey of the Department of Higher Education).
  • Among these groups, 33.3% of SC, 50.6% of ST, and 27.2% of OBC are living in multidimensional poverty.

The Impact !

In the last 5 years, our intervention enabled over 1200 first-generation students to attend 80+ top tier global universities and development fellowship programs.

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*Some of the top tier universities and development fellowships where Eklavya students are admitted

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Reconnect and Reunite!

Get ready for a blast from the past (and a glimpse into the future!) at the Eklavya Alumni & First-Generation Achievers Meet 2024!
Let us celebrate, learn, and network again.

Saturday & Sunday

1st & 2nd June, 2024

Satyashodhak Youth Resource Center

Pithesur, Gorewada Road, Nagpur

Global Sholars Program (GSP)

Empowering Scholars to Represent the Margin!

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SURVEY FORM - Aspiring and Applying for Overseas Higher Education

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GSP - Master's Cohort Application 🎓

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GSP - PhD. Cohort Application 🎓

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Mentors Registration - Masters/PhD 📣

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Featured in Career360 Magazine - Eklavya’s GSP will ‘create leaders with empathy'

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Glimpses of the GSP Residential Bootcamp (In the last 2 years, GSP has held 5 bootcamps)

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GSP Alumni - Kursongkit Lepcha (University of Cambridge)

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GSP Alumni - Pooja Maske (NOS Awardee, University of Bristol)

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GSP Alumni - Vaibhav Sonone (Commonwealth Scholar, University of Leeds )

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GSP Alumni - Raju Sarkar (NOS Awardee, University of Manchester)

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GSP Alumni - Kiran Kurma (MH Govt Awardee, University of Leeds )

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After JNU, IIT, tribal students at Yavatmal’s Eklavya now dream global—Chevening to DAAD

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परदेशात शिक्षण घ्यायचंय? काळजी कसली करता, एकलव्य आहे ना...!

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Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship for Study Abroad (by Maha. Govt) Session

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University of Oxford - India Centre Scholarships Session

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship - Introductory session

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Chevening Scholarship Resources | Seven Sessions

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