Raju Kendre

The founder and CEO of the Eklavya India Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering first-generation learners from underprivileged backgrounds.


Enabling social mobility through grassroots leadership

Raju is recognized as a TED speakerand has been honored with a place in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.He is also Chevening scholar at FCDO,UK and Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Awards and recognitions

Raju Kendre's accolades span a spectrum of esteemed platforms, including being named a Fellow at theRoyal Society of Arts (FRSA), a TEDx Speaker, and a Forbes 30 Under 30India honoree. Recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Voices in Social Impact, he has also receivedthe India-UK 75 Achievers Award and the Zee Yuva Sanman.UK and Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Further, his social enterprise, Eklavya, has been incubated at leading institutions such as SOAS London, NSRCEL-IIMB, and the Nudge Institute in Bangalore.

Global Scholars Program

In response to the glaring underrepresentation of marginalized groups from India in prestigious global educational institutions and scholarships, Raju Kendre initiated the Eklavya Global Scholars Program (GSP). Its inaugural cohort, comprising over 60 first-generation students, saw 50 of them securing offers from esteemed Ivy League universities and tier-2 institutions in the UK, US, and Europe.

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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


GSP - Master's Cohort Application 🎓


GSP - PhD. Cohort Application 🎓


Mentors Registration - Masters/PhD 📣


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


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


GSP Alumni - Kursongkit Lepcha (University of Cambridge)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


University of Oxford - India Centre Scholarships Session


Commonwealth Shared Scholarship - Introductory session


Chevening Scholarship Resources | Seven Sessions


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