Deserving Students from the classes 8 to 12 are carefully selected based on the twin criteria of Good Academic Performance and Weak Financial background.
We reach out to them through personal visits to schools and announcements in social media. The children as well as the parents / guardian are  interviewed to make sure that the beneficiaries are truly deserving and in a position to significantly benefit from Pragati’s support.

Pragati scholars are generally among the top performers in their class. In addition, some of them do well in sports while others participate in extra curricular activities. Like other children of their age, they too harbor ambitions to grow up and become doctors, engineers, economists, scientists, IAS officers, professors, chartered accountants, etc,.

They come from families managing on extremely meager and often uncertain incomes. Generally, the fathers are street hawkers, casual laborers, technicians or low paid clerical workers and mothers are housewives. In some cases, a single parent is handling all the responsibilities. Some of these children have lost one or both parents and are being supported by relatives who themselves are in straitened circumstances.



Personality Development

Career Guidance

Educational Support Program

We recognize that the children from deprived backgrounds not only require financial assistance but also need help in terms of encouragement and guidance. Our Educational Support program strives to provide them overall all guidance in order to place them on the same footing as their more fortunate counterparts.
Financial Support is provided to selected students in the form of merit cum means scholarships. These scholarships are meant to cover their their educational expenses. The scholarships provide a minimum of Rs. 6000 up to Rs. 15000 (about US$ 80- 200) per year per student to cover these expenses. Students are required to maintain a specified level of scholastic performance in order to retain the scholarship.

Mentoring Program

Each Pragati Scholar is attached to a mentor who keeps in touch regularly with the scholar and his or her family. The mentor monitors the scholar's academic performance through out the year, provides encouragement and support, shares ideas to improve their performance and generally guides the scholar in making important decisions related to education and career.

Personality Development Program

Because of their backgrounds, many of these children lack self-confidence and personal skills to hold their own in situations involving bigger audience.
The Pragati Personality Development Program is designed to help them overcome their diffidence and become confident and optimistic individuals. This is achieved by exposing them to a variety of individual and group learning experiences aimed at improving their general knowledge base, communication skills and attitude. They are put through group discussions, speeches, quizzes etc. designed to help them open up and grow to their natural stature as individuals.

Career Guidance Program

There are a wide variety of career choices available today. Our Career Guidance Program maintains a repository of information on possibilities and helps Pragati scholars make informed and practical career decisions taking into account their skill set, aptitude and resources.


Any student whose dreams and aspirations are as high as the sky, who has the willingness to succeed no matter what the conditions around them are.

In Addition,

-They should be studying in classes 8 to 12.

-They should be able to demonstrate a strong need for financial assistance.

Selecting the most deserving ones among these set of students is through a carefully crafted selection process. Applications are received from  students from various schools.

It is a two-pronged approach. A meticulously crafted written test – followed by a thorough interview. The children as well as the parents/guardian are interviewed to make sure that the beneficiaries are truly deserving and are in a position to significantly benefit from Pragati’s support.

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