The institution — Mahamana Shikshan Sansthan under Bhaurao Devras Seva Nyas of the Sangh — was set up in Arjunganj, Lucknow, in 2019 and is being run by alumni from BHU and other top technical/medical colleges from across the country.
RSS sources said, students are picked up from across the state after screening and physical verification of their economic status through house visits by a team.
Plans are also afoot to induct meritorious children who got orphaned in the Corona pandemic. This comes close on heels of the Yogi Adityanath government’s move to provide financial aid of Rs 4000 to children, who lost both parents during the pandemic.
The campus of the three-storied institute straddles an area of 34,000 sqft and has 20 rooms and a big hall on the ground floor. “Students who scored at least 80% in class 10 are given admission. Though the concept has been initiated for students across India, we are focussing on UP’s socio-economically poor regions like Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand,” said secretary of the institution, Ranjeev Tewari, who did chemical engineering from IIT-BHU in 2004.
After pursuing a private job for more than 10 years, Tewari quit to become a key faculty of the coaching institution. “We hope to get good results as the first batch takes up the entrance exams in the coming days,” he said, while speaking to TOI.
The selected students are being provided free boarding and schooling for class 11 and 12 in Vidya Bharti School in Sector Q, Aliganj. The school, like RSS-supported Saraswati Shishu Mandir, is affiliated to the CBSE board. The institution took 21 students in the second year. The institution has kicked off the admission process for the third year — applications will be invited till July 30 — and plans to admit at least 25 students.