NSDLe-Gov in association with Provident Housing Limitedoffers scholarships to students of Goa

By on January 14, 2020
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NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) in association with Provident Housing Limited a 100% subsidiary of Puravankara Limited., initiated the ‘Provident Housing Scholarship’ program under its flagship online platform, Vidyasaarathi. Through this initiative, NSDL e-Governance along with ProvidentHousing intends to help students get access to higher education and pursue their dream.  NSDL e-Governance is bringing the Vidyasaarathi initiative to Goa for the first time with the help of Provident Housing Limited. Each year, 25-30 deserving students will be awarded this special scholarship which covers the academic course fee for the entire year.


Aimed at supporting students who are economically disadvantaged, NSDL e-Governance& Provident Housing Limited shortlisted two colleges for this scholarship programme - MES College of Arts & Commerce, and Goa College of Architecture. The first conferring of scholarship was organized today at both the educational institutions. 13 students from MES College of Arts & Commerce and 15 students from Goa College of Architecture were awarded the scholarship, which is equivalent to their academic course fee for the year 2019-2020.


Speaking on the occasion,Mr. Gagan Rai, CEO and MD, NSDL e-Governance said, “At NSDL e-Governance, our goal is to facilitate education financing across India thereby encouraging more and more students to dream big and work hard towards fulfilling their dream. These Students from Goa are very deserving and our association with Puravankara and Provident Housingwillhelp these deserving students in accomplishing a great future.”


Ms. Minol R. Ajekar, Head-CSR, Puravankara Limited, added, “Vidyasaarathi is a great start to Provident Housing Limited’s social development plan in Goa.We at Provident, strongly believe in creating a sustainable impact on the development of communities through initiatives in education, environment, health and safety;and we aredelighted about our partnership with NSDL e-Governance. This association will not only achieve the goal of providing students with learning opportunities, but will also create conducive environmentsto enable higher studies without the financial burden of the same. Furthermore, we are hopeful that we can make a difference to as many students as possible by fulfilling their dreams of a higher education.We wish all studentsgood luck for a bright future, looking forward to greater participation in the scholarship program next year.


The scholarship program is open to the students of these two colleges whose parent / guardian’s income is less than Rs. 5,00,000 per annum, and special preference is given to students belonging to indigenous tribal community. Additionally, students pursuing a full time B.Com degree from MES College and B.Tech from Goa College of Architecture with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks are eligible for this scholarship. 

 About NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited:

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) was originally setup as a Central Securities Depository in 1996. It has over the years, used its inherent strengths, project management capabilities & technology expertise to deliver state of the art e-Governance solutions, which has helped Governments to identify and clear bottlenecks, promote transparency, reduce service delivery costs and deliver public services efficiently. A recipient of the Golden Peacock Award for Innovation Management, the company has been recognized for its innovative products and services at various national and international forums. NSDL e-Gov works closely with various Government agencies for designing, managing and implementing e-Governance Projects. NSDL e-Gov has also established service centre networks across the country, which serves as access points for the public and are efficiently used to deliver quality services in a user friendly and transparent manner to the citizens.

Visit www.egov-nsdl.co.in for more information.

About Vidyasaarathi

Vidyasaarathi is a technology-enabled initiative by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) to bridge the gap in education finance in the country through an online platform. Students can search and apply for various education finance schemes they are qualified for. Fund providers, industries, and corporates can promote skill development by designing education finance schemes in Vidyasaarathi and manage these schemes.

More than 8.5 Lakh students have registered on the Vidyasaarathi portal and more than 25 corporates have collaborated so far. Renowned names from the corporate world like TATA Housing, TransUnion CIBIL, Alkem Laboratories, ACC limited, JSW Foundation, Claris Lifesciences, etc. have already associated themselves to support students keen on education.

About Provident Housing Limited

Provident Housing Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Puravankara group.  It was established in 2008, in response to the growing demand for mid-segment housing. Provident has launched over 20 million square feet across the cities of Bengaluru, Mangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Goa of which close to 10 million square feet has been completed and delivered. Additionally close to 8 million sq.ft. is planned for new launches in the coming quarters.  For more information on Provident, please visit www.providenthousing.com

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