The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) is partnering with Dakshana and Mr Ruyintan Mehta to launch a month-long “IITGN-Dakshana Leadership Programme” from September 1-3. The programme is designed to train 100 academically outstanding but economically underprivileged students, predominantly from rural India, in essential skills of leadership, critical thinking, and communication.
The first IITGN Dakshana Leadership Programme will be hosting 100 Dakshana scholars selected from their Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad branches. The students have been performing exceptionally well in their IIT-JEE preparation at Dakshana. These students come from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and other government schools across India after getting selected for intensive coaching based on their academic records and results in Class 10 and Class 12 and Dakshana’s proprietary testing. The annual income of these students’ parents or guardians is generally less than Rs two lakh.
The 100 Dakshana scholars will be hosted by the first edition of the IITGN Dakshana Leadership Programme. The students, who will be carefully selected from their Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad branches respectively, will receive training from renowned mentors based in India and abroad. Additionally, the students will also visit Sabarmati Ashram, Adalaj stepwell, and other heritage sites of Ahmedabad.
The Dakshana Foundation is committed to helping rural, Indian students from impoverished backgrounds achieve success in extremely competitive exams like the IIT and medical school entrance exams. Dakshana accomplishes this by providing rigorous coaching for up to 2 years, as well as the IITGN Dakshana Leadership Programme which strives to prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the IIT environment and beyond.