Unacademy Signs MoU with Himachal Pradesh government to empower aspirants for competitive exams
Unacademy signs MoU with Directorate of Higher Education, (DHE), Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, with a pilot to be first conducted in Hamirpur
Unacademy to conduct two aptitude tests over two years in collaboration with DHE and award the most meritorious students from Himachal Pradesh to study for a competitive exam
A special pool of scholarships has also been earmarked exclusively for girl students under Unacademy Shikshodaya – the company’s national flagship program to empower 5 lakh girls in India through quality education
Unacademy, India’s largest learning platform, today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh to identify and empower meritorious students from the state to prepare for competitive exams. The pilot under the MoU will be conducted in Hamirpur district.
As per the MoU, Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Govt. of Himachal Pradesh and Unacademy will conduct two aptitude tests over two years to identify 650 meritorious students and award them with Unacademy scholarships for competitive exam courses. Out of the 650 meritorious students, 500 girl students from Hamirpur will receive free scholarships under Unacademy’s mega national program ‘Shikshodaya’.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, GoI said “Leveraging technology in education has the potential to transform learning and change the lives of every learner. I am sure that the engagement with Unacademy will be one of its kind, which will not just educate and empower youngsters of Hamirpur but will benefit the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. Under Unacademy’s Shikshodaya program, girls of Hamirpur will also get equal opportunities to learn from the best educators to prepare for coveted career opportunities.”
Ms. Debasweta Banik, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh said “In today’s age and time, technology is a powerful tool for transforming learning. This engagement with Unacademy will affirm and advance relationships between India’s top Educators & Learners of Hamirpur and Himachal Pradesh to clear country’s prestigious entrance and competitive exams”
“As India’s largest learning platform, Unacademy is committed to the vision of democratising access to quality education across geographic barriers. Through this partnership, we will not only empower the youth of Himachal Pradesh but also provide a platform for the girls of Hamirpur to prepare for and crack competitive exams. We are delighted to partner with DHE, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh and look forward to working closely with them” said Gaurav Munjal, Co-Founder and CEO, Unacademy Group.
Students pursuing their 10th, 11th, 12th in school, and those in Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree courses in Govt. Higher Education institutions including Govt. Engineering colleges, Govt. Polytechnic colleges and Other Govt. Institutions of Himachal Pradesh are eligible for the aptitude tests.
About Unacademy Group:
Unacademy was founded by Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini in 2015. Started as a YouTube channel by Gaurav Munjal in 2010, Unacademy is India’s largest learning platform with a growing network of 60,000+ registered Educators and over 62 million Learners. With education being imparted in 14 Indian languages to learners across 10,000 cities, Unacademy is changing the way India learns. Unacademy Group comprises Unacademy, Graphy, Relevel and CodeChef.
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Mumbai/Updated on: February 15th 2022