The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT-GN) has collaborated with the Dakshana Foundation, a non-profit organisation, and Ruyintan Mehta, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, to start the “IITGN Dakshana Leadership Programme”.
The aim of this programme is to train 100 academically meritorious Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category students, mostly from rural India. The training will be held from September 1 to September 30, 2022, and will focus on teaching the skills of leadership, critical thinking, and communication.
“Dakshana” Programme – Details
- The first IITGN Dakshana Leadership Programme will be hosting 100 Dakshana scholars selected from their Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad Dakshana branches.
- These students will be trained by some of the best mentors from India and abroad.
- As a part of the programme, they will also visit Sabarmati Ashram, Adalaj Stepwell, and other heritage sites in Ahmedabad.
“Dakshana” Programme – Eligibility
- The students who wish to apply for the IITGN Dakshana Programme will be selected for intensive coaching sessions on the basis of their academic performances in Classes 10 and 12 and in Dakshana’s assessment tests.
- The students must be from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and other government schools.
- The annual income of their parents/guardians must be less than Rs. 2 lakh per annum.
- Dakshana presently helps bright and underprivileged students mostly from rural India to prepare for IIT and medical entrance exams through rigorous coaching for 1-2 years.
- The IITGN Dakshana Leadership Programme aims to equip disadvantaged students with leadership, critical thinking, communication skills, and knowledge in an IIT environment to help them reach their full potential.
“Dakshana” Programme – List of Experts
The students will be trained by some of the best mentors from India and abroad. They are as follows:
- The CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Fair Observer, Atul Singh, and Chief Strategy Officer of Fair Observer, Peter Isackson, will mentor the participants in the fundamentals of communication.
- An educator and personal growth facilitator, Uma Oza, will help the students build their leadership qualities.
- Jasubhai Memorial Chair Professor and Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, IITGN Prof Jaison A Manjaly will train students with critical thinking skills.
About Dakshana Foundation
- Dakshana Foundation started its mission in 2007.
- Presently, 1200+ Dakshana scholars are simultaneously undergoing coaching training.
- Dakshana follows the given model of training for their students:
- The aims of Dakshana Foundation are as follows:
- Focus on the needy
- Self sustaining
- Quality education
- Highest possible return
To know more about Dakshana Foundation, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the timeline of the IITGN–Dakshana Leadership Programme training sessions?
The IITGN–Dakshana Leadership Programme training will be held from September 1 to 30, 2022.
What are the major skills which will be taught during the IITGN–Dakshana Leadership Programme training sessions?
The major skills which will be taught during the IITGN–Dakshana Leadership Programme training are leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills.