Vidyanjali Yojana – A School Volunteer Programme/Scheme by HRD Ministry

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Vidyanjali, a school volunteer programme by the Ministry of HRD has been launched on 16th June with an aim of enhancing the involvement of community and private sector in Government run elementary schools. The Vidyanjali scheme has been launched under the overall aegis of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

What is Vidyanjali

Under the Vidyanjali Volunteer Programme, people from the Indian Diaspora, retired teachers, retired government officials including retired defense personnel, retired professionals and women who are home makers can volunteer at a school that requests for one.

Aim of Vidyanjali

The government has received requests from society about the desire of giving back to the society, particularly to children in government schools.

Retired government and other professionals, home makers and members of the Indian Diaspora and their children have expressed interests providing educational services to children in government schools particularly for co-scholastic areas.

The Vidyanjali scheme has been designed for the schools which really need the services of volunteer and for the people who want to serve. The scheme will help strengthen the implementation of co-scholastic activities in government schools through services of volunteers.

Implementation of Vidyanjali Programme

The ministry has selected over 2200 schools in 21 states across the country where volunteers will be invited to serve and educate children. The programme will be implemented with children in elementary classes (Std. 1-8) of a government school. Schools that will participate in the pilot programme must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a full time Head Teacher for the school.
  2. Have at least one female teacher in the entire school if it is a girls’ school or a co-ed school.
  3. The School should have internet connectivity.
  4. The School should have a safe and secure school building with functional toilets.
  5. The school should have PTR as per the RTE norms.

Tasks for Volunteers in Schools

Volunteers under the Vidyanjali programme will offer their services to government schools without receiving any compensation. Following are some of the activities which will be conducted by the volunteers

  • Reading to children.
  • Helping children with creative writing.
  • Public speaking.
  • Play acting.
  • Preparing story books with children.
  • Model making.
  • Counseling for academics and life-skills.
  • Music and dance.

Eligibility for Volunteer

The following persons can apply for the Volunteer Programme (VP) under Vidyanjali

(i) An Indian citizen (retired Professionals, retired government official including retired defense personnel, working professional or homemaker)

(ii) A foreign national of Indian origin. Foreign nationals of Indian origin must ensure that they have an OCI card.

(iii) Retired professionals, working or self- employed professionals with a graduation degree.

(iv) Home makers should be at least high school pass.

Persons from the Indian Diaspora – Must be at least 18 years of age and should have completed schooling (equivalent to class 12

How to Apply

Any interested candidate meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for the Volunteer Programme through the MyGov portal. Below are the steps to apply for the  Volunteer Programme under Vidyanjali Scheme.

  1. Log in / Sign up to mygov.in portal by filling up the basic information.
  2. Select the school in your district/area which requires volunteers and fill the form.
  3. OR Download the MyGov MOVE app from the Google Play Store and apply for the volunteer programme.

MyGov MOVE Android App Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygov.volunteer

Selection Process
The filled in application form will be reviewed by the concerned Block Education Officer (BEO) who, in consultation with the concerned Head Teacher of the school, will give permission for the Volunteer.

The volunteer will be selected to serve for a minimum of 2 weeks i.e 12 days or one day per week for 12 weeks. The volunteer however then can request for the extension of duration through the online application.

Launching of Vidyanjali Scheme

Vidyanjali Scheme Launching
Vidyanjali Scheme Launching

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33 thoughts on “Vidyanjali Yojana – A School Volunteer Programme/Scheme by HRD Ministry”

  1. Iam retired principal from aided school U P iam MSc botany& M A history. Pls tell me the procedure to particpate in vidyanjali yojana.

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  2. I wanto open Vidyanjali Yojana – A School Volunteer Programme/Scheme by HRD Ministry
    In agra I am already teacher
    Please mobile
    number 9761975238

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  3. I have already committed to serve as chemistry teacher upto class X. I am M.Sc. B. Ed. and petroleum scientist also.Please guide how to apply for teacher only in area nearby Faridabad city.

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  4. I am postgraduate in organic chemistry. I have 29 years experience of working in petroleum products. I am ready to serve as science teacher in nearby area of Faridabad city school and nearby villages of Faridabad districts.

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  5. I want to serve as science teacher under Vidyanjali scheme in nearby Faridabad ( Haryana).
    I am chemistry postgraduate. I am retired in January 2015 from Indian oil Corporation.

    email address– ashoktiwari1358@gmail.com
    mobile no-9818679967
    thanks if given a chance this scheme.

    Ashok Tiwari

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  6. Hallo every body vidyanjali yojana is a best yojana of central government. I’m very impressed with this yojana ,if we will success to joining in this yojana then we will understand we can participate to growth his country INDIA.
    SURENDRA PATEL
    Mo.No. 9867016241

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  7. i could not find registeration form for school volenteer yojna kindly help me to locate the same i am a senior citizen business man but always think forunderpriviledge childern they are not even recognise the school premises i am a resident of shalimar bagh and a primery school is just near my residence daily one hour time for the school kids

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  8. My name is shrikant gupta from gorakhpur in uttar pardesh .my qualification is MCA (Master of computer applicaton) my contact no. 9170562623.plz contact me because i want to teach in gov college.

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  9. suresh kumar

    respected sir/mam

    I want to teach the math subject in govt. school
    I want to participate in vidyanjali yojana

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  10. KAMAL KUMAR

    RESPECTED SIR/MAM,

    I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO FILLING THE ONLINE FORM OF VIDHYANJALI YOJANA BECAUSE IN MYGOV WEBPAGE NO VOLUNTEERS

    FORM DISPLAY.

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  11. I HAVE PASSED BED & TET QUALIFIED AND WANT TO TEACH UNDER VIDYANJALI YOJANA.
    IT IS THE NICE WAY FOR BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION AND BE IMPROVE MILE STONE.

    Reply
  12. Most of the housewife are total day are infront of tv. But I think if the scheme i get then I shall be very happy and do the job for country and people/child/girl.

    Reply

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