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.