Navprakashan Foundation


Navprakashan Foundation

Our motto: Education is a movement from darkness to light

Our aim: Education for all children, irrespective of social and economic background

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Our motto: Education is a movement from darkness to light
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Our aim: Education for all children, irrespective of social and economic background

Navprakashan Foundation, created by Vineet Nagrani and his wife Saleena Nagrani, aims to provide high quality education/vocational training to underprivileged children.

About the Scholarship

The Foundation has launched a Scholarship Programme in the memory of Vineet’s father Shri Ram Nagrani, the founding director of the National Security Guards (NSG).
Shri Ram Nagrani, a 1951 Andhra cadre IPS officer, retired as Director-General (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat with the full rank of Security to the Government of India in 1986.
He had a distinguished career in IPS, having worked in organisations such as ITBP, CRPF and R&AW. He was a recipient of the Indian Police Medal.

I have heard my father talking about the importance of education in reforming the society. Through my own experiences, I have witnessed education and right mentoring changing lives for the better. Through Navprakashan Foundation, we aim to make a difference and contribute towards nation building.”

Vineet Nagrani


Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is for a period of 12 months for Indian Nationals enrolled in the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) program at the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur.

Any Individual receiving a State/Government scholarship will not be eligible for this scholarship. 

This will be a Means cum Merit Scholarship.

Merits Criterion

For new entrants of B.Tech. their JEE AIR  will be the criterion. In subsequent years, the criterion will be their academic  performance during the preceding academic year.

Means Criterion

The parental income is the basis for the ‘means' criterion of the scholarship. At present student whose parents annual gross income from all sources for the previous Financial year does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/ will be eligible to apply for the Ram Nagrani Scholarship. When a student applies for the scholarship, copy of Income Certificate issued by the Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar or the Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents for preceding year is required to be submitted with the application for the scholarship.

Amount of Award

This scholarship for each student is Rs. X (TBD) per year and will be given to X students for each batch (for a maximum of x students per year in the 4 batches). All successful students will have to reapply the following year if they want to continue receiving the award.

Scholarship money will only be used to pay the tuition fees at IIT-Kanpur.

We had planned to give Rs 100,000 to 6 students. We landed up giving Rs 50,000 to 12 students.

Since they were doing an online course due to the pandemic their expenses were reduced.

Application Process

The application process will be an online process with simple steps as follows:

  1. Fill out the application form (to be prepared and made available)
  2. Attach documents to verify if you meet the Means criterion
  3. Attach documents to verify your academic performance.
  4. Mail the documents to the Navprakashnan Foundation at

Selection Process

The initial shortlisting of all the applications received will be done by the Selection Committee (to be set up), after which a personal interview will be conducted for the shortlisted students through Skype.

The final results will be communicated to students within one month of their interview.

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