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


Neha Kumari Student

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this huge help. I assure you I'll use this money in the best way possible. I will also keep you updated about the spending. Thank you so much again from my family also. I hope you have a good day ahead.

Sakshi Pawar IIT-Kanpur

Thank you for considering me as one of the deserving candidates for this scholarship. I gladly accept the scholarship and promise to make good use of the money. On a personal note, the interview was really informative and i enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for being so kind, pragmatic and down to earth. I truely admire you and your work.

Aditya Dikshit Student

Thanks for the scholarship. This means a lot to me and hence I accept the offer.

Sakshi Student

I am honoured to have been selected for the scholarship and would certainly accept it. Thanks a lot for helping and encouraging me and other students like me.

Ashok kumar jyani IIT-Kanpur

Thank you sir once again for believing in me. I will try my best for better future and I will utilize this scholarship sincerely. I will always keep in my mind that someone is here for helping me to get better future in technological field and that thing always encourge me to put more effort in getting renovation of my family and also my community in sence of education emprovement. I am very delighted to knowing that I am selected for this scholarship.sir your gratitude towards helping students will be very useful.I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honour and I am deeply appreciate of your support. Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work very hard and eventually give something back to others.

Rikesh Sharma IIT-Kanpur

I am sincerely honored for being selected as the recipient of the Ram Nagrani Scholarship. I wholeheartedly accept the scholarship and would like to express my gratitude for the same. Thank you for your generosity, This will indeed lighten my financial burden which will allow me to focus more on the most important aspects of learning. Your generosity has also inspired me to help others. I hope one day I will be able to help future students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. Thank you again for your thoughtful and generous support

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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