Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2011-2012
Status: Completed | Owner: Mukti | Focus: Education | Category: Child Education

Latest News

Project in Nutshell

Targeted 500 students in this year (2011-2012)

    

Talented Students Sponsorship is a sponsorship program, in effect since 2006, through which individual students are provided with the support required to get access to a structured education. Besides financial support, the sponsor can communicate with the student through exchange of letters as well as visits; thereby providing moral support as well.

The sponsorship is designed to create a long-term relationship between the sponsor and the students being sponsored, with MUKTI serving as a bridge between the two parties.

Details

Targeted 500 students in this year (2011-2012)

    

Talented Students Sponsorship is a sponsorship program, in effect since 2006, through which individual students are provided with the support required to get access to a structured education. Besides financial support, the sponsor can communicate with the student through exchange of letters as well as visits; thereby providing moral support as well.

The sponsorship is designed to create a long-term relationship between the sponsor and the students being sponsored, with MUKTI serving as a bridge between the two parties.


Project Purpose/Goal
While the ultimate aim of this program is to prepare the student to gain meaningful occupation after completion of his(her) education, Mukti believes that being sponsored by a kindly human being will make better human beings out of the students themselves, so that someday they can reciprocate the kindness to another.

Project Details
Illiteracy is prevalent among the people of various poor or undeveloped regions of India, further exacerbated by the lack of income that puts pressure on the children to work to provide food for themselves and their families. There are many opportunities cropping up in India; which are eluding and will continue to elude the inhabitants of these regions unless they get access to quality education.

The TSS Project created by Mukti aims to address this issue. TSS is a sponsorship program, in effect since 2006, through which individual students are provided with the support required to get access to a structured education. Besides financial support, the sponsor can communicate with the student through exchange of letters as well as visits; thereby providing moral support as well. Thus the sponsorship is designed to create a long-term relationship between the sponsor and the students being sponsored, with MUKTI serving as a bridge between the two parties.

Selection Criteria of Students:
Students are selected for the TSS program under an open and transparent process, conducted and monitored by a central selection committee of MUKTI. The following are the features of the selection process:
    bullet The selection is based on both the merit of the student as well as his/her financial situation.
   bullet Each student is given a form to fill up with the following information:personal details, educational details (current & past) and family details.
   bullet The details in the form are extensively verified. The school teachersí feedback is an important indicator of the studentís academic history.Local knowledge and feedback is gathered to verify the family details, especially those regarding financial condition. The local Mukti coordinator will verify the studentís financial condition; and the respective section will be filled up in the form.
   bullet Minimum criteria are set 70% marks in the MP/HS exam.
   bullet The approximate annual income of the family is used as an indicator to determine the familyís (in)ability to provide adequate financial support for their child.
   bullet Student should have a bank account to receive money from Mukti; if required, MUKTI will help the student to open bank account.
   bullet Application collection last date is 30th June of every year.
   bullet Selection list will be published by 15th July of every year.
   bullet Sponsor list will be published by 30th August of every year.

Budget and Overhead:
   bullet School fees.
   bullet Textbooks (outgoing students are requested to donate old text books to needy students coming in next year).
   bullet Other essentials like exercise books, pen, pencil etc.
   bullet School uniforms, if required.
   bullet Food and lodging expenses, if required.
   bullet Private tuition, if required; though this practice is not promoted by MUKTI.

Over and above the assessed budget, there is an overhead cost for each student, covering the following expenses:
   bullet Accounting, auditing, stationery, communication and other office expenses.
   bullet Minimum expenses for selected students who are awaiting sponsorship (or do not have a sponsor for the year).
   bullet Continuing expenses for students whose sponsorship is discontinued from sponsorsí end for any reason.

The sponsorship amount is the sum of the assessed budget and the overhead.The budget, overhead and sponsorship amounts are tabulated below:

Stream of studyAnnual budget per student (INR)Annual overhead per student (INR)Annual sponsorship per student (INR)
Science/Engineering/Medical12,0001,50013,500
Arts6,0007506,750


Gallery

Viewing total 14 albums...

TSS Programme 2013
TSS Programme 2013
Talented Students Sponsorship Programme, 2012
Talented Students Sponsorship Programme, 2012
Talented Student Sponsorship 2012 batch
Talented Student Sponsorship 2012 batch
TSS sponsors visit to Mukti Kolkata office
TSS sponsors visit to Mukti Kolkata office
TSS Students 2010-11
TSS Students 2010-11
TSS Program at JU 2010
TSS Program at JU 2010
Career Guide for TSS Students
Career Guide for TSS Students
TSS Function at JU
TSS Function at JU
Students Meet at Sunderban
Students Meet at Sunderban
Students Meet at Bankura
Students Meet at Bankura
TSS Sponsor Visit
TSS Sponsor Visit
TSS at Bankura2
TSS at Bankura2
TSS at Bankura1
TSS at Bankura1
TSS at Midnapure
TSS at Midnapure
 

History

July 4, 2011 Student application form has been revised and uploaded in website. Students are requested to take the print out of the form and send it to this address - MUKTI, No-22 Canal Street Road, Garia, Kolkata, WB, India, 700084
June 18, 2011 TSS success story and news published in local news paper - Aajkaal
June 8, 2011 TSS Student form for 2011-12 is being reviewed by Mukti review committee.
May 23, 2011 Samindra Majumder (+91-9836687733) has appointed as Chief Coordinator TSS 2011-12.


Past Projects

Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) (Status: Current)
Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2010-2011 (Status: Completed)
Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2009-2010 (Status: Completed)
Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2008-2009 (Status: Completed)
Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2007-2008 (Status: Completed)
Talented Students Sponsorship (TSS) 2006-2007 (Status: Completed)

Donate