Earn and Learn Scheme
The main objective of the scheme is to develop a student as a multifaceted personality with academic excellence and a commitment to an egalitarian society. India lives in her villages and to bridge the gap between rural Bharat and urban India, this scheme is basically undertaken for the benefit of students coming from rural areas, who are economically backward, intelligent and meritorious but cannot afford higher education, are needy and financially hard pressed. It inculcates in the student the idea that no work is big or small and develops a work culture with the right attitude.
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Earn and Learn Scheme is run in many colleges and universities across Maharashtra but from past one year (24th March 2020), it has been stopped.
On 28th February, 2021, we posted a video on Facebook (Click here to watch) to raise this issue faced by students.
Since lockdown, it has been really difficult for students who are coming from rural background to afford to stay in cities like Pune.
- Many parents lost their jobs during the pandemic.
- Last year, as a consequence of heavy rainfall many farmers from Maharashtra faced an economic crisis due to sudden loss of crops.
These, and many more reasons are responsible for the financial crisis of students.
We believe, “If professionals can work from home, then students can, too.”
1st March 2021 :: Maharashtra Times 📰
“Students need our help during this period of pandemic. Make it your choice to help them. Apart from getting their basic needs fulfilled, they also need a part-time job. Before losing hope altogether, give them a chance and help them.”
– 11th March 2021 –
We conducted a survey to understand the issues of students and here, is what we could find 👇
Total Responses :: 1015
1. Hostel accommodation ::
53.5% = 543 students needed Government/University Hostel
2. Shivbhojan Thali ::
32.4% = 338 students wished for Shivbhojan Thali to get their meal at a lowered cost
3. Earn and Learn Scheme ::
54.5 % = 553 students requested to re-start Earn and Learn Scheme
4. Part time job ::
54.3 % = 551 students are in search of a part time job due to financial problems
5. Other issues ::
2.4 % = 24 students put forward various different issues of Exam-fees, Books, etc.
“If someone asks you WHY we need Earn and Learn, this can be shown to them” 👇
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The Indian Express (28th February,2021) :: Amid student protests, SPPU to put exam fee cut proposal before management council.