About us

VidyaGyan, India's pioneering rural leadership academies in Uttar Pradesh, fills a crucial void by nurturing merit based students from rural areas. Unlike educational institutions which focus on urban elites, we are dedicated to empowering future leaders by providing opportunities for quality education. Through a unique process, we identify talented youth across 12 states in India

These children are provided with a transformative residential education from Grade 6 to 12. The tailored curriculum cultivates leadership skills, aiming to create catalysts for community and progress. VidyaGyan's success can serve as a replicable and scalable blue print for similar initiatives in the Global South and worldwide.

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Trustees & Management

The Management team at VidyaGyan aim to provide focus and expertise in order to ensure the students thrive, not just during their time in school, but also beyond.

Trustees & Management
Shiv Nadar
Trustees & Management
Roshni nadar malhotra
CEO, HCL Corporation
Trustees & Management
Atul Gupta
Former chief secretary goverment of Uttar Pradesh member, board of management, VidyaGyan
Trustees & Management
Gowri Ishwaran
Vice chairman, the Global Education & Leadership Foundation(GELF) former principal, sanskrit school member, board of management VidyGyan
Trustees & Management
S k Maheshwari
Project Director & Chief Admission Officer
Trustees & Management
Swati s Shaligram
Principal, Sitapur
Trustees & Management
Meenambika Menon
Principal, Dulhera

Our vision

VidyaGyan envisions bridging the urban-rural divide by creating leaders from rural India, who can act as catalysts of change for their communities, villages, and the entire nation.


Our mission

Create a Leadership Academy providing world-class education to meritorious students from rural communities to shape them into future leaders.

To develop a model of academic excellence replicable in every developing country


VidyaGyan Philosophy

In India, our population is our biggest strength, as well as our biggest weakness.

Our core belief sits on four key pillars:

  • Merit
  • Excellence
  • Inspiration
  • Aspiration
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Who we are


VidyaGyan offers an inspiring and stimulating learning environment. Through classroom training combined with exposure to the urban schooling environment, ... the fully residential academy makes it possible for students to imbibe leadership qualities, resulting in holistic personality development. The schools follow the Central Board of Secondary Education curriculum.

They say

VidyaGyan has been transforming lives for many years now. Hear what others have to say about our impact work.


Set in beautifully landscaped and idyllic surroundings, the VidyaGyan Schools are located at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in the state of Uttar Pradesh. While Bulandshahr lies in the outskirts of Delhi, Sitapur is closer to Lucknow.

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