Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Earn and Learn Scheme
About the Scheme
The founder of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s and eminent educationalist Padambhushan Dr. Karmveer Bhaurao Patil started this noble activity in the college of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s. ‘Education through self-help’ was the seminal principle of Karmveer Bhaurao’s educational philosophy. He made it a point to inculcate this through his novel idea of ‘Earn while you learn’. This scheme is basically undertaken for the benefit of students those who are needy, economically backward, intelligent and meritorious but cannot afford higher education. This will make higher education accessible and available to the poor, needy and meritorious students. Under this scheme those students who are interested in joining are to fill the necessary application form. This scheme is flexible to give work to those who demand it. The students are interviewed by the Committee and the students are selected on the basis of financial background. The selected students have to submit the Family Income Certificate to prove that they are economically backward. The students enrolled under the scheme are given the following types of work namely- That increase their skills in areas of their study, office work, technical work and field work.
However when the distribution of work is given it is seen that all students get equal opportunity to get all different kinds of work such as technical work, fieldwork. Office work includes working at the Library and office of the institute. Technical work includes: Knowledge of computers, office machines such as photocopying etc. while field work includes working in the garden, looking after newly planted trees. It is expected that every student should work for two hours daily after the classes are over. Students working under this scheme are paid an honorarium of Rs. 45 per hour. Payment is made as per the attendance sheet, which is to be maintained by the college. The students are requested to open a bank account at their respective places and payments are made through the cheques.
- To develop a student as a multifaceted personality with academic excellence and a commitment to an egalitarian society.
- To inculcates in the student the idea that no work is big or small and develops a work culture with right aptitude.
- To encourage young students to learn about dignity of labour.
- To provide the financial assistance for the students coming from the rural areas, which are economically backward, intelligent and meritorious but cannot afford higher education, needy and financially hard pressed. For such students earn and learn scheme will make higher education accessible and available. This is paradigm shift in the way we see higher education.
Year wise Expenditure on Earn and Learn Scheme
Evidence of the Success:
The Earn and Learn Scheme helps financially needy students so that they can continue their studies by earning while learning. Moreover, the values such as self-reliance, confidence, dignity of labour and integrity of mind and character were automatically impressed upon the minds of the students who benefited from this scheme. It also helps the families of the enrolled students to free from the economic burdens. As results the poor, needy, economically backward, intelligent and meritorious students can complete their education. During the last seven years, 412 students (257 boys and 155 girls) are benefitted from Earn and Learn Scheme and complete their graduation and post-graduation.
Following students complete their education up to the post-graduate level with support of Earn and Learn Scheme and they were recruited in various organization /industry.