Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojana

  • P Project/Program

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Key Information

The Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojana scheme aims to provide financial assistance to meritorious girls from economically weaker sections of the society to pursue higher education. The main objective of this scheme is to encourage parents to send their daughters to school and ensure that they get access to quality education. Under this scheme, girls who have secured a minimum of 60% marks in their intermediate exams are eligible for financial assistance. The scheme is only applicable for girls who are residents of Uttar Pradesh and have passed their intermediate exams from any recognized board in the state.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



South Asia


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2004 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Women and Child Development Department


Not applicable or unknown

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Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Post-secondary

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Tertiary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equal power in relationships
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms