"Education is the Manifestation of the perfection already in Man"

- Swami Vivekananda


  • As the Foundation of Sustainable Development

We at Nayantara believe that sustainable development has to have a strong foundation of Education, be it academic or vocational. Knowledge and awareness are the two pillars of true empowerment.

NMCT’s projects on Education:

  • Supportive Education Program (SEP) through free tutorials is being conducted from Pre-Primary to class X tribal children through 7 Study Centres in around Chaupahari jungle of Illamabzar block in Birbhum district with emphasis on Math, English and Bengali learning
  • Rajesh Krishnamoorthy Merit cum Means Scholarship Programhas been started to facilitate supportive education for girl students after class X
  • Adult Literacy Program to spread literacy among people in the age group of 15 to 55
  • E-Learning program of RILM to complement class teaching
  • Computer Literacy Programs
  • Food for Class
  • Food for Class Program under GRABUU sponsorship ensures one extra hour of teaching in lieu of a meal benefits around 100 children from class VI to XII 6 days a week.
  • Special Week End Classes for children from class VIII to X cover subjects OF Science and Humanities,
  • Teachers’ Training
  • Merit Scholarship for meritorious students from economically challenged families
  • Education Action Lab/ Science Lab & Library
  • Sahayika Sevika (Health Care Giver Program) for girls in Matri BHawan Hospital of Ramakrishna Sarda Mission, Kolkata &
  • Vocational Training at Swami Vivekananda Vani Prachar Samity Durgapur

This is the flagship program of Nayantara. Since 2008, around 500 first generation tribal children from 12 remote villages have been coached in 9 village level study centres viz.,

Bonsuli  GoplanagarDaronda  

            By exposing the tribal children to our SEP, we aim at

  • Bridging their handicap and make them at par with the non-tribal students.
  • Arrest school drop-outs and,
  • Bring back the drop-outs to mainstream education.

We believe and preach that opportunity of education is never time barred. School drop-outs, victims of social evils and even early marriages are identified at the earliest and are re-directed to the right stream.  

  • Adult Education

Our classes on Adult Education are in partnership with RotaryCalcutta Megacity. Its our pride that braving the initial stumbling blocks, many tribal adults have not only passed the Govt.’sNIOS examination but hold their unsatiated thirst to learn more.

Some brilliant success stories on Adult Education are show-cased in the ‘Success   Stories’ section!

  • Enhanced Education

We enhance our students’ learning by Exposure Visits, Co-curricular activities and Competitions on reading, writing or recital. Improved methodsemployed in local arts, use of technology, computer literacy,handling modern gadgets like Tabsfor self-learning and TV for English learningare extensions of the educational programs.

  • Vocational Trainings

Skilling is the need of the hour for empowering the those who have lag behind. Keeping this in mind Nayanatara has decided to open up a number of opportunities on Vocational Trainings for the rural youths. Some of these initiatives are:

Malaysian BatikCare-Giver Sahayika SevikaScientificAgricultural Practices
Tailoring & HandicraftsElectrician / AC TechnicianAnimal Husbandry
Motor DrivingLab TechnicianFood Processing etc.
  • Teachers’ Trainings: 

Our teachers’ are subject to regular skill enhancement courses including soft skills, Seminars on Tribal education etc. Workshops for our ICDS workers are also regularly held.

Events and Celebration

Students of NMCT enjoy

Events and celebrations are part and parcel of our programs and our students really enjoy:

Bengali New YearNetaji JayantiRepublic DayPanchayat Saptah  
Rabindra JayantiRakhi BandhanTeachers’ DayAranyaSaptah Tree Plantation
Saraswati PujaIndependence DayChildren’s Day   

Measurable Achievements in last 10 years.

School dropouts have been brought down from 100% to less than 20%.
40 students completed vocational training courses.
93 of 96(96%) students have passed Class X Board Exams.
85% students pursued education post Class X Board.Many school drop-outs resumed formal education.
121 adult ladies appeared for Govt.’s NIOS examunder the Adult Literacy Program.

Annual Sports & Cultural Meet

Nayantara’s Annual Sport & Cultural Meet is now a true festive in the entire area. Over 1000 villagers from more than 14 villages participate in high spirit. The event is a kind of recognition of their culture and prowess. It is in fact one of its kind and rare in the whole of rural Bengal. Many well-wishers from Kolkata make it a point to participate at this great event.

Our events include :

Track & Field events for childrenTug of War for WomenInter Village Tug of War &
Saal Leaf Plate Making Race,ArcheryInter Village Football for Men
Balance Race &Track & FieldInter village tribal dance competition etc.

The spot light of this Annual day is the tribal dance competition. In the perfect setting of  jungle when as many as 14 groups of Santhal dancers in their traditional dresses take the rhythmic footsteps synchronized with the carols and drum beats, it’s an experience unforgettable!

S NO YEAR—-> 201120122013201420152016201720182019
1NO OF CENTRES 122221111
2NO OF SUB CENTRES 002339888
3NO OF VILLAGES 4889912121213
4STUDENTS ENROLLED     336386474504352370396
5NO OF STUDENTS PROMOTED (in %)     82%86%87%86%88%89%89%
6NO OF STUDENTS DROPED OUT (in %)     6.25%5.96%4%3.90%3.50%3%3.50%
7AVERAGE ATTENDANCE  67 134  171229243276322296325
9STUDENTS PASSED 0479101416104
10SCORED I DIV MARKS 000010100