Just two months ago, successful entrepreneur Vinod Gupta donated one million dollars to Rampur Maniharan, India’s Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic, that gives Equal Opportunity to Women To Education. Mr. Gupta wanted to donate to the vocational school so that his predecessors in the city of Rampur Maniharan would have a better chance at success than he did. Even though Vinod Gupta worked his way up from 60-some dollars when he came to the United States in 1971 to a net worth higher than $100 million, Gupta could have very well failed and got stuck in the trap that is Rampur Maniharan.
Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic was created in 2000, some 30 years after Vinod Gupta left his village in hopes of better times. The polytechnic school – polytechnic refers to vocational schools and those that offer many unique programs – is open to nobody other than women. They’re able to bring in postsecondary and even postgraduate degrees as quickly as 24 months after enrolling.
According to Vinod Gupta, some of the many programs that Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic offers to the women of and around Rampur Maniharan include the creation of computer and mobile applications, information technology, website design, web page development, and the design of textiles – in India, most manufacturers rely heavily on human labor to generate output; in the world’s developed countries, manufacturers are moving towards full automation – that’s the exact opposite of what’s going on in India. Still, more women hailing from the historically-impoverished village of Rampur Maniharan are employed in the field of textile design and manufacture than ever before thanks to the Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic school. Go Here to learn more.
Vinod Gupta’s contribution to Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic will go to virtually everything that a school needs: computers, software, public transportation, textbooks, general school supplies, Internet access, and necessary computer hardware for sufficient preparation into students’ industries of choice.