Diploma in Basic Rural Technology (DBRT)
This is course is for youth who want to start own enterprise. This course is ideal
for youth between 15 – 20 years of age. This course is based on philosophy of ‘Learning
while doing’ and therefore you do not need to worry about remembering for exam and
writing notes ! All emphasis on working in real life situations. The course lots
of ‘Doing’ things in the area of Agriculture , Engineering, Energy, Environment,
Food processing etc. This is 1 year residential course conducted in Pabal village.
Specialized Skills courses :
Those who want to learn new skills in particular area, upgrade existing skills,
Vigyan ashram offers various short term courses. The courses are specially designed
for youth, farmers and women’s self help groups. Specific courses on technologies
are also conducted on demand. The courses are approved by Agriculture Sector Skills
Council (ASCI), Mahakaushalya – Maharashtra skills development society, Savitribai
Phule Pune University.
Vigyan Ashram believes in use of Technology for increasing pace of development and
increase productivity of our development efforts.
We believe in use of technology to reduce drudgery, stop exploitation of natural
resources, balancing environment and also to ensure better quality of life for all
Our rural areas of full of problems ! and Vigyan Ashram believes ‘Every
problem is an Opportunity !’ We tries to find out technological
solution to the rural problems.
We are located in small village ‘Pabal’ and that helps us to be
closer to the community and understand the difficulties faced by rural people.
VA is continuously engaged in developing , adapting and disseminating new technologies
useful to rural community.
‘You can Make Almost Anything !’ in the Fab Lab for digital fabrication
@ Vigyan Ashram.
Fab Lab is global network of local Fab labs.
- Fab Lab is for Education (.edu),
- Fab Lab for developing innovations & businesses (.com)
- Fab Lab for building organisation (.org)
To know more @ Fab Lab concept, please visit website of Fab Foundation :
Vigyan Ashram and Savitribai Phule Pune
University collaboratively started ‘Design Innovation Center’
at Pabal. The center is funded by MHRD as part of National Design Network.
DIC will incubate ideas which are useful for society. Efforts
will be made to convert these ideas into products. Requirement of users will be
taken into account from the conceptualization of idea to making final products.
DIC wants to promote culture of design at college level. Our
rural areas are facing with various development problems. These problems are great
opportunities for creative minds. DIC aims at training
youth to taken on these challenges and come out with useful solutions.
Entrepreneurship Development Program (Startup Sarathi)
You don’t need money to become successful entrepreneur. You need to have good
business idea, appropriate skills, workable plan and Passion. If you have Passion
to become successful then Vigyan Ashram supports you for the rest !
Become Entrepreneur.. ..Start your Enterprise..
Vigyan Ashram provides following support to its alumni, rural youth with business
ideas, SHGs, farmer groups etc. We encourage them to start technology based enterprises.
INDUSA Practical Training Institute (INDUSAPTI)’ aims at training teachers and students
through Integrated Work centered Education methodology (IWCE).This Website provides
resources (PowerPoint / Video clips / Do-It-Yourself manuals etc.) forteachers,
students and parents to learn through IWCE methodologies.
Visitors, Volunteers & Internship
Visitors are welcome to visit Vigyan Ashram on all working days. Please read the
following information broucher carefully.
Volunteers & Internship
Vigyan Ashram offers volunteering and internship opportunities. We also provide
students project for national/international students.