• IBT in 122 schools
    • IBT in 122 schools. • INDUSA Practical Training Institute (INDUSAPTI) is online platform of various educational resources. VA developed various Power point, video, manuals on rural technologies and made it available on • : This website is developed to promote various appropriate technologies developed by DST core supported organizations. • D‐I‐Y Lab: Vigyan Ashram is working on developing D‐I‐Y (Do it yourself) Lab.


  • New Finishing School Building inaugurated on 30th Nov 2011


  • VA Vision Statement by Dr. Anil Sadgopal
    "To become a national resource center for research, development and training for transformation towards a work based education system and related social policies"

  • Vigyan Ashram won award of 100,000 GBP
    Vigyan Ashram won award of 100,000 GBP in evolve compitition organized by M/S GKN Sinter Metal for its finishing school project.


  • IBT in 55 new schools of PLAN 100 Online Monitoring System for Schools


  • IBT in 28 new schools of PLAN 100


  • Collaboration with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UK
    IBT in 16 new schools of PLAN 100 Collaboration with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UK


  • 'Work Centered Education'
    National Focus Group launches guidelines to Implement WCE 'Work Centered Education' with an aim to influence national education policy.' Partnership with 'LAHI' - Lend-A-Hand-India to set up 100 IBT Schools called PLAN 100


  • 'Technology to create Technology'
    'Technology to create Technology' MIT Collaboration - Prof Neil Gershenfield set up World's first FabricationLab (FABLAB) at VA to solve the problems of local community WLL setup done in Pabal.


  • IBT in 25 Schools


  • IBT extended to 15 more schools Many Entrepreneurs come out of RDES


  • Introduction to Basic Technology (IBT) 1 Day a week for Grade 8,9,10
    The aim was to help students connect academic education to daily life, to develop vocational interests, aptitudes and allow self exploration and more importantly to make students enterprising.


  • 'Vigyan Ashram' - Science Studio started by Dr. S.S. Kalbag at Pabal
    A drought prone village in India where students were dropping out from schools and there was rural to urban migration

  • Diploma in Basic Rural Technology (DBRT) 1 year Residential Program
    In this one year residential program any student who had studied till 8th grade could get admission on a first-come basis. It started with engaging high school drop outs. In this multi skill program students are given training in agriculture and animal husbandry, home and health (sewing, food processing and rural lab), engineering (fabrication & construction), energy & environment (electrical motor rewinding, survey techniques, solar / biogas etc.), computing.