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  project name ~ YUVA

category ~ Education - Child




  Project Name





Vigyan Ashram



Education - Child







  Budget Approved


$ 7125


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Sridhar Rajam












? Capability to think and act – General academic education is intended to give the capability to think. This subject not only helps the thinking but also gives the capability to act on one’s thoughts, by giving action-oriented experiences.
? A Work culture – Industry has a work culture of which the important components are the monitoring of performance indicators to ensure competitiveness, cost control and planning; the client is considered supreme and every effort is made to satisfy the public need. The economics and productivity are key considerations under such circumstances, hard and effective work and invention are encouraged, and dignity of labor is recognized. Such a work culture should be encouraged in the education system.
? Delivery Channel for New Technology – The school technical wing in a remote rural area also acts as a channel for delivery of new technology. Because of the equipment and staff, and their use in services to the community, they are good receptors for introducing new technology developed elsewhere, such as by National Laboratories etc.
? Plan Future Career – Experience is a basic component of learning and this pre-vocational program is intended to widen their experience base and also make it modern. It therefore has 4 modules of different skills. This helps the student to access his own potential and likes and dislikes and serving him/her to plan for his/her career. It also introduces him to the modern world of industrial operation and the spirit of enterprise. The usual admission to higher education is not prohibited.





• Vigyan Ashram replicated the DBRT program in 30 high schools demonstrating promising results. • To date, 800 students have graduated and have obtained suitable jobs or have gone on to launch their own enterprise. • Vigyan Ashram’s DBRT Program has received wide acclaim nationally and internationally. The Open School (Distance Education University) system has adopted the DBRT Program; the Government of Maharashtra has also recognized the course as a complementary program in high schools; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has selected Vigyan Ashram as one of the six centers around the world for collaboration.





Objectives of IBT Program The objectives of pre-vocational education at the secondary stage are: ? To impart training of simple basic skills to students in class VIII, IX and X, useful in every day life ? To develop vocational interests, aptitudes, and allow self-exploration ? To facilitate the students in making choice of vocational courses at the higher secondary level ? To prepare students for participation in work as a desired dimension of academic education, and ? To inculcate healthy values related to work culture.



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