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Admissions open for Vigyan Ashram programs

Vigyan ashram is pleased to announce opening of admission for its various courses for 2017-18. We are offering following courses :-- 1)    “Diploma in Basic Rural Technology”: Entry Qualification: VIII std. Min.15 years of age / willingness to [...]

SkillTrain aims to train 2500 students this year

"We believe that only a blend of technology in vocational training can help India achieve the dream of becoming a skilled nation," SkillTrain founder and CEO B Ganesh told reporters here. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/skilltrain-aims-to-train-2500-students-this-year/1/882547.html  

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Why STARS Forum

STARS (Skills Training for Advancement in Rural Societies) Forum was established in 2010 with the objective of constituting a common platform for NGOs and individuals working in the area of knowledge-transfer of relevant marketable/vocational skills in rural and tribal populations and also among the urban poor anywhere in India, for mutual support and to advance this field by providing a forum to dialog, problem solve, and facilitate sharing and evolution of best practices & innovative approaches so as to reach as many needy people as possible through practical, relevant and cost effective ways.

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STARS Forum Affiliate Organisations

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Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development
Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development
CORD, Sidhbari, Kangra dist,HP 176057
Vigyan Ashram
Vigyan Ashram
Pabal, Dist. Pune - 412403
Maharashtra, India
Deendayal Research Institute
Deendayal Research Institute
Jhandewala Extension, New Delhi - 55
Holistic development - Models for development such as providing services for health, hygiene, basic education, training for self employment etc.
Our expertise with sustainable agriculture
Eager to exchange experiences and expertise.
Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University
Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University, Deptt of Plant Pathology
Nauni, Solan - 173230 Himachal Pradesh.
Developed botanical formulations that were recognised at national level and by using them, the farmers can reduce use of chemical pesticides, reduce cost of crop production and can produce healthy food for others.
Judicious use of locally available bio-resources in agriculture; To make bio-pesticides for use in agriculture from locally available bio-resources
Any practice followed by any organisation which needs scientific validation and has benefit for better agricultural practices.
Jnana Prabodhini
Jnana Prabodhini
510, Sadashiv Peth, Pune 411030
Drop outs and Class 10th failed students are put through skill training at the Jnana Prabodhini STC Shivapur. The courses have been designed in such a way that while some students get jobs, others start their own small businesses and workshops.
Our expertise and experience is in skill training for rural youth.
Sharing experience and learning new ideas in skills training and development of rural youth.

Featured presentations from STARS Forum Conferences.

Mr. Kaushalendra (Kaushalya Foundation, Bihar)

Mr. Shrikant Pohankar (Pohankar Foundation)

Dr. Vanita Vishwanath (Independent researcher and Consultant)

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Featured Affiliates

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The Goat Trust
The Goat Trust
529 K/54 A, Pant Nagar, Khurram Nagar, Lucknow- 226022
Developed models and technology for goat/duck based livelihoods.
Small livestock based livelihoods.
Wonder Grass Initiative Pvt. Ltd
Wonder Grass Initiative Pvt. Ltd
B-2, Pushpagandha Apt, Dharampeth, Nagpur 440010
Modular, pre-fabricated building technology using Bamboo.
Building bamboo houses, bamboo structures etc. Training of Artisans in Bamboo construction.
We are exploring satellite production/fabrication units to build Bamboo houses.
Teach for Green
Teach For Green
Khasra No. 177, Shokeen Market, Neb Sarai, Delhi 110068, India
Teach for Green has developed courses on green energy for school children, youth etc. to prepare them for careers in a green future. Energy entrepreneurship training for local youth.
DIY courses in green energy (Solar, Bio). Organic agriculture, Vermicompost
Entrepreneurship development

government schemes