Indian Institute Of Education - Vigyan Ashram

Project Brief:
Project Type: Vocational Training (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Jyoti Gawade
Project Partner(s): Yogesh Kulkarni
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Vigyan Ashram,,Pabal,
MAHARASHTRA  412403
Tel: +91+2138+ 292326
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Oct 2016SeattleUSD 17415
Mar 2016SeattleUSD 41175
Aug 2015SeattleUSD 16661
Jan 2014SeattleUSD 1298
Jan 2014SeattleUSD 20079
Dec 2013SeattleUSD 12517
Mar 2013SeattleUSD 21038
Feb 2013SeattleUSD 13685
Nov 2011SeattleUSD 14150
Oct 2010SeattleUSD 3325
Aug 2010SeattleUSD 4000
Jul 2010SeattleUSD 7500
Dec 2009SeattleUSD 4300
Aug 2009SeattleUSD 13725
Jul 2008SeattleUSD 2765
Jul 2008Work an HourUSD 12551
Aug 2007SeattleUSD 15000
Dec 2006SeattleUSD 7000
Nov 2005SeattleUSD 9750
Jun 2004SeattleUSD 3000
Dec 2004RedlandsUSD 3000
Dec 2004SeattleUSD 3000

Total = $246934

Asha's funding is used for the one year DBRT course. We are also considering funding spreading the vigyan ashram model to other high schools in the area.
Vigyan Ashram located in Pabal near Khed is about 80 km and a 2 hr drive from Pune. Vigyan Ashram was started about 25 years ago by Dr. Kalbag with the intention of creating an education system that is relevant to rural needs. The methodology for teaching was to be based on hands on learning and the use of scientific thinking. The culmination of his and Vigyan Ashram's efforts are an NIOS approved 1-year course, DBRT (Diploma for Basic Rural Technology) as well as a 3 year school curriculum for 8th, 9th and 10th standard students, IBT (Introduction to Basic Technology). Vigyan Ashram continues to update the curriculum through need-based drivers. Vigyan Ashram also runs a residential program for older students as well as a Balwadi.
Documentary on Vigyan Ashram on Google Video

Vigyan Ashram on BBC News

Additional details on Asha Pune site

Jul 2016 INDUSA 2016-17 budget
Jul 2016 Budget-2016-2017
Jun 2016 Site Visit Report June 2016
Nov 2015 VA Photo 1
Oct 2015 Site Visit Report 2015
Oct 2015 Site Visit Report Oct 2015
Jul 2015 INDUSA Annual Presentation 2015
Jul 2015 VA DBRT 2014-15 Annual Update
Jun 2015 VA DBRT 2015-2016 Budget
Nov 2014 Nov 2014 Site Visit Report
Nov 2014 2014 Annual Update
Jul 2014 2014 Annual Report
Jun 2014 DBRT Budget 2014-15 and Funds utilization 2013-14
Jun 2014 Jun 2014 Site visit Report
Jan 2014 Scholarship Budget 2014-15
Nov 2013 INDUSA Kitchen Project Budget
Nov 2013 INDUSA Annual Report
Jul 2013 2013-14 Budget
Jul 2013 VA Annual Report 2013
Feb 2013 Site Visit Report Feb 2013
Jan 2013 INDUSACARESBudget.doc
Aug 2012 Annual Report 2011-12
Aug 2012 Site Visit Report
Aug 2012 Asha VA Budget 2012-13
Apr 2010 Expense_Report 2009-10 And Budget 2010-11
Jan 2010 Site Visit Report by Asha Pune - Jan 2010
Apr 2008 WAH 2008 - Vigyan Ashram Budget
Mar 2008 Annual Report 07 - 08 (Until Feb 08)
Feb 2008 Site Visit Feb 08 - Asha Pune
Jul 2007 Annual Report 06 - 07
Jul 2006 Annual Report 05 - 06
Jan 2006 Site Visit Jan 06 - Ranjit Gadgil
Dec 2005 DBRT Report in Marathi
Dec 2005 Expense Report Jul-Dec 2005
Jul 2005 Annual Report 04 - 05
Jun 2005 Site Visit Jun 05 - Asha Pune
Mar 2005 IBT Co-ordinator proposal
Mar 2005 IBT-Proposal school
Mar 2005 IBT proposal additional doc
Jan 2005 Status Report Jan 05
Jan 2005 Accounts Summary 2004
Jan 2005 Detailed Accounts 2004
Jan 2005 student list
Dec 2004 Status Report Dec 04
Nov 2004 Status Report November 04
Oct 2004 Status Report Oct04
Sep 2004 Status report Sep04
Jul 2004 Site Visit July 2004
Jun 2004 Project Proposal