About Institute for Youth and Development

The Institute for Youth and Development (IYD) is a secular, non-profit, voluntary organization established in 1978 by a group of dedicated and longstanding professionals in the field of social work. IYD’s founder trustees are

  • Rev. Fr. P. Ceyrac S.J., committed to youth work and DIrector,  AICUF (Tamil Nadu)
  • Mr. P.T.  Kuriakose, former Director of Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi
  • Late Mr. S.R. Prabhu, General Manager (Retd) Canara Bank, who introduced the concept of development in the banking sector
  • Late Mr. T. Pandia Rajan, then the senior program officer of Vishwa Yuvak Kendra on deputation with the Department of Education and Youth Services, Government of Karnataka, who was involved in training youth.

IYD is a registered trust (registration number 116 of 78-79, dated 02/06/1978) and it is also registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. IYD is recognized as a Consultative Rural Development Voluntary Agency by the Government of Karnataka and it is a member of district– and state-level committees on education, Panchayat Raj and rural development and the state-level committee on voters’ awareness campaign. IYD is currently collaborating with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Government of India, Government of Karnataka and other national and international development organizations.

     IYD is conducting training and seminar programs at local, regional and national level and sustainable rural development activities are taking place in Bangalore Rural, Kolar and Tumkur districts in Karnataka and in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu.

    IYD has been actively involved in institution building and NGO networking at local, state, regional and national level. IYD is one of the founders of the Federation of Voluntary Organizations in Rural & Urban Development Karnataka (FEVOURD-K). The Institute is actively associated with various NGO networks, namely: 

  • Issue-based networks on Panchayath Raj in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, in association with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation;
  • Karnataka NGOs Network (KARNET), a state-level association of NGOs;
  • Indian Rural Energy Network (IRE Net), a national association of NGOs from 14 states promoting renewable energy technologies in India (The Institute represents in its National Council and also heads the Regional Council for the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh);
  • GRAMNET, the Tamil Nadu NGOs for Panchayath Raj and rural development worked in seven southern districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • Youth become empowered leader with appropriate skills, self respect and cherished social values to actively contribute for self, family and community for sustainable social development.
  • To provide inclusive, innovative and sustainable programs and services for social and economic transformation.
  • To empower youth through awareness, education, positive engagement .
  • To design program and projects that come enable youth, communities to realize their potential for progress, sustainable development and empowerment for social justice and equity.
  • To work in the environment of courtesy, honesty and accountability.
  • Trust and transparency in our engagement with people.
  • Deepening partnership with community, Government and development institutions, academic and research centres.
  • Youth centric, women centric and community centric engagement.
  • Constant development in the law of life…


Head Office: Koramangala, Bangalore

  1. L.S. Gandhi doss– Director
  2. Lokesha- Manager Finance &  Administration
  3. P.R. Venkateshappa- Office Support
  4. Girish .H – Office Support
  5. Durga . A- Office Assistant




Chaitanya HRD Centre, Arishinakunte, Nelamangala, Bangalore Rural district

  1. Mr.H.S.Venkatesh- Program Officer-Trainings


Vizhi-Youth village campus, T. Andipatti. Vadipatti taluk, Madurai District, Tamilnadu

  1. Mr. M. Karikolraj Honorary-  Project Officer

Field Action Projects Core Team: 

Link Workers Scheme  – Mandya District

  1. Gireesh.H.M- District Coordinator – District Resource Person
  2. Shivakumara M- M& E cum Accounts Officer
  3. Manjunatha GV- Zonal Supervisor
  4. Paramesha N- Zonal Supervisor
  5. Babu S- Zonal Supervisor

Link Workers     –    20 Nos


Injecting Drug Users – Kolar district

  1. Selvakumari- Project Manager
  2. Selvakumari- Counselor
  3. Mahesh Kumar H.A.- M& E cum  Accountant
  4. Gajendra P- Out Reach Worker
  5. Rajesh- DIC Doctor
  6. 6. Chandrappa .M- Out Reach Worker
    7. Babu – Counselor

Peer Educators  – 6 nos

Bangalore (Market-TI)

  1. Chetan H.B- Project Manager
  2. Balaji- Counselor
  3. Rajugowda- Counselor
  4. Maheshwara- Accountant
  5. Anil Kumar- Out Reach Worker
  6. Shashidhar- Out Reach Worker
  7. Arun- Out Reach Worker
  8. Jyothi Pattigar- Out Reach Worker (Female)

Peer Educators- 19 nos

NABFINS Micro Credit Program – Tumkur District

  1. Nagappa M- Field Associate
  2. Aswathanarayana  N D- Field Associate
  3. Satish J- Field Associate
  4. Ananda Reddy- Field Associate                     

Bio-fuel Development Programme – Bangalore Rural District

  1. Ramesh- District Coordinator
  2. Mr Venkatesh- Office Asst cum documentation

Integrated Tribal Development Project – Tumkur Cluster

  1. Venkatesh Field Extension Officer – Social
  2. Rajkumar. M.- Field Extension Officer – Technical
  3. Lokesh- Accountant
  4. Krishnamurthy- Field Associate
  5. Hanumantharaya- Field Associate
  6. Shivaraj- Field Associate

Water and Sanitation Programme  – Udupi

  1. Kumareshwara Bhat- Team Leader
  2. Shrikanth Acharya- Taluk Coordinator
  3. Kiran Babu- Taluk Coordinator
  4. Vijaya Poojari- Taluk Coordinator
  5. Asha- Taluk Coordinator

Slum Development Programme – Tumkur District

  1. Ramappa – Team Leader
  2. Rajkumar –  Coordinator
  3. Lokesha –  Accountant
  4. Nagappa –  Coordinator
  5. Lakshmikanth – Taluk coordinator
  6. Lokesh B – Taluk Coordinator
  7. Prabhu – Taluk Coordinator

Rajiv Gandhi Chaitanya Yojana ( RGCY) – Kolar District

  1. Mahesh Kumar – District Coordinator
  2. Sunil – Taluk Coordinator
  3. Nagesh K – Taluk Coordinator

16 Community Resource Persons (CRPs)


 ICICI Bank Micro-Credit Program

  • Shantharaju – Field Associate
  • Nagaraju – Field Associate
  • Shashikala – Field Associate
  • Venkatesh – Field Associate
  • Jalajakshi  – Field Associate

Contact Details of Centres of IYD

Sl. No Block

Institute for Youth and Development,

VIZHI, Youth Village, T. Andipatti,

T. Vadipatti taluk, Madurai district, Tamilnadu.

Ph: 9715610153

Madurai District

Institute for Youth and Development,

Chaitanya Human Resource Development Centre,

Arasinakunte, Nelamangala taluk, Bangalore rural district.

Ph: 9342454886

Nelamangala taluk, Bangalore rural

Institute for Youth and Development,

NABFINS Micro-credit Program

Penukonda Road, Pavagada Town, Tumkur district.

Pavagada Taluk

Institute for Youth and Development,

IDU-TI  Project Office.

# 491, ward No 8, Mitra Nilaya, 1st cross, 1st main, Gulpet,  KOLAR – 563 101. Ph: 08152-223078.

e-mail: iydidukolar@gmail.com


Kolar District


Institute for Youth and Development,

Integrated Tribal Development Project

NABARD Sponsored

Chikkasebi, Nehal Post, Tumkur Taluk & District

Ph: 9449676236

Tumkur & Sira

Institute for Youth and Development,

IDU-TI Project Office

# Sri Narasimha Nilaya, No: 57,6th Main, Appurao Road, Srinivasa Colony, Chamarajpet, Bangalore 560 018

Bangalore City

(Market TI)


Institute for Youth and Development,

District Project Office – Link Worker Scheme

# 1889, 6th Cross, Subash Nagara Shivanajappa Park Opposite

Mandya – 571 401. Ph: 8310007329, E-mail: iydkhpt@gmail.com

Mandya District

Institute for Youth and Development,

RGCY-PSA Program

# 491, ward No 8, Mitra Nilaya, 1st cross, 1st main, Gulpet, KOLAR – 563 101. Ph: 08152-223078.

e-mail: iydrgcy@gmail.com

Malur taluk & Mulbagil taluk in Kolar district

Institute for Youth and Development,

KRWSSD Project,

Karavali Circle, Udupi

Kundapura, Udupi and Karkala taluks

Institute for Youth and Development,

Slum Development Program

Penukonda Road, Pavagada Town, Tumkur district.

Pavagada, Koratagere, Gubbi, Turuvekere and Tiptur taluk Slums

Institute for Youth and Development,

ICICI Bank’s  Micro-credit Program

Doddaballapura taluk, Bangalore Rural District.

Bangalore rural districts