The Institute designs customised training curricula on various themes of development Special focuses are on project planning, project management, project monitoring, soft skills for personal development, multi tasking skills for field level workers, community development initiatives, child centric interventions and sustainable development.

Development organisations, community based institutions, government departments, corporate houses and educational institutions, in specific, are engaged and supported through trainings, workshops and seminars.

Activities of the centre

  • Skill Development Training for Youth
  • Generation of critical inputs for field extension projects
  • Off –farm and On-farm trainings
  • Block / Field Placements/ Internship programs for students

Facilities available

  • Well equipped class rooms
  • Teaching aids
  • Conference hall
  • Boarding cum lodging facilities
  • Demonstration units on various applied technologies for rural development

The ‘Regional Training Centre’ caters to the training needs of the in-house projects, both for farmers and staff and that of other NGOs and government departments. Need based trainings are given the following subject areas:

Natural Resources Management

  • Rain water harvesting
  • Soil and water conservation and water resource development
  • Soil fertility management
  • Development of degraded watersheds
  • Rule of Law and the Indian Legal System
  • Panchayat Raj System

Tree Based Farming

  • Nursery raising and grafting
  • Vegetative propagation techniques
  • After care of fruit plants
  • Vegetable cultivation
  • Biomass generation and recycling

Low cost composting technologies

  • Vermiculture
  • NADEPP composting

Livestock management

  • Beekeeping
  • Poultry management

Community health

  • Cultivation and use of medicinal plants
  • Preparation of herbal medicines
  • Hygienic health practices
  • Establishing home nutritional gardens

People’s organisations

  • Different types of POs and its functioning
  • Book keeping and account maintenance for POs

Training Centres:

Training Centre, Bangalore:

Regional Training Centre

Institute for Youth and Development

No: 97, 17th B Main, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore-560095

Ph: 080-25530597, 080-25533989, E-mail: iydblr@gmail.com

MINI conference hall; faculty rooms; Libraray;

2) Chaithanya Human Resource Development Centre:

This centre was established in commemoration of the International Youth Year 1985, at Arashinakunte village, Nelamangala taluk, Bangalore rural district. The centre is located at National Highway No.4, about 20 kilometers from Bangalore,

Chaitanya Human Resource Development Centre

No: 129, N.H.-4, Arasinakunte, Nelamangala taluk,

Bangalore Rural Dist. Ph: 9342454886

TWO CONFERENCE HALLS TO ACCOMADATE 100 persons, dormitory with cots separately for Men and women; office space; Kitchen and dining hall

3) “Vizhi” Youth Village

This centre for the all-round development of youth is located at T.Andipatti, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu. “Vizhi” means “awake” and on the 5 acres of land of the youth village (skill development) training is provided. From this centre IYD has hosted GRAMNet, the Tamil Nadu NGO Network on Panchayath Raj and Rural Development.


Andipatti Bunglow, T. Andipatti,

Vadipatti taluk, Madurai District. Ph: 09715610153.