Districts : Pune
State : Maharashtra
Vigyan Ashram is a center of Indian Institute of
Education (IIE) Pune. A scientist turned educationalist Late Dr. S. S. Kalbag started Vigyan Ashram in 1983 to find out
solution to problems in education.
Vigyan Ashram is experiment oriented and works towards rural development through work centric educational system. It is an effort to impart scientific temperament to people by demystifying science and technology and empowering people to find solutions to their own problems.
Developing entrepreneurial skills is an important part of this educational system.
‘Learning while doing’ and ‘Multi skill training’ prepares a person for the real life situation. Vigyan Ashram believes that if these principles are incorporated in the formal schooling system, education could be more relevant and meaningful. The IBT (Introduction to Basic Technology) program evolved by Vigyan Ashram is adopted by more than 122 high schools –across 4 states in India. To increase the pace and quality of our education delivery system, ashram adopted new information technology. Many Govt and Private organizations and individual donors support the programs of ashram.
Vigyan Ashram is located in village Pabal approx 70 kms from Pune. Pabal is drought prone and its truly representative Indian village. Idea of establishing Vigyan Ashram at Pabal can be replicated in any part of the country.
To know more, visit http://www.vigyanashram.com/