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Transforming Life

DS effects the metamorphosis of unemployed rural youth into skilled intrapreneurs, offering them not just a livelihood but a professional career. Our pioneering residential experiential training bridge the education-employment skill-gap through demand-driven industry specific skilling programs.

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Mr. Manish Kumar

Managing Director and CEO NSDC India

Ms. Prerana Langa

CEO, YES Foundation

Deshpande Skilling Koushal Kaushal Dialogue 2018 speaker Dr. Mokhlesur Rahma enior Operations Officer, World Bank

Dr. Mokhlesur Rahma

Senior Operations Officer, World Bank

Mr. Sameer Shukla

Commissioner Entrepreneurship, Skill Development and Livelihood, GoK

Piyush Agarwal

Co-founder & CEO Superprofs

Siddhi Lad

Head - CSR Operations, DHFL

Sneha Priya

SP Robotics Works

Shrinivas Purohit

Training Partner Vijay Laxmi


Colleges in Tier II towns


Focussed, skilling, programs


Graduate youth skilled in year


Impacted youth


Children in 56 village schools

What sets DS apart from other vocational courses is that we strive to give youth not just a job but also the personality of a winner. Creative training methods mold youth into innovative problem-solvers with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Execution excellence, proficiency in communication, fearless commitment to ethics, ownership of tasks and the passion to contribute meaningfully to society, are some values ingrained in every DS fellow.

Youth train in real-world scenarios to get hands-on experience in different aspects of their chosen fields. With multiple skill development programs covering a broad range of sectors, the Trust strengthens the local communities' overall human resource capacity, fueling socio-economic growth in 2nd and 3rd tier cities.

Meet Our Alumni

Ajay Suman Shukla

Director, Eksoch Sandbox

Shravani Pawar

Founder, SafeHands 24x7

Deshpande Skilling Sikandar Meeranaik Founder & CEO SRDS

Sikandar Meeranaik

Founder & CEO, SRDS


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Skill Development Center,
Airport Road, Hubballi - 580 030

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