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What We Do - Mysore Branch
  • Training Resource Centre (TRC)
  • Graduate Finishing School (GFS)
  • Classroom Session at (GFS)
  • Projects under National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI)

Training Resource Centre (TRC)

VGKK Mysore works closely in collaboration with Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) (Under the aegis of Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India) to share the expertise in various rural technologies imbibed over the decades. A Technology Resource Centre was established in 2006 for this purpose with the following objectives:

  • To Enhance and strengthen the outreach capacity of Non-Government Organizations through motivation and networking.

  • To take up technology dissemination programme and catalyze project formulation.

  • To be a Supporting Voluntary Organization (SVO) and Facilitation Centre for Community Based Organizations (CBOs).

  • To function as an Expert Centre for the ISRO Village Resource Centre Network


The innovative element in TRC supports the project formulation for other grass root NGO/organization towards resource mobilization and dissemination in the following four areas:

  • Food Processing

  • Medicinal Plants

  • Organic Farming

  • Forest Produce

Supplementary Technologies are supported in the areas of Rain Water Harvesting and Low Cost Housing. TRC works in collaboration with various other organizations.

Products Prepared during Training in Food Processing Technology
Capacity Building Programmes for various activities and projects are conducted at this Centre on a regular basis.

Graduate Finishing School (GFS)


Graduate Finishing School is a unique social initiative training program with an objective of ‘providing an effective training to the graduates to secure employment and thus make them contributing to the society’.

GFS grooms the young college graduates ‘Industry Ready’ equipping them with necessary soft skills as well as job specific skills. The core team of faculty comprises of highly qualified and experienced professionals, technocrats, industrialists and computer professionals.


Classroom Session at (GFS)


Unique Features of GFS:

  • Carefully designed course material  to meet industry expectations

  • Trainer to trainees ratio is 1: 8

  • Quizzes and tests  as  part of continuous evaluation

  • Weekly presentations by the students

Brainstorming Session of the GFS students in Progress

Projects under National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI)

The tribal communities live in clusters who believe that hunger and procreation are the foremost priorities and the rest are secondary. Biligiri Vidya Peeta is an endeavour to instill proper perspective in the minds of the communities through livelihood activities so that they learn,  understand to reprioritize and realize their own potential as well.
Objectives of Biligiri Vidyapeeta are:

  • Vocational trades for Income generation activities for Soliga tribes. The trades are like NTFP

  • Biligiri Vidyapeeta - Establishing a vocational training centre for tribal youth

  • Training and production in identified trades

  •  Sustainability of the trades


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News and Event Karuna Trust has been fortunate to have had the help and support of several individuals and organizations that have partnered with us, over the past 25 years, and helped with our mission. The following is a partial list of Karuna Trustís collaborators and financial supporters. Dr. H. Sudarshan founded Karuna Trust (KT) in 1986 to respond to the widespread prevalence of leprosy in the Yelandur Taluk of Karnataka.

KT has been singularly successful in addressing this problem and the prevalence of leprosy in Yelandur dropped from 21.4 per 1000 population in 1987 to 0.28 per 1000 in 2005. From leprosy control, KT expanded its mission to address problems of epilepsy, mental health and tuberculosis. Eventually this led to the government of Karnataka asking KT to take over the day-to-day operations of the PHC at Gumballi which is intended to serve the same people that KT was serving.