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Rural Skill Development

Enhancing skills of rural youth by creating an ecosystem that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship since 2016.

Skill Development programme is motivated to foster social entrepreneurship to address the requirements at grass roots level through innovative methods, thereby creating a confident youth skilled to handle self-employment as well are tertiary level employers.

This has created the possibility for the rural children to pursue higher education or find gainful employment and thus build a strong foundation for the future of these children and alleviate themselves out of poverty. Govardhan Ecovillage functions on a grass-roots level, relying on community involvement and the support of innumerable volunteers and donors. We invite you to learn more about our programs and join us in our efforts to empower the rural youth of India!

Rural Skill Development

Learning while Doing



Our Progress


Students trained


Placement record


Specialised focus training areas

On demand side, a skill gap study has been conducted by National Skill development Cooperation in 2014, which indicates that there is an additional net requirement of 11.92 crore skilled manpower in twenty four key sectors by 2022

Total new entrants which needs to be skilled 119.5 million.


The BhaktiVedanta Kaushal Vikas Kendra(BKVK) is a centre that caters to the various skilling needs of the youth. It offers a Diploma in Basic Rural Technology (DBRT) Courses for training in 72 agriculture related skills, home and health, energy and environment and material technology.

BKVK is also affiliated with Vigyan Ashram at Pabal, under the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

Key objectives of BKVK are:

  • Training students in the philosophy of 'Learning while doing'
  • Training for livelihood through self-employment
  • Training in multiple skills
  • Training in various technologies for knowledge and skill transfer to the society
  • Involvement in various rural development activities as a project work, thus integrating rural development and education.
  • Making various services available to the community at a modest cost
  • Real-life training for enhancing life-skills

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