The Unemployed young people in India are more than 100 million and their number is increasing.  These young persons are losing self-confidence and are becoming defeatist. They are feeling shy of any social involvement and are increasingly becoming socially isolated with poor Social awareness. Narrow and shallow pursuit of pure selfish interest is becoming their way of life.  It is necessary to educate these young persons regarding social issues and boost their self-confidence so that they feel encouraged to take on activities of social development which will create meaningful productive employment for themselves and others. On this background, VicharVedh Association plans to start an online certificate course titled, ‘Developmental Applications of Social Sciences’ (DASS). The content of the course, duration, fees, and other details are given in the bullet points below:


  • VicharVedh has produced more than 500 video films to increase social competence and social awareness among the young people. These educational video films will be the core source material for this course.
  • Every 90-minute seminar/workshop in the course will begin with screening of one film of 15 minutes to 30 minutes duration.
  • Participants will join from any place of their convenience through their mobile phone on YouTube.
  • A batch size will be of 20 participants. A total of 1000 young persons to be enabled in the first 12 months.
  • Participants will engaged in a group discussion on the film for about 30 minutes.
  • The person who has spoken in the film will generally be the guest faculty member. The guest faculty member will answer queries of participants and summaries the discussion.
  • Each participant will write about his understanding of the topic by writing a note in the ‘comment’ section of YouTube.
  • There will be, initially, three modules of 12 workshops in each module. The participant who completes the three modules will get a ‘PARANGAT’ certificate from VicharVedhAssociation.
  • VicharVedh Association will run a placement cell to find suitable work opportunities for students who have obtained the ‘PARANGAT’ certificate.
  • Each participant will pay a nominal fee of rupees one hundred for the entire course of 36 workshops of 42 clock hours.



No.ItemBasisCost Rupees
     One timeEvery Year
1.1Office deposit3 months rent (se item 3)1,50,000
1.2Office furnitureLump sum3,00,000
1.3Office rent50 sq. mtrs@Rs.1000/sq. metre6,00,000
1.4Computers3 Numbers @Rs750002,25,000
1.5Internet connectivity2500pm30,000
1.6Mobile phone charges1000pm12,000
1.7Travel2500 Kms /month@Rs15/Km4,50,000
1.8Outstation stay10 days/month@Rs3000/day3,60,000
1.9Internet fees12 channel, Rs14000/channel1,68,000
2.1Dr. Anand KarandikarHonorary DirectorNil
B.Tech(I.I.T. Mumbai), M.B.A.(I.I.M. Calcutta), Ph.D.(Pune)
2.2Ms. Saita AwadHonorary Joint DirectorNil
M.A. Psychiatric Social Work, (TISS, Mumbai)
2.3Coordinator1 number, Rs1,20,000pm14,40,000
2.4Media Operators2 numbers. Rs60,000 pm14,40,000
2.5Field Promoters3 numbers. Rs50,000 pm12,00,000
2.6Associate expert faculty40 numbers, Rs25,000 pm1,20,00,000
Sub total6,75,0001,77,00,000
Contingencies ‘@10%67,50017,70,000
Cost for 3 years7,42,5005,84,10,000
Total cost for 3 years5,91,52,500
Number of students trained in 3 years3,000
Cost per student19,718

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