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Society for Employment Promotion & Training in Twin Cities (SETWIN)
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Agency overview
Formed 1978
Type Department of Youth Services
Jurisdiction Telangana
Headquarters Hyderabad, India
Parent agency Department of Youth Services, Government of Telangana

Setwin stands for Society for Employment Promotion & Training in Twin Cities by Government of Telangana to create employment and self-employment opportunities to unemployed persons of twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad by providing training in various courses at nominal fees.


It was established on August 15, 1978.[1]

Setwin was started under the patronage of Chief Minister Dr M Channa Reddy with the Chairman and Managing Director Khader Ali Khan, IAS. After formation of telangana state chief Minister K.Chandra Sekhar Rao appointed sri P.Vidyanadha Rao as Managing Director of Setwin in 2015. Mir Inayath Ali Baqri has been appointed as Chairman SETWIN by the Chief Minister in 2017.


Sameera Aziz with SETWIN worker for a woman development program

In addition to its centres, SETWIN operates various production units such as printing presses, cane weaving centres, book binding.

Since 2007 SETWIN has extended its services from Hyderabad to districts to improve self-employment opportunities in rural areas.[2] The 32nd and 33rd training centres of SETWIN were inaugurated at APSP 10th Battalion, Mahaboobnagr District and 2nd Battalion at APSP, Kurnool District by SETWIN Chairman Mohd Maqsood Ahmed.[3] In July 2015 SETWIN started the "Eeyoumin" scheme for students from poor minorities and as well providing placements to students who successfully complete their course and who enroll in the scheme. Students get free admission in the 16 different courses at different SETWIN training centres.[citation needed] This scheme was started by P. Vaidynath Rao, Managing Director of SETWIN in collaboration with the Department of Youth services and the Minority welfare department.

Transport services[edit]

In addition to providing training and operating various production units, SETWIN also operates minibuses to augment TSRTC services in Hyderabad. The SETWIN bus services were started in October 1979.

The SETWIN buses were stopped due to poor quality of buses and high accident rates. However, in 2006 the services were resumed.[4]


  1. ^ "Setwin popular with unemployed youth". The Times of India. 15 July 2003. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "SETWIN to be extended". Business Line. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
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  4. ^ "SETWIN buses back on roads". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 4 September 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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