Vigyan Ashram

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Vigyan Ashram
विज्ञान आश्रम

Coordinates18°49′56″N 74°03′33″E / 18.832271°N 74.059181°E / 18.832271; 74.059181Coordinates: 18°49′56″N 74°03′33″E / 18.832271°N 74.059181°E / 18.832271; 74.059181
Campus typeRural

Vigyan Ashram (Marathi: विज्ञान आश्रम) is a center of Indian Institute of Education (IIE) Pune established by Dr.S.S. Kalbag in 1983. It's a modern version of old Gurukula systems of 'simple living and high thinking '.


Vigyan Ashram is located in Pabal, 70 km from Pune. The nearest town is Rajgurunagar (Khed) on Pune Nasik highway and Shikrapur on Pune-Ahmednagar road.

Technology Development and Education[edit]

Vigyan Ashram advocates learning by doing, and has developed new technologies in part through education programs. The Ashram began with a Diploma in Basic Rural Technologies (DBRT) program, a one year residential course, mainly for school and college dropouts in rural areas. Students learn a broad range of skills, from agriculture, electronics and motor rewinding, lathe machining, welding, and food processing. They can also choose preferred skills to develop more deeply, and put their skills to use in community service.

As of 2014, their IBT course had been conducted in more than 100 schools around Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Goa, and Karnataka.

The Ashram was also chosen for development as the first Fab lab outside MIT, which is now used not only in educational programs, but in helping people develop technology solutions, too.[2]

External Support[edit]

Many Government, private organizations and individual donors support the program. Trustees of the Indian Institute of Education manage Vigyan Ashram.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ About us - Vigyan Ashram
  2. ^ Grace-Flood, Liam (2017-11-28). "Open World: Vigyan Ashram Is Fostering a Growing Maker Movement in India | Make:". Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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