CENTRE FOR SOCIAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The Centre for Social and Rural Development has been set up by AISECT to undertake
projects related to education, health, agriculture, SHGs and other areas of social
relevance. The Centre has the experience and expertise of implementing major projects
anywhere in the country through its national network of 7500 centres in 27 Sates
and 3 Union Territories of India. It can swiftly undertake massive Surveys, Action
Research, Capacity Building programs for Govt. Employees, Panchayati Raj Institutions,
Self Help Groups, BPL beneficiaries, SC/ST candidates and students. The Centre for
Social and Rural Development has been conducting several projects and some of the
prominent projects conducted by the CSRD in recent years are as follows:
• SGSY SKILL UPDATION FOR RURAL BPL YOUTH with MORD (GOI):
Enabling employment through skill based training.
• COMMON SERVICE CENTRE:
Generating employment through capacity building of rural entrepreneurs.
• EDPs WITH NABARD:
Encouraging Entrepreneurship through EDPs.
• SURVEYS AND ACTION RESEARCH:
District Potential Surveys. PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION TRAINING PROGRAMME:
Massive Awareness Generation and Capacity Building Programs.
• AGMARKNET YATRA:
Popularization Campaign of ICT based Rural Initiative.
• CAPACITY BUILDING OF PRIs:
Panchayti Raj Institutions Brgf Training With Walmi, Sird etc.
• SELF HELP GROUPS PROJECT:
Empowering Women through SHGs in TEJASWINI and SWASHAKTI Projects
• HEALTH PROJECTS:
URBAN HEALTH PLAN Project for awareness of health and hygiene among
in and around
• PRATISHTHA YOJANA:
Harnessing alternate livelihood for under privileged sections of the
• INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING:
MAPCET Training for Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe students or PMRY
• Capacity Building programs for Govt.
employees and officials in Madhya Pradesh with Crisp.
CENTRE FOR E-LEARNING
The AISECT Centre for e-learning evolved from the idea of providing content to the
digitally connected global world. This Centre provides e-content through the Learning
Management System. Content development in local languages has been in key focus
and the Content Development cell constantly updates and designs content in Hindi,
English and Indian languages. The content are than converted into e-content for
The Centre for e-Learning is currently based on two learning tools developed by
AISECT namely, the Learning Management System and e-Gyan website. The Content Creation
group and AISECT Studio create audio visual content for both these tools.
• E-GYAN is the multilingual website to conduct computer literacy programs in nine
• LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is the e-learning platform to conduct online software,
vocational programs with available ICT facilities.
CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development has been established under CORE to promote
the culture of entrepreneurship in rural and semi-urban areas. This Centre has already
conducted more than one thousand EDPs all over India. AISECT in association with
NABARD has conducted EDPs since 2002 in the rural areas among the unemployed youth.
Promotion of entrepreneurship in I.T. has been AISECT’s major concern from the very
beginning. It has been amply demonstrated during its All India Co-coordinated program
and through the Entrepreneurship Development camps organized by AISECT in rural
areas. Prominent project profiles prepared for setting up new enterprises are as
• Multipurpose I.T. Centre
• Panchayat level I.T. Centre
• Software Development Centre
• Internet and Email Centre
• Computer Hardware Maintenance Center
• Video graphics Mixing and Titling Centre
Team of AISECT EDP faculty members (Mr. C.B. Sharma, Mr. Akhlaque Ahmed and Mr.
Mahip Nigam) are trained from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) with
the assistance of IL&FS for conducting Village level EDPs.