Deshpande Skilling

About Deshpande Skilling

India is gunning to be a $5 trillion economy by 2025-26 and is slated to have the world’s largest workforce by 2027. It is, therefore, imperative, that youth from tier II/III (non-metro) towns and villages have equitable access and are equipped to grab a fair share of this opportunity. Our Skilling initiative impacts elementary and middle school students, as well as graduates from these areas.

It has designed skill development programs to support students and unemployed youth to acquire job-oriented skills and join the formal employment sector. Through innovative pilots, leveraging emerging technology in classrooms and an integrated learning management system, the impact of these programs has been made economically viable and scalable, to gradually effect rural transformation.


We believe success should be measured by the lives that have been changed. Our Skilling initiative has helped students and unemployed youth to discover their true potential. We will continue to build partnerships with organizations and individuals to deliver impact in rural & semi-urban India.

14000+ students trained - SkillPlus
14000+ students trained - SkillPlus
₹15000-₹18000 average salary - SkillPlus
₹2.2 lakh (CTC) average salary- SkillPlus
9500+ students benefited - Skill in Village
9500+ students benefited - Skill in Village
190+ government NaliKali teachers trained - EarlySpark
190+ government NaliKali teachers trained - EarlySpark


SkillPlus & SkillPlus-R

Industry-specific programs to transform unemployed rural youth into skilled professionals.

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Skill in Village (SiV)

An after-school program for primary & upper primary students in rural areas to build their confidence and ensure their holistic development.

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A unique approach to improve student learning outcomes.

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  • HDFC Parivartan
  • JSW Foundation
  • Rambha Charitable Trust
  • PB Kulkarni Foundation
  • CherYsh
  • Kannuri Family
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • CAMU | i-Trac
  • iT i-Trac