Skill Training for Underprivileged Youth

Cognizant Foundation had partnered with Swami Dayanandha Saraswati Educational Society, Manjakudi for upgrading the training facilities in Padma Narasimhan Industrial School with equipment related to Auto Mobile Mechanic and Electrical Technician trades. 92 underprivileged candidates will be in trained in trades of in above mentioned trades, every year.

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Educational Society is a NGO located in Manjakudi, in Tiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu.  For the past 8 years, the Society has also been running an industrial school (named as Padma Narasimhan Industrial School/Training Institute) for children who are unable to cope with academics and for drop outs.  This Industrial School is presently offering free training in 3 Vocational courses – Electrical technician, Welding technician and Automobile mechanic under State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT). Since inception until March 2014, 603 students have been trained in these trades and placed successfully in various industries.  With financial aid from the Government of Japan, the Society has recently constructed a building to accommodate 4 additional trades Viz Fitter (NCVT), Refrigeration, AC Mechanism and Central plant (SCVT), Domestic Appliances repairs & maintenance and House wiring & Plumbing (SCVT).