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Dr.Yogesh Ramesh Kulkarni

Executive Director , Vigyan Ashram, At Post. Pabal Dist. Pune 412403

e-mail : vapabal@gmail.com , www.vigyanashram.com,

Education:   BE- Mechanical from Govt. College of Engineering, Pune. Also did PGDBA , MA (Distance Education) and Ph.D (Educational communication)

About Vigyan Ashram (VA) :

Vigyan Ashram believes ‘Learning while doing’ in real life situation is a ‘Natural way of Learning’. Education which is rooted in day to day experiences is useful for developing intelligence and overall development of students. Over the years, VA has developed a comprehensive program ‘Introduction to basic Technology’ for implementing in formal schools (VIII-Xth std). VA also works in the area of vocational training for youth, enterprise development and development and dissemination of rural technologies. VA is founded by Dr.S.S.Kalbag in 1983.Dr.Yogesh Kulkarni is working as a Executive Director of Vigyan Ashram since 2003.

Major contribution of Dr.Yogesh Kulkarni :

i) Replicating Vigyan Ashram’s pre-vocational ‘Introduction to Basic Technology’ 90 + schools in Maharashtra, Karnataka & Chhattisgarh benefitting 7000 students per year.

ii) Established finishing schools for training of school instructors and unemployed youth at Pabal.

iii) Instrumental in establishing Fab Lab at Pabal in collaboration with MIT (USA),

iii) Development of various multimedia CDs, development of internet based services etc.

Awards and Recognition

i) 2009 – Evolve award from M/S GKN Sinter Metal, UK for £ 100,000

ii) 2011 – Maha-Intraprenuer award from M/S Praj Foundation.