DGS Tech Mahindra Smart Vocational Training Centre

Launched in 2007, the DGS Tech Mahindra Smart Vocational Training Centre is a joint initiative between Deep Griha and Tech Mahindra. Last year, the project provided 107 young people from the slums, the skills necessary to enter Pune's booming IT industry. On an average, we have a placement rate of 80% - 85%.

Open to young adults aged 18-26, the 3-month courses run throughout the year, six days a week at the Family Welfare Centre, Tadiwala Road. There are two batches, each containing 25 students. There is a morning session dedicated to Spoken English lessons and then a 2 hour computer skills class and vice-versa for the other batch. Every Saturday, the students also benefit from a Personal Development session to improve their communication skills, build their Resume and practice interview techniques. We also conduct many Workplace Readiness (WPR), IT enabled services (ITES), Customer Relationships and retail services (CRS) throughout the year.

Some alumni from the scheme have gone on to find work in the technology, hospitality and telesales sectors, working with IT companies, in call centres, and also as receptionists.

 DGS rigorously tries to place their students and last year received a certificate for placing the highest number of students from their Tech Smart centre. Deep Griha also maintains contacts with various company HR's for student job placements.


For more information about our corporate partnerships, please check the Corporate Involvement page.

Women in the computer class


  • Savita Sonawane, 5th Batch

    "It's wonderful to be a part of such a knowledge sharing organisation. I consider myself fortunate to get this opportunity."

  • Rajashree Parkale, 5th Batch

    "I heard about this course from my neighbour. The course has helped me learn not just the basic computer skills and spoken English but has helped me to build confidence in myself. I have now secured a job in Taj Blue Diamond as a data entry operator."

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