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Students participation in Baseline Surve

BDK Center

BD Karve Research Center



Field Action Projects

B.D. Karve Research and Consultancy Cell was established on 10th May 2005. It works under the aegis of the Karve Institute of Social Services, which is a pioneer institution in the field of social work education and training. The Cell includes the research studies and consultancy projects and the field action projects of the Institute.

Institution had continued to conduct the field action projects both as services to the society in response to the emerging needs and also to provide students valuable learning opportunities in the field.

Family counselling center (FCC)

Family Counseling Centre aims at strengthening individuals and their relationship with others, through understanding, collaboration, facilitating positive changes, providing comprehensive education, referral and counseling services. It is a counseling center that provides counseling services to deal with family and marital issues. Along with this supportive services like legal aid, referral services to shelter homes, etc. are provided. 

Type of Problems Referred :

Cases of Domestic Violence, Dowry Demand, Addiction, Unemployment, Second Marriage etc. were referred from Police Department, Advocates, Previous Clients and Student Social Workers.

Outreach Activity of Family Counseling Center : Following outreach activities were undertaken by Family Counseling Center. FCC tried to reach the grass roots as well as middle class of the society by displaying information about FCC in the public places such as Police Station, Ladies Shoppe, Grocery Shops, Collage, Anganwadi, Kasturba Vasahat, Beauty Parlor, Balgruha, Karvenagar, sadashiv Peth, Maratha Mahila Mandal, Khed-Shivapur etc.

Pre-Marriage Education Programme (PME)

This year Five PME Programmes were conducted in collaboration with ‘Rotary Club of Poona West’.These were at :

  1. Guruvarya Dadoji Konddev Shala, Khed-Shivapur, Pune.

  2. Chatrapati Shivaji Vidyalay, Paud Road, Pune.

  3. Pune Zila Shikshan Mandal, Mamasaheb Mohol Mahavidyalay, Paud Road, Pune.

  4. Pune Zila Shikshan Mandal, New English School, Ghotawade Gaon, Pune.

  5. Pune Zila Shikshan Mandal, Mamasaheb Mohol Mahavidyalay, Paud Road, Pune.

Legal Awareness Programme

This year Eight Legal Awareness Programmes were conducted at :

  • Pandavnagar Vadar Vasti, Pune.

  • Dandekar Pul. Pune.

  • Bahujan Hitay, Dapodi.

  • Vishrantwadi, Bhavaninagar, Pune.

  • FPAI Workers, Karve Road, Pune.

  • Ambedkar Vasahat, Market Yard, Pune.

  • Panmala, Dandekar Pul. Pune.

  • S.R.A. Vasahat, Dandekar Pul. Pune.

Extension Activity of the Centre

The centre has conducted following two special events during the year.

  1. One day State Level Seminar on Marrital Discord and Preventive Measures in collaboration with SPPU’s department of adult. Continuing education and extension dated 22th August 2015.

  2. Conducted seminar on The Role of Women in Strengthening Families’ on 8th March 2016.

C-DATS (Centre for Development of Appropriate Trade Skills)

In this year C-DATS continued with the regular binding activities, sewing courses. In the sewing class 20 women have passed out in this year and 10 were in the process of the training. 


Canteen facility for students of Karve Institute of Social Service was continued and was outsourced to Ms Deshpande. Efforts were made for the grant of Maharashtra Technical Board for the course the Fashion Designing and Gardener Training Course and we received the grant for the same.


The various educational Institutes from the vicinity of Pune and a few other organisations/offices have been giving their binding orders to the centre since the last few years.

NGO Resource Center and Students Development Programme by TechM Foundation

NGO Resource Center of Karve Institute of Social Service supported by Tech Mahindra Foundation was inaugurated by Dr. Loveleen Kacker CEO Tech Mahindra Foundation and Ex. IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. NGOs are engaged in a large number of sectors. In Pune more than 4000 NGOs are registered and they are working for social development. The NGO centre will be one of the lighthouses for such kinds of NGOs by way of developing their skill. To achieve its goals effectively, efficient governance and management and capable staff are required by NGOs. The capacity building of the governing board and staff is indispensable in the current scenario of NGO’s. Resource Center will be working for a capacity strengthening unit for NGOs in collaboration with Tech. Mahindra and Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune.

Objectives of NGO Resource Center

  • To identify the training needs of the NGOs and social work practitioners working in different sectors and accordingly design the demand for responsive short courses for the practitioners.

  • To design and develop the training module for the NGOs professional and Para Professional team

  • To conduct a series of training programs as per the identified training needs

  • To provide a platform for the NGO’s  to interact, share, analyze their experiences in the field

  • To design and conduct various short term courses which cater to the needs of NGOs

  • Networking and resource mobilization events

  • To develop a support resource centre where relevant data base will be made available to NGOs to refer for planning strategies

  • Policy analysis and national, state local level budget analysis documents would be made available for advocacy for the rights of marginalized groups

  • To provide research support for enhancing projects and schemes of NGO’s

  • Provide consultation for young professionals who wish to develop innovative projects in the development sector.

Beach Deck

Networking Events and Capacity Building Programmes:

NGO Resource Center is formed with some objectives and started working on Training & Need Assessment, Developing Training contents & Modules, Conducting Capacity Building Program, Refreshers for NGO Professionals, Hand Holding/ Support in the field / Periodical Reviews, Networking Events and Research & Documentation activities. NGO Resource Centre has done Training Need Assessment of NGO’s and based on the generated needs conducted 20 workshops and 5 networking events in the last three years. Last year, in 2015-16 we organized 3 Networking event programmes and 3 Capacity building training programmes for the NGOs and professionals from various sectors. (Annexure No: 25  Capacity Building workshop for NGO Resource Center TechM Foundation)

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