About Us – SVRCC

About Us

Goldmine of Opportunities

This institution will change rural population of the area into a gold mine of opportunities for the future

S. Balasubramanian, Chairman,

City Union Bank, Chennai

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

S. Balasubramanian, Chairman,

City Union Bank, Chennai

This institution will change rural population of the area into a gold mine of opportunities for the future

Excellent Work

Excellent work done for the children abandoned by families. Like to be associated with such a great institution.

Dr. Devendra,

Director,

Strides Shasun,

Pondicherry.

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Dr. Devendra,

Director,

Strides Shasun,

Pondicherry.

Excellent work done for the children abandoned by families. Like to be associated with such a great institution.

A Divine Vibration

A divine vibration could be felt in this ambiance. May this institution emerge as a model community college in the entire Tamil Nadu!

Pandia Rajan,

MD and CEO,

Ma Foi

 

2016-08-16T10:11:13+00:00

Pandia Rajan,

MD and CEO,

Ma Foi

 

A divine vibration could be felt in this ambiance. May this institution emerge as a model community college in the entire Tamil Nadu!

Purity of Motive

I am totally moved by what I have seen here today and the purity of the motive, ideas and work of Shri Subrahmanian. It is institutions such as these that transform societies and communities. I hope that what I have seen and learnt today stay with me and inspire me to do something similar one day. Hari Om.

 

Atul Karanjkar,

Group Director,

Kohinoor Group

2016-08-16T10:17:15+00:00

Atul Karanjkar,

Group Director,

Kohinoor Group

I am totally moved by what I have seen here today and the purity of the motive, ideas and work of Shri Subrahmanian. It is institutions such as these that transform societies and communities. I hope that what I have seen and learnt today stay with me and inspire me to do something similar one day. Hari Om.  

Pioneering and Praiseworthy

It is an excellent attempt to serve the rural poor, to empower and enrich their lives and to get them jobs to improve their quality of life. It is a pioneering effort and very praiseworthy.

Dr. Xavier Alphonse, SJ

Director, ICRDCE

2016-09-02T05:58:27+00:00

Dr. Xavier Alphonse, SJ

Director, ICRDCE

It is an excellent attempt to serve the rural poor, to empower and enrich their lives and to get them jobs to improve their quality of life. It is a pioneering effort and very praiseworthy.

Amazing Dedication

Amazing dedication and amazing results. I could see the community college concept in its totality and in function. I am humbled by the efforts that have gone into building this institution. All my best wishes.

Dr. Vijay Khole,

Ex. VC of Univ of Mumbai,

President, Kohinoor Education Ventures

2016-09-02T06:03:47+00:00

Dr. Vijay Khole,

Ex. VC of Univ of Mumbai,

President, Kohinoor Education Ventures

Amazing dedication and amazing results. I could see the community college concept in its totality and in function. I am humbled by the efforts that have gone into building this institution. All my best wishes.

Embodiment of Grace

This institution is an embodiment of grace, teaching of great quality, excellent attitude of students, enviable talent! All the best for the future.

Raghavendra Rao,

Managing Director,

Orchid Pharma, Chennai

2016-09-02T06:07:00+00:00

Raghavendra Rao,

Managing Director,

Orchid Pharma, Chennai

This institution is an embodiment of grace, teaching of great quality, excellent attitude of students, enviable talent! All the best for the future.

Unleashing Youth Potential

Sincerely appreciate the great service by SVRCC (trustees, mgmt, principal, faculty) in unleashing the potential of youth by having most needed focus on skill building, imparting life skills, and creating opportunity through industry collaboration. May your service continue and take SVRCC to greater success.

R. Chandrasekaran

Executive Vice Chairman,

Cognizant

2016-09-02T06:10:29+00:00

R. Chandrasekaran

Executive Vice Chairman,

Cognizant

Sincerely appreciate the great service by SVRCC (trustees, mgmt, principal, faculty) in unleashing the potential of youth by having most needed focus on skill building, imparting life skills, and creating opportunity through industry collaboration. May your service continue and take SVRCC to greater success.

Amazing Vision

Amazing vision, commitment and compassion can achieve great miracles. Great to see and hopefully we will have a long association.

JayminTrivedi,

Supraja Foundation,

Hong Kong

2016-09-02T06:13:35+00:00

JayminTrivedi,

Supraja Foundation,

Hong Kong

Amazing vision, commitment and compassion can achieve great miracles. Great to see and hopefully we will have a long association.

To Teach Others to Work is Divine

You are doing a service to the country and humanity – a very necessary one in these times. It is said that work is worship. To teach others to work, I think, is divine. Very inspiring work being done for the society. It is a necessary effort and it is being done professionally and with great passion

Ranganathan N.K.

Grundfos Pumps India,

Chennai

2016-09-02T06:15:38+00:00

Ranganathan N.K.

Grundfos Pumps India,

Chennai

You are doing a service to the country and humanity – a very necessary one in these times. It is said that work is worship. To teach others to work, I think, is divine. Very inspiring work being done for the society. It is a necessary effort and it is being done professionally and with great passion

A Perfect Role Model

This is a role model of an institute the kind India needs. A perfect role model.

Hon. Kiran Bedi

Lt. Governor of Puducherry

2017-12-26T09:25:59+00:00

Hon. Kiran Bedi

Lt. Governor of Puducherry

This is a role model of an institute the kind India needs. A perfect role model.

The College - How It All Came About

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Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College, located on the border between Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry,  is a leader in skills training education. Since 2008, the college has been working to provide job oriented education to the less privileged youth in the local communities. Aside from a high quality technical education, the college also provides training in soft skills, yoga and life coping skills to students in all streams.

Please click on the Menu buttons on top or on the left for a detailed idea of our operating philosophy and how we manage. Here, in the following paragraphs, we tell you about the founding of the college.

How the college came to be is a story in itself:

It was thanks to a fateful meeting between Fr. Xavier Alphonse (Director of the Indian Centre for Research and Development of Community Education – ICRDCE),  and G.V. Subrahmanian (GVS), now the Director and Managing Trustee of SVRCC (and at that time a retired bank official with a dream), on a train journey in Oct. 2000 that the idea for the college took shape in the latter’s mind. Dr. Xavier Alphonse spoke enthusiastically about the potential of the community college model to fuel the next wave of development in a stagnant economy and GVS listened and agreed earnestly.

After several years of planning and understanding how social and non-profit organizations work, GVS was ready to launch the community college. In March 2006, he founded the Sadguru Sri Gnanananda Seva Trust, a group of eleven socially sensitive members, unified by a common vision, and Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC) in July 2008.

SVRCC accepted its first batch of students on 14th July 2008. First five years proved challenging, ‘the college’ operated in open and with inadequate facilities and resources. But the demonstration of success of the model proved pivotal. By 2010, the nascent plan for a state of the art facility was executed and realized by 2013. Now the college operates in a three-tier building of 36000 sq.ft floor area and excellent lab facilities provided by various MNCs like Danfoss, Grundfos Pumps India, Schneider Electric India Foundation and Cognizant Foundation for their respective trades.

Today, SVRCC is capable of admitting and training 1000 students for annual and short-term courses. The one-point agenda of every trustee and stakeholder is to see SVRCC start operating at full capacity as soon as possible and reaches the huge population of underprivileged youth in the villages and small towns of our country. These are the people in genuine need of a pathway for their careers and lives.

Please click on the About Us tab on the Menu above for a more detailed idea about the college.