NEEV is an IIT Gandhinagar community outreach program. It is actively working to bridge the knowledge and communication gap by offering comprehensive training and mentoring, and growing the employability and entrepreneurship mind set of the surrounding communities.
NEEV's mission is to empower grassroots communities through workforce development, with a focus on entrepreneurship and skills training. NEEV’s focus beneficiaries include youth and women from rural and urban localities from the areas surrounding IIT Gandhinagar.
Entrepreneurship Development Workshop
This 5-day workshop includes session on idea generation, market research, negotiation, cost analysis, and financials. Role play, interactive activities and other participatory methods have been incorporated to ensure participants from all education backgrounds will benefit.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Session
The purpose of these sessions is to create awareness about entrepreneurship being a viable avenue of livelihood generation, and motivate participants towards the same.
Vocational Skills Training Course
This 2-month course includes basic training in trades such as carpentry, fitting, wiring, tin-smithy, machining, welding and plumbing. The modules incorporate business skills & soft skills and includes factory visit to local industries.
Stitching Skills Training Course
With a focus on empowering women, especially from the villages around IIT Gandhinagar, NEEV conducts 2 months basic training course in stitching. The modules include measurement, marking, cutting and sewing. In one such project, the curtains of the IIT Gandhinagar hostels were stitched by woman from the adjoining villages after an initial training period of two weeks.
Computer Skills Training Course
This is an 80-hour program, designed to consider demands of basic computer knowledge in workforce. Program includes basic knowledge of computers - hardware as well as software, and MS office.
Spoken English Training Course
The aim of the 2-month program is to help overcome fear related to English language and equip participants with basic conversational skills for better prospects as desired by them from the employment point of view. The module incorporates basic grammar, pronunciation, speech used in daily life and its composition, with the help of descriptive writing and speaking.