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 8-week course includes basic training in trades such as wiring, machining, carpentry, machining, welding and plumbing. The modules also incorporate business skills, soft skills and exposure visit to local industries.
Stitching Skills Training Course
With a focus on empowering women, especially from the villages around IIT Gandhinagar, NEEV conducts 8-week 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 8-week course is designed to consider demands of basic computer knowledge in workforce. Program includes knowledge of computer operation, creating and managing files, folders, installing application software, MS Office, email and use of internet.
Spoken English Training Course
The aim of the 8-week course 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.
Mr. Deepak Agnihotri – Program support volunteer
Mr. Nikulsinh Bihola – Program support volunteer
Mr. Babloo Sharma – Program support volunteer
Mr. Suvil Mahagaonkar – IITGN Postgraduate student volunteer
Mr. Shivesh Shandaliya – IITGN Postgraduate student volunteer
Mr. Smit Patel – IITGN Undergraduate student volunteer
Mr. Pranshu Gond – IITGN Undergraduate student volunteer
Mr. Shivam Sahni – IITGN Undergraduate student volunteer
Mr. B.R. Venkatesh – Entrepreneurship Development
Mrs. Tejaswini Venkatesh - Entrepreneurship Development
Mr. Amit Mere - Entrepreneurship Development
Ms. Soumya Harish – Entrepreneurship Development
Ms. Shradhda Jain – Entrepreneurship Development
Ms. Mamta Parekh – Stitching Skills Course
Mr. Hitesh Patel – Hardware Networking Course
Ms. Hemangini Bhatt – Computer Skills Course
Ms. Asha Bilgi – Spoken English Training Course
Mr. Ramanand Prajapati – Vocational Skills Course (Machining)
Mr. Armugam Muniswamy - Vocational Skills Course (Machining)
Mr. Babloo Sharma - Vocational Skills Course (Carpentry)
Mr. Ramesh Solanki - Vocational Skills Course (Plumbing, Tin-smithy)
Mr. Ashish Pandey - Vocational Skills Course (Welding)
Mr. Pragnesh Parekh - Vocational Skills Course (Wiring)
Mr. Palak Bagiya - Vocational Skills Course (Wiring)
Mr. Tushar Brahmbhatt - Vocational Skills Course (Wiring)
Mr. Ankur Navdivala - Vocational Skills Course (Wiring)
Mr. Sibaram Sahu - Vocational Skills Course (Wiring)
Mr. Saumil Shah – Interview skills, soft skills
Ms. Jigyasa Maratha – Project Assistant
Ms. Swati Verma – Entrepreneurship Development Trainer
Mr. Sumesh Ailawadi – Coordination Intern
Ms. Poonam Meena – Student Volunteer
Mr. Aman Kapoor – Volunteer
Mr. Satyajit Mohapatra – IITGN Postgraduate Student Volunteer
Ms. Monika Chauhan – IITGN Undergraduate Student Volunteer
Mr. Anirudh Putsala - IITGN Undergraduate Student Volunteer
Ms. Suzane Doshi – Spoken English Course Trainer
Ms. Kiran Singh - Entrepreneurship Development Trainer
Ms. Shruti Patel - Entrepreneurship Development Trainer