Proposed Activities

Proposed Courses and Activities of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Youth Centre

The courses are broadly structured in three ways:

2. Vocational Skills:

3. Cultural Knowledge

Work Model 

We intend to cover about 25,000 participants per year. This will be in four Groups:

·         Short-term and medium-term courses will be offered to enrolled students, parents, teachers.

·         This will address the community of more than One lakh students in the Mysore area, and parents and teachers.

·         Course offerings will be advertised in social media and communicated to schools and colleges.

·         Estimate of beneficiaries (cumulative for all inbound activities) : 20,000 a year

2. Outbound Initiatives  

·         At least 7- 8 outbound initiatives in a year – approximately one in two months – will be conducted.  

·         This will reach out to rural areas and slum areas.

·         These will be structured programmes focused on livelihood etc.

·         Estimates of beneficiaries: Approximate 3000 participants a year

3. Immersion programmes – Visitors

·         Students from various schools and colleges in and around Mysore will be invited to visit the Youth Centre and National Heritage Site.

·         Added to this will be the tourists visiting Mysuru (the Youth Centre is a 2 minutes’ drive from Mysuru Palace and Art Museum)

·         Visitors will be given a ½ day immersion experience of curated content on youth power and higher ideals.

·         This will ensure utilization of the National heritage site.

·         Estimates of beneficiaries: 5000 - 8000 visitors a year

4. Cultural events in amphitheatre

·         Musical programmes, talks by eminent personalities from different fields, and plays etc., centred on value-based topics will be conducted.

·         Goal is to draw the community of parents, teachers, and youth, and thereby become an integral part of the cultural and social life of people in and around Mysuru.

·         Estimates of beneficiaries: 5000 people a year

Impact Assessment

1) We plan to offer two kinds of courses:

a. Skill-building and Livelihood-related development courses

b. Value Education courses


2) For Skill Building courses, we will measure capacities/ skills learnt through a competence-certification method (i.e., do the students reach the minimum benchmark of competence at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels).


3) For Values Education courses we will measure

a. Learning outcomes after the course.

b. Real-world outcomes after a reasonable time period.


4) For community-wide initiatives that we carry out – e.g., for a group of rural youth from a village or a set of villages – we will measure impact on end-outcome parameters. For example, tangible categories like:

a. Preparation for Competitive exams: Impact will be assessed based on percentage of candidates who successfully qualify for civil services or any other competitive examinations.

b. Career Counselling: Percentage of unemployed youth who successfully land in any employment.

c.     Industry Readiness & Entrepreneurship: The number of youths taking these courses who successfully land in impact making jobs or start any kind of entrepreneurial ventures.


5) This data will be audited and published on our website periodically for transparency.