Skill in village

About SkillPlus

SkillPlus is the skilling training program from Deshpande Skilling that aims to equip youth from colleges of small towns to be competitive in the job market and earn a job in the organized sector. The program also includes placement assistance that facilitates students getting opportunity to face interviews and the selection process of reputed companies. The program is run from partner colleges ,and trains select students of the particular college.
Our survey with employers indicates that certain specific skills in fresher talent are highly valued by employers. SkillPlus program is designed to precisely exercise and develop these highly valued skills in our students. The course runs alongside the academic term of the students and includes training on Effective English and communication skills, besides enhancing Reasoning/Aptitude, computer and interview skills. The program is conducted using on-line learning for flipped classroom, committed trainers for blended classroom, and a variety of activities that builds confidence and aspiration in the students. The placement assistance cell periodically assess employability of the students using scientifically developed assessment tools and assist the students for their professional career.

Who are the Beneficiaries?

The students studying in degree colleges are the beneficiaries of this program in which they are tutored to fabricate their profession in the segment of HR, Operations, Accounts, Finance & Banking.

How are they benefited?

The rural youth who are below average in their skillfulness, fasten together to this course and by the end of the training; they turn out to be so confident that they feel they are industry equipped. The exposure visits to Industries, Banks and Colleges etc are the part and parcel of this to boost their confidence and convincing capabilities.

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SkillPlus Student

SkillPlus Model
1. English & Communication 2. Soft Skills | Life Skills 3. ICT   4. Aptitude & Reasoning
5. Domain Skills   6. Interview Skills   7. Job Support   8. Per day 1.5 Hours  
Course Duration Entire Year (College working days)
Qualification Any Bachelor Degree
Admission open and close dates Every Year May - April
What is the batch size in classroom 40 Students
How to Join to the program and its process 1.For Registration Contact us
2. Process for counselling
3. Appear in Entrance Test
4. Personal Interview
5. Admission Process









Stories that Speak


Akshata Naik

GFGC, Yellapur

“Hello everybody my name is Akshata naik. from GFGC Yellapur. And I am one of the proud SkillPlus students.

I learnt so many things after joining SkillPlus program . Before joining I used to scare of talking English I Used to hesitate whenever somebody calls me on stage, I used to make grammatical errors while speaking English but now I am very confident girl

And yes I can talk English, but not only English I am improving my self day by day. Like reasoning and aptitude. which was very difficult for me. It is best option I choosed for my career. It’s a wonderful platform for me and also for everyone. Thanks to SkillPlus .”


Praveen V Pawad

SKAC College, Hangal.

First of all I would like to say thank you to the whole "SKILLPLUS TEAM" and also our "TRAINERS" for teaching us about lot of new things..

SkillPlus skills on campus program is the one of the program it help me to build my skills outside of the classroom, in addition to building skills within a specific discipline, and from this program I have learned and improved my general academic and soft skills.

And from this program I learned the "Communication", because now a days communication is most important. Then so many topics I have learned like “Reasoning And Aptitude, Leadership Quality, About Computer " Etc..

These are the qualities I have learned from this " SkillPlus Skills On Campus Program " through our trainers....


Rabiya Basri Biramkhan


I joined SkillPlus programme of "DESHPANDE FOUNDATION". When the SkillPlus team had organised orientation session in my college.Before joining of the programme, I was very shy and hesitant to talk to others, and share my opinions, and also I didn't have much stage courage, and self confidence, after joining this programme I have come out of these drawbacks, and also this SkillPlus team helped us to come out of our comfort zone and mingle with each and every person, which is very important for my professional and personal growth, and also I got new perspective of creative thinking. Our SkillPlus trainers have taught us in a very Unique way, which helped me to learn the concept smoothly and skillfully and also I learnt how to lead my life in a different way, i learnt how to behave well in a distinctive way.At last, I would like to thank SkillPlus programme for implementing this marvellous programme in my college, & provide opportunity to rural students to learn skills which is very important in our career, it really help us lot


Soumya Patil


My sincere appreciation and gratitude to the training and placement department of SkillPlus Program, for their efforts in communication skills and aptitude training. I got all the support and guidance from trainers. My knowledge and confidence has been boosted after joining this SkillPlus Program. And also from this I have learned soft skills that are very highly required. We also had training on interview skills, life skills and effective time management. Each week holds lots of information that has changed my perspective on communication and the best way to get what you want. I really enjoyed & It was a great learning experience for me. It helped me to focus & think about different aspects of communication skills. I found this SkillPlus Program to be insightful. Very interesting program and wonderfully delivered by SkillPlus Team . Greatly satisfied with what I have learned. It was an immense value addition to me. I wholeheartedly thank training and placement cell for the constant support.



Ans: Yes, It is compulsory. It is a part of the selection process.
Ans: Yes, Candidate must be a student of the same college
Ans: No, You are given an option to pay the fees in 2 instalments, 50% at the time of admission and 50% during the course.
Ans: No, it depends on the students’ performance and involvement in training, 100% involvement will guarantee a candidate in securing a job. Yet we have an 80% Placement record.
Ans: The salary will be paid as per the norms of the company for the freshers and the experienced. It varies from metro cities to district headquarters.
Ans. It depends on the students of the particular streams, such as BA,,BBA.., as per their degrees and the skills they get equipped, they get the jobs in outsourcing, retail industry, micro finance, and banks.
Ans: Yes, Every student who completes training will receive a completion certificate authorized by NSDC and Deshpande Foundation


Ans : A class room with projector and a computer lab in working condition
Ans: No, as of now, the interviews are held in DET campus, Hubballi.
Ans : No, Signing MOU is important to understand the requirements and promises of both the parties.
Ans : No, Normally SkillPlus training will be conducted after college hours.
Ex: If the college hours end at 12pm, then SkillPlus Classes will be from 2:30pm to 2:30pm


  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Tata Trust
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Dasra Foundation
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partners ST Microelectronics
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Dasra Foundation

Ecosystem Partners

  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Dasra Foundation
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Tata Trust
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partners ST Microelectronics

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