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Jan Shikshan Sansthan Nalanda



Shantidoot is the ‘Parent Body’ of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) Nalanda.



    It is a programme of Min. of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. It provides literacy-linked vocational training to youths for generating/enhancing livelihood opportunities.  to illiterate, semi-literate, school drop-out youths (15-35 yrs.), especially rural youths, females and those belonging to traditionally depressed and disadvantaged classes.


JSS Nalanda started functioning since February 2003.


    Major Objective


    Improve occupational skills and technical knowledge of illiterate/neo-literate youths to raise their efficiency and increase productive ability.


Major Activities:


    Survey in for identification of area-specific vocations (courses) as local socio-economic and cultural demands, occupational opportunities and selection of prospective trainees for courses.
    Organization of need-based, short-term (maximum of nine months duration) vocational training courses. Annually between 20 – 25 courses are organized with 2000 – 2500 trainees. 
    Collaboration with grassroots level NGOs implementing vocational training/livelihood programmes in rural areas is also done for conducting training programmes.
    Advocacy and network development with financial institutions, DRDA, etc. for linkage/placement of successful trainees. 



    Illiterate/neo-literate, school drop-out youths in the age group of 15 to 35 years especially rural youths, females and those from traditionally depressed and disadvantaged classes (SC/ST, minorities, BPL, etc.).


Area served:


    Nalanda District (Bihar)


The Team:


    Director, two Programme Officer, three Assistant Programme Officer, Block Coordinator, Account Officer, Programme Assistant-cum-Computer Operator, Peon, Driver, Night Guard and Sweeper (Part time).

    Supporting Agency:


    Department of School Education & Literacy, Min. of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.



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