Project Model

TREND is a residential training program for rural government school children. During the training, the Graduate Students(M.Tech.,PhD Scholars) from IIT Madras provide Hands-On Training on Device Engineering.


  • A large number of students can be trained in a short period of time.
  • Can reach schools located even in remote areas.
  • Has the potential to sustain and spread.

Direct Beneficiaries

Students who get trained during this workshop are the direct beneficiaries. They not only learn from graduate students, they also visit and attend the workshop in a premier institution. This will inspire and motivate the students. At the training, they are equipped to go back and teach their peers. Peer-teaching benefits such as enhanced learning, knowledge gain, improved communication and planning skills are directly experienced by these students.

Indirect Beneficiaries

The schools benefit by giving this opportunity for the selected students to take leadership roles. The rest of the students also get the information and knowledge through peer-learning. This develops brotherhood and gives access to information and knowledge even when situated in a remote area.

For the Mentors who are about to become young professionals, this experience will hone their leadership skills and enhance their sense of responsibility.


The implementation process involves working with the education board to mobilise and select schools situated in far off rural places from different districts. Subsequently the selected schools are invited for a one-week training. After the training, field officers coordinate with the schools to monitor the teaching process.

Create Awareness

The participants are made aware of the model concept, the training process and the implementation details. Roles, responsibilities and expectations are also discussed.

Training/Implementation in Schools


Participant Details: 2019

Sl. No School Name
1 MHS Shankaran Street,Cuddalore
2 GHSS Behara Halli, Dharmapuri
3 GHSS Kambiliyampatti, Dindigul
4 MGHSS Karungalpalayam, Erode
5 GHSS Seenapuram, Erode
6 GGHSS Hosur, Krishnagiri
7 GBHSS Athur, Salem
8 GHSS Sathapadi, Salem
9 GHSS Marungulam, Thanjavur
10 GGHSS Mannachanallur, Trichy
11 Chinnasamyammal GHSS Tiruppur, Tiruppur
12 GGHSS Villupuram, Villupuram
13 KLK GBHSS Gummidipoondi, Thiruvallur
14 GBHSS Vadagarai, Thiruvallur
15 GGHSS Thiruvottiyur, Thiruvallur
16 GGHSS Viralimalai, Pudukottai
17 GBHSS Viralimalai, Pudukottai

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