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History Background

Millions of unemployed youth particularly from rural and semi-urban background who could not access higher/professional education but oriented towards white-collar jobs are driven to despair for not finding a job. Of late, these distressed youth are attracted towards antisocial activities for their livelihood. This tremendous waste of human resources and mismatch of potentiality with productive deployment has baffled the planners and administrators.


It is under these circumstances that Rural Development & Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI), a unique initiative in mitigating the problem of unemployment was taken way back in 1982 jointly by Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, SyndicateBank and Canara Bank under the visionary leadership of Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala. The collective thinking gave concrete shape in providing an institutional framework in the form of Rural Development & Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI) in 1982.


Identify, orient, motivate, train and assist the rural youth to take up self employment/wage employment ventures as an alternative career.

To take up research and development activities in Entrepreneurship and Rural Development etc.

Services of RUDSETI
  • Providing solutions to the unemployed youth aspiring to take up self employment sets RUDSETI apart among training Entrepreneurship Development institutes. The following services are provided in an innovative and cost effective manner, with a spirit of service:
    • Creating awareness on self employment /entrepreneurship.
    • Developing motivation and positive attitude.
    • Training to acquire hard skills & soft/life skills
Follow up Services
  • The cutting edge of RUDSETI training is the post training follow up for sustained motivation among the trainees. The effort to make them rise on to pinnacle includes:
    • Two years follow up – Through regular correspondences, Individual contacts,Unit visit, Village /Taluk /District / Branch level meeting etc.
    • Facilitating credit linkage with the banks for setting up of micro enterprises
Marketing Support

RUDSET Bazaars are organized to provide marketing support to the RUDSETI trained entrepreneurs. This facilitates the participants to get an insight about market trends and customer behaviour. Each unitorganizes at least one bazaar every year during melas, exhibitions,special occasions in their command area.