CLL- Centre for Leadership & Learning

The Centre for Leadership & Learning unit provides various skill development opportunities to enhance the job prospects available to young people. CYDA believes that gainful employment and livelihood opportunities are critical for safe and stable societies. The unit provides continuous learning opportunities and contributes towards economic prosperity and sustainable development. The programs and employment opportunities offered make the candidates sensitive to certain issues and allow them to contribute to the development sector in any way possible.


Diploma in Counseling

CYDA offers a Diploma in Counseling in affiliation with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

The year long course consists of two semesters. Over the course of two semesters, the course develops greater awareness of oneself as a tool for change during the counseling process. The program aims to build personal qualities for growth and professional development that are necessary for counseling. Students systematically understand the different theories and approaches to counseling and their relevance in practice. The batch of 2017-2018 was the 5th batch of students. This year there were 22 students that enrolled in the course of which 18 completed the course. They completed 8 theory models and attended a total of 180 hours of workshops. The fieldwork will conclude in May 2018.

Diploma in Youth Leadership and Social Change

Started in 2015-2016,The Diploma in Youth Development and Social Change is offered by CYDA in affiliation with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

The diploma encourages youth belonging to the Schedule Caste and Schedule tribe category to build their skills and become socially productive, responsive and responsible adults. The students develop leadership qualities by engaging them in socially meaningful activities. The students are exposed to employment opportunities/ placements after the completion of the yearlong program. During the course they do a 10 month internship and earn a stipend during their working period. The 2017-2018 batch had 9 students enrolled in the course of which 7 completed the theory modules and skill workshops and started their field in April in 2018

Internship and Volunteering:

CYDA offers voluntary and internship opportunities to students. They get a chance to see the activities we engage in and help out in any way that they can by supporting our initiatives and programs.

The Internship can be short term or long term. In 2017-2018, there were a total of 100 short-term interns from 6 different colleges- Tilak University, Symbiosis, Bharathi Vidyapeet, Karve Institute, DY Patil and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. These interns supported the TARANG team, documented case studies and carried out research, which supported the programs. There were 6 long-term interns this year that participated and supported Health4Change as a part of TARANG.