About Us

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is a development organization, engaged in building a new civil society in India through its grassroots to policy-level action in Health, Education, and Community Development sectors. Acting as a key promoter-facilitator in the community’s efforts towards self reliance and empowerment, SVYM is developing local, innovative and cost-effective solutions to sustain community-driven progress. SVYM is also rooted to its values of Satya, Ahimsa, Seva and Tyaga, which is reflected in its program design and delivery, transactions with its stakeholders, resource utilization, disclosures and openness to public scrutiny. Buying in support from the community, working in healthy partnership with the Government and corporate sectors and sharing its experiences with like-minded organizations have been the hallmark of SVYM’s evolution over the past 28 years.

Mysore Chapter of  SVYM

SVYM, as an organization has accumulated knowledge, experience and expertise of community development over past 26 years. Mysore chapter of  SVYM is engaged  in disseminating and sharing this knowledge through various training programs for all cadres of the development sector including the community, corporates, Government and NGOs. SVYM also undertakes research of the voluntary and development sector to expand this knowledge and use it through different advocacy strategies to bring about a positive change. SVYM engages itself with the Governments, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral Organizations in providing consultancy support for the development sector. The activities in Mysore are mainly carried out through VILD (Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development) , VIIS (Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies) and GRAAM ( Grassroot Research and Advocacy Movement)

Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS)


The Vision

Introducing India & Indianess to the World

The advent of the VIIS was with the internal conviction in the organization that the rich cultural heritage and values can be the ideal foundation to build a vibrant future, and the conviction that in today’s age of globalization, India has as much to offer to the world as it has learnt from it, if not more. Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS), was established for promoting and facilitating the study, Research, Development and Dissemination of Indian Culture, Spirituality, Arts, Music, and the like. Looking beyond the ‘art and culture’ in itself, the Institute attempts to augment holistic human development initiatives through the forum of Art and Culture. India’s heritage, Philosophical thought, Arts, Dance and Music are attracting the attention of the people world over. There is an evident eagerness to explore India and learn more about India in all its glorious past and present-and in the process, enrich oneself. Therefore a perspective need was identified for providing educational facilities so as to quench the thirst of the knowledge-hungry students from various Universities across the globe. VIIS fulfills this need with its infrastructure facilities and a pool of scholarly resource persons. With a unique backup from the grass root level development initiatives of its sister concerns within SVYM, it provides an unparalleled opportunity to see demonstrable models of ‘Theory in Practice’ in all sectors of Development.

Universities we have worked with-Till Date

University of Guelph, CANADA
Tacoma School of The Arts, U.S.A
University of Michigan, U.S.A
University of Mount Allison, CANADA
University of Iowa, U.S.A
Our Lady of The Lake College, U.S.A
University of Puget Sound, U.S.A
Wellesley College, U.S.A
University of Delaware,U.S.A
Cal Poly Pomona University, U.S.A
Cornell University, USA
Concordia University, Canada
University of Minnesota, U.S.A
Wartburg College, U.S.A
University of Northern Iowa, U.S.A
University of South Carolina, U.S.A

Princeton University, U.S.A

Allegheny College, U.S.A