The Deshpande Education Trust (DET)nurtures innovative ideas and inspire entrepreneurial acumen in youth. Its fellowship programs strive to build the competencies, skills and strong work ethic among youth by chartering a new path of spreading entrepreneurial mindsets. DET is also leading education innovation in North Karnataka by training faculty from engineering and management colleges to incorporate cutting-edge educational practices.

Deshpande Fellowship Program is a seven-and-a-half month residential program equipping fellows with social enterprise expertise. Currently 174 graduates of DFP have been placed in more than 60 organizations and 13 start-up enterprises have been launched by DFP alumni.


Deshpande Susandhi Fellowship Program is a four-month residential program that targets youth who are either already engaged in a small-scale enterprise or have aspirations to join or create one. To date, 89 fellows have graduated from the DSF program.


Deshpande Susandhi Koutilya is an intensive four-month training course on practical accounting and financial concepts. Thus far, 43 individuals have graduated from the DSK program.


Deshpande Krishi Chetana builds the employability skills of rural youth in agriculture and agro-based industries to reposition agriculture as a viable and profitable enterprise.


Technology for Common has trained over 3000 students, professionals and NGO partners to enhance their productivity in a technology driven world.