Sai Institute of Rural Development

Sai Institute of Rural Development, Varanasi

About Us

Who We Are

The Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) - An ICT Enable R & D Institute for Empowering People - is an initiative of Yuva Gramya Vikas Samiti (YGVS) registered under Societies Registration Act 21, 1860 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 with a view to take care of interests and overall development of rural populace in India. The inception of Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) derives spirit from Gandhi ji’s ardent advocacy of village reconstruction. Gandhi Ji in one of his daily thoughts said “Just as the whole universe is contained in the self so is India contained in the villages”. To serve the India therefore was according to him to serve the villages. Social Media Quick Links About Us OUR WORK Gallery Career Contact Us Address Phone No. Email The Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) has been founded by a strong team of professionals who have sufficient exposure in the public domain as well academics, social work and private sector at the higher echelons with a commitment to translate their knowledge and expertise in to endeavour to accelerate the pace of rural development. SIRD works on the paradigm of collaborative research in the task of deployment relevant and sustainable technologies and culturally appropriate solutions and bringing them to the daily lives of people and engaged to facilitate innovation and deployment of ICT based solutions and spread awareness in the area of ICT solutions to promote the digitization in the new era.


To grow into a self-sustaining world class “Centre of Excellence” with global certifications, having state-of-the-art infrastructure for offering excellent working environment and ambience to promote and develop human skills and entrepreneurship and appropriate attitudinal reorientation in order to cater to the needs of education, health and livelihood opportunities for all in the society in consonance with the imperatives of changing State level National and Global environment.         To attain recognition of premiere knowledge institute in the country dedicated to the cause of Education, Health and livelihood opportunities for everyone.


To augment and foster the capabilities of Purvanchal in Uttar Pradesh and the nation in general to develop its competitiveness and entrepreneurial potential and thereby contribute effectively to the nations socio-economic vitality.


 To generate & deploy sustainable technology base by way of bending appropriately the modern “science and technology” with traditional knowledge.
 To carry out research to bring about development in spheres of appropriate technology for strengthening enterprising rural artisans and evolving ideas and concepts appropriate for rural development interventions.
 To identify and encourage potential entrepreneurs and subsequently train and develop them for setting up rural, micro small or medium enterprises with a view to accelerating enterprise/industrial development and expanding existing productive employment.
 To sponsor and conduct training programmes, seminar, conference and workshop etc. for any institution or groups of individuals, directly or indirectly relating to policies and programmes of over-all holistic development of the society.


Management Committee

Dr. Debashis Dutta


Former Group Coordinator, MeitY,
Govt. of India Scientist “G” & Former, DG C-DAC.

Prof. Saket Kushwaha

Vice Chairman

Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University Iatanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Prof. S. N. Upadhyay

President, Former Director, IT-BHU


Prof. B. Jirli

Head, Extension Education, IAS, BHU, Varanasi

Prof. D. C. Rai

Head, Dept. of Animal Husbandry &Dairying IAS, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. Anshu Shukla

Asstt. Professor, Deptt. Of Home Science VKM PG College-BHU Varanasi

Dr. Virendra Kamalvanshi

Asst. Professor, IAS, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. Sangita Deodiya

Head, Dept. of Home Science, V.K.M. P.G. College, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. Garima Upadhyay

Asstt. Professor, Deptt. Of Home Science VKM PG College-BHU Varanasi

Advisory Committee

Dr. Kallu Gautam

Former Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur, MP & ADG, ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. Tara Shankar

Former Scientist 'G' / Sr. Director, Electronics System Development & Application Division Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India

Sri I.D.P. Rai

IAS Former Sp. Secretary, Govt. of UP

Prof. Surendra Singh

Former Vice Chancellor MG Kashi Vidhyapeeth, Varanasi

Sri Bijan Paul

Former Director Development Commissioner (Handlooms), New Delhi, India

Dr. Nabarun Bhattacharya

Executive Director, CDAC, Kolkata

Sri Jawahar Lal Dubey

President, YGVS, Varanasi


Mr. Ajai Kumar Singh

Director/ CEO, SIRD, Varanasi (U.P.)
Secretary of YGVS, Varanasi

Mr. Sunil Roy

Director (Admin)

Mr. Prashant Kumar Dubey

Sr. Research Faculty (Admin)

Mr. S. M. Raju

Sr. Research Faculty (R&D)

Aditya Kumar

Project Manager

Mr. M. S. Faridi

Sr. Research Faculty (E&M)

Mrs. Priya Singh

Sr. Research Faculty (Bio- Technology)

Mr. Aman Kumar Singh

Sr. Research Faculty (IT)

Deeksha Singh

Research Faculty (Health)

Rajni Pandey

Sr. Research Faculty (Textile & Handicraft)

Mr. Ankit Kumar Srivastav

Project Manager Rural Women Technology Park, Varanasi

Mr. Manoj Sharma

Sr. Research Faculty (Food, fruit & Vegetable Processing)

Rajesh Kumar Vishwakarma

Research Faculty (Agriculture & Agree business)

Rajesh Kumar

Field staff

Ravi Shankar Rai

Guest faculty

Anupam Dubey

Design cum Livelihood Coordinator

Dr. Akash

Guest Faculty & Associate Professor, Sri Agrasen PG College, Varanasi

Sanjay Rastogi

EDP Faculty

Kanchan Pathak

Faculty of Textile, Handloom & Handicrafts