AIM for Seva



Flagship Programme: Chatralayams

Our Chatralayams are conceptualised as free student hostels providing uninterrupted access to education for students from rural and tribal lands. Children joining our Chatralayam study and live in this environment by attending the nearest school. 

History and Current Presence

The first Chatralayam with 32 boys was set up in 2001 in Anaikatti, Tamil Nadu. Following this, AIM for Seva is currently running 94 Chatralayams across 17 states. Of this, 24 are for girls and the remaining for boys.

Number of Chatralayams: 94

States: 17

Typical Student Profile

    • Over 90% of the students are first generational learners
    • Students are mostly from rural/agrarian/daily wage earners/tribal backgrounds
    • They come from low income earning households

What do our Chatralayams Offer?

  • Access to the Nearest School (usually within walking distance)
  • 3 Nutritious Meals
  • Uniforms and Clothing
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Sports and Yoga
  • Enriching cultural and spiritual co-curricular activities
  • Medical care: Regular health check-ups

Our Chatralayam Presence Across India


DVG AIM for Seva Chatralaya for Girls

 Yelahanka, Bengaluru District, Karnataka

Inaugurated: 2023

Coordinator:  Swamini Suddhavidyananda Saraswati

Building Donor: Smt. Shobha & Sri. Eashwar Money  (Ground Floor)

Smt. Jyothi Venkatakrishna and Dr. K. N. Venkatakrishna  (First Floor)

Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls

Madanpalle village, Makloor taluk, Nizamabad district, Telangana

Inauguration:  2023

Coordinator:  Swami Satyatmananda Saraswati

Land Donor: Smt. Sujata Prasann Deshpande

Building Donor: Dr. Sri Vasudevan, M.D. (USA) (Ground Floor)

Dr. Sudhakar Goud Satoor and family (First Floor)


Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls

Padavedu Village, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu

Inauguration: 2023

Coordinator:  Swamini Suddhavidyananda Saraswati

Land Donor: Aanandam Charitable Trust

Building Donor: Sri. P. Rama Ramalingam and Smt.Vijayaa Ramalingam, Upland, California, USA

Sponsor—Books/Uniforms/Meals/Complete Education and Care