Rehabilitation & Basic Training

The Rehabilitation & Basic training centre trains visually challenged persons in basic trades like re-caning of chairs, chalk making, camphor making weaving, file & paper cover making & daily living skills like cooking etc. At the end of the course the trainee will be able to start his own unit for chalk making/camphor making or re-caning.

Duration of the course

This is a 12 month course from April-March every year


Any person who is visually challenged, male/female of age 16-35 years  with normal health


Separate hostels available for male & female trainees


  • Basic skills
    • Personal grooming
    • Daily living skills
    • Communication skills
    • Orientation & Mobility
  • Vocational skills
    • Re-caning of chairs
    • Camphor making
    • Candle making
    • Coir mat making
    • Chalk making
    • Power loom operation
    • Light engineering
    • Weaving
    • Cooking


No fees is charged either for the training or for food & accommodation.

How to Apply One can join the course by contacting the Rehabilitation & Basic Training centre over phone on 080 2528 9939 or by sending e-mail to training@nabkarnataka.org with a subject line

Application for admission into RBTC or applying for the same on plain paper giving details of their name, age, address, contact phone no, e-mail address, qualifications etc.For details of the starting dates for various programs click on Training Schedule above.