About Us

Dipshikha focuses on non-formal education, training, and research. Dipshikha is a combination of two Bengali terms, Dip and Shikha. Dip denotes a light source or a lamp, while Shikha denotes a flame or a spark of light. As a result, the meaning of Dipshikha is a gleaming lamp flame that never goes out and continues to illuminate people and places. The gleaming renown of light is a metaphor of people's socio-cultural and economic growth via 'assisting people to assist themselves.' Dipshikha enables people to progress from ignorance to wisdom and knowledge, from illiteracy to literacy, from conservatism to modernism, and from narrowness to broadness. As a result, Dipshikha is dedicated to mass education, leadership development, democracy, and economic liberation.