In Kerala, Local Self-Government Institutions have been meaningfully empowered through massive transfer of resources as well as administrative powers. Local self-government Institutions have emerged as effective agencies for the implementation of developmental programmes. With the decentralization of power, Local Self Government Department (LSGD) has gained an important role in formulation and implementation of developmental works at the grass-root level. Today Panchayat Directorate, Directorate of Urban Affairs, Commissionerate of Rural Development, Town and Country Planning Department and LSGD Engineering wing are the major allied departments of LSGD.Apart from these, there are different allied institutions and training centers under LSGD to address different capacity building activities of the local bodies, both rural and urban. To strengthen the capacity building initiatives, Local Self Government Department under the subcomponent of SATCOM of RGPSA a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India provided for setting up Virtual Class Rooms all over the state. Under this scheme it is intended to set up 28 trainee nodes (2 in each district) and 5 trainer nodes.