Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India has launched the national program called Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), with the vision to involve professional and higher educational institution in the development process of rural areas in the country to achieve sustainable development and better quality of life. Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi has been designated to be the National Coordinating Institute by the Ministry.
Our Institution SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology & C-45320 has agreed to participate in UBA as a participating Institute (PI). Dr.D.SENTHIL KUMARAN, Principal, has been duly authorized in this regard from our side to carry on the activities of UBA in our organization as Project Coordinator.
Under the UBA program every Participating Institute is to adopt a cluster of five villages in consultation with the Districts Collector.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India and to have a paradigm shift in academic and research programs of the country.
Develop the necessary mechanism and proper coordination among educational institutions, implementation agencies (District administration / Panchayati Raj Institutions) and the grassroots level stakeholders to enable effective intervention at the field level.
Select suitable rural clusters and effectively participate in the holistic development of these clusters using eco-friendly sustainable technologies and local resources creating sufficient employment opportunities in the process, harnessing multifarious government schemes, customised use of existing technologies and use of knowledge as per the local needs.
Reorienting the academic curricula and research programs in higher educational institutions to make them more responsive to the needs of the time and to bring in holistic development and enrich knowledge of students about issues of villages/society.
OBJECTIVES OF UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN 2.0
To engage the faculty and students of Higher Educational Institutions in understanding rural realities.
identify & select existing innovative technologies, enable customisation of technologies, or devise implementation methods for innovative solutions, as per the local needs.
To leverage the knowledge base of the educational institutions for effective implementation of various government programmes.