Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
The conceptualization of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) started with the initiative of a group of dedicated faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi working for long in the area of rural development and appropriate technology.
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.
The Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India.
- To build an understanding of the development agenda within institutes of Higher Education and an institutional capacity and training relevant to national needs, especially those of rural India.
- To re-emphasize the need for field work, stake-holder interactions and design for societal objectives as the basis of higher education.
- To stress on rigorous reporting and useful outputs as central to developing new professions.
- To provide rural India and regional agencies with access to the professional resources of the institutes of higher education, especially those that have acquired academic excellence in the field of science, engineering and technology, and management.
- To improve development outcomes as a consequence of this research. To develop new professions and new processes to sustain and absorb the outcomes of research.
- To foster a new dialogue within the larger community on science, society and the environment and to develop a sense of dignity and collective destiny.
Our college was selected under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan in the year 2018 as a participating institution. As per the guidelines of UBA, the college selected five villages for carrying out development work. The villages chosen were Sarangpur, Khuda Jassu, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Ali Sher, and Dhanas. These villages are located in the vicinity of the city of Chandigarh. For coordinating the UBA work, 500 students are enrolled as volunteers to work for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme; 100 students are allotted to each village. For each group of 100 volunteers one teacher incharge has been appointed to carry out the activities in the villages along with the student volunteers in collaboration with the respective Village Headman:
|UBA Coordinator: Dr. Manoj Kumar|
|Dr. Dhrakshayani /Dr. Salil||Village Khudda Jassu|
|Dr. Anoop Singh/ Dr. Anju||Village Khudda Lahora|
|Dr. Prakasam/Mr. Suresh||Village Khudda Ali Sher|
|Dr. Vijay Kumar/Dr. Narinder||Village Sarangpur|
|Dr. Pallavi/Dr. Raman||Village Dhanas|
Ever since the initiation of the UBA by the college, the teams have been undertaking wide-ranging activities like Swachh Bharat Summer Internship, EDPs, and awareness and sensitization programmes on cleanliness, gender sensitization and digital literacy by expert-talks, door to door campaigns etc. It is noteworthy that during the pandemic, UBA volunteers used mass media tools to create awareness on the precautions and preventive measure against Covid-19.