Centre for Unnat Bharat Abhiyam
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, with an intention to enrich rural India. The knowledge base and resources of the Premier Institutions of the country are to be leveraged to bring in transformational change in the rural development process. It also aims to create a vibrant relationship between society and the higher educational institutes, with the latter providing the knowledge and technology support to improve the livelihoods in rural areas and to upgrade the capabilities of both public and private organizations in the society.
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.