Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help and build the architecture of an inclusive India. The aim is 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 respond to the development needs of rural India. The current policy context urges institutions of national importance to adopt villages and develop appropriate technologies.
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (IARE), Dundigal, is the coordinating institute of UBA. Dr. L V Narasimha Prasad, Principal, as Chairman of UBA and Mr. V Mahidhar Reddy, Assistant Professor is the Coordinator of UBA. The UBA of has formed an inter-disciplinary team of faculty members and support staff. UBA provides an opportunity to channelize our energy with measurable outcomes. We are mandated to work through the network of available units in the Institute and will also try to collaborate with various community stakeholders like NSS, NCC and so on. We have identified few villages around our campus and chosen to work on select themes. We hope to develop villages around our campus as model villages and then scale it up throughout Medchal District, Telangana.
IARE has been doing commendable work in rural areas of Medchal District and has successfully established Centres of Excellence for the improvement and enrichment of science and engineering knowledge – Alternative Energy Appliances for Rural India (AAERI), Low Cost Housing (LCH), Water and Environment Technology (WET),Soil and Material Testing (SMT). The activities of AAERI, LCH, WET and SMT carry out multidisciplinary research projects using integrated technologies with the prime aspiration of bringing “Science to the Society”. The functions of these centres mainly focus on the development, management and conservation of natural resources, environment and ecology. UBA provides us a dream opportunity to channelize our energy with measurable outcomes.
IARE will work through the network of available units in the Institute and also try to collaborate with various stakeholders. We have requesting all faculty members to make sure that 5-10% of all B.Tech project should be done with focus on inclusive rural development. Similarly, M.Tech and Ph.D pursuing students are encouraged for inclusive technology.
IARE wants to adopt five villages around the campus to improve the quality of life of rural areas. These are the villages to be adopted:
IARE will address the following issues in the adopted five villages :
|Name of the Member
|Dr. L V Narasimha Prasad
|Mr. V Mahidhar Reddy
|Dr. P Munaswamy
|Dean, Internal Quality Assurance Cell
|Dr. M Madhubala
|Dr. M. Purushotham Reddy
|Dr. P Ashok Babu
|Dr. P Sridhar
|Dr. D Govardhan
|Dr. BDY Sunil
|Dr. U Vamsi Mohan