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Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
Dec 12, 2014

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a programme called Unnat Bharat Abhiyan with an aim to connect institutions of higher education, including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) etc. with local communities to address the development challenges through appropriate technologies.

The objectives of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan are broadly two-fold:

Building institutional capacity in Institutes of higher education in research & training relevant to the needs of rural India.
Provide rural India with professional resource support from institutes of higher education, especially those which have acquired academic excellence in the field of Science, Engineering  & Technology  and Management

Under this programme, 132 villages have been identified for intervention by the following 16 institutes of higher education so far.


  1. IIT Bombay

  2. IIT Bhubaneswar

  3. IIT Delhi

  4. IIT Guwahati

  5. IIT Hyderabad

  6. IIT Indore

  7. IIT Jodhpur

  8. IIT Kanpur

  9. IIT Kharagpur

  10. IIT Madras

  11. IIT Mandi

  12. IIT Patna

  13. IIT Roorkee

  14. IIT Ropar

  15. IISER Bhopal

  16. MNIT Jaipur


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