Development of adopted villages through VDP with understading.


The Associate director(CL) and Faculties Coordinate ... and their contribution.

  • Dr.V.Thirumurugan

    Associate Director(CL),Department of Campus Administration,SRMIST

    Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell Nodal Officer,UBA-SRMIST.

  • Dr.P.Vijayakumar

    Assoc Prof/ECE, Cordinator Anjur Village and Project Lead

    Dept Of ECE Project @ Anjur village End-To-End Integrated Rationing System for Distribution of Provisions

  • Dr.T.Deepa

    Assoc. prof /ECE, UBA-Coordinator- Orathur Village and Project lead

    Dept of ECE Project @ Orathur village Reverse osmosis plant for rural water treatment.

  • Dr. B. Samuel Jacob

    AP/Biotech Coordinator Nattarasanpattu village and Project lead

    Dept of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering Project @ Orathur village Versatile Anaerobic reactor for Households to Yield Biogas by Utilizing waste (KISAN VAHYU)

  • Dr.K.S.Vignesh

    Kollathur Village, Coordinator

    UBA-SRMISTAsst.Prof School of Public Health,SRMIST


Smart e – Hackathon on “Sustainable Rural Development - 2021” (SH-SRD 2021) Register Here.

  • UBA - SRMIST Smart e-Hackathon – Sustainable Rural Development (SH-SRD 2021)


    SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur Campus

    Smart e-Hackathon – Sustainable Rural Development (SH-SRD 2021)

    UBA SRMIST in association with UBA RCI IIT Madras


    Our top management officials, Chancellor, Pro-Chancellors, Vice-Chancellor, The Registrar and Dean (College of Engineering and Technology) are always showing keen interest in activities on improving and promoting the living standards of society. We, SRMIST, Kattankulathur Campus, adopted eight villages in Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram Districts to uplift the living standards of the rural community.

    This national-level Smart e-Hackathon – Sustainable Rural Development (SH-SRD 2021) is organized by UBA SRMIST in association with UBA RCI IIT Madras. The Conveners and co-conveners are as follows.


    Dr. V. Thirumurugan

    Associate Director (Campus Life), Nodal Officer - UBA-SRMIST

    Dr. Shantanu Patil

    Associate Director, SRM Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship Center (SIIEC)

    Dr. B.S. Murty

    Professor, UBA RCI, IIT Madras



    Dr. R. Senthil

    Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRMIST

    Dr. T. Deepa

    Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRMIST


    The main aim of the Hackathon is to cultivate young minds to provide innovative solutions to rural development on broad themes like renewable energy, water management, and waste management. The students of arts, science and engineering and technology are eligible to apply for this Hackathon. The team size is five students and there should be at least one female student in each team.

    The specific themes of SH-SRD 2021 are to design affordable solar cookers for rural households to avoid pollution of conventional fuels and other inefficient cooking methods. The next one is to propose ideas to treat wastewater in rural applications. The final sub-theme is to provide Agri-tech solutions for stubble management. Nationwide enthusiastic participation has been witnessed with 120 submissions to the Hackathon. After scrutinizing submitted proposals for completeness and correctness, 105 teams were selected for the competition. The submissions are as follows.

    ·         Renewable Energy: 30 Teams

    ·         Water Management: 30 Teams

    ·         Waste Management: 45 Teams

    There are three levels of selection and are provided below.

    Level-1: Two experts in the fields shortlisted 50% of teams for the second-level competitions for online presentations of their ideas. This is done based on ranking all the proposals in each theme, and the top 50% are selected.

    Level-2: From the three verticals, Renewable Energy, Water and Waste Management, 15 to 20 teams have participated in the second round on 22.10.2021 from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM through online presentation to the two judges. The top 5-6 teams are selected for the final selection.

    Level-3: The selected top 5-6 teams from Level-2 are attended the Grand Final Hackathon. The eminent field experts from IIT Madras and IIT Tirupati selected three top-ranked in each vertical.

    How the students show interest in sustainable rural development technologies ensures the concrete hope that the younger generation will provide innovative solutions to the rural community and development of the nation. 

    "My idea of village swaraj is that it is a complete republic, independent of its neighbours for its own vital wants, and yet interdependent for many others in which dependence is a necessity”.  Mahatma Gandhiji says this. We strongly believe the youngsters will put their efforts to make true of Mahatma’s dreams on village development as it’s the backbone of our country.

    Thank you all for being part of the Smart Hackathon and making it a grand success.



    The winner in each theme is provided in the following Table.


    First Prize

    (INR. 15,000/-)

    Second Prize

    (INR. 10,000/-)

    Third Prize

    (INR. 5,000/-)

    Water Management

    Team Make bIT

    Bajaj Institute of Technology, Wardha  

    1. Mr. Rohit Muley

    2. Ms. Aditi Mishra,

    3. Ms. Shravani Khadse,

    4. Mr. Chinmay Waghale,

    5. Mr. Suchit Chaudhari

    Team One Force

    Sri Krishna College of Technology     

    1. Mr. Sampruth Pirabakaran,

    2. Ms. R. Anushya,

    3. Ms. S. Jeevithaa,

    4. Mr. S. Logeswar 

    5. Mr. S. Thilakraaj

    Team Aqua Sqaud

    Acharya Institute of technology

    1.Rachana S M

    2. Anuskha,

    3. Sharon Sudhakar Sane,

    4. Sacheth Shetty,

    5. Sidhuraj C R

    Waste Management

    Team Workify

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology

    1. Ms. Akankshi Vaishya

    2. Mr. Reshesh Kumar Pathak,

    3. Mr. Mayur Bhosle,

    4. Mr. Harshit Rathore,

    5. Suryanshoo Kaushal

    Team Palftec

    KCG College of Technology     

    1. Mr. Nitheesh P

    2. Surya Bharath

    Team Variants

    Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science           

    1. Yashwanth Sai B

    2. Pragathesh S I,

    3. Kemilus P,

    4. Sheryl Hepzibah,

    5. Madhavan P 

    Renewable Energy

    Team Avyukt

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST)

    1. Ms. R.V. Nanditta   

    2. Nagulash Rahul B,

    3. Sattwik Harichandan,

    4. Rohan Mitra,

    5. Abdul Rahim Ismail Rumaney

    Team Ravanclaws

    Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

    1. Ms. Lindsay Shantha Rubia K

    2. Mr. Ronak Tandi G

    3. Mr. Pamalapatti Pavan Chowdari

    4. Mr. Peddi Sai Charan Reddy

    5. Mr. Tejeswar Reddy C

    Team Reynardz

    Forest College and Research Institute           

    1. Mr. Aswin J

    2. Mr. Boobalan T

    3. Ms. Elamathi C

    4. Mr. Mothi Nikil N

    5. Ms. Shangavi K

     Few Glimpses of the Events!

  • SRMIST students and staff sowed 5,000 palm seeds in Kadampur lakes near Kalivandapattu village, Chengalpattu district.

     SRMIST students and staff sowed 5,000 palm seeds in Kadampur lakes near Kalivandapattu village, Chengalpattu district. This was done as part of the Institute's Unnat Bharat Abhiyan through the Department of Business Administration, New Generation Foundation and Bharathidasan Green Foundation.

    The event was inaugurated by Dr. V. Thirumurugan Associate Director (Campus Life) in the presence of Dr. Ponniah V.M Dean (School of Management). Mr. Venkata Sastry Director (Career Center) felicitated the staff & students for their contributions. Mr. Ramesh Kannan participated on behalf of the New Generation Foundation.

    The event was attended by many students, teachers and the general public. The event was organised by Mr.Pradeep S, Mr.Meghavannan & Mr.Rajasekar.

  • SRMIST- UBA observed the Swachhata Pakhwada 2021

     The theme of this Swachhata Pakhwada is “Clean India, Green India, Yeh Hai Mera Dream India”.

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur is holding Swachhata Pakhwada 2021, a fortnight-long program observed to ensure mass participation of citizens in Swachhata activities. The inauguration for the event was held on 1st September virtually. About 60 members, including Deans, Directors, faculty members and students, participated in this initiative.  

    Dr. P. Supraja, from Swatchhata organizing team gave a short note on the Institute’s action plan towards Swachhata Pakhwada 2021. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. T. Rajasekaran, professor from Mechanical Engineering and NSS Coordinator of SRMIST. Registrar of SRMIST Dr. S. Ponnusamy gave the presidential address and shared valuable information about the Swachhata initiative in the campus. Director (IHM) Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar shared his own experience and importance of swatch movement in the felicitation note.

    Dr. V. M. Gayathri from Swatchhata organizing team delivered the pledge to devote towards 'Swachhata' of our motherland and all the dignitaries and participants have taken an oath for the same. Associate Director (Campus Life) & Nodal Officer for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Dr. V. Thirumurugan thanked all the dignitaries and participants who took part in the inaugural ceremony. 


    Swachhata Pakhwada 2021, as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiayan launched by Government of India, is a fortnight-long program observed to ensure mass participation of citizens in Swachhata activities and to transform Swachh Bharat into a citizen’s movement. MHRD has directed all educational institutions to take part in Swachhata Pakhwada 2021 and to set the tone and pace for the Swachhata movement in the country.

  • UBA-SRMIST observed International Beach Cleanup Day

    International Beach Cleanup Day was observed by the National Building Research Center, National Center for Coastal Research Chennai, and SRMIST-Unnat Bharat Abhiyan cleaned up the Kovalam beach. About 150 students and professors joined the clean-up drive held at Kovalam beach. Dr. V. Thirumurugan, Associate Director (Campus Life) SRMIST and Nodal officer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-SRMIST inaugurated the event under the chairmanship of Dr. Prabhakar Misra, Researcher, Indian Coastal Research Center. 


    The team went on a campaign march from the beach in Kovalam panchayat and ended at the Kovalam bus stand to raise awareness of cleanliness. They were joined by villagers, who also raised awareness on the prevention of the use of plastic, maintain environmental hygiene, and protect the cleanliness of the beach.

  • Ten thousand Palm seeds were sown by SRM university students in UBA adopted village

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) planted about 10,000 palm seeds on the banks of Siruvanjoor lake and Nattarasanpattu  lake.  The event was inaugurated by the Registrar of SRMIST, Dr. S. Ponnusamy. The event was presided by Mr. Chakrapani, Headmaster of Government Middle School and Head of Parent-Teacher Association of Nattarasanpattu Government School, HoD of Civil Dr. Ravichandran and Associate Director (Campus Life), and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan nodal officer Dr. V. Thirumurugan.

    Bharthidasan Trust jointly coordinated in this program in which 150 students of SRMIST, students of Nattarasnpattu Govt. School and faculty members participated in this event held from morning 6 am. The event was coordinated by S.Pradeep, faculty of Civil and Dr.Samuel, Biotech faculty of SRMIST.

  • SRM signs MoU with SIRD for rural development


    SRM signs MoU with SIRD for rural development


    SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur under its Unnat Bharat Abhiyan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, TN (SIRD & PR).

    As per this undertaking, both the institutions will conduct collaborative training, seminars, workshops etc.; internship - both short and long term for students of SRMIST at SIRD≺ faculty development programmes; conduct research studies on mutual agreement; carrying out Programme Evaluation and Consultancy on mutual areas of interest, documentation of Case Studies on best practices and its dissemination; Village Adoption Programme and Out-reach Programme for model village, conducting exhibitions/meets and Melas and networking with institutions working for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj.

    The event was presided over by Director of SIRD Mr. S. Samuel Inbadurai, Centre Head, Centre for Networking, Communication and New Initiative Mr. K. P. S. Thillai Nayagam, Junior Faculty (Research) Dr. P. Sathyaraj, Junior Faculty ( Networking) Mr. S. PremKumar from SIRD. From SRMIST, present were Vice Chancellor (Interim) Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar (Interim) Dr. C Ponnusamy, Deputy Registrar and Director ( Hotel Management) Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar, Associate Director (Campus life) & Nodal Officer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan/SBSI-SRMIST Dr. V.Thirumurugan and other coordinators.

    Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said, "This collaboration will strengthen and support each other. We can use this as an opportunity to use technology to solve problems in rural areas. We make use of students to come up with the best solution.”

    In his opening remarks, Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar said, “SRMIST has been having a long standing relationship with SIRD. We will work mutually in the days to come.”

    Mr. S. Samuel Inbadurai said, “We have seen SRM grow into a top most Institute in the country. We are happy to have this collaboration. This will help students to collaborate with us and do good projects.” He said that the entire process of SIRD has moved from social model to economic model. “We will be happy to get technological support from SRMIST which will help in the livelihood of people from rural areas.”

    The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. V.Thirumurugan.


  • A virtual learning initiative on COVID-19 Objectives An insight on Covid: From the perspective of Physical and Mental Health

     A virtual learning initiative on COVID-19 Objectives An insight on Covid: From the perspective of Physical and Mental Health

    Unnat Bharat Grama Arogya Series: A Tribute to Late. Prof. Rajendra Prasad (Founding pillar of UBA Program)

    16.06.2021 (Wednesday) at 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM.

    Languages: English & Tamil

    Coordinating Institutes: RCI-IIT Madras &

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur Campus, Chennai with NCI-IIT Delhi.

    Expert Names /Speakers:

    ·         Doctor M. Logaraj, Associate Dean, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Chennai, presented Stress Management and preventive measures for COVID 19.

    Doctor K. Subramaniyam, Professor, General Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Chennai, presented the Physical Health and Home Management of Covid-19 and when to approach a Doctor?

    The online webinar is formally initiated at 10 AM by the organizing coordinator, Prof. Dr B S Murty, RCI-IIT Madras. Dr. V. Thirumurugan,  PI give the welcome address, Nodal Officer-UBA-SRMIST to invite the Speakers and facilitated NCI and RCI coordinators. The speakers shared their valuable experiences and insights on the Prevention of Covid, how to manage the mental stress among all the stakeholders during the Covid, how to cope during home quarantines, what are instruments and essential medicines to be ready with the people, what are healthy food practices, necessary hygienic activities, when to approach the doctors, how to handle the children during the lockdown, how to prevent the students and children’s physical and mental activities from minimizing the gadgets addiction.

    The speakers have enthusiastically answered the queries of the participants with practical facts and measures about Covid and allied issues. We appreciate your keen interest in clearing the doubts of the participants. We will certainly follow your suggestions to combat the present pandemic situations. The number of participants is about 250, including faculty, students, institute representatives, health workers, schoolteachers, village community. The webinar is one of the needs of the hour topics. One of the interesting questions is that how to manage children’s physical and mental health during Covid. The expert’s answer is that the children are affected due to the indoor and online recreational addicts. The issue is to be handled sensitively and we need to take more positive measures to involve physical and mental activities to divert the children from online addictions.  

    The event is completed with the vote of thanks by Dr R. Senthil, SRMIST and Dr T. Deepa, SRMIST, for all the efforts taken by NCI and RCI coordinators and speakers for their most beneficial discussions and the participants for the most significant turnaround from the public, adopted villages and faculties and students from various HEIs.

    YouTube Link           https://youtu.be/0tIcuUqxETQ


    For enquiries you can contact us in several different ways. Contact details are below.

    Unnat Bharat Abhiyan SRMIST

    • Street :SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur - 603 203
    • Person :SRM OFFICE
    • Phone :+91-44-2745 5510
    • District :Chengalpattu
    • State :Tamil Nadu
    • Country :India
    • Email :ubasrmist@gmail.com

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology, is a deemed university located in Kattankulathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India, near Chennai.

    It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur