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


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  • Unnat Bharat Abhiyan at SRM-IST - Baseline Household survey complete

    Unnat Bharat Abhiyan at SRM-IST - Baseline Household survey complete

    SRM-IST has adopted five villages (Orathur, Nattarasanpattu, Anjur, Thenmelpakkam, Pattravakkam) under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme of the Central Government that aims to develop villages, with the technological expertise of Higher Education Institutions.
    SRM volunteer staff collecting household data from respondents in the village 

    As a preliminary step, SRM-IST announced its participation in UBA to all Departments and accepted volunteers who were willing to take part in the baseline data collection. Both teaching and non-teaching staff helped in carrying out the survey. 

    Before the survey, they were trained on the processes and survey forms. 
    Dr.V.Thirumurugan, UBA Nodal Officer and Associate Director (CL), SRMIST giving instructions to volunteers from IT Dept regarding uploading survey data to UBA portal

    The volunteers worked as teams with a clear plan of work and timeline before going to the village. They faced few difficulties getting complete response from the household respondents. At the outset, it was difficult to make them understand about the importance of this survey and some of the respondents did not cooperate giving information like aadhaar number, household members details. Amidst these difficulties, the volunteers completed the village and household survey. 

    The volunteers from Community Medicine comprised of 11 Compulsory Rotatory Residential Interns (CRRI), 3 Health Inspectors, 4 Medical Social Workers, 2 Auxillary Nurse Midwives, 2 Office Assistants. 
    The volunteer team from E&T Department SRMIST

    Volunteers from non-medical field comprised of 11 Electrical & Communication Engineering staff, 15 Information Technology staff, 10 Computer Science Engineering staff, 4 Telecom Engineering staff. While the medical professionals are used to conducting such surveys in their practice, the non-teaching staff utilized this data collection experience as a unique opportunity to learn about household survey, interacting with villagers and understanding their real-life problems.

    The volunteer team from Community Medicine Department SRMIST

    A total of 2030 households were surveyed from all five villages. None of the villages have an elected village head. Any matters concerning the villagers are taken to the ex-panchayat heads or Block Development Officers. Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, though not in majority, reside in semi-pucca or kutcha houses with no toilets and practice open defecation. The drainage system is not closed, leaving it a breeding ground for mosquitoes and at times, pollutes the underground water table. Typhoid, sickness among children and old-age related ailments were the commonly reported health problems. Most houses do not have piped water connectivity inside house and majority rely on community water which is not located more than a kilometer away. There is collection system for household waste in few villages. Those households don’t avail this service, they burn the waste at doorstep or discard at a common point. Less than 5% of houses use chullah while the rest are using LPG for cooking. Some households rear cattle but not all have proper shelter for livestock. None of the houses had bio-gas plant and compost pits. Electricity is available in all houses with intermittent power shutdown.

    SRM volunteer staff collecting household data from respondents in the village 

    As per Census 2011, the total literacy rate of India stands at 74.04% which is the same for these five villages (73.9%), while the global literacy rate is 86.77%. There are school drop-outs due to socio-economic conditions. There are basic village amenities such as ration shop, primary health center, primary and secondary government schools.

    Other problems raised by villagers are improper roads, no bus facility, no drainage system, no hospital close to vicinity. A situational analysis of this data and discussions through gram sabha meetings will be used to address some of their priority problems through technological interventions.

    The survey data are being uploaded into the UBA portal with the assistance of IT staff.
    One of our IT Staff entering Household Survey data into UBA portal



    SRM Institute of Science & technology ,Kattankulathur has adopted the  5 villages in Kanchipuram District for rural development under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, a flagship programme  programmed initiated by ministry of Human Resource department  under the auspices of NSS  to understand and work in rural areas to customise new technology and implement existing government programmes.

    The 5 villages adopted are as following


    As a inaugural activity of UBA ,SRM Institute Of Science and Technology  donated  Furniture's worth Rs 2.00 lakhs to a Govt. Middle School, Thenmelpakkam village,Kattankulathur Panchayat union on 29.11.2018 at 10.00am   responding to the felt need of the community which  had complained lack of furniture in the classrooms  and children had to sit on floor.

    The Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) inaugural function was graced by
    Chief Guest -Dr.C.Muthamilselvan, Director (E&T) of SRMIST.
    Mr.S.Christopher,Block Educational Officer ,Kattankulathur
    Dr.V.Thirumurugan, Associate Director (CL)-SRMIST/UBA Cell -Coordinator 
    Dr.T.Rajasekaran,Prof/Mech, NSS coordinator 
    Dr. Rajan R Patil, Associate Professor, SPH-SRMIST
    Mr.T.Elumalai, Ex-President of Thenmelpakkam and 
    Mr.K.T.Anup kumar,Head Master ,Govt.Middle School
    Tmt.Nirosha, President, Management committee of Thenmel Pakkam School

    The function began with welcome address by School head master Mr. Anup kumar who highlighted achievements of the school. He also listed out constraints faced by the school by lack of basic amenities. He thanked SRMIST for donating furniture’s to the school and placed few additional requests for the following items to enhance quality of education in the school.

    1.      Establishing smart class room
    2.      Projector
    3.      Public Announcement system  
    4.      Support for salary for one kinder garden teacher
    5.      Teaching learning instruments

    Dr.C.Muthamilselvan, Director (E&T) of SRMIST who was chief guest of the day stressed importance of rural orientation of student, university students to innovate socially useful technology. He invited School children to visit SRM University and get exposed university campus to enhance their understanding and knowledge. He mentioned that SRMIST was developing app to undertake survey in selected villages. He emphasised to make science and technology relevant to rural areas.

    Dr.Thirumurgan, project coordinator of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan gave the back ground and objectives of the UBA programme. He shared that there was overwhelming response from students and Teachers of SRM University. He expressed his happiness to announce that totally about 600 students and faculties have registered for volunteering for UBA project.  He also announced that training would be conducted to students to undertake house hold level survey and conduct Gramsabha meetings to understand the needs of the community.

    Mr.Elumalaia, ex panchayat leader in his speech highlighted his own contribution as panchayat leader in village development. He welcomed SRM University gesture of engaging with rural community and kind donation of furniture to the school. He stressed sanitation and hygiene were the major issues faced in the villages. He requested SRM University to facilitate construction of 100 toilets so that open defecation problem could be addressed in the villages. He offered all the help in implement UBA activities in SRM IST

     Tmt.Nirosha, President, Management committee of Thenmel Pakkam School thanked the SRMIST for the furniture donation.

    Dr.T.Rajshekhar & Dr.Rajan R Patil committed to plan and coordinate NSS and other volunteers in implementation of UBA Programme activities in five adopted villages. Nearly, 15 NSS students volunteer represented student volunteers That SRMIST will be working on following themes in the 5 adopted villages:
    ·         Organic farming
    ·         Renewable energy
    ·         Water management
    ·         Artisans
    ·         Basic amenities and
    ·         Convergence
    The programme ended with the Govt school authorities honouring the SRM representatives with the shawl.
    NSS volunteer thanked everyone and the function concluded with National Anthem. The SRMIST Hostel arranged for the refreshment.




    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