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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  • SRM signs MoU with SIRD for rural development

    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

     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

  • கொரானாவை வெற்றி கொள்வோம்-இணையவழியிலான கருத்தரங்கு

    கொரானாவை வெற்றி கொள்வோம்-இணையவழியிலான கருத்தரங்கு

    எஸ்.ஆர்.எம். அறிவியல் மற்றும் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்வி நிறுவனத் தமிழ்ப்பேராயம் மற்றும் எஸ்.ஆர்.எம். உன்னத் பாரத் அபியான் இணைந்து இணையவழியிலான  ‘கொரானாவை வெற்றி கொள்வோம்’ என்ற கருத்தரங்கைத்தை 14.06.2021 திங்கள் கிழமை அன்று மாலை 3 மணியளவில்  நடத்தியது. பல்வேறு கல்லூரிகளைச் சேர்ந்த பேராசிரியர்கள், மாணவர்கள், வெளிநாடு மற்றும் உள்நாட்டில்  இருந்து பங்கேற்ற 100க்கும் மேற்பட்ட பார்வையாளர்களைக் கொண்ட இந்நிகழ்வில் எஸ்.ஆர்.எம். அறிவியல் மற்றும் தொழில்நுட்பக் கல்வி நிறுவன வளாக வாழ்வின் இணை இயக்குநரும், எஸ்.ஆர்.எம். உன்னத் பாரத் அபியான் அமைப்பின் திட்ட அலுவலருமான முனைவர் வ. திருமுருகன் அவர்கள் உன்னத் பாரத் அபியான் செயல்படுத்தும் பல்வேறு திட்டங்களை எடுத்துரைத்ததோடு சிறப்பு விருந்தினர் உள்ளிட்ட அனைவரையும் வரவேற்று வரவேற்புரை ஆற்றினார். 

    தலைமையுரையாற்றிய தமிழ்ப்பேராயத்தின் தலைவர் முனைவர் கரு. நாகராசன் அவர்கள் இந்த பெருந்தொற்றுக் காலத்தில் ஏற்பட்ட வாழ்வியல் சிக்கல்கள் குறித்து எடுத்துரைத்தார்.  சிறப்பு விருந்தினராக  மருத்துவ இலக்கிய மாமணி, பாரதி பணிச்செல்வர்  மருத்துவர் கு. கணேசன் அவர்கள் பங்கேற்றார். சிறப்பு விருந்தினர் தமது உரையில் கொரானா எங்கிருந்து உருவானது, அது பரவும் விதம், அதனால் ஏற்படும் பாதிப்பு, கொரானாவில் இருந்து நம்மைக் காக்கும் வழிமுறைகள், கொரானா அறிகுறிகள் இருப்பின் உடனடியாக மருத்துமனை செல்லுதலின் அவசியம், முகக் கவசம் அணியும் முறை மற்றும் அதன் முக்கியத்துவம், கைகளை அடிக்கடி சோப்பு போட்டு கழுவுவதின் பயன், தனிமனித இடைவெளியின்  தேவை  போன்றவை குறித்து தெளிவாக எடுத்துரைத்தார். மேலும், மக்கள் அனைவரும் தவறாது தடுப்பூசி போட்டுக்கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்றும் அறிவுறுத்தினார். 

    பாரதி பணிச்செல்வர்  மருத்துவர் கு. கணேசன்

    பொதுமக்கள் அனைவருக்கும் பயனுள்ள வகையில் அமைந்த இந்நிகழ்வில் முனைவர் ஜே. ஜெகத்ரட்சகன் அவர்கள் நிறைவாக நன்றியுரை கூறினார். நிகழ்ச்சியைத் திரு மு. பாலசுப்பிரமணி அவர்கள் தொகுத்து வழங்கினார். உலக இரத்ததான தினமான 14.06.21 அன்று  நடைபெற்ற இந்த கொரானா விழிப்புணர்வு நிகழ்வு 

    youtube-இல் நேரலையில் ஒளிப்பரப்பானது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.


  • ONLINE WEBINAR ON - “An Insight into COVID: From the perspective of Physical and Mental health” (02.06.2021)

    ONLINE WEBINAR ON - “An Insight into COVID: From the perspective of Physical and Mental health” (02.06.2021)


         “ An Insight into COVID: From the perspective of Physical and Mental health”

    As a tribute to late. Prof. Rajendra Prasad (founder of UBA program) and in association with The Institute of Engineers (India), Kattankulathur local centre an online webinar “An Insight into COVID: From the perspective of Physical and Mental health” was conducted on 02.06.2021, 11 AM through zoom platform. An insight on COVID from the perspective of physical and mental health. About 200 members were connected through the zoom platform virtually.

    Dr. V. Thirumurugan Associate Director (CL), Nodal officer (UBA) delivered the welcome address. Firstly, he mentioned the support of our Honourable Chancellor Dr. T.R.Paarivendhar, Member of Parliament Dr. Ravi Pachamoothoo, Pro Chancellor (Admin), Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Pro Chancellor (Academics), Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor (i/c) SRMIST, Dr.S.Ponnusamy Registrar (ic).  He emphasized the role of Prof. Rajendra Prasad and the endowments of UBA-SRMIST in uplifting the livelihoods of 8 adopted villages in Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram Dist., during the pandemic situation from 2020-21. He formally welcomed the guest speakers for the webinar.

    Dr. R. Balamurugan, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Professor of surgery and Consultant Laparoscopic surgeon, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre delivered his lecture on PHYSCIAL HEALTH, where he covered the scientific background of the virus, disease transmission, symptoms, possible treatment options, preventive measures, role of Government in disease control, vaccination drives, and scientific aspects of different vaccines. He reiterated that only through public support by adopting 3 MANTRAS wearing mask, frequent hand wash and personal hygiene could be the best way for us to overcome this distress situation. This session ended with Q&A session, participants come up with lot of questions, and experts clearly explained and clarified their queries on COVID, vaccines and symptoms.

    Followed by session 1, Ms. A. Thendralarasi, Consultant psychologist, TNPA has delivered her talk from the prescriptive of MENTAL HEALTH. The session has lot of interaction with the participant and has exercise to get relief from stress, anxiety and depression during the lockdown across all ages. She gave some mental exercise, physical stress busters and ways to create positive environment through interaction with kith and kins. She clearly explained the need for mental stability during this hour and clarified the queries of the participants.

    Finally, the webinar ended with vote of thanks by Dr. B. Samuel Jacob, Asst. Prof. (Biotech.), SRMIST. He thanked the speakers for their valuable time and giving an in detailed information on physical and mental health as the participants felt it more positive. He acknowledged the office bearers of Institution of Engineers (India), Dr. S Dhanalakshmi, Honorary Secretary and Dr.P.T.Ravichandran, Chairman for their valuable support in the conduct of this awareness webinar. He thanked the Nodal officer Dr.V.Thirumurugan and SRMIST management for the support and disseminating the awareness in line with Government of India recommendation for COVID. He thanked the participants for their active involvement throughout the programme.

    Ms. A. T. Ranjini, and Ms . P. Mohanasundari UBA-SRMIST, took efforts in the smooth conduct of the event and maintaining the participants throughout the programme. As demanded by the participants and positive feedback response, UBA –SRMIST planned to conduct such series of webinar in near future for the benefit of the students, academicians, publics and rural citizens of India.

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  • World Earth Day Webinar 2021

    World Earth Day Webinar 2021


                                                    World Earth Day Webinar 2021

               Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (UBA-SRM IST)
    conducted online webinar – World Earth Day on 22 nd April 2021 at 11am. More than 100
    SRM students/faculty and various participants of Participating Institutes, UBA, and Tamil
    Nadu under UBA.

    Dr. V. Thirumurugan, Associate Director, Campus Life, UBA Nodal Officer of SRM IST has
    started the program and he has emphasized the importance of conducting online webinar for
    world earth day

    Dr. B.Samuel Jacob, Dept of Biotechnology SRM IST delivered the welcome address. During
    the program he welcomed the speakers of the program. He introduced about speakers

      Speaker Dr. Paromita, Associate professor, Dept of civil SRM IST has given speech about
    Knowns and unknowns of pandemic: A cost effective technique for early signals The student
    and faculty were actively participated and asked queries during the session. 

    Speaker Dr. R . Senthil, Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering SRM IST has
    given speech about Utilization of solar energy for sustainable development The student and

    faculty were actively participated and asked queries during the session.  

    Ms. A.T.Ranjini, and Ms.P.Mohanasundari  has coordinated the whole event with the support of UBA

    Dr.Samuel Jacob, Assistant Professor Bio-Tech arranged for the distribution of e-certificates to
    all the participants of this event.





    SRM institute of science and technology under flagship of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan conducted the test efficacy of Homoeopathic prophylaxis Arsenicum album at 30 C, 200 C potencies with placebo-controlled Randomized Clinical Trial. This study also tries to empathize with the role of Homoeopathic in Pandemics.

    The inauguration was held at SRM University Kattankulathur campus from 4.12.2020 to 9.12.2020. Eligible field investigators are appointed and were invited to receive training within this timeframe. The Unnat Bharat Abhiyan nodal officer Dr.V.Thirumurugan was acquainted with field workers, the introduction of the study process, the need and importance of this particular study, and all the precautionary methods were explained in detail in their native language (Tamil) and English for better understanding. DrPadmavathyVenkatsubramanian, Dean School of public health and Principle investigator of this project, gave a brief introduction about AYUSH systems, the benefit of choosing AYUSH medicine cost-effective well as highly needed to control this pandemic.

          Dr Alex Joseph, a Homoeopathic physician, and epidemiologist, the principal investigator of this study, explained the clinical trial process, which was the first to happen in Tamil Nadu, awareness about homeopathic medicine wide range practice across the globe. The usage and perception of Homoeopathy in the Indian population. The preparation, sphere of action of the medication, holistic approach, limited side effects, and mode of administration. The principal investigator also shared the results and outcomes of previous studies. The principal investigator also gave enough information about the trial processing, choice of villages, especially those that were under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, benefits for the engagement of the field investigator from the UBA villages by creating employment opportunities by contributing their works to this study, blinding procedures, quadruple blinding which was the strength of this study by this way all the participants, field investigators, trial coordinators, and outcome assessors remain blinded to the drugs allocated to the clusters, the principal investigators summarized all this information. The safety procedures like maintaining social distancing, hand hygiene, wearing masks, and supplying necessary PPE kits were instructed and strictly followed by the field investigators. The details of the health insurance for the field investigators in case of any adverse events during the study will be monitored. Instruction about the selection criteria of the study participants with their proper concern was delivered



           DrR.Yogalakshmi, Homoeopathic Physician, explained about homoeopathic systems so that the field investigator tastes the essence of the homoeopathic way of treatment, its approach, the art of healing, cost-effectiveness, and they educate the study participants for the same. In this way, the field investigator can tackle the situation and educate the participants about all the questions regarding homoeopathy. The administration of drugs, the number of days, and the repetition of doses at intervals were discussed. The side effects of homoeopathic medicine, particularly the preparation of medication, drug intake, and allopathy, and other traditional medicine, were explained. The field investigators' doubts and questions regarding general awareness about homoeopathy and how they can educate the study participants with knowledge of homoeopathic systems, proper intake of medicine were answered. The field investigators were trained to make them aware and equipped themselves to cope with the situation. If the study participants had any doubt regarding homoeopathy medication, any adverse events, emergencies, and contacting the respective authorities were provided.

    The Trial Coordinators, MrBala Ganesh, specialization in public health, and MrSiranjeevi, explained the way of approaching the participants, introduction about each segment of the questionnaire such as basic demographic details of the study participants, identification/sample numbering, assessing  General health status of the participants, information regarding COVID- 19 disease was delivered on the first day / during the inauguration.

    In continuation to the first day of the training session with the introduction part of the questionnaire, the trial coordinators continued to train the field investigators for six days. Since the survey was planned to be done using electronic devices like mobile phones or tablets for data collection, field investigators were ensured to carry all their gadgets fully charged. A questionnaire was an ODK form; hence the details about the software KOBOCOLLECT were introduced. Kobo collect was a user-friendly software, and the questionnaire form was made easily accessible by clicking the link and opening it in any convenient browsers. The ODK form was made usable even without an internet connection. It was uploaded whenever the internet connection is retained, so there will be no interruption during data collection while using this ODK questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed for both languages, English and Tamil, for better understanding. Initially, presentations of the questionnaire were done by trial coordinators in their regional language for improved communication and to clarify doubts.

              Instructions about the first segment, the investigation code, medicine code, household number, sample number, caste, education, and qualification were instructed to enter an orderly fashion. The continuation of the sample number each day was followed carefully according to the guidelines that get updated daily during the trial period. Field investigators will also be trained on how to approach each participant, entering the household, getting concerned about their interest to take part in the study, explaining the need and aim of the current trial, knowledge about their contributions to the study, and any concern after taking medication, adverse health effects, trained to respond politely.

    Followed by the introduction segment, the next segment of the questionnaire was to assess the general health status of the subject. Since this set of questions has some medical conditions like Blood pressure, tuberculosis, Cataract, Asthma, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, etc., training for the pronunciation, meaning, how they can ask this question, list of treatment and medications was instructed to enter properly.

    Information regarding the COVID-19 disease assessment questionnaire was the most crucial segment determining whether the individual is infected with COVID-19 and the exposure status towards COVID-19--19. Field investigators were instructed to explain every question in this segment and ask the possible answers they tend to get during the survey. Field investigators were practiced to ask all the questions clearly and organized to complete within the time.

    After the oral presentation and explaining all the questions by trail coordinators and research team members, the field investigators were asked to present individually. This allowed them to practice, and any questions they had about the questions were answered. They also practised the possible way of asking the questions so that they became more familiar. The doubts and clarification in the questionnaire were cleared and get updated simultaneously. They were also instructed to reach the Trial coordinator for any help or clarifications during the survey. They were also trained to practice these questions using ODK form using their mobile phones. The research team resolved problems like buffering, updating answers, and sorting and rectifying other challenges simultaneously. Practical sessions like group discussion, where 4-5 members gathered and practised asking each other questions.

    Guidelines about the precautionary measures while conducting the household survey were asked to follow without fail. Proper usage of PPE (Personal protective equipment), wearing a mask while talking to the participant, practising hand hygiene frequently on a touch of any infected objects, coughing and sneezing within the elbow, washing hands for 20 minutes after coughing, maintain social distancing during the survey and asked to spread the same awareness to the participants, wearing gloves, proper disposal of PPE, gloves, and mask, all these protocols were instructed to follow strictly in the field. During the survey, any health changes or illness for the field investigators were asked to immediately report to the trial coordinators.

    At the end of this training session, mock training was conducted at one of the villages chosen for this study. Field investigators were taken to Thenmelpakkam village and asked to undergo a trial process using this questionnaire.  Trial-coordinators accompany them, and they were monitored while practising the questionnaire, and the practical aspect of approaching the participants was trained. After discussion with the research team members, principal investigators, field investigators, and trial coordinators, the randomized controlled trial was executed as planned.


    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