Unnat Bharat Abhlyan is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, with the intention to enrich Rural India. The knowledge base and resources of the Premier Institutions of the country are to be leveraged to bring in transformational change in the rural developmental process. It also aims to create a vibrant relationship between the society and the higher educational institutes, with the latter providing the knowledge and technology support to improve the livelihoods in rural areas and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and private organizations in the society. llT Delhi has been designated to function as the National Coordinating Institute for this programme. Each selected institute would adopt a cluster of villages / Panchayats and gradually expand the outreach over a period of time.

 Institutes through their faculty and students, will carry out studies of living conditions in the adopted villages, assess the local problems and needs, workout the possibilities of leveraging the technological interventions and the need to improve the processes in the implementation of various government schemes. Such knowledge inputs would make their way into the development programmes in rural areas. The Institutes would be expected to closely coordinate with the district administration, elected public representatives of Panchayat / villages and other stakeholders and will become a part of the process of development planning and implementation. In this process, faculty and students of institute would be re-oriented and connected to the rural realities so that their learning and research work also becomes more relevant to the society.

As a particiapating institute under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, KNOLWEDGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY has adopted following villages for their development in collaboration with district administration.

Village Name

1. Kanagagiri      2. Kandarakulamanickam        3. Vaikuntam        4. Ariyampalayam

5. Perumagoundampatti (CT)

District Name: Salem