Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is flagship programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) that aims to enrich Rural India. The second edition (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0) was launched in April, 2018.

The scheme aims to link higher education institutions with set of at least five villages, so that they can contribute to economic and social betterment of these village communities using their knowledge base. Under this scheme, higher education institutions will participate in development activities, particularly in rural areas.

Objectives of the scheme are:

  • To engage faculty and students of higher educational institutions in understanding rural realities.
  • Identify and select existing innovative technologies, enable customization of technologies or devise implementation methods for innovative solutions as required by people.
  • To allow higher educational institutions to contribute to devising systems for smooth implementation of various Government Programs.

The scheme is inspired by vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge base and resources of premier Institutions of the country to help build the architecture of Inclusive India. It also aims to create virtuous cycle between society and inclusive university system, with latter providing knowledge base, best practices for emerging livelihoods and upgrade capabilities of both public and private sectors.

Under it, institutes through their faculty and students, will carry out studies of living conditions in adopted villages, assess local problems and needs, workout possibilities of leveraging technological interventions and need to improve processes in implementation of various government schemes, prepare workable action plans for the selected villages.

UBA by A.R.S.D. College:

It goes beyond that and in fact co-curricular and extracurricular activities play an important role in shaping a student as not mere a degree holder but a responsible citizen too. Social bonding at young age helps to develop an understanding of society and people living around us. With a view to inculcate this understanding Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College College has participated in MHRD’s Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College is actively involved in implementation of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), a flagship programme of the MHRD on rural development through use of affordable technologies. Recently, A.R.S.D College has adopted 5 villages of South-West Delhi under this UBA programme. The issues addressed in the first phase are: Awareness generation, education, health, sanitation, drinking water, solid waste management, affordable housing technology, use of renewable energy etc. In coming days, students and faculty together will make sure that villagers in these villages drink pure water, which is a severe issue at present. Participation of the villagers are encouraged in the UBA programme. A good number of faculty and students across the disciplines are members of the UBA Cell and are involved in this venture.

Name of the Villages adopted by the A.R.S.D College: UBA Cell of the A.R.S.D College


[1] Delhi Cantonment (South-West Delhi)

[2] Nasirpur (South-West Delhi)

[3] Najafgarh (South-West Delhi)

[4] Asalatpur Khawad (South-West Delhi)

[5] Shikarpur (South-West Delhi)

Faculty member:

Dr. Raghvendra Pandey (UBA Coordinator)


Dr. Anjani Singh (NSS Program Officer)

Dr. Ashutosh Vishwabandhu (Member)

Students: NSS students (25)


Further information about UBA activities is available on the UBA website:







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