IIM Kozhikode to Launch e-Learning Hub for Villagers
The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode will launch an e-learning hub and library as a pilot project for villagers in Mavoor. Mavoor village is one of the five villages that has been adopted by the institute under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA).
- IIM Kozhikode institute has been a pioneer in spearheading social development at community levels webinar, and programmes such as the UBA. It is also a partner institute of UBA that fortify institutional capacity and give training to national needs especially in rural India.
- The programme aims to create a virtuous cycle between society and academic system by providing knowledge and practices for the emerging professions.
- The virtual session was organised by the UBA Cell of IIM Kozhikode. More than 450 participants were introduced and briefed on the various aspects of NEP 2020.
- IIM Kozhikode has adopted five villages namely Mavoor, Kuttikkattoor, Narikkuni, Puthur and Puthuppadi of Kozhikode under the UBA initiative.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan (UBA)
It is a flagship programme by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The programme is aimed at linking the Higher Education Institutions with a set of at least 5 villages. This has to be done so that institutions can contribute to the economic and social development of the village communities using their knowledge base. Under the initiative, all Higher Learning Institutes have been involved for participation in development activities, particularly in rural areas. It is also aimed at creating a virtuous cycle between the society and university by providing knowledge base to the society. As of March 2020, around 13070 villages have been adopted by some 2475 Institutes.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0
It is the upgraded version of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme is extended to all educational institutes. Under the updated version, Participating institutes are selected on the basis of certain criteria.