Amrita Univ signs MOU with Rural Development Ministry

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) have signed a MoU for collaborating on sharing knowledge, transfer of technologies and training in the areas of e-Learning, skill development, rural technologies, sanitation, energy conservation and outreach programs at Amritapuri campus.

Amritanandamayi Devi graced the occasion and wished that the MoU will blossom into a significant social impact initiative for rural India.

W.R. Reddy (IAS), Director General, NIRD&PR said, “NIRD&PR’s reach in rural areas, when combined with compassionate research and rural technologies of Amrita University can bring major transformation in the rural landscape of India.”

Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said, “Amrita’s unique Live-in-Labs program requires students to go to rural areas, understand their challenges and build research-based solutions.”

Live-in-Labs is a credit-based academic program that provides multidisciplinary experiential learning that breaks classroom and lab barriers by applying learned theory in real-world settings. Live-in-Labs has implemented more than 150 projects in 21 states across India that and have helped improve standards of living for more than 60,000 villagers.