Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)

  • Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)

About Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is the flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, with the intention to enrich Rural India. The Knowledge base and resources of the Institute 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 society. IIT Delhi has been designated to function as the National Coordinating Institute for this Programme.


Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India.


The Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India.


  • To build an understanding of the development agenda within institutes of Higher Education and an institutional capacity and training relevant to national needs, especially those of rural India.
  • To re-emphasize the need for field work, stake-holder interactions and design for societal objectives as the basis of higher education.
  • To stress on rigorous reporting and useful outputs as central to developing new professions.
  • To provide rural India and regional agencies with access to the professional resources of the institutes of higher education, especially those that have acquired academic excellence in the field of science, engineering and technology, and management.
  • To improve development outcomes as a consequence of this research. To develop new professions and new processes to sustain and absorb the outcomes of research.
  • To foster a new dialogue within the larger community on science, society and the environment and to develop a sense of dignity and collective destiny.

Darshan University has formed UBA-Cell to carry out initiatives in rural areas. The UBA-Cell involves the formation of an active working group constituted of motivated faculty members from various Institutes and Departments, along with interested student representatives, as the Core Working Group/Committee. This Cell is primarily accountable for UBA-related activities at Darshan University.

Darshan University has adopted 5 villages (Hadala, Vijay Nagar, Kothariya, Jaliya, and Khorana) near Rajkot district under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0.

Following Different societal and environmental activities shall be carried out

  • Survey Data of Villages
  • Educational Activities
  • Water Quality Check
  • Rainwater Harvesting and Rural Drinking water supply
  • Micro Irrigation and Water Conservation
  • Health and Medical Camp


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