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Center for Innovation & Social Transformation

Center for Innovation & Social Transformation

The Center for Innovation and Social Transformation was established to encourage innovative thinking and problem-solving skills among students with a goal to contribute to the social economic environmental growth in nearby communities. Students as part of CIST are provided opportunities to collaborate with local community members to identify their most pressing challenges and later work with them to design and develop technology-based solutions to improve their quality of living. CIST aims to instill principles of Sustainable Development and United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) among faculty and students in the institution through various capacity building and community-based learning programs. Students involved in CIST activities after graduation are expected to emerge as leaders in community with a high sense of moral and civic responsibility towards the development of the country.

Vision

To become a center of excellence that fosters an ecosystem to promote research and innovation leading to sustainable socio-economic development in the community.

Mission

  • Inspire faculty and students through capacity building programs to become innovators and change makers who promote sustainable living and development in the community.
  • Facilitate reciprocal partnerships with rural communities through community-based learning experiences designed to identify and solve real-time problems.
  • Provide students with service learning experiences in collaboration with non-profit organizations to develop student-driven innovations aimed to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Undertake research projects in partnership with local communities through community-based participatory research methods.
Name of Faculty Department Role
Dr. Rohit Kandakatla ECE Lead Coordinator
Dr.Dhinesh Radhakrishnan ECE Adjunct Faculty
Mr. K. Thangamani Civil UBA Project Coordinator
Mr. M. Rathnachary Civil UBA Project Coordinator
Mrs. Samyuktha P. EEE UBA Project Coordinator
Mr. Lingam EEE UBA Project Coordinator
Mrs. Udaysree K. Mechanical UBA Project Coordinator
Dr.Chandraprakash ECE UBA Project Coordinator
Mrs. B. N. Jyothi CSE UBA Project Coordinator
Mr. Narasimhulu H&S UBA Project Coordinator
Mrs. Deepika A. ECE ESD Project Coordinator
Mr. Suresh S. Mechanical ESD Project Coordinator
Ms. Sujnani Civil ESD Project Coordinator
Mrs. Ashwini Goud CSE ESD Project Coordinator
Mr. Lakshmi Narayana ECE ESD Project Coordinator
Mr. Naresh P. CSE ESD Project Coordinator
Mr. Gopal D. H&S ESD Project Coordinator

Faculty Development Programs

    • Introduction to Service and Community-based Learning.
    • Crafting Problem Statements for Engineering Design Projects.
    • Assessment of Students Learning in Community-based Projects.
    • Building Reciprocal Partnerships with Community.
    • Participatory Research with Community.

Student Programs

    • Introduction to Service and Community-based learning.
    • Engineering Problem solving using Human-Centered Design Approach.
    • Overview of Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Certification Program on Engineering for Sustainable Development.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Goals

  • 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, stakeholder interactions and design, 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.

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan at KGRCET

As a participating institute of the program, KGRCET has partnered with 5 nearby villages – Amdapur, Murthuzaguda, Sajanpally, Sri Ram Nagar, and Surangal. Students in the last two years visited the 5 villages to get to know the community members and conduct multiple surveys that helped identify the most pressing challenges in the villages as mentioned below.

Name of the village Problems Identified
Amdapur
  • Sanitation
  • Water conservation
  • Lack of awareness of government policies
  • Lack of required medical facilities
  • No availability of garbage disposal mechanism
Murthuzaguda
  • Network connectivity issues
  • Water conservation
  • Unavailability of high school for students
  • Lack of knowledge on modern farming and crop plantation techniques
Sajanpally
  • Lack of drinking water storage facilities
  • Open electric wires touching ground
  • Unavailability of secondary schools for students
  • Lack of basic medical facilities
  • Improper roads for transportation
  • Lack of awareness of government policies
Sri Ram Nagar
  • Improper roads for transportation
  • No knowledge of basic sanitation
  • Lack of knowledge and infrastructure for water conservation
  • Medical facilities are not available
  • Open sewage system and drainage problems
Surangal
  • Increase in salt levels in drinking water leading to health issues
  • Medical facilities are not available
  • Un availability of government garbage vehicle
  • Lack of support to farmers on modern agriculture practices
  • Irregular internet connectivity
  • Unavailability of secondary schools

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is an engineering design program that operates in a service-learning context. Service-learning is the intentional integration of service experiences into academic courses in order to enhance the learning of the core content and to give students broader learning opportunities about themselves and society at large. Service-learning creates opportunity for learning while addressing the needs of the underserved within our society. The pedagogy of service-learning has four key characteristics. They are: service, academic connection, reciprocal partnerships, and reflection.

EPICS was first founded at Purdue University in 1995 and has now expanded internationally to more than 15 universities in the US and Internationally. EPICS students participate in design teams that solve technology-based problems for not-for-profit organizations and individuals in the local community. The continuity, technical depth, and disciplinary breadth of these teams enable delivery of projects of significant benefit to the community.

S No Problems Identified Community Partner Proposed Solution
1 It is challenging for the doctor and owner to treat the animal without injuring the animals and supporting persons. Doctor, Chilkur Village, RR Dist, Telangana. Animal treatment kit for veterinary Doctor.
2 It is difficult for the people in rural areas to buy and maintain the laptops as they are expensive and even there may be power cut issues. Govt School Chilkur Village, RR Dist, Telangana Pitop – Raspberry Pi Laptop.
3 Women’s safety is most important issue due to rising crimes against them now-a-days. So, this is an important aspect which can be taken as an opportunity to resolve the problems with the help of technology in the society. Women A novel design for personal Women’s watch guard.
5 Problem has been found from chilkuru village in agriculture sector. They use sickle to cut the grass in agricultural field (some of them used electric cutters). To effectively cut the grass without using any wires is the agenda. D. Parvathalu Solar Grass Cutter for Agriculture Sector.
6 Authentic need in the community society: As an alternate means of transport in place of auto rickshaws for tomorrow. Community People of Chilkur Village, R.R. Dist, Telangana-India 1. Venkatesh Chary 2. Hanumant Reddy Performance And Analysis Of Solekshaw (Solar- Electric-Auto-Rickshaw).
7 As a graduate responsibility towards solution to the growing environmental concern towards the water scarcity and issues arising from untreated domestic waste water, we have taken arduous step in treating the kitchen waste water discharged from the college cafeteria. The waste water from kitchen and wash area is treated and utilized for watering the lawns and gardening, flushing of water closets, washing and cleaning of institute buildings and automobiles. Ln. K Krishna Reddy Treatment of Kitchen waste water by using artificial wetland techniques
8 Generally, students carry a greater number of books to college, since the effect of mind of a person is more on written data rather than typed data in mobiles, tabs or laptops. The main problem is to carry a greater number of note books. Students E Smart notebook
8 Generally, students carry a greater number of books to college, since the effect of mind of a person is more on written data rather than typed data in mobiles, tabs or laptops. The main problem is to carry a greater number of note books. Students E Smart notebook
9 To identify the disease caused by uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in apart of the body. Cancy Finder
10 Risk of accidents if the person is intoxicated. Smart helmet

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