Unnat Maharashtra Abhiyan (UMA)/ Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)

Unnat Maharashtra Abhiyan (UMA) is a project of the Ministry of Higher and Technical Education of Government of Maharashtra. Its mandate is to build an independent and public knowledge infrastructure for the state of Maharashtra. UMA aligns closely with the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) mechanism of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), whose vision is to bring about "transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India http://unnat.iitd.ac.in/index.php/en/

UBA is being operationalised through the UMA, since they both share the same objectives:

  • To seek some alignment of curricula and research with regional development needs
  • Re-emphasize field-work and case-studies as an important pedagogy
  • Provide a formal mechanism for local bodies such as Zilla Parishads, Gram Panchayats, etc. to access a regional engineering college, including the IITs, for its knowledge needs, and to obtain funding and data for the same.

Sardar Patel College of Engineering Andheri (West), Mumbai has emerged as a leader in engineering education with the ability to assimilate understanding, academic freedom, significant autonomy, innovative philosophy. Institute history demonstrates about academic excellence due to strong fundamentals at the core. The institute has been playing a key role in visualizing and evolving Engineering education through its dedicated management, faculties, staff, students, alumni and all stakeholders.

The Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is being implemented through select, advanced Educational institutes in the country, to revolutionize developmental activities in rural area of the country by increasing participation of educational institutes. Sardar Patel College of Engineering Andheri (West), Mumbai is active participant in the UMA and UBA through problem solution for Rural Population. SPCE Mumbai is focusing on field public oriented problems by analyzing various day today social and developmental problems in the state of Maharashtra with active participation by faculty and UG/PG/PhD. students. (For example, rural sanitation, toilets, drainage management, drinking water, road development, evaluation and reinforcement of roads, water conservation, fuel and energy, health, drought, etc.).

SPCE Mumbai has successfully completed few projects through Ideas, Active Participation with Student engagement and Integration with existing projects. SPCE has introduced one course on Development Engineering for UG (Civil Engineering)

Following UG projects/PG Dissertation are completed with the aim to develop methodology to monitor performance of existing regional rural pipe water supply scheme:

  • Feasibility analysis for improving the performance of four rural regional piped water supply schemes in Thane district. This includes:
    1. Augnmentation of Rural Water Supply scheme.
    2. Assessment of rural pipe water supply scheme: a case study
    3. Monitoring and evaluation of regional rural pipe water supply scheme.
    4. Feasibility study and optimization of piped water supply system.

SPCE Mumbai is aiming further in active participation for Rural Development with successful participation by our faculty, students and Research scholars.

  1. Govt.of Maharashtra GR-water supply and sanitation
  2. Teqip-water-sector-workshop-at IITB-report
  3. UMA_Letter-IITB-CTARA
  4. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-Topics-GR of Govt. of Maharashtra
  5. Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan - Meeting Proceeding dt.26.12.2016


Contact person at SPCE Mumbai for UMA/UBA is:
Dr. A. R. Kambekar
Coordinator (UMA/UBA): SPCE Andheri (West), Mumbai.
Associate Professor (Civil Engineering), Dean Academics,
Email: a_kambekar@spce.ac.in or arkambekar@gmail.com
Ph. +91-22-26232192-224

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