• GTU to give rural Gujarat a Facelift
     August 21st, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    The final year engineering and management students have been tasked with preparing roadmap for transforming villages; the report to be funded by education dept will be ready by March next year

    The students of Gujarat Technological University will prepare a blueprint for transforming rural areas in the state. Gujarat government and GTU have signed a memorandum of understanding under which final year management, engineering and architecture students will prepare a report on the holistic development of villages for which they will get credit and certificates. 

    As many as 340 villages from across the state have been selected for the pilot project, GTU Vice Chancellor Akshai Aggarwal told Mirroron Monday. The students will be ready with their report by March 2013, he said.

    The project has been launched under the state government’s Vishwakarma Yojana that envisages improving the conditions in rural areas. “We will use the talent and potential of the students in planning and implementing rurban projects. While the Department of Education will fund the project, GTU will implement it,” said Principal Secretary in the department Hasmukh Adhia.