Rural Development Department

Major infrastructural and facilities available in the Department include:
  • Water Testing Lab
  • Rural Technology Demonstration Centre
  • Rural Technologies Yard
  • Community Development Information Centre
  • IIT sponsored Technology Park for Emerging Technologies for Rural Development.

Providing extension services to 156 polytechnics implementing the Scheme of Community Polytechnics through Polytechnics in Northern Region initiated in September, 2009 in the areas of need assessment survey, skill development training programmes, application of appropriate technology, technical and support services and awareness programmes.

Enriched with diversified experience gained over the years and well developed infrastructure and learned faculty, Department of Rural Development of NITTTR Chandigarh, with the support of other specialised department of the Institute, is capable and eager to undertake short-term training programmes as well as collaborative or independent projects and research and development with government, semi-government, NGOs and industries aimed at synergistic rural development in the following fields:

  • Technology development and transfer
  • Human resource development
  • Video films, CAI packages, teaching-learning modules
  • Total Village Development Project
  • Energy Management
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Rural Housing
  • Sanitation and Water Management
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Project Management
  • Information Management
  • Computer Networking
  • Mushroom Cultivation and Bee-keeping
  • Employment Generation Programmes for Women
  • Rural Industrialization, Micro- Entrepreneurship, Project Formulation
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Waste Management