The Department of Rural Development was established in the year 1978-79 with main purpose to implement the centrally sponsored Scheme of Community Polytechnics. The department has primarily worked for effective implementation of the Scheme of Community Polytechnics and over the years it has emerged as a Resource Centre in the field of community development. The department played a pivotal role in launching the revamped Scheme of Community Development Through Polytechnics (CDTP) and facilitating its effective implementation in Northern Region since 2009.The major activities of the department are as follows:
In addition to these activities, the Department of Rural Development has successfully completed various projects at national level for UNICEF, MHRD, MRD, NOS, EdCIL, Department of Science & Technology, CAPART, S&T Council, Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, AICTE, etc.
Rural Development Department of the institute is also engaged in upgrading the technological products and dissemination of appropriate technologies in rural areas through the Polytechnics implementing the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics.
To be a Centre of Excellence for promoting education, training, research and providing extension services in the area of rural development through effective implementation of Community Development Through Polytechnics Scheme and other Programmes of Govt. of India.
About CDTP Scheme
Presentation on CDTP
Guideline Document on the CDTP Scheme
List of MES Courses
CDTPs-Popularization of CDTP Scheme
Report of National Seminar 2019
Golden Jubilee National Seminar on "Promotion of Skills and Technologies for Sustainable Rural Development in India" from 31 stAug-1st Sept., 2017
National Abilympics Glimpses
Details of Job Fair on 20-5-14
Photos of activity for PWDs
Technical and Vocational Education for the Disabled-Challenges and Problems
Press Clippings of Job fair-20-5-2014
Brief Report on IIT-Delhi Project
Report on Eco-water Literacy and Sanitation Campaign Project
Report on Prof Berry and IITD Visit
Report on the Construction of Bio Gas plant