Rural Immersion Program

Rural Immersion program is an important component of MIT- WPU methods to connect the new generation students with the rural community. The program is planned to be executed preferably in and around Pune district. Rural Immersion Program is applicable for all students across all streams under MIT-WPU. It is designed to expose the students to the rural realities. This unique concept is being implemented with an intention of sensitizing the budding Engineers, Administrators, Entrepreneurs, Social Scientists, Educationists, Social Scientists Liberal Arts Aspirants to become a part of rural development through various activities in rural area.

During the execution of aforesaid program multiple themes like Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Women Empowerment, Spirituality (Peace), Life Skill Education for adolescent girls and boys, tree plantation etc. are covered to build up social awareness among the students.
The program executed by MIT-World Peace University is not only to give exposure to university students to visit villages as a part of MIT-WPU methods but also to create a learning opportunity for students from urban background by actually living in the farmer’s house for a few days for understanding their plights, problems, value system and their courage to cope up with the natural as well as man-made calamities faced by the farming sector. It is also poised to understand the struggle of rural community and their contribution for food security of our country.

Rural Immersion Program is a mission to give an opportunity for students to learn mechanisms deployed by women, men, elderly people, youth and children from different economic and social groups to overcome various obstacles during survival efforts. They are also given an opportunity to work with rural community and learn the structures and functions of local-self government bodies and their performance with respect to the provisions of Vth Schedule and Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA).

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Program Concept

    • Rural Immersion is the process to become part of development by deep involvement by arranging activities at rural part of our country.

    • It is the deep mental and physical involvement for betterment of society.

    • It is process of Nation Building carried by youth for sustainable development of Society.

    • Taking in to consideration MIT-WPU has created a platform for students to perform for development of Rural India through this program.


Hon’ble Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad
Founder President & Educationist


MIT-World Peace University is imbibing the values of social commitment & social change among the students. This will help to bridge the deep chasm between urban & rural sections of India.

I am extremely happy to note that MIT-WPU has initiated a Rural Immersion Programme in its curriculum. This is a very positive step to integrate the students with the heart of India i.e. Rural Society. Much before independence, Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi had appealed to the people of our country to stop migrating to the cities & instead, strengthen the villages to make them more self-sufficient.
I myself belong to a small village Rameshwar – Rui in Latur district of Maharashtra & it has been my endeavor to give back to my village as much as I can & turn it into an ideal village as envisaged by the Founding Father of our great Nation.
It, therefore, makes me very happy that MIT-WPU is imbibing the values of social commitment & social change among the students. This will help to bridge the deep chasm between urban and rural sections of India.

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Mr. Rahul V.  Karad
Executive President


The true Indian Culture and hospitality remains safe in the hands of rural communities.Their struggle for survival is inspiring and their contribution for food security for our country is enormous.

I am of strong opinion that the true Indian culture and hospitality remain safe in the hands of rural communities.
My idea of Rural Immersion Programme was not only limited to give exposure to university students to visit villages as a part of one day rural tourism activity but to create a learning opportunity for students of urban background by actually living in the farmer’s house for few days, understand their plight, problems and value system and their courage to cope up with the continuous natural and man-made calamities the farming sector facing. Their struggle is inspiring and their contribution to food security for our country is enormous.
The MIT-WPU’s Rural Immersion Programme is designed and evolved as ‘Bharat To India’ and ‘India To Bharat’ which is a learning and empowering experience for the youth and even for faculty members.
I am all sure that the way in which our Rural Immersion Program team is implementing this unique activity, it will attract the attention of global higher education sector and many more Universities and HEIs will follow our path for the progress of the rural communities in their respective countries.

WPU Methods



Utilizing only the most dedicated and professional faculty, MIT-WPU is dedicated to imparting a world class education to all its students.

Sports Culture for Peace

The mind is as good as the body. Keeping this in mind, MIT-WPU keenly believes that maturity and stability are greatly enhanced by the practice of playing sports.

Research Collaborations

We have numerous research collaborations with other colleges, universities and scientific institutions to further the cause of research.

Rural Immersion Programme

We aim to bridge the gap between Bharat and India by undertaking a various social mission to impart critical knowledge to our fellow countrymen in rural and semi-urban surroundings.

Our Philosophy

Mahatama Gandhi

I would say that if the village perishes, India will perish too. India will be no more India. Her own mission in the world will get lost. The revival of the village is possible only when it is no more exploited. Industrialisation on a mass scale will necessarily lead to passive or active exploitation of the villagers as the problems of competition and marketing come in. Therefore we have to concentrate on the village being self-contained, manufacturing mainly for use. Provided this character of the village industry is maintained, there would be no objection to villagers using even the modern machines and tools that they can make and can afford to use. Only they should not be used as a means of exploitation of others.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.”

Message from Dean

I am happy to inform you that during current AcademicYear 2018-19, Rural Immersion Programs are executed in and around rural part of Pune, Satara, Baramati and Indapur Districts.
During the process of execution of the aforesaid program multiple themes like Health & Hygiene, Education, Women Empowerment, Spirituality (Peace), Digitalisation of School in the village, Life Skill education for indigenous (Adivasi) adolescent girls, tree plantation etc. were covered to build up the social awareness among students.

This unique program gives an opportunity for students to learn the defence mechanism developed by villagers to overcome various obstacles during survival. They also learn the structure and function of local self-government bodies.

Rural Immersion Program allows the students to experience, analyse and execute the plan collectively to provide solutions.
I congratulate teaching and non-teaching staff, students who successfully executed it.

Prof. Dr. S. Parasuraman

Principle Advisor and Dean
Faculty of Social Innovation, Partnerships and Co-Creation (SIPC), MIT- WPU

Rural Immersion Program – Team

Rural Immersion Program is indeed devoted to sensitize and educate urban students about social issues concerning rural people and their mechanisms to fight against all odds in their day to day lives. This is a unique program designed to transform a student into a holistic person.


Ms. Neelam Pandit

Head of Rural Immersion Program