Our Rural Immersion Programme
Rural Immersion is a component of WPU Method for all the programmes run under the MIT World Peace University. This immersion programme is designed to achieve “Social Mission” of University.
Rural Immersion is applicable for all students across all streams under MIT-WPU. It is designed to give students to rural realities. This unique concept is been implemented with an intention of sensitizing the budding Engineers, Administrators, Entrepreneurs and Liberal Arts Aspirants to become a part of rural development through various activities in rural area.
Rural Immersion Programme is the participatory method for the analysis of local problems by the students of different streams and different background. It helps the students to understand their problems, lifestyle and needs and inspires them to come up with ground – breaking solutions.
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
WORDS OF BLESSINGS
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.
Mr. Rahul V. Karad
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 for 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Dr. S. Parasuraman having Master’s Degree in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Demography and was serving as the Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, activist, administrator and development worker. He has a strong foundation in critical thinking, conceptual and analytical skills.
He has held key positions in international organisations: as Asia Regional Policy Coordinator, ActionAid Asia; Senior Advisor to the Commission, and Team Leader of the Secretariat;World Commission on Dams; and as Programme Director, Oxfam GB, India Programme.
Dr. Parasuraman has been associated with the Narmada Movement from 1987 and was a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Committee to review the Tehri Hydroelectric Project. He has also been Key member of the ‘Practitioners Forum on Human Rights in Development’ (facilitated by the UNHCHR), involving UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and NGOs with Asia regional offices based in Bangkok; and Key member of an NGO network engaged in advocacy with the Asian Development Bank. Prof. Parasuraman has over 50 publications in the form of articles in international and national journals, books and research reports.
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.
M.S.W. Project Co-ordinator,
Rural Immersion Program