Our Rural Immersion Program
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 Program 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 Program 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 endeavour 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 opininon that the true Indian culture and hospitality remains safe in the hands of rural communities.
My idea of Rural immersion Program 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 for food security for our country is enormous.
The MIT-WPU’s Rural Immersion Program 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 Program
We aim to bridge the gap between Bharat and India by undertaking 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.”
Message From Vice Chancellor
I am pleased to note that Rural Immersion Program is being successfully implemented and students have an opportunity to get a first-hand feeling of life of people living in rural areas. Such program gives an insight about lifestyle, culture, plight and problems faced by people living in those places. It also helps us in sensitizing our students who start thinking about how to mitigate some of these issues by providing innovative solutions. Such programs also help students to gel with their peers and create a social support system for them which in my opinion is necessary in the current over stressed community. Such unique programs provide a rich experience, develops socially oriented mind-set, allows to analyse problems, think collectively about finding solutions and execute the plans strategically. It also provides the students an opportunity of developing strategic plans for different situations especially in absence of sufficient resources. It also provides enough food for thought about one’s own strengths and weakness and develops quality of practical leadership.
I appreciate all the teaching and non-teaching staff and students who participate in the Rural Immersion Program and hope to have a wonderful experience which they will cherish throughout their life. Wishing all the best of life.
Rural Immersion Program – Team
Director Rural Immersion Program and
National Outreach & Networking
Higher education in the world is changing in terms of technology, methodology and profitability. It’s loosing its connect with industry in terms employ-ability.Most concerned worry is students of new generation, known as millennia , are victims of total disconnect with society and most of them are self- centric and individualistic.
M.S.W. Project Co-ordinator,
Rural Immersion Program
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.