DST funds Rs. 2.05 crore to City Engineering College
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DST funds Rs. 2.05 crore to City Engineering College

April 23, 2021

To develop a Science Technology and Innovations (STI) Hub for Rural Development 

Mysore/Mysuru: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division, Government of India, has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 2.05 crore to implement the project titled “Innovative ICT Enabled Co-Working Community Centre Design for Rural Development.” 

The proposed project will be established at ATME College of Engineering, Mysuru. Through this project it is proposed to empower the youths belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities through the application of Science Technology and Innovations (STI) hubs. 

The Principal Investigator of this project is Dr. P.K. Mahesh, Professor and Head, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, ATME and Co-Investigator is Dr. Prakash Kuravatti, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, ATME.

The proposed project aims to increase the livelihood of the rural masses and also enhance the socio-economic status of people of Mysuru and nearby vicinity. ATME will provide a technology-enabled community space which is accessible to the local community of the region.

 This proposed facility is intended to be internet-enabled and will allow 24×7 accesses to the targeted beneficiaries. This STI Hub will be technology-enabled community centre and will ensure sustainable rural livelihood promotion in tune to the particular societal requirements. 

In addition to the above, facilities like room for cold storage, community-based skill development through online / offline mentoring, room for developing prototypes – translation of idea to products will be facilitated. 

The STI Hub will focus on the following streams of training like Advanced Sewing Machine Training Programme, Skill Development Programme, Up-Skill Development Programme, Training Programme for Agri/Electronic Kit  to test/analyze/repair/fix and Resolve community problems. The objective of implementing this project is for the overall upliftment of the rural youths and society at large.

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Chairman of ATME College of Engineering L. Arunkumar and members of management have appreciated the effort of those  involved in executing the said DST project.

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