A review meeting regarding the progress of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA) was held via video conferencing.


  • Identify three to five core issues common amongst all the villages and few issues based on local conditions and work on these.
  • Efforts should be made to maximise the number of Higher Educational Institutions under the scheme in order to benefit more villages.
  • UBA should be used in sensitizing the school teachers regarding National Education Policy, 2020.
  • Need for a portal was highlighted which will serve as an interactive platform for different institutions wherein they can share success stories and motivate each other.
  • Carry out a state-wise study and set targets regarding the parameters under UBA such as improvement in literacy, healthcare etc.


  • It is a flagship program of the Ministry of Education. It was launched in 2014.
  • It aims to link the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with a set of at least (5) villages, so that these institutions can contribute to the economic and social betterment of these village communities using their knowledge base.
  • It covers two major domains for holistic development of villages – human development and material (economic) development – in an integrated way.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT, Delhi) has been designated as the National Coordinating Institute (NCI) for the UBA scheme.


  1. To engage the faculty and students of HEIs in identifying development issues in rural areas and finding sustainable solutions for the same.
  2. Identify & select existing innovative technologies, enable customisation of technologies, or devise implementation methods for innovative solutions, as required by the people.
  3. To allow HEIs to contribute to devising systems for smooth implementation of various Government programmes.


  • It is the upgraded version of UBA 1.0. It was launched in 2018.
  • UBA 1.0 or UBA Phase-1 was the Invitation Mode in which Participating Institutions were invited to be a part of UBA.
  • Whereas UBA 2.0 is the Challenge Mode of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan programme where all HEIs are required to willingly adopt at least 5 villages. Currently, UBA 2.0 Mode is going on.


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