International Conference of Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG)
This conference envisages to bring the RuTAG faculty and students from eight RuTAG centres together to discuss their achievements, difficulties, challenges and the way forward in next 10-15 years. In addition, other organizations working in the similar directions are also invited to submit papers and participate to evolve a sustainable synergy among ourself.
Another important objective of the conference is to demonstrate how the rural problems can be treated as research challenges so that the mainstream researchers take interest in order to get quality publications (which helps in the documentation and awareness generation throughout the World, not to mention satisfying the criteria for the career advancement) while solving socially relevant problems. It is expected that such activities among our younger generation will make them more conscious about the grass root level social issues enabling them to bring new technological solutions in the form of appropriate designs or entrepreneurship models for the benefit of the rural masses. As a result, not only the standard of living of the majority of the rural population should improve but also their economies. The other issues the conference will focus on ‘Dissemination’, and ‘Scaling of Rural Innovations’, and the possibility of funding through other Schemes of the Government like the Department of North-East Region (DoNER) initiative, and the National Backward Class Financial Development Corporation (NBCFDC) programmes, etc.
Like any other well-reputed and well-respected conferences in the area of S&T, all submitted papers in this conference will undergo a peer-review process. Accepted papers will be presented and published in the form of proceedings which will be the testimony to RuTAG and similar activities. Springer has in-principle agreed to bring out the proceedings. Poster presentations will be done mainly to encourage students to submit their RuTAG and similar projects. Exhibitions on 2-3 different technologies developed at each IIT will also be displayed.
Departments That Are Eligible for Participated In this Fest :
- Mechanical Engineering
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