गुरु घासीदास विश्‍वविद्यालय, बिलासपुर

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

A Central University established by the Central University Act 2009 No. 25 of 2009
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About Department of Rural Technology

The Department of Rural Technology and Social Development was established in the year 2001 with the aim to carryout teaching & research activities for overall development of students as well as rural artisans. The indigenous knowledge of the rural people is being utilized by the department for creation of needbased technologies and sustainable rural development. This has been the pioneer department that started job and entrepreneurship oriented Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree Programs in Rural Technology with due approval of the UGC- New Delhi, India.

Faculty Members: Seven permanent and four Ad-hoc faculty members serve the department having diversified academic qualifications and research experiences with working at foreign academic institutions and well acquainted with international scientific trends.

Infrastructure: The department runs in its existing building with constructed area of about 1412 square meter with well equipped laboratories, semi smart classrooms, DGPS, conference hall cum library, Ph.D. scholar room, faculty rooms, girls' common room, courtyard for various cultural and sports activities. Many advanced communication media are used during teaching- learning process.

Demonstration cum production units: Vermi-composting, Nadep-   composting, Bio-composting, Azolla production, Fish production, Lac production, Apiculture, Mushroom production, Sericulture field, Horticulture field and Medicinal plant nursery with more than 300 species and having open field for practical work.

Research Activities: Research projects of more than Rs. Sixty Four Lakhs and consultancy of worth Rs. 255000/- from KWPCL have been completed so far. Laboratories Facilities: Several advanced scientific instruments are available for research and project work of UG/PG/Ph.D. students. Accelerated Solvent Extractor (ASE 150) for extraction of medicinal plants; Electrolyte analyzer, Biochemistry analyzers, Centrifuge, Binocular and Stereo zoom microscopes equipped with MIPS for drug evaluation and herbal drug formulations. Well established Remote sensing and GIS laboratory with two work stations and forty computers along with advanced version of software like ERDAS 2011, ArcPAD, and 21st century GIS for research.

Library Facilities: Availability of more than 2000 books of National and International authors to facilitate teaching- learning and research activities with good library room and amenities. Beyond the syllabus activities: The department frequently organizes different skill development based training programs related to Bell Metal Arts, Wooden Arts, Rajwar Bhitti Arts, Bamboo Arts, Waste Paper Arts, Remote Sensing & GIS Application, Azolla Production, Vermi-Compost Production, Mushroom Production etc.

Field visit: The department frequently organizes educational visits/ tour in different production units like Poultry, Fishery, Dairy, Bio-energy Power Plants, Hydro Power Plant, Medicinal Plant Nursery, Water Catchment Areas, Tasar and Mulberry Production Centres for the students to understand about all these production techniques at Central & State Government Organizations and established Private Firms.

Farmers' visit at department: The farmers from deferent district of Chhattisgarh state like Janjgir- Champa, Raigarh, Jashpur Narayanpur, Sarguja, Korba, Durg, Rajnadgoan, Jagdalpur, Dhamtari, Mahasamund etc. are used to visit the department to understand working of production units, being run and managed by the entrepreneur team of students. Many farmers from the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh states also visited in department for various academic and training purposes.

Important Link

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1 Details of Pass out Students working in different organisation
2 List of Merit students(B.Sc. & M.Sc. -Rural Technology & Social Development)
3 List of Year wise pass out student in M.Sc.(Rural Technology & Social Development)
4 List of Ph.D. Awarded & Ph.D. Enrolled Candidates in (Rural Technology & Social Development)
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