Unnat Maharahtra Abbhiyan (UMA)
Institute shares UMA’s concern about making ongoing research in engineering colleges,polytechnics, and other higher education institutes
in Maharashtra more public-oriented by analyzing various day-to-day social and developmental problems in the state (for example,
rural sanitation, toilets, drainage management, drinking water, road development, evaluation and reinforcement of roads, water conservation,
fuel and energy, health, drought,etc.).
Aligning curricula and research with development needs will serve two purposes-
(i) contribute to socio-economic development agenda of the state through the provision of skilled manpower (societal objective)
(ii) enable students, researchers and faculty members to work on live socio-economic problems in an inter-disciplinary manner, leading to more well-rounded
professionals with diverse skill sets (institutional objective)
As a leading engineering institution in Kokan region, UMA will help us enhance our competitive edge by facilitating the development of new
research practices and protocols, new job descriptions and new avenues for inter-disciplinary professionals.
The short to medium term objectives of institute are
1. Establishing engagement with government agencies and local bodies
2. Networking with regional institutions
3. Initiating and fostering research practice according to regional needs, sensitivities and demands.