News & Events
Allied Health Professional Education Program for rural and semi-urban youth
CRDT IIT Indore will facilitating School for Skills: Healthcare & Technology for the training of rural and semiurban youth as allied health professionals.
Field visit to Nimar Abhyudaya Rural Management and Development Association (N.A.R.M.A.D.A.), Tehsil – Kasrawad, District – Khargone, Madhya Pradesh (India) as part of academic course under the Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT), IIT Indore.
Online Internship for the Postgraduate Students
IIT Indore is inviting the postgraduate students from various Colleges, Institutes and Universities to pursue online internship under the guidance of a faculty mentor of IIT Indore. The postgraduate students will get an opportunity to interact with the IIT Indore faculty mentor in an online mode.
Artisans/Craftsmen Exhibition on 2nd October 2021
On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri display and sale of rural products by local artisans/ craftsmen
Gandhi Jayanti Celebration
The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri was celebrated under the aegis of the Centre for Rural Development and Technology at IIT Indore.
Expert Talk on October 14, 2022
Talk by - Prof. Pascal Maussion
Topic - Frugal Innovations for Rural Electrification
About Center for
Rural Development and Technology
IIT Indore is the premier technology institute in Central India and is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Located in a historically backward state (as per HDI index and other government parameters), the institute has undertaken various activities during a decade of its establishment to support and facilitate the improvement of the various indices. Different research projects across various disciplines have focused on the challenges and problems of a largely rural population and worked with agencies to develop solutions to improve people’s quality of living. Apart from adopting two villages located adjacent to the institute, research projects in sustainability, water, sanitation, solid waste management, right to education, Governance have addressed some major issues with some success. Additionally, student groups such as Avana have collaborated with Government projects as Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) to develop innovative directions and strategies. The institute has now established the Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT) to harness and coalesce all the efforts mentioned above with specific aims and objectives. Read More…
Activities of CRDT
Academics & Mentors
Centre for Rural Development and Technology has offered the following elective courses.
# Immersion for Rural Technology Development
# Design Thinking for Rural Application
Elective Courses I (Immersion for Rural Technology Development)
• Sensitization of the landscape and rural needs/challenges.
• Identifying Stakeholders/Trainers/decision makers in a particular space.
• Defining and identifying a doable problem/project in that field.
• Defining the problem statement.
• Designing appropriate solution/methods to address the problem.
Elective Courses II (Design Thinking for Rural Application)
• Principles of prototype/product development.
• Identification of community requirementsthrough rural indicators, determinants and challenges.
• Understanding the process of technology development through case studies and its application for prototype/product development.
• Technology transfer and marketing in rural community.
• Technology impact assessment.
If You Have Any Query
Please Contact Us
Centre for Rural Development and Technology Ground Floor, North Wing,
D133, Learning Resource Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Khandwa Road, Simrol Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452020