Date of Establishment: 1st December, 2005
Inaugurated-by : Bharat Ratna Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, former President of India
Presided by: Dr.G.Viswanathan
The CSRD & RS was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, former President of India on 1st December 2005. The centre acts as a bond between VIT and society, to provide better and effective services for the development of rural areas through various innovative initiatives. VIT students, under the guidance of the faculty and staff, engage in social upliftment activities to foster rural community development through various projects and programs.
VISION:To improve the quality of the life of rural people by meeting their rudimentary needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations through participative planning and implementation of sustainable practices and improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in the rural area.
MISION:Promote and implement the sustainable rural development practices through participative planning, education, capacity building, effective networking, research techniques, and knowledge management through innovative methods to enlight the rural community for self – reliant rural development.