Academic Projects

Rural Technology-oriented Academic Projects for Engineering Students / Faculty in India / Abroad

Updated: March 03, 2021

 The following rural technology-oriented engineering projects are available for interested faculty members / students at bachelors / masters / Ph.D. level in engineering institutions across the country and abroad to take up as part of their academic requirements or otherwise. Interested faculty / students may take up these projects based on the existing literature available online and in the open literature. Upon successful completion of work, if they want to communicate to us, please submit a .pdf file to containing not more than six slides. For any other information and acknowledgement of the receipt of your presentation at regular intervals, please email to

1. Problems identified through MSME, Kolkata

S. No. Cluster Name Cluster Location (District) Technical problems faced by the cluster stake holders Requirement
1 Wooden/ Carpentry sector Howrah, Uttar Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Alipurduar (1)      Lack of knowledge in the use of modern machinery viz. electric planers, CNC cutting and designing machine, automatic grooving machine, fixing and screwing machine, pasting polishing, painting/varnishing machine etc.  Training on EDP and ESDP with all those modern machineries as well as handling and maintenance of the same.
(2)      Difficulties in adhering to the norms to obtain fire license and pollution certificate
2 Plastic Sector Jalpaiguri, Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly (1) Lack of knowledge in the use of modern machinery viz. cutting machine, filler moulding machine, chemical properties of plastics and filler material, food grade quality. Training on EDP and ESDP regarding the same.
3  Incense sticks South 24 Parganas, Purulia, Darjeeling, Siliguri Modernization of Machinery (i) Modern automated/pedal-operated machine (ii) Training 
4 Gems & Jewellery Howrah, Nadia, South 24 Parganas, Hooghly Designing through CAD/ CAM (i) Marketing assistance for access to national and international markets, (ii) Training on modern design development
5  Shital pati Coochbehar i)Advanced Machinery, ii) Mechanical Cutting Machine, iii) Design Development and product diversification (i) International Marketing, (ii) Designing Training
6.  Clay & Ceramic products Bankura, Birbhum, Murshidabad, North 24 Pgs, South 24 Pgs, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Siliguri Absence of Electric Wheel, Eco-friendly Green Furnace (i)Modernization of machinery and furnace, (ii)Marketing assistance  for access to national and international markets
7 Jute Diversified Product Mfg. Bankura, Uttar Dinajpur (i) Absence of automated modern Sewing machine, (ii) Design Development and product diversification (i) Training for jute processing, (ii) Training on Jute coloring,   (iii) training on packaging, (iv) Modern training on design development
8 Zari Howrah, South 24 Pgs. Absence of Modern Machine for embroidery and Designing Problem (i) Marketing assistance,  (ii) Assistance for export (iii) training on design development needed
9  Honey Processing Malda, Darjeeling  Needs technology solutions. (i)Marketing assistance needed, (ii) Training on technological solution.
10 Steel fabrication activity North 24 Pgs, Murshidabad, Malda, Pashchim Bardhaman, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur, Coochbehar Designing and Product Diversification (i) Spot welding machine (ii) MIG welding Machine (iii) Gas cutting machine (iii) GI galvanizing machine, (iv) Automatic C.N.C Machine