Thiagarajar College of Engineering is a 61-year-old institution located south India, west of Madurai city aims at creating quality professionals to meet the emerging industrial and social needs through innovative teaching, applied research and industrial interaction. With the motto, “Duty is Life.” We strive hard to provide world-class technical education with strong ethical values. The institution also strives for the betterment of society and works towards this goal by innovation.
With an aim to mobilize students on Sustainable Development Goals, a separate forum is created for technical innovation to find solutions for day-to-day problems of the society and organization development whilst developing the skill of students. This forum is referred to as the “Innovation and Social Development Forum.” This forum aims to produce innovations aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Based on SDGs framework students are given an eight-week plan. The student will follow a systematic process and execute plans towards UN SDGs. By the end of it, they will be able to manage time and learn the dynamics of teamwork. This plan will sensitize them to social and global issues.
The project is implemented in collaboration with Uniglow (A social enterprise partnered with UN for post-2015 development ). UNiGloW – Uniting Initiators for the Glorious World, is an initiative put together to bring a positive impact in the world through collective efforts. The project seeks to involve young minds in collaborative endeavours to develop real-time employability skills while encouraging sustainable development.
UNiGlow, aims to educate individuals at the grassroots level about management tools. The training sessions and workshops are provided to offer support for attaining measurable and sustainable impact.