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Social Council

Council Convener & Co-Convener

Dr Umakant Dhar Dwivedi Dr Umakant Dhar Dwivedi Convener, Cultural Council Telephone: 0535 2704 526Email:
Dr Anirban Mukherjee Dr Anirban Mukherjee Co-Convener, Cultural Council Telephone: 0535 2704 513Email:

ARPAN, the social club of the Institute was founded in 2009. The council evolved over the years taking tiny steps to become an instrument of social change. Today ARPAN consists of hundreds of devoted volunteers who care enough to believe they can make the world a better place. ARPAN volunteers work tirelessly to improve the lives of the under privileged section of the society.

The greatest barrier to development is illiteracy, thus the prime objective is to encourage young children towards education. Many volunteers visit the nearby areas for the Gyan Arpan Teaching Centres. The volunteers also prepare the students for admission in the Navodaya Vidyalaya and other prestigious government schools. Regular examinations are held at the centre and the meritorious candidates are rewarded. Apart from this, free stationery and books are also provided to all the students.

Social Council
Social Council

On Republic Day, every year ARPAN organizes a science fair, and many students from the nearby schools attend the event. The students of the Institute put up various science models highlighting the basics of science and its utility in our day-to-day lives.

The smile on the faces of children brings sheer happiness and satisfaction. This has inspired ARPAN to celebrate all the festivals amidst these children. The glow on their faces reflecting the light of the Diya on Diwali; the innocent joy of chasing the colourful kites on Makar-Sankranti; faces beaming with patriotism while singing the national anthem on Independence Day- are some instances which bring ARPAN and young children closer and make these festivals special.

Some of the notable initiatives taken by ARPAN include:

  • Cloth and Mattress Distribution:
    Clothes and mattresses are distributed among all the needy people in the nearby areas of Jais and Raebareli. The students as well as the faculty members of the Institute participate effectively in making this event possible.
  • Blood Donation:
    A decision to donate blood is one of the most selfless decisions one can take. ARPAN organizes a blood donation event each year in the campus itself in the presence of o medical staff and members of the Red Cross Society.
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:
    The importance of cleanliness and hygiene is stressed through the numerous Swachhta campaigns undertaken by ARPAN. Cleanliness drives are organized in the nearby villages and social awareness is spread among the people.