Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a Flagship Programme of The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, which aims to connect higher education institutions (technical and non-technical) with local communities to address the development challenges through appropriate technologies. While Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) has been chosen as the Coordinating Institute (CI) whereas several technical and non-technical institutions, including Goa University, are taking active part. In order to participate in this programme Goa University has formed a Directorate of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (DUBA) and has adopted following five villages.
|Nauxi-Pirbhat||Curca Gram Panchayat|
|Cacra||St. Cruz Gram Panchayat|
|Pale-Shirdon||Shirdon Gram Panchayat|
|Gudi Paroda||Gudi Paroda Gram Panchayat|
|Madkai||Madkai Gram Panchayat|