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Welcome to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy & Development...!

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED), is situated at Srirampur cross, Jakkur, Bangalore adjacent to Rachanehalli lake, 2 kms away from Bytarayanapura on Bangalore-Hyderabad National Highway (Bellary Road). The planning commission has set up a National Institute for Integrated Rural Energy Planning (IREP) at Delhi, and four regional institutes for Integrated Rural Energy Planning in different parts of the country viz. Bangalore (Karnataka) for Southern Region, Baroda (Gujarat) for Western Region, Lucknow (UP) and Shillong (Meghalaya) for Northern Region. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy & Development is one among them.

The institute has been established in 2000, by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj (RD & PR), Government of Karnataka (GoK) with the assistance of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, to cater to the training needs of Southern States/UTís in the field of Renewable Energy. The institute has been registered under societyís registration act. The institute has a Governing Council chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner and an Executive Committee chaired by the Secretary, RD & PR , GoK.

The campus is of around three hectares with an administrative block of 2075 sq.mts, hostel block of 1110 sq.mts. and staff quarters of 165 sq.mts. The administrative block comprises of lecture halls, library, exhibition halls and a conference hall with a seating capacity of about 70 members. The hostel block consists of 24 double bed rooms with attached bathroom facility, dining hall and a well-equipped kitchen. The instituteís energy park has various energy saving & energy producing devices, live models of solar energy devices and other energy related devices for demonstration purpose.

Our Vision

    Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development is a Southern Regional Institute established in the year 2000 with the assistance of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and the Department of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj, Government of Karnataka. The Institute is a registered society set up in the year 2004 to cater to the training needs of Southern States/Union Territories.
    To create awareness and propagate the latest development in the Rural/Renewal Energy, Ground Water Conservation, Rain Water Harvesting and Environmental Protection to the Rural masses.

Our Mission

    Capacity Building, Centre for Demonstration of Rural / Renewable Energy Technologies. Demonstration of De-centralized Rural Energy based industry. Centre for documentation and dissemination on Rural Energy Development / Rain Water Harvesting / Environment Protection etc. Centre for Research on Rural Energy issues. Provide advisory services and consultancy in the formulations of Energy plan of State Government. Village Adoption Programme for implementation of Rural Energy Development and related Rural Development matters.
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