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Course Detail

Course Name Live-in-Labs
Course Code 19LIV390
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering, B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Five
Year Taught 2019


This initiative is to provide opportunities for students to get involved in coming up with technology solutions for societal problems. The students shall visit villages or rural sites during the vacations (after 4th semester) and if they identify a worthwhile project, they shall register for a 3-credit Live-in-Lab project, in the fifth semester.

Thematic Areas

  • Agriculture & Risk Management
  • Education & Gender Equality
  • Energy & Environment
  • Livelihood & Skill Development
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Waste Management & Infrastructure

The objectives and the projected outcome of the project will be reviewed and approved by the department chairperson and a faculty assigned as the project guide.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Marks
Internal (Continuous Evaluation) [75 marks]
Workshop (Group Participation) 15
Village Visit Assignments & Reports 15
Problem Identification and Assessment 15
Ideation: Defining the Needs, Proposed Designs & Review 20
Poster Presentation 10
External [25 marks]
Research Paper Submission 25
Total 100
Attendance (To be added separately) 5
Grand Total 105

Objectives and Outcomes


  • Identify and analyse the various challenge indicators present in the village by applying concepts of Human Centered Design and Participatory Rural Appraisal.
  • User Need Assessment through Quantitative and Qualitative Measurements
  • Designing a solution by integrating Human Centered Design concepts
  • Devising proposed intervention strategies for Sustainable Social Change Management

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Learn ethnographic research and utilise the methodologies to enhance participatory engagement.
  • CO2: Prioritize challenges and derive constraints using Participatory Rural Appraisal.
  • CO3: Identify and formulate the research challenges in rural communities.
  • CO4: Design solutions using human centred approach.

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3 3 1 1 3 3 3
CO2 3 3 3 3
CO3 3 1 3 3 3
CO4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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