Following are the Broad Objectives of the scheme :-
(i) To provide a Community-Institute interface so that Science & Technology inputs can be transferred to the community through skills training, technology transfer and organisation of support services;
(ii) Ensuing for the rural society a fair share of benefits from the investments in technical education system and thus bringing socio-economic upliftment and improvement of quality of life of rural community and
(iii) To sensitize students and faculty of polytechnics towards live problems of the community needing Science & Technology inputs.
Following are the Major Operational Activities of the scheme :-
(i) To ascertain the felt needs of the community through techno-economic social survey, job potential survey, etc.;
(ii) To become focal points for technology transfer;
(iii) To train youth, women, and other disadvantaged groups groups in employable skills;
(iv) To provide technical and other support services for improving local capabilities; and
(v) To create awareness regarding development programs for creating problem solving environment.