The future of India lies in its villages.

Mahatma Gandhi.


About Us

IViL - IIT for Villages is a student run organization in IIT Madras(IITM). It serves as a discussion forum and action platform for students of IITM to implement their ideas for Rural India.

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IViL has a range of projects aimed at impacting rural areas positively, and at learning more about rural life.

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Some Important resources towards rural development can be seen here.

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To leverage the unique and vast resource base in the institute for a wider audience.



To enable individuals to conduct socially impactful activities for the benefit of the deserving, and network with like-minded people to carry the project forward.

IViL is a discussion forum and an action platform for the students of IIT Madras to implement their thoughts for rural India.

Discussion forum

We believe that action without deliberation is neither efficient nor effective. We endeavor to foster an environment for intellectual discussion through KnowEx or Knowledge Exchange sessions, rural visits and by thorough documentation of activities.

Action Platform

Some of the greatest lessons are learnt only when moving from the stage of ideas to execution. This is facilitated by means of short and long-term projects or social experiments taken up by the group to positively impact the rural community.