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The Institute is administered by the Ministry of Education, Government of India and fully funded through UGC, New Delhi has developed academic programs in rural development, rural economics and extension education, rural oriented sciences, co-operation, development administration, rural sociology, English, Tamil and Indian languages. The institute runs B.Tech. in civil engineering with focus on habitat development and M.Tech. in renewable energy. The institute also offers B.Sc Agriculture program. The institute has status of Deemed University in 1976 by UGC, the five-star status by NAAC in 2002, ‘A’ Grade during the re-accreditation in 2010 by NAAC and ‘A’ Grade in its third cycle of reaccreditation in the year 2016.

The Centre for Rural Energy in GRI presently implementing Surya Mitra Pawan Mitra and Varun Mitra training programs under the skill development supported by skill Council for Green Jobs. They are also providing training courses on solar energy program supported by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India.


The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University), Gandhigram – 624 302, Dindigul District, TAMIL NADU


The Director in charge, 
Centre for Rural Energy,
Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed to be University,
Mobile- 91 9080266268 / 8012769765 / 8667324007


MOU with Government Polytechnic, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh:

ITI Mandi has signed an MOU with the Government Polytechnic at Sundernagar for using Fluid Machinery laboratory. The lab is equipped with working models of Pelton wheel, Francis Turbine, Pumps, model test benches of turbines, steam turbine, hydraulics ram, notches, jets, orifice. As per the MOU, the training shall be imparted by instructor of ITI Mandi using the facilities at Polytechnic at Sundernagar.

Distance of Government Polytechnic, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh from ITI Mandi: 22 Km.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the SHP plants

ITI Mandi has signed MOU with three (3) Small hydropower producers and one (1) Operation and Maintenance Company for training in SHP and possible placement. These are:

  1. M/S Sri Ram Sayal Hydropower Pvt. Ltd, Village Neuli, Saing, District Kullu, HP. Owner of Kotlu Hydropower Project, Capacity 1.8 MW, Commissioned in
  2. M/S Banagarh Hydro power Pvt. Ltd, Village Prini, Mandi, HP.
  3. M/S Sarabhai Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Village Dwada, PO Thalout, District Mandi, HP.
  4. M/S Affinity Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Village Dwada, PO Tlaout, District Mandi, HP.

    M/S Affinity Enterprises are Operation and Maintenance contractors for Kotlu and Kartaul hydropower projects.

Kotlu project (1.8 MW) is owned by M/S Ram Sayal Hydropower Project, Neuli, Saing commissioned in the year 2013.

Kartaul Project (2.4 MW) commissioned in the year 2017 is owned by M/S Raghupreet Hydro power Project at Neuli, Saing, Kullu

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Name of SHP plant


Name of the Supervisor of SHP plant

Contact Details


Kartaul, M/S Ram Sayal Hydropower Project

Neuli village, Kullu

Shri Lovenish Sharma, B.Tech



Kotlu, M/S Raghupreet Hydro Projects

Neuli village, Kullu

Shri Rakesh Thakur, B.Tech