Youth Undertaking Visit for Acquiring Knowledge (YUVAK) scheme will enlighten students to learn about the engineering marvel that is the Atal Tunnel and the new Austrian tunneling method.Anil Sahasrabudhe, AICTE Chairman, said, "YUVAK programme allows students to understand more about the engineering marvel of the Atal Tunnel and will surely enhance the quality of engineering education in India. It will inculcate research and innovation culture among students in the country".
YUVAK scheme will also provide financial assistance for conducting a tour to Atal Tunnel for students and faculties of technical education institutions approved by AICTE.
MP Poonia, AICTE vice-chairman, said, "The participation of students in the YUVAK programme is a welcome sign. Programmes like YUVAK will help to develop engineering brains within the country, and it could do wonders for the nation in the future. The Atal Tunnel measuring 9.02 kilometres in length could help students understand the potential of engineering, and it will inspire them to become a part of the nation-building process."
The last date for registration for technical institutes is June 21, 2021.