Rural Technology Development Centre

The Rural Technology Development Centre (RDTC) set up with a scope to envisage for transfer of technology through live demonstrations. It is visualized to act as a link between academia and local communities, for the transfer of appropriate technology specifically developed for the betterment of the rural population. The RTDC at GCE Kannur is acting as a mechanism to achieve rural advancement through S&T interventions. . Government College of Engineering, Kannur with its long standing history and sound and self-sufficient infrastructure, has the competence to uphold the RTDC .GCE Kannur has a good blend of expertise in all branches of engineering with its well qualified and socially committed faculty and technical staff and envisages the collaboration of all core branches of engineering towards the successful functioning of the centre .The centre will support the traditional rural technology and upgrade them, so that it could be perfected for wider applications and employment generations and to reduce the drudgery of the rural households in the state.


The rural technology development centre (RTDC) is proposed with a vision to develop, adopt and diffuse technologies to benefit the rural people.


 Dissemination of cost effective, local resource based and environment friendly technologies for rural development and to meet social contextual needs.

 Facilitate transfer of technology

 Link users and institutions of technological expertise and incubation centre to act as the national nodal point for coordination of all efforts at generation and dissemination of technologies.

 To conduct training programmes for trainers, particularly in the voluntary sectors, so that improved technology is disseminated to participants in development in the rural areas;

 To conduct seminars, workshops and meetings to promote interaction between government agencies and voluntary agencies working in the field of rural development and technology;

 To prepare, print and publish paper, periodical-monographs and books in furtherance of the objectives

 To act as an “Empathetic incubator”

 Engage students, research scholars and faculty members in extending their outreach activities

Projects undertaken by RTDC

 Cost effective Air Cooling Solutions

 Electrical wood cutter

 A system for Production of wood vinegar

 Robotic coconut tree climber and plucker

 Electrical paddy cleaning and systems

 Design and development of a low cost noise barrier for power looms

 Dissemination of sustainable Building construction for rural area

 Push-pull refrigerators

 Fish breeding in collaboration with CUSAT

Electrical Wood Cutter

Automated Soap Making

Soil-cement black production
Training on High Tech farming by Dr Abdul Hakkim of Agriculture University on 2.3.19
Training to kudumbasre volunteers