The Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India has directed Central Universities to actively involve in the development of the nearby communities. As part of this, the Central University of Karnataka has launched “CUK Innovation Club” in its new campus at Kadaganchi, Aland Taluk, Kalaburagi. This is a unique initiative of the University to contribute to the nearby villages for sustainable development of the community. Faculties, staff and students of the University are part of this endeavour and will try to reach and contribute to the development of the community through various developmental activities. In response to this reality, the Innovation Club of Central University had taken up the project on training rural women to build fuel efficient smokeless stoves for themselves and in their neighbourhoods to create smoke free kitchens in nearby villages of the University. The club is planning to start various community outreach programs.