Programmes Held

Examination at Trilokpuri Center

National Seminar on Inclusion of Excludes in Education

 

 

A two day National Seminar on Inclusion of Excludes in Education was organised by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, SV University, Tirupati on March 28- 29, 2011. The main objective of the seminar was to review the status of education among the disadvantaged groups, causes of their low participation, institutional barriers, programmes conceived, access and utilisation, facilities, deterrents for their participation and to conceive new strategies for promotion of higher education for them.

The seminar was inaugurated by Shri K. C. Choudhary, General Secretary, Indian Adult Education Association. In his address he said that new strategies should be adopted to include the excludes in education so that the facilities available benefit the real clientele. Higher education is still a distant dream for a major chunk of socially deprived people in view of large dropouts in the school education. Ignorance also contributes for not availing the facilities. He was of the view that policy change to reduce the entry level qualification for that particular group of persons and free tutorial system to cope-up with the academic load may encourage more people to the come to the main stream.

Prof. K. Parthasarathi of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli in his keynote address said that government should take appropriate action to promote special enrollment drive of excludes in educational institutions at all levels and also help to retain them for longer period so that they gain the minimum level of education.

Prof. K. Rathnaiah, Rector in his message to the seminar desired that the excludes should come forward to utilise ample opportunities provided by the government so that they not only achieve the educational improvement but also social mobility.

The inaugural session was presided over by Prof. M.C.Reddeppa Reddy, Head, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, SV University. Prof. P. Adinarayana Reddy, Seminar Director welcomed all the participants and Dr. B. Shyam Mohan David Raju, Co-Diretor proposed the vote of thanks.

The seminar organisers received 52 abstracts from the presenters which were divided under four major groups - inclusive education, women's education, education of SC/ST and inclusion of excludes. The papers were presented in four technical sessions which were chaired by Prof. Muthumanickam, Professor of Education, MK University Madurai, Prof. K. Sudha Rani, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, SV University, Tirupati, Prof. T. Kumaraswamy, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, SV University and Prof. D. Janardhana Reddy, Retired Professor of Adult and Continuing Education, SV University.

The concluding address was given by Prof. D. Venkateswarulu, Principal, S.V.U. College and the session was presided over by Prof. P. Adinarayanaa Reddy.

IAEA Office Bearers' Visit to University Extension Programmes

 

On the invitation of Prof. B.S.Garg, Chancellor, Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur a team from IAEA visited the extension programmes organised by different departments from March 10-12, 2011. The members of the team included Shri K.C.Choudhary, General Secretary, Dr. M.S. Ranawat, Vice President, Dr. Madan Singh, Treasurer, Shri A.L. Bhargava, Joint Secretary and Dr. V. Mohankumar, Director.

Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University historically believed in the Gandhian thought and in the third dimension - Extension with the result it organises a number of activities in selected rural areas in which both the faculty and students are actively involved. The main motto of extension programmes is creating awareness through education. The activities included women empowerment, child care, rural development, community mobilisation and better health practices. The funds for extension work is received from University Grants Commission and the Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Rajasthan.

The team from IAEA visited the extension programmes at Bedla, Kanpur, Salumbar and Jhadol. In all these places the university has its own community centres in specious buildings with a number of rooms to carry out different activities. The community centres offer different programmes which include computer training, vocational training, library and reading room, mobile library, film shows, cultural programmes and adult education. The successful candidates of the vocational training programmes are given certificates by the university itself. Video conference facilities linked to the control room in the university is also available. Selected topics are discussed by experts with women in groups through video conference and appropriate answers given and clarifications offered for the questions raised.

These centres also have residential facilities for destitute children who are given free food, clothing and education. The extension centres are managed by Organisers and the destitute children taken care of by Home Mothers (Grah Mata) who are full time workers. However, the training is given by part time resource persons.
The programmes are well coordinated by the Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension and the Department of Community Centres of the university.

As part of information dissemination one of the extension activities is "Janpath" through which daily news is read from a control room and broadcast for the local people. The Janpath office is also having reading room and documentation of news paper cuttings, subject wise.

Training on Research Methodology Republic Day

 

The Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi conducted twelve days training programme on Research Methodology sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) for the students belonging to SC, ST, OBC and Minorities from January 21 to February 2, 2011.

The main objective of the programme was to enable the participants to understand the value of research and different methodologies which can be adopted while conducting research studies. In all 35 persons participated in the training programme. Dr. Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi coordinated the programme.

As part of the training programme the participants visited Indian Adult Education Association on January 31, 2011 from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm and they were addressed by Dr. V.Mohankumar, Director, IAEA. The topic of the address was "Civil Society Organisations and Research". He said that due to the voluntary character and freedom of expression, the civil society organisations have become one of the important stakeholders in the implementation and assessment of government programmes. Their assessment is given due importance as they are conducted by professionally qualified researchers and generally not biased. Thereafter, the participants visited the Extension Centre of IAEA at Trilokpuri from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm where they interacted with the trainees of the vocational training programmes and the community members. Their interaction was more on domestic violence and ill treatment of women at home.

A Lecture on How we Learn by Prof. Knud Illeris

 

The Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension (Counselling and Guidance Unit) in collaboration with the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education organised a special lecture on "How we learn" on January 10, 2011 at the Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi. Mr. Knud IIIeris, Professor of Lifelong Learning, The Danish University of Education, Denmark delivered the lecture. In his lecture, Prof. Illeris explained the learning under different aspects including Structure of the Theory, Processes of Learning, Learning Dimensions, Learning Types, Learning Barriers, Learning and Life Ages and Adult Learning. He concluded his lecture by stating that there are five basic statements on learning which are - learning is always an individual and a social process, individual acquisition includes both the content and incentive, acquisition happens by the integration between impulses and the results of prior learning, the types of learning includes learning as addition and learning as reconstruction and everybody is forced to develop a semi-automatic defense towards learning.

Shri K.C. Choudhary, Chancellor, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education presided over the session while Prof. S.Y. Shah, Hony. Director, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education introduced Prof. Illeris. Dr. Rajesh, Assistant Director and Coordinator, Counselling & Guidance Unit, Dept. of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi welcomed the gathering and the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. V.Mohankumar, Joint Registrar, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education and Dr. V. K. Dixit, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi.

Training on Research Methodology Republic Day Celebrated at Trilokpuri Extension Centre

 

The Republic Day function was organised by the teachers and beneficiaries of Extension Centre of IAEA at Trilokpuri on January 25, 2011. All the beneficiaries of the vocational courses actively participated in the programme.

The audience included parents and general public also. The function started with Saraswati Vandana which was followed by recital of poems on "Save the Girl Child" and "Protection of Environment".

The girls also presented a few dance programmes which included Punjabi dance "Giddha", group dance "Desh Mera Rangila", "Garhwali Folk Dance" and "Radha Krishan Leela". They also danced for a few film songs. The audience not only enjoyed the programme but also appreciated the enthusiasm shown by the girls.

IAEA was represented in the programme by Smt. Kalpana Kaushik, Programme Officer.

Fourth James Draper Memorial Lecture

Professor James A. Draper was a distinguished Canadian Adult Educator and a former Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto University and was closely connected with Indian Adult Education Association. In his memory, IAEA has been organising James A. Draper Memorial Lecture for the past three years. These lectures are delivered by specially invited eminent scholars from the field of Adult Education on a chosen topic of their choice.

This year James A. Draper Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ekkehard Nuiss Von Rie, Scientific Director and Coordinator ASEM Network at German Institute for Adult Education, Bonn, Germany on September 8, 2010 at India International Centre on the subject "Future Challenges in and for Adult Education".

Two Days Legal Awareness Programme for Women at Bakreswar on September 11-12, 2010

 

A two day Legal Awareness Programme for Women funded by National Commission for Women, New Delhi was organised by the West Bengal State Branch of Indian Adult Education Association in collaboration with All India Council for Mass Education and Development (AICMED) on September 11-12, 2010 at Yuba Abash, Bakreswar, Birbhum. In all 69 women participated in the programme.

Two Days Legal Awareness Programme for Women at Gandhigram on August 26-27, 2010

 

A two day Legal Awareness Programme funded by National Commission for Women was organised by Indian Adult Education Association in collaboration with the Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Gandhigram and Dindigul District Legal Aid Centre, Dindigul at Silver Jubilee Hall of the Rural Institute on August 26-27, 2010. In all, 96 women from 17 villages of the service area of Gandhigram Rural Institute participated.

Two Days Legal Awareness Programme for Women at Bodh Gaya on August 7-8, 2010

 

A two day Legal Awareness Programme for Women was organised by IAEA Bihar State Branch on August 7-8, 2010 at Samanwai Ashram, Bodh Gaya, Bihar. This programme was funded by the National Commission for Women through Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi. In all 101 women participated in the programme. They were from different organisations like Disha, Roji Roti Seva Sansthan, Avidya Vimukti Sansthan, Gris's Society, Women Study Centre, Magadh University, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Nehru Yuva Kendra and the representatives of a few SHGs.

The programme was inaugurated by Shri Dwariko Sundarani, Managing Truste, Samanwai Ashram with the lighting of ceremonial lamp. In his address, he said that each one should live in a congenial atmosphere so that the entire society progresses. For this he wanted the people to adopt an appropriate strategy to eliminate the social evils in the society including hatred, discrimination, exploitation and crimes. He stressed the importance of society having positive attitude towards women. He also appealed to women to know their legal rights so that they enforce the same without depending on others.

Two Days Legal Awareness Programme for Women at Kanpur on July 4-5, 2010

 

There were three Legal Awareness Programmes, each two days duration, were organised at Kanpur, Lucknow and Narendrapur. All the programmes were funded by National Commission for Women to Indian Adult Education Association but conducted by U.P. and West Bengal Branches of Indian Adult Education Association.

The first two day Legal Awareness Programme was conducted at Pd. Shri Narain Inter College, Choubeypur, District Kanpur on July 4-5, 2010 by U.P. Branch of Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi in collaboration with Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Kanpur. This programme was conducted with the financial assistance of National Commission for Women sanctioned to Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi. Around 65 rural women participated in the programme. The programme was inaugurated by Shri Raja Ram Pal, Member of Parliament and renowned Lawyer by lightening the lamp. Dr. Madan Singh, General Secretary, Indian Adult Education Association and Chairman, U.P. State Branch of IAEA in his welcome address detailed the objectives of the programme and the need for creating legal awareness to empower women to lead a peaceful life.

Two Days Legal Awareness Programme for Women at Lucknow on July 9-10, 2010

 

The second Legal Awareness Programme was organised at Sarojini Nagar Community Development Block at Lucknow district on July 9-10, 2010 in which 77 women participated. The programme was inaugurated by Justice S.C. Verma, Chairman, India Literacy Board.

Two Days Legal Awareness Programme for Women at Narendrapur on July 9-10, 2010

 

The third Legal Awareness Programme was organised by West Bengal Branch of IAEA under the overall supervision of Smt. Rajshree Biswas, Secretary, West Bengal State Branch in collaboration with R.K. Mission Lokshiksha Parishad, Narendrapur on July 9-10, 2010 at Narendrapur. In all 60 women participated in the programme.