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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Department of Life Long Learning and Extension

Mahatma Gandhi University

Priyadarsini Hills P O, Kottayam-686560.Tel:0481-2731724,2731560

website: www.dllemgu.in

 

Department offers facility for inter disciplinary research in community related areas of study.  It also promotes documentation and publication of papers related to adult education, youth development and Community Organizations.

 

DLL-Civil Service Coaching Institute

PROGRAMMES

Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension

Courses:

Six Months Certificate Courses:

  1. Certificate course in Yoga & Naturopathy
  2. Certificate course in Counselling
  3. Certificate course in Management of Learning Disabilities
  4. Certificate course in Geriatric & Dementia Care
  5. Certificate course in First Aid
  6. Certificate course in Organic Farming

One Year Diploma Courses:

  1. Diploma in geriatric and Dementia Care.
  2. Diploma course in Naturopathy & Yoga Therapy.
  3.    Diploma in Counselling.
FACULTY

Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension 

Head  Dept.of Life Long Learning and Extension
Smt. Manjuasha K A, (in charge)
Tel: 9447887321,
Assistant Professor, School of Gandhian Thoughts & Development Studies
Mahatma Gandhi University.

 

Dr.K.SABUKUTTAN
 
Former Head  Dept.of Life Long Learning and Extension 
MahatmaGandhi University . (On Deputation)
Qualifications
M.A, MPhil , PhD(History), M.A Politics, M.A.Sociology, M.A.Philosophy & Diploma in TCI
Area of Specialisation: Modern Kerala History
Publications:
1. C.Krishnan and Social Change in Kerala
2.Adult Education and personal Development
Articles:

1.Mitavadi and social change in Kerala,B.S Chandra babu (edit),Proceeding volume of the Twenty First annual session of the South Indian History Congress, Madurai,2001

2.Social Renaissance in Kerala, Tali- a case study,B.S Chandra babu (edit),Proceeding volume of the Twenty Second annual session of the South Indian History Congress, Thiruvananthapuram,2002.

3.”Impact of Srilankan Buddhism on Buddhist Tradition in Kerala” proceeding volume of the 24th session of South Indian History Congress held on 16-18 February 2004 at University of Calicut

4.”Buddhist contributions to Ayurveda and Kerala culture” proceedings volume of the XXVII Annual Session of the South Indian History Congress held at Rajapalayam Raja’s College.

5.Socio-Religious Reform Movement in Maharashtra : A Case Study of Jyotiba Phule,Holistic through,Vol 1,No.1,Kollam 2007.

6.Promoting Personal Changes, C. Thomas Abraham (edit),International Journal of Theme nCentered Interaction,Kottayam 2007

Teaching Experience:

1.16 years in Undergraduate and Graduate Level at various S.N Colleges.

2.15 years P.G level experience.

3.12 years experience as academic counsellor – IGNOU Study Centre.

4.5 years in University Teaching and Training to Adult groups, NSS programme officers and volunteers in T.O.C,Rajagiri College of Social Sciences,Kalamasseri.

Social Service Experience:

5 years as NSS Programme Co-ordinator- Mahatma Gandhi University

8 years and 7 months as NSS Programme Officer ,Kerala University

Additional Information:

1.Recipient of State Level Award for the Best Programme Co-ordinator of Kerala University consecutively for three years 2005-2006,2006-2007,2007-2008.

2.Recipient of State Level Award for the Best Programme Officer at Kerala during 1998-99.

RESEARCH

Research Interests

Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension

Publication Works

Books
  1. C. Krishnan and Social Change in Kerala
  2. Adult Education and Personal Development
Articles
  1. Published a research paper entitled “Impact of Srilankan Buddhism on Buddhist Tradition in Kerala” in the proceedings volume of the 24th session of South Indian History Congress held on 16-18 February 2004 at University of Calicut.
  2. Presented a research paper entitled “Buddhist contributions to Ayurveda and Kerala culture” in the XXVII Annual Session of the South Indian History Congress held at Rajapalayam Raja’s College.
  3. Socio- Religious Reform Movement in Maharashtra; A case study of Jyotiba Phule, Holistic through, Vol.1, No. 1, Kollam 2007.

ACTIVITIES

Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension

Adult Education means development education. It goes beyond post-literacy training. The Dept. use a variety of means for development education and continuing education; creates models, carry out innovative programmes, train trainers, motivate volunteers and develop new paradigms in extension which is mult-sectoral.

Sector 1: Community Organization

                   A unique feature of MahatmaGandhiUniversity is that it has a Grama Vikas Kendra, at Nalpathimala where campus flows in to the community and vice versa. It is committed to the cause of making higher education socially relevant, establishing symbiotic relationship with the community, adding a Chethana dimension to the Chithana pre occupations of the University.

During the last 13 years thousands of individuals, most of them N.S.S volunteers and a large number of local people have worked hard to make Nalpathimala what it is today.

Nalpathimala was a stagnant, sleepy village: one of the six lakhs villages of India. The intervention into Nalpathimala was like a stone there was thrown in to a serene lake. It has produced a creative disturbance not only in the community but also in the hearts of the persons who steered the invention. This creative disturbance like a chain of ripples has spread to almost every home in this Community.

The Second Grama Vikas Kendra has been constructed at Koruthode with the help of Kanjirappally Block Panchayat. The University has been able to start 120 self help groups with the help of NABARD.

Campus –community partnership through NSS

A speciality with the Dept. of Adult Education is that it work in close collaboration with National Service Scheme. This has helped a number of our N.S.V s to find a career with NGOs engaged in community development, in addition to inspiring thousands of volunteers to be community oriented.

Sector 2: Children’s Development

Activities under this sector are concentrated in the partner village, Nalpathimala

Children’s forums (Balavedi) have been formed at Grama Vikas Kendra from 1992. This Forums promote the integrated development of the children of Nalpathimala. There are 13 units of the vary functioning in 13 Ayalkoottoms .Summer schools (venal kalari) is organized for the children at Grama Vikas Kendra during summer holidays.

Sector 3: Promotion of Volunteerism

  1. Volunteerism Promotion

A unique aspect of the Dept. of Adult Education is that it runs on the wheels of Volunteerism. More than a hundred volunteers are at work in the different sectors.

  1. Kerala Volunteerism Promotion Initiative

This is a new venture from the experience of Malaysia Peace Foundation (Yayasaan Salam).An intensive campaign called Nalpathimala Learning Community Initiative (NALCI) is planned as part of the Volunteerism Promotion Initiative.

Sector 4: Geriatric Social Work

Geriatric Care

Care for the aged is a major thrust area with the Dept. of Adult Education. The Dept. has initiated a number of special programmes for the aged.13 senior citizens group has so far been affiliated to the Dept. of Adult Education. They meet every week for fellowship, continuing education and recreation.

Sector :5 Research

   The Dept. offers facility for inter disciplinary research in community related areas of study. It also promotes documentation and publication of papers related to adult education, youth development and Community Organizations.

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