OBJECTIVE : The Principal object of the Department is to provide academic infrastructural and technical support to the literacy campaign and population education programmes is the region, especially for environment building, training, production of teaching & learning materials, post-literacy and continuing education programme etc.
The Department promotes awareness and motivation among teachers and students in the process of national development through extension programmes.
The Department develops innovative models and methods through research and field studies to create consciousness of people towards social and economic issues.
The Department also prepares and promotes the cadre of resource persons on advocacy skills at different levels.
The Department has been organizing the following activities: - Regular Certificate Courses in Adult & Continuing Education and Population & Development Education. - Awareness programmes with the help of audio-video literature, posters and slogans etc. - Exchange of experiences and ideas through extension lectures discussions, seminars and workshops. - Documentation of material in the form of books, journals, monographs, reports, seminar papers, bibliographies, articles, press clippings, etc. - The Department undertakes evaluations of research projects & proposals as well as action & awareness training programme for different agencies as a part of consultancy services. According to UGC guidelines the Department have a Advisory Committee under the Patronship of Vice-Chancellor. The Department functioning under the supervision and administrative control of the Director.
ACTIVITIES: - TEACHING : The Department develops academic programmes of Adult & Continuing Education and Population & Development Education. Certificate Courses for Students as well as for Government-NGO functionaries are regularly going on. - RESEARCH : The Department develops innovative models and methods through research and field studies to review the literacy programmes and to explain the phenomena of population study. - DOCUMENTATION : The Department having good number of books related to Adult & Continuing Education, Population & Development Education and other related subjects. Efforts are being made to improve information process for researchers and faculty members by obtaining periodicals, reports and policy documents. The Department establish contacts with Indian University Association for Adult & Continuing Education and National Population Study Centre for latest research information and data. - EXTENSION : The main aim behind our efforts is to institutionalize and strengthen the extension as third dimension of higher education in university system. In every academic session Department organizes the Training Programme, Workshops and Seminars for University and College Teachers and students. The Department actively participates in various development programmes which are organize by NGO’s and other related agencies. For this purpose the Department seeks support and co-ordinates with Nodal Agency, (Department of Adult & Continuing Education, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur). According to UGC guidelines the Department trying to establish Population Education Clubs at different colleges, NGO’s in the region.