The University of Burdwan

सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Learning Leads To Emancipations
 

The Department of Lifelong Learning, earlier known as the Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension (A C E & E) was started in the year 1980 with total financial assistance and staff support by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. The Population Education Resource Centre (PERC) was added to this Department on 1986 like 12 other leading Universities throughout the country with financial assistance from UGC-UNFPA. Additionally the Yoga Centre of the University has been included with the Department since 2001. The basic objective of the Department is to improve the quality of life through enhancement of education, knowledge and life skill development as well as institutionalization of population education in the higher education system in the state. In the line of UGC objectives the Department emphasise on extension and outreach activities through different colleges, government and nongovernment organizations as well as on campus and off campus teaching and research programme.

Since 2010 both A C E & E and PERC jointly renamed as The Department of Lifelong Learning. The Department has been conducting different need based, job oriented, non conventional independent and collaborative teaching programme for different category of students irrespective of their sex, age, and academic qualification since its inception with an objective of extending the scope of lifelong learning, continuing education and extension through university system. The academic programme of the Department are very flexible in nature and specially designed to those persons who are otherwise engaged in relevant profession and in need of specialized training and who are not usually entertained by the traditional academic programme of the university. However, like other institutions this department also has some limitations. Hence this department desires to serve a significant portion of population in the society.

To establish third dimension of Education in the University system by way of organising / conducting various job oriented Continuing Education courses for the higher education dropouts, school dropouts as well as neoliterates, either selffinancing basis or by financial assistance of the University Grants Commission or State Government.

Besides the department also organises talks, training programmes, orientations, workshops, seminars, exhibitions etc. on Agriculturs, Animal Husbandary, Pisciculture, Health & Family Welfare, Alcholism, Drug Abuse AIDS etc. to aware and for updating the people with current development in these field.


Long term objectives
  • To contribute to the realization of India's demographic and health goals which affect the overall development of the country
  • To develop awareness and positive attitude towards population and development issues leading to responsible behaviour among the students and the community at large
  • To develop institutionalized population education reconceptulized in the context of ICPD Programme of Action
Immediate objectives
  • To strengthen the process of institutionalization of population education in the higher education system by creating a supportive environment and providing the required academic infrastructure
  • To increase the understanding and awareness of population and development issues, including gender and reproductive health issues, among students in selected universities and community members served through extension activities
  • To derive maximum benifit from the population education programme through an efficient programme management system

Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
SESSION: JANUARY TO DECEMBER
COLLABORATING AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, BURDWAN UNIVERSITY
GOAL General objective of the course is to serve the distressed people and to create professionals with specialized training and personal growth opportunities among the students desires to develop career in the field of guidance and counselling.
DURATION The Post Graduate Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling is a regular, one-year programme including 1 month practical and agency programme.
ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY Honours Graduates with minimum 50% marks in any discipline are eligible. Preference will be given to Master degree passed students in any discipline. Admission will be on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the last examination.
MARKS STRUCTURE The course would be of 800 marks in total.
There would be 6 theory papers of 100 marks each. 600 marks
There would be agency programme for 1(one) month
(training at some counselling center/organization where
counselling services are in practice)
50 marks
Project Report to be prepared by each student identifying problems
of a single client/group and service delivery by student.
50 marks
Viva Voce at the end of the final examination 100 marks
COURSE OUTLINE
Paper- I Self, Society & Social Relationships
Paper- II Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling
Paper –III Guidance and Counselling: Theoretical Approaches & Techniques
Paper-IV Guidance and Counselling Areas
Paper-V Testing and Assessment in Guidance and Counselling
Paper-VI Research Methods in Guidance and Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy
GOAL General objective of the course is to create professionals with specialized training and knowledge in the field of Yoga and related therapeutic services.
DURATION The Post Graduate Diploma Course in Yoga Education is a regular, one and half year programme including 60 days internship programme.
ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY Graduates in any discipline are eligible.
MARKS STRUCTURE The course would be of 1000 marks in total.
There would be 5 theory papers of 100 marks each.
There would be mandatory internship programme
500 marks
Practical(in three parts) 300 marks
Clinical examination 100 marks
Project Report to be prepared by each student 50 marks
Record book and evaluation 50 marks
COURSE OUTLINE
Paper- I Foundation of Yoga
Paper- II Basic Relevant to Yoga Therapy
Paper –III Human Body and Psychology
Paper-IV A. Integrated Approach to Yoga Therapy.
B. Yoga for Promotion of Positive Health.
Paper-V Yoga Therapy in Practices:
  1. Physiology
  2. Psychology
Certificate Course in Communicative English
GOAL Weightage is given to Oral Communication and Writing skills (70 : 30).
DURATION The Certificate Course in Communicative English is 4 months (3 days / week) programme.
INTAKE 25
ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY Graduates in any discipline are eligible.
  • Entry level competence in English to be expected from the Learners: Understand simple spoken instructions in English.
  • Read passages of around100 words.
  • Speak short simple sentences in English.
  • Write simple sentences in English on their own.
  • Entry level competence in English to be expected from the Learners.
MARKS STRUCTURE Total marks 200
Paper- I (100 marks)
GroupListening SkillsSpeaking SkillsTotal)
A2575100
Paper- II (100 marks)
GroupReading SkillsWriting SkillsTotal)
B2575100
TRAINING CURRICULUM
Speaking Skills.
Listening Skills.
Reading Skills.
Writing Skills.
Certificate Course in YOGA EDUCATION
GOAL Weightage is given to increase mass awareness on Yoga and promote Positive Health.
DURATION The Certificate Course in Yoga Education is 3 months (42 effective days) programme.
ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY Madhyamik or Higher Secondary or its equivalent
COURSE OUTLINE Theory Papers
Paper- I Foundation of Yoga Education 100 marks
Paper- II Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology 50 marks
Paper –III Basic Human Psychology 50 marks
Paper-IV Teaching Method in Yoga Education 50 marks
Practical Papers
Paper-V Yoga Practice200 marks
Practice Teaching
Paper-VIPractice Teaching50 marks

Extension and Outreach Activities
  • Workshop as well as training programme on Biopesticide and Biofertilizer for farmers.
  • Camp on “Yoga for Stress Management”.
  • Awareness programme for differently abled students.
  • Awareness programme and testing on Thalassemia at University for women.
  • Awareness programme on new and non conventional energy source & our future.
  • Yoga therapy camp for different lifestyle diseases.
  • Yoga, career and behaviourial counseling camp for college students.

Yoga Education
COLLABORATING AGENCY Kalna college
DURATION 42 effective days
ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY Madhyamik
COURSE FEE Rs. 800/-

Resource Personnel
Usually expert members in the subject are invited for their valuable deliberation in the courses.

NameDesignationQualifications
Director(LifeLong Learning) (Additional Charge)M.Sc.,Ph.D. 
Joint Director(LLL)M.S.W.,Ph.D.  
Assistant Director(Lifelong Learning)B.E. (Civil), M.B.A.(IRM), MCM(Dip)  
Yoga Instructess (Selection Grade)M.P.Ed., D.Y.Ed.  
Director:
Dr. Debidas Mondal
Address:
Department of Lifelong Learning
The University of Burdwan
Rajbati, Bardhaman - 713104
West Bengal, INDIA.
Phone : 0342-2531885
+091-342-2634975 (30 lines)    Extn.286