The University has been accredited with 'Grade A' by NAAC in the year 2016
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
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.