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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY||Graduates in any discipline are eligible.
|MARKS STRUCTURE||Total marks 200
|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
|COLLABORATING AGENCY||Kalna college|
|DURATION||42 effective days|
|COURSE FEE||Rs. 800/-|
|Assistant Director(Lifelong Learning)||B.E. (Civil), M.B.A.(IRM), MCM(Dip),Ph.D.|