Centre for Continuing Education Kerala
http://www.ccek.org

Centre for Continuing Education Kerala, an autonomous body under the state government started as part of the Canada – India Institutional Cooperation Project (CIICP) established in 1998, is dedicated entirely to the growth and development of technical education, industry, business and social upliftment. Today the centre has 74 sub-centres including Engineering Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges and Arts and Science Colleges. The Centre is dedicated entirely to the growth and development of technical education, industry, business and social amelioration.
Also Kerala State Civil Service Academy, under the control of Centre for Continuing Education Kerala, gives training to Civil Service aspirants through comprehensive, integrated and interactive modes of instruction through the programmes of Civil Services Examination Coaching Programme, Civil Service Foundation Course and Talent Development Course [TDC]. Other programmes of CCEK includefree training for the students of the economically weaker section (BPL) of Kerala for the national level entrance examinations. As a pilot mode, during 2006-07 this Centre has started free coaching to 75 BPL students. 18 students from BPL families undergone the free coaching for entrance examinations 2008.

The sub-centres impart need-based training to the unemployed youth, provide special training for small scale industries, publish study material for regular and distance education programmes and conduct vocational training.
College of Engineering, Munnar affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology and recognised by AICTE, is administered by the Centre.

Aims & Objectives of the Centre

To impart need based training to unemployed youth to increase their employability in key sectors of our economy.

To offer full time, part-time, formal and non-formal programmes to upgrade the management skills to small-scale business and industry.

To provide special training on small business development utilizing locally available resources.

To conduct vocational training to meet the specific needs of industry and business.

To conduct retraining for professionals and executives in Industry, Business and Service sector so as to enable them to cop up with the fast changing technological and managerial environment.

To conduct is service training to workers in the industries of organized and unorganized sectors for enhancement of productivity and equip them to meet the changes in technology.

To establish partnership with industries and commerce for identifying human resource requirements and training needs.

  • To make training needs analysis of specific sectors and plan and organize suitable training programmes for them.
  • To establish Centres of Excellence of Higher Education.

To organize need based locally relevant courses for skill development.

To develop and publish training materials for regular and distance education programmes.

To identify the areas in which distance education and open learning methods are appropriate and to design and conduct such programmes.

To identify the employment potential areas and to conduct competency based skill development programmes.

To undertake such other activities as are relevant to fulfill the objectives of the centre.

Kerala State Audio-Visual and Reprographic Centre ( KSAVRC)

KSAVRC, an autonomous institution established by the Government of Kerala in the year 1992 as per G.O.(MS) 73/92/H.Edn dt. 28.04.1992 imparts training in the field of Computer, Office Automation, Printing and Reprography to the educated unemployed youth and to undertake Printing and Reprographic works for the Government Departments/Autonomous Bodies/Public sector.  The Centre has a governing body consists of 15 members, Minister for Education, Kerala being its Chairman and Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department as its Vice Chairman.  The administration of the Centre is vested with the Executive Committee consisting of five members,  the Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Kerala State as its Chairman and Managing Director as its Member Secretary.


National Service Scheme (NSS) KERALA

http://nss.nic.in

The National Service Scheme is primarily stands for channalising the students youth for building the nation. NSS works with the Motto of "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are based on the youth development, they include i. understand the community in which they work; understand themselves in relation to their community; identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving; develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility; utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems; develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities; gain skills in mobilising community participation; acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes; develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practise national integration and social harmony.

The response of students to the scheme has been excellent.  The scheme now extends to all the states and universities in the country.  Students, teachers, parents, guardians, persons in authority in government, universities and colleges and the people in general now realize the need and significance of NSS.  It has aroused among the students and youth an awareness of the realities of life, a better understanding and appreciation of the problems of the people.  Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.

The scheme is funded by both Central and State Governments in the ratio of 7:5 to organise Regular Activities (RA) and special Camping Programmes (SCP). An amount of Rs.160/-per volunteer per annum is released towards Regular Activities (RA) and Rs.300/- per volunteer per Special Camping Programme (SCP) which is of 10-days duration to be organised in the adopted villages/communities. In addition, the Government of India provides 100% financial assistance to run NSS Regional Centres, State Liaison Cells and TOCs/TORCs, The Central Government also provides -100% financial assistance for implementation of NSS Programmes in Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territories without Legislatures.