International Conference on Curriculum Development for the Indian Community Colleges

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The US Consulate of Chennai for the international educational exchange program. This programme enables individuals from selected countries to study at a Community College in United States to develop professional skills. This programme is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of Sate. The following students have been selected from the Community Colleges:

Ms. Johncy Lourdu Mary, Sacred Heart Community College, Villupuram (2010)
Ms. Elizabeth Beena, Sacred Heart Community College, Villupuram (2010)
Mr. Anthony Dass Christopher, Bangalore Community College, Bangalore (2011)
Mr. Lazar Selvaraj, Hindustan Community College, Padur, Near Chennai (2011)
Ms. Uma Maheswari, YWCA Community College, Chennai (2012)
Ms.Vijayashanthi, YWCA Community College, Chennai (2014)
Ms. Nithya, YWCA Community College (2016)

II. Fulbright –Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar Washington, D.C., New York  and Miami - Duration: Two Weeks, October 2014
1.Dr. Brijender Singh Panwar,  President,     M.S.Panwar Community & Technical College,   Solan, H.P
2.Mrs. Queenie Magi Devapriya, Principal, CSI Coimbatore Diocese Community College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

III. Community College Administrator Program with India was a six week exchange initiative held in September-November 2015

  1. Fr. Melwyn Lobo SJ, Director, St. Joseph’s Community College, Bangalore.
  2. Mrs. E. J.  Sangeetha Maben, Co-ordinator, Concerns Community College
  3. Ms. S. Uma Subramaniam, Principal, Anthoniammal Community College
  4. Sr. Mayalmol (Bindu Thomas),Preriton Ki Rani Community College, Ranchi, Jharkhand

"One Day Workshop on Community College System in India" Organised byAteneo De Manila University, Quzeon City, Philippines on 20th June 2015, Dr. Xavier Alphonse, S.J., ICRDCE, Chennai was the Resource person in which 45 participants participated. 


                  Dr. M.S. Jacob, S.J., Director, ICRDCE, addressed the "President Forum" during 5th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning held at Fu Jen Catholic University on 27th to 29th, May 2015 and also presented a paper on "From Service Learning to Community Engagement".  There were 300 delegates from 7 Asian and Pacific Countries. He also visited Yungho Community University offering skill based programmes at the Community  level. 

One Day Workshop on Community College System in India, At Quzeon        city, Philippines, June, 2015

International Experience - Visit to Myanmar, June 2016.

            Dr. M.S. Jacob, S.J., Director, ICRDCE, went to Myanmar at the invitation of Fr. C. Amal, S.J., through Animation Resource Centre and explored the possibility of opening Community Colleges in Myanmar. He addressed all the 16 Catholic bishops conference of Myanmar on 9th June 2016 and also around 40 leaders of the various religious congregations working in Myanmar. The response was overwhelming. He also addressed the Tamil business people on the concept of the Industrial Partnerships with the Community Colleges. They were really excited about this concept of ICRDCE Community Colleges with all Life Skills, Work Skills and Internships.

"President Forum" during 5th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning                held at Fu Jen Catholic University on 27th to 29th, May 2015

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