The Book has extensive coverage on many pertinent areas and has provided in-depth insights on the Genesis and Growth of Community Colleges Movement in India. The book presents the various challenges of stakeholders from their perspectives. The author has also documented the success stories of how community colleges in India were able to link their curricular with the needs of the industries and meet the aspirations of the Community College Students.
The book introduces principles and concepts relevant to the development and practice of leadership in all walks of life.
• Brand New Models of excellence and empowerment for the veterans to endear themselves to others with captivating leadership. Original models propounded in this book will help veterans to shine as living role models of leadership excellence.
• Guidelines for practicing executives to sharpen the skills and reach greater heights in their career and profession.
• Highly pertinent advice to aspirant leaders and beginners.
Success stories of Community College Students in India (March, 2009)
The ICRDCE undertook a research study of all the Community Colleges in India. One of the important aspects of the study was to solicit the success stories of individual students belonging to different trades. We received 657 testimonies from the Community Colleges. We have selected 300 belonging to 19 trades from colleges belonging to different parts of the country.
We have tried to keep the authentic narration of the beneficiaries intact. Some of the testimonies we have published in the local language itself to depict the transformation that has taken place in them. The present book: "Change is Certain" contains the testimonies as a sequel to our earlier books "Miracles of Hope" and "Tears into Cheers".
The Problem of School Dropouts and possible alternatives (March, 2005)
In this context, the present book Neglected Majority is a very valuable contribution to the people with social concern. The book is based on a very intensive research of School drop out in Corporation Schools of Chennai Metropolitan city. Apart from the Herculean task of compiling secondary information on enrolment and drop out, the authors have conducted a laborious survey among the children who have dropped out of school. The outcome is a revelation! The findings are scientific and astounding. The book does not stop only with the determination of the magnitude of the school drop out problem; it has gone into the retention aspect as well. It explains about the wonderful alternative option available in Community Colleges, if it provokes similar such studies throughout the country and put an end to the age-old problem of school drop out.
Towards the profile of a Rural Community Colleges (Sep, 2006)
This prompted ICRDCE to undertake a series of Consultations all over the country on the profiles of a Rural Community College. This book contains the deliberations, discussions, action plans for establishing Rural Community Colleges in the country. May this book be the first step towards discovering and evolving a new model that will affect more than 70% of the population of the Indian community which is living in the Rural areas. The consultation was organized by Voice Trust, Siruganur, Trichy, Madurai Community Colleges, Madurai, Montfort Community College, Lachragarh, Jharkhand, Gram Utthan Kendra, Gumla, Jharkhand who helped the centre to organize these four consultations.
Indian Community College System (January, 2006) This book is written to give a clear articulation and formulation to the Indian Community College System in all its aspects. The first part of the book gives a clear idea how to start the Community College, the steps involved in starting of the college, how to develop a curriculum, life skill and work skills taught in the college, list of job oriented courses offered, procedure for the Administration and Governance of the Community College and the Process of Recognition and Accreditation of the Community College. The Second part of the Book contains the Contribution of MCRDCE to the Community College Movement, the profile of a Rural Community College, the Role of Universities, Target Group Served and the Indian Community College System and the Community College System that has been published in various Articles, Newspaper Clippings, National and International Journals.
India is a country with a population of 1.3 billion. Higher Education in India has expanded 25 times and 12 to 15 million students are going for Higher Education. Hence those who are left out of Higher Education are almost 85 to 90 percent. They definitely need an alternative system should have a twin purpose. It should provide education for livelihood and Higher Education. This book explains the History of the Indian Community College System and touches upon briefly the similar system available in other parts of the world and also gives the list of resource material available on the system by way of publications, articles and TQM of Community Colleges. This book will be inspired to understand, appreciate this system and also to start initiatives especially in the rural, urban areas to realize the dream of inclusive social development to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, the educated and illiterate and men and women.