Workshop on Curriculum Redesign for English Language Learning:
ICRDCE conducted a "Workshop on Curriculum Redesign for English Language Learning in Community Colleges" by Dr. Martha Bigelow, English Language Specialist at ICRDCE from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. on 9th & 10th February 2018. The aim of the workshop is to revisit and update the Community College curriculum of Communication Skills as per the industry demand.
Inauguration of the English Assess Micro Scholarship Program, Visakhapatnam:
The official inauguration of the English Access Micro scholarship Program was inaugurated by Dr. Bradley Horn, Regional English Language Officer (RELO), U.S. Embassy, New Delhi for India, Afghanistan and Bhutan at St. Joseph's College for Women, Visakhapatnam on 23rd February 2018. 50 Community College students are benefiting from this program. It is a project of ICRDCE funded by the U.S. State Department.
Member of the Planning Board - TNOU, Chennai:
Rev. Dr. M. S. Jacob, S.J.,, Director, ICRDCE has been appointed as the member of the planning board of the Tamil Nadu Open University for the field of distance and skill Education (TNOU) in Feb 2018 for a period of three years.
Keynote address at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) at Calicut, Kerala.
Rev. Dr. M. S. Jacob, S.J., Director, ICRDCE delivered a keynote address to 200 plus medical doctors and nurses coming from all over India and U.A.E for the international conference on the topic "Ageing is a biological process: Let us embrace it" on the 9th February 2018 at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) at Calicut, Kerala.
38th Teachers Training Program:
ICRDCE conducted – 38th teachers training program for community college teachers from 26th Feb till 2nd March 2018 at Loyola College Chennai. 40 participants from 10 states of India attended this program.