a. Concept



Samudaya Kalluri Oir Arimugam - Concept and Evolution of Community Colleges in Tamil Nadu (September, 1998)

It is concept and Evolution of Community Colleges in Tamil Nadu.




Changing Track Community Colleges in India (December, 1996)

This book is an attempt to put together the various ideas and opinions, information and findings of different minds both in India as well as in U.S.A. on the concept and practice of Community Colleges. An attempt has been made to present the various ideas in a coherent and comprehensive manner. This has been the result of the study visit to US Community Colleges made by Dr. Xavier Alphonse, S.J.



Mismatch Establishing and developing Community Colleges in India (June 2002)

The present book Mismatch contains all the aspects of Community College Movement such as,

(i) The concept of Community College.

(ii) Seven Stages of Preparation.

(iii) Need Analysis of the Local Area.

(iv) Curriculum Development.

(v) Life Skills

(vi) Work Skills

(vii) Evaluation and Assessment of Skills

(viii) Internship and Hands on Experience

(ix) Preparation for Employment

(x) Industrial partnership

(xi) Self Employment

(xii) Career Guidance

(xiii) Administration and Governance of Community Colleges

(xiv) The Contribution of MCRDCE
(xv) Recognition and Accreditation of Community Colleges.

It is the fervent hope of the Editor that this book will serve as a manual to all those who would like to understand and promote the system of Community Colleges as an Alternative System of Education in India.  



Neglected Majority 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.


Back to the Villages 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.


Community Colleges in India, Education for Livelihood - 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.  


Community College Movement in India and Abroad : Access and Success

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.




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