b.  Implementation



Best to the Least - Profile of the Community Colleges in India
November, 2004)

Part I: The proceedings and deliberations of the fifth Consultation, the inputs from experts, the group discussions and the proposal that emerged out of this consultation that has been submitted to the Planning Commission.

Part II: The great achievement of the Community College students in the Tamilnadu Open University Exams Conducted in May 2006 and the 38 rank holders being honoured at the Second Convocation of TNOU on the 11th of January, 2007 by His Excellency Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamilnadu.



Reaching Beyond (Vol I & II) Profile of the Community Colleges in India (June, 2007)

Reaching Beyond contains the actual functioning and implementation of the concept of community college system in various parts of India . We have sketched the profile of 130 community colleges belonging to the four categories in two volumes: Urban, Rural, Women and Tribal. All the colleges have the following common features:

•  Community Colleges have developed a system of their own.

•  Community Colleges specialize in job oriented courses with district components of life skills, work skills, internship, evaluation and preparation for employment.

•  Community Colleges have reasonable infra structure facilitates for various courses.

•  Community Colleges have qualified staff.

•  Community Colleges specialize in serving the target group of the rural poor, urban poor, tribal poor and women.

•  The Success of the Community Colleges lies in the fact of job placement and a certain percentage of students going for higher education.

•  The backbone of the Community Colleges is Industrial and Community Partnership.

•  The fee structure of the community Colleges is affordable to the poor.

•  Most of the Community Colleges subsidize even the low training cost by giving scholarships to Students.

•  Community Colleges have a tremendous flexibility through the autonomous set-up with no age bar and minimum qualification thus providing maximum access to all.

•  There are different types of Community Colleges emerging in the Country  
      a. Urban b. Rural c. Women and d. Tribal

•   The Community Colleges have shown themselves to be secular and during the course of ten years, the Community Colleges have developed various forms of recognition through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Manonmanium Sundaranar University (MSU) and Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU).

Every Community College faces its own Challenges. Some of them are common to all and some of them pertain to the local situation.













Believing in Miracles (Vol I & II) Profile of the Community Colleges in India (March, 2009 )

Volume I contains the profiles of 92 Urban and Rural Community Colleges Volume II contains the profiles of 60 Women and Tribal Community Colleges. Besides giving the details about each and every college spread throughout the country, it also attempts to evaluate and quantify the achievement of these colleges from the perception of the students, their parents and the industrial partners. I am sure this book will inspire many more people to start Community Colleges.



Evolve, Emerge and Empower: The present status of Community College Movement 1996 - 2012

Evolve, Emerge and Empower is an attempt to depict and describe the varies facets and aspects of the Community College Movement during the last sixteen years. The aims of the book are the following. Many models of Community Colleges have been promoted in the country. Through this book, we like to demonstrate the ICRDCE model Community College model has obtained a reasonable success throughout the country because of its consistency, perseverance and uniformity of the model that has been promoted throughout India , Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Eastern Africa . The model has been successful because it has a well defined curriculum: Life Skills, Work Skills, Internship and Preparation for Employment and Certificate given by TNOU and other Universities in India . The statistical data clearly indicates the success rate of Job Placement - 75% and those who have gone for Higher Education - 15%. This successful model has been presented through the profiles of Community Colleges from all over India , PNF and East Africa . It is also to review the present status of the Community College system in all its aspects, so that we can improve the system and maintain the quality of education and training provided in the community colleges. It is also to demonstrate the Evolution, Emergence and Empowerment taking place in the community colleges. It is also to appraise the readers of the measurable and quantifiable results through the research studies done by ICRDCE, Chennai: Job Placement leading to gainful employment , successful case studies, the salaries gained by the students at their first employment. Leading the young women and men of the country towards empowerment and capacity building.











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