The Bharathiar University launched the Community College System in April 2007 and institutionalized the same as a statutory institution, named, Bharathiar University-Community College Consultancy Centre (BU-CCCC).
Community College is considered to be an alternative system of Education initiated during 1995 in South India. The Vision of the Community College is to empower the disadvantaged and the underprivileged people. By imparting appropriate skills through various programmes they will be made gainfully employed. The major aim is to restore the human right to education denied, to the unreached to earn their livelihood. It focuses on promoting job oriented, work related, skills-based and life coping education. It mainly concentrates on the urban poor, rural poor, tribal poor and the women.
The Government of Tamilnadu through its order No.163, HE (K2) Dept. dt. 22.5.2008 and other orders and letters have time and again encouraged initiating the Community College system in Tamilnadu. Similarly, this system of education has also been included in X and the XI Five Year Plans by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India,New Delhi.
Prof. Dr. S.Sampath Kumar,
Professor and Head,
Department of Sociology & Population Studies,
Phone : Office: 0422-2428343 / 2428528
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