ERIC Number: ED030027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Seeds of Promise; University Adult Education in Rajasthan.
In 1960 Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rajasthan, proposed the Department of Adult Education. Canada was chosen as a source of help, because the comprehensive purpose and program of university extension in North American approximated the needs of India. Dr. Mehta sought financial help from Canada via the Canada External Aid Office, which later was aided by the University of British Columbia. In 1964 a contract was approved; in November, the first two Canadian advisers arrived at Rajasthan and immediately conducted a state-wide exploratory study to find out how university resources could best serve the people. The followup resulted in the beginning of five programs: correspondence study; evening colleges; both a Center and an Institute for Continuing Education; and a degree program in adult education. The entire 4-year project can be evaluated as a success if the criterion was that a good adult education department was set up and being run by Indians by the time the Canadians left. (se)
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Dept. of Univ. Extension.
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian International Development Agency; India; University of British Columbia (Canada); University of Rajasthan (India)