North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

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Department of Adult and Continuing Education


Department of Adult and Continuing Education

The Department of Linguistics offers the following courses
M. A
M. Phil
Ph. D
The primary objective of the Centre is to create awareness on important issues at the grass root level with particular reference to overall and diverse learning needs of all segments of the people of the community and to sensitize community leaders, administrators, political leaders and elders on issues relating to adult literacy, income generation, status of women and women studies, skill improvement activities, population education, consumer protection science temperament. Besides, the Centre is also extending academic support in the development of teaching and learning materials pertaining to societal needs. It also organizes programmes in collaboration with other sister departments of the University and also with State Government departments and other organizations both at the state and national level. The Centre has also re-started regular teaching courses in the form of Diploma and Certificate Courses.

Thrust Areas of Research
The thrust areas of the Centre is to strengthen the teaching learning process of teachers and students through community participation, to establish closer linkage between formal and non- formal education, to identify the community needs, problems, issues, etc and to develop, establish and give an identity to the discipline of Adult Education, Continuing Education, Extension Education (Field Outreach), Literacy, Post Literacy and Universalisation of Education. The other thrust areas of the Centre also includes Education for Women Empowerment, Environmental Education, Human Rights, Workers Education, Migrants Education, Indigenous Education, HIV/AIDS Education, Adolescence Education, Vocational Education and Training, Information and Communication Technology, Policy Advocacy on Transformation of Adult Learning, Leadership Development and Capacity Building, Science for Masses, Learning Environment and Opportunities for the under privileged, Net Working, Voluntary Action, Action Research, Working with Children, Innovation and Good Practices in Adult Education, E Learning, Counselling and Guidance (Pre-Marital and Career), Teachers Training, Self Employment, Entrepreneurship, Needs of the Aged and Family Life Education.

Department of Adult and Continuing Education
North-Eastern Hill University,
Umshing Mawkynroh
Shillong 793022,


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