Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Life Long Learning and Extension


The University Grants Commission, in 1977, incorporated extension into its policy statement for higher education. It states that - If the University system has to discharge adequately its responsibilities to the entire education system and to the society as a whole it must assume extension as the third important responsibility and give it the same status as teaching and research. This is a new and extremely significant area which should be developed on the basis of high priority.

The Centre was established in 1977, with financial assistance from the UGC, to promote literacy programs, and organize short-term training courses, workshops,seminanrs, summer schools etc. for various target groups to upgrade and update knowledge in respective fields. The strategies have been to organizing programs, which are need based ,flexible, catering to the diverse needs of a large segment of people, ranging from illiterates, semi-illiterates to the experts, professionals and elite groups.

Courses Offered :

=> Diploma in Pre-school Education - 1 years

Eligibility :

=> 10+2 in any stream from any recognized Board.

Facilities :

Library :
=> The Library of the Centre has 1882 books

The Centre is running HELP-LINE for the guidance of students since 1999.A Guidance and Counseling Center has been established with the financial assistance from University Grants Commission. Students studying in Schools, Colleges affiliated with Panjab University and University Campus Students are given training in the skills of C.V.(Bio-data) writing, preparing for interviews, Group Discussions, Personality Development & Communication Skills etc. Exposure to various careers options available for school and colleges students is also given.

Testing facilities for analyzing the student's ability exists. It includes intelligent aptitude, attitude and personality testing. Career packages in the emerging field employment, where creative potential for employment opportunities are available, have been prepared. For disseminating information CDs and hard copies of these packages are provided. Organizing career oriented workshop, seminars and conferences are the regular future.

Department of Life Long Learning and Extension
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2541359, 2534336

E Mail : [email protected]


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