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Continuing Education Programme : A Brief Profile

  • Need based Programme

  • Training for Human Resource Development

  • Practical Oriented Vocational Programmes

  • Programmes aimed at development and up-gradation of skills to meet the challenges of advancement of Science & Technology,

  • Income Generation for Poverty Alleviation

Target Group

  • Students

  • Members in the community (Urban/Rural/Tribal)

Social Education and Community Awareness Programme -

  • AIDS/HIV awareness

  • Small family size norms

  • Health of Women & Children

  • Health & Balanced diet

  • Legal awareness/literacy

  • Environment Protection

  • Inculcation of Scientific Temperament among masses

  • Superstitions and Blind Beliefs

  • Adolescence Education

  • Planned/Responsible parenthood

  • Hazards of Addiction

  • Gender Equality

  • Value Education

  • National Integration

  • Senior Citizens

  • Unorganized Workers

  • Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Empowerment of Women

  • Sustainable Development


These vital components are communicated to the Community through various programmes and activities. These programmes are implemented in Colleges, Universities and in communities, with the help of students and teachers in University and Colleges. The nature of programmes is multifarious. These programmes vary from academic activities to non-formal type of extension activities. These programmes constitute

  • Training/Orientation/Advocacy Programmes.

  • Extension Lectures

  • Group Discussions, Exhibitions

  • Rallies

  • Street Plays

  • Puppet Shows

  • Screening of Slides/Video films/Documentary films

  • Competitions (Debate/Slogan/Essays/Posters etc.)

  • Traditional forms of communication (Kirtan/Bhajan/Haldi-Kunku)

Target Group -

  • Members in the Community (Urban/Rural/Tribal)

  • Students (University & College)

  • Teachers (University & College)

Population Education Programme:

Major Programmes/Components of Population Education

  • Family Life Education

  • Age at Marriage

  • Acceptance of small family size norm

  • Gender Equality/Empowerment of Women

  • Responsible/Planned Parenthood

  • Reproductive Health

  • Maternal Health

  • Child Health

  • Health and Healthy Food Habits

  • Adolescence Health

  • Problems of Ageing Population

  • Hazards of Addiction

  • Awareness about Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness

  • Superstitions and Blind Beliefs

  • Population & Environment

  • Population Policy

  • Population & Sustainable Development

  • Population Structure.

  • Quality of Life

Methodology/Basic Activities

  • Training/Orientation/Advocacy

  • Seminars/Workshops/Symposia

  • Lectures/Lecture-Series

  • Brain-Storming/Group-Discussion/Panel-Discussion/ /Round-table

  • Screening of Slides/Video films/Documentary films

  • Extension Activities-
    - Exhibitions/Rallies/Street-plays/Role-plays/Puppet-shows
    - Competitions- (debate/slogan/essay/poster/street-plays)

  • Material Development (Print/ A/V & Electronic)

  • Research & Documentation

  • Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Traditional forms of communication (Kirtan/Bhajan/Haldi-Kunku)

Nature of programmes:

These programmes are multifarious in nature and vary from academic activities to non-formal type of activities.

Target Group:

  • Students (College/University)

  • Teachers (College/University)

  • Principals of Colleges

  • Members in the community (Urban/Rural/Tribal)

Recent Activity on the Horizon

After 1997, Help-line Counseling has been added to these activities. Now, this activity has become an important activity of the Population Education Resource Centers. The need for counseling has been realized over a period of time. AIDS awareness campaigns have resulted in an increased demand for vital information related to sexual and reproductive health. This information equips them with the life skills necessary for negotiations for a healthy life. Telephone Counseling assumes importance because the caller does not have any inhibition as he/she is completely aware that his/her identity does not get disclosed. Pune University Help-line has decided to focus upon the following areas for Telephone Counseling -

  • Adolescents Problems

  • Sexual Problems

  • Sexual Health & Sexually Transmitted Infections


  • Addiction

Complete confidentiality is assured in the process of counseling.
Apart from queries on Telephone, queries by e-mail and through letters are also received. Some individuals prefer to come personally and discuss their problems. This service has evoked an encouraging and an enthusiastic response. We have been receiving calls/e-mails/letters from far off places.

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