The department has developed a well equipped
library containing 3850 books, 43 audio-visual CDs and journals from
different subjects. The said library contains valuable material in Adult
Education, Continuing Education, Population Education, extension, Lifelong
The list of books of the library are available on internet. Teachers,
students, researchers & social workers are benefited by this library.
The learning material developed by the faculty members from the Department
of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension (on the subjects NGOs, National
Integration, Un-organized Workers, Women Empowerment, Senior Citizens) has
been made available on the website of the University of Pune in the book
form. (www.unipune.ac.in/university_files/e-Books.htm) This material is
being utilized by several students and teachers from universities and
colleges, researchers, social workers and other community persons.
Counseling (for students)
Regarding Unorganized Workers (VISKALIT) :
The term Unorganized Workers is specified by considering following points :
The relations among employers and
employees - not definite.
The number of workers at the workplace -
less than 10.
The nature of work/employment -
scattered, not regular, not definite
The workers in unorganized sectors constitute
93% of total workforce in India. Their number is more than 40 crores. Our
country is marching towards a superpower in the world. The lists of rich
families and individuals in the world comprise of some Indians. The
development of our nation in certain fields is appreciable. However, we
cannot deny the fact which is depicted in a report ( a report by a National
Commission for Studying the Works in Unorganized Sector - year 2007).
According to the report, about 86% workers are from unorganized sectors.
Amongst them, 79% persons get income below Rs. 20/- per day.
The workers from unorganized sectors are found in following groups :
The working condition and living conditions
of such workers and their family members is worst. They are denied from
basic human facilities. In this sense this is a deprived and depressed group
The Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension is actively
engaged in working for this group on following levels :
In view of sensitizing the social workers and
the youth from colleges and universities and for training purpose the
department developed a documentary entitled VISKALIT. It consist of -
- concept of unorganized workers.
- unorganized workers in several groups.
- social, family & other problems of the unorganized workers.
- strategies and programmes to work with unorganized workers.