A day-long workshop was held in Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication on ‘Community Engagement and Curriculum Development’ under the aegis of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Education Council today.
Teachers of various teaching departments formulated model papers to connect rural community and rural development with education, according to their courses.
Before this, resource person of the council Dr Kalyana Chakaravarthi presented outline about the curriculum on community engagement and rural immersion, developed by the council and approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development, through PPT and short film.
Dr Chakarvarthi, in the workshop, said that many IITs and IIMs in the country are conducting courses on rural development. Educational institutes can also contribute in rural development by integrating the courses and incorporating students.
Rural market in the country has vast potential for jobs. Prof CP Agrawal said that the university is already conducing courses related with rural development communication.
Workshop coordinator, Dean (academic) Dr Pavitra Shrivastava apprised of the process for introducing papers on subjects of rural communication. Certificates were distributed at the end. Faculty members, producers attended the workshop.