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Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Services Division. ESTABLISHMENT  OF LEARNER SUPPORT CENTRES OF IGNOU IN  MINORITY CONCENTRATED EDUCATIONALLY &   ECONOMICALLY DOMINATED BLOCKS Concept Paper The Sachar Committee on the basis of Census 2001 has identified 100 Muslim­dominated  districts where educational opportunities are minimal. The Prime Minister’s High Level Committee on Social, Economic and Educational status  of   Muslim   community   of   India   (Sachar   Committee)   was   to   consolidate,   collate   and  analysis information and to identify areas of intervention by the Government to address  relevant  issues relating  to the social,  economic and educational  status of the Muslim  community.   The Report brings out clearly the educational deprivation experienced by  the   Muslim   community   and   has   made   specific   recommendations   on   improving   the  educational status of the Muslims.  Access   to   education   is   critical   for   benefiting   from   emerging   opportunities   that   are  accompanied by economic growth.  From lower levels of enrolment to a sharp decline in  participation in higher levels of education, the   situation of Indian Muslims is indeed  very depressing as compared  to most other Socio­Religious  Communities (SRC’s)  and  the problem is more acute for girls/women.  Majority of Muslim girls and boys fail in their matriculation examinations or drop  out  before that.   This group of children who have completed middle school but have not  managed to study further needs to be incorporated in different types of technical training.  The skill demands in the manufacturing  and service sectors are  changing continuously.  For many of these, youth with middle school education with adequate technical training  may be   appropriate for meeting thes needs.   However,   almost all vocational training  programmes   run   by   ITI’s   and   polytechnics   require   a   matriculation   certificate.     The  Committee has recommended that : •

The pre­entry qualification for admission to it is should be reduced to Class  VIII.   The scope of ITI courses should be expanded to focus on emerging  market needs including those of the retail sector.

Skill development initiatives of it is and polytechnics should focus on sectors  which   have   high   growth  potential   and  in   which   the   Muslim   population   is 


concentrated.  These training initiatives should also focus on areas where with  minority population concentrated.  •

The eligibility for such programmes should also be extended to the Madarsa  educated  children, as they are ineligible  to get trained under many current  formal technical education streams. 

There is a high “deficit”  as far as Muslim population in the higher education.  In order to  make   serious   efforts   to   improve   educational   conditions   of   the   minorities     and   to  integrating   the   minorities   with   the   mainstream   society   and   their   overall   growth   and  development as education is the key to all socio­economic progress and change, Indira  Gandhi National Open University in the 11th  Plan (2007­2012) has decided to provide  educational opportunities to  the deprived regions and sections of the society identified by  the Sachar Committee by establishing at least one study centre in each Block of the 100  districts. The study centres will offer vocational programmes in addition to the BPP, BA, B.Com  programmes   of IGNOU, on  the  basis  of  local  requirement   of the  Block,  which  after  completion   may   help   the   learners   in   income   generation.     Provision   of     education   to  Muslim girls using modern communication technologies by linking up with other open  universities and Muslim educational institutions for  girls will be explored.  In order to popularize the programmes and to encourage  the enrolment of the minorities,  the below mentioned elements of relaxation will be made : • • •

There will be no restrictions as regards the number of students at Sub­Study  Centres for activation of a Sub­Study Centre. There will be no restrictions regarding number of counseling sessions and  Depending   on   the   situation   of   the   host   institution,   suitable   infrastructural  augmentation will be made. 

Apart from BPP, BA and B.Com Programmes, the Study Centres will be activated for  programmes from among the following as per need/demand of the area: • • • • • • • •

Certificate in Computer Literacy Programme Certificate in computing Certificate in Food & Nutrition Certificate in Nutrition and Child care Certificate in Teaching of English Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics Certificate in Primary Teaching Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education


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Certificate in Maternal & Child Health Digital Literacy Module of Sakshat Awareness programme in Dairy Farming Awareness programme in Value Added Product for Fruit & Vegetable Mushroom Cultivation Integrated Parental Awareness Rural Youth Training Programme Floriculture Bee keeping Programmes related to potteries launched by SOET Water Cycle Programme of SOET Certificte in Shoe Upper Cutting Certificate in Shoe Upper Stitching Certificate in Shoe Lasting & Finishing

The above programmes have been identified for the first phase and more programmes  would be launched depending on the progress of the pilot run.  All these programmes are  skill­based or vocational in nature whereby learners could get jobs/employment. Where   EEBBs   do   not   even   have   secondary   schools,   establishment   of   Tele­learning,  EduSat   Centre,   Auxiliary   Work   Centres   and   Mobile   Work   Centres   will   be  explored.  While identifying   academic programmes on offer at the Study Centres, we will adopt  courses   already   offered   by   the   other   Open   Universities   or   NIOs   in   the   regional  languages/Urdu. The University will bear the cost of establishment and recurring expenditure of the study  centres.  The institutions that  would be the study centres may need to provide  us rent  free accommodation for establishment of the study centres  and help us in identifying  faculty/teachers for delivering the academic/vocational programmes to the students. 

Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre_______________________ ESTABLISHMENT OF LEARNER SUPPORT CENTRE AT ECONOMICALLY AND  EDUCATIONALLY BACKWARD BLOCK (EEBB)


The type of Learner Support Centre proposed to be established (Please indicate Regular  study Centre/Programme Study Centre/Special Study Centre/Study Centre under North  Bihar Pattern)/Sub Study Centre) : ____________________ BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION

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Name of the Village/ Town/City  where   the   Learner   Support  Centre   is   proposed   to   be  established. District Block Geographical Situation (Enclose  map, if possible) Area likely to be covered by the  proposed   Learner   Support  Centre Approximate   population   which  can be benefited by the Learner  Support Centre Percentage  of population  of the  following   communities   in   the  area (a) SC (b) ST (c) Muslims (d) Other Minorities (e) Women Percentage of Literacy (a) Male (b) Female (c) Muslim (d) Muslim women Language spoken Number   of     institutions     of  higher   education   in   the   area  (Please attach separate  sheet and  also     indicate   the   minority  institutions with a mention about  the religious inclinations) Nearest   IGNOU   Study   Centre  and its distance from the place


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Name   and   address   of   the   host  institution Telephone & Fax Number Name   of   the   Management/  Governing Body. Situation   in   the   city/town/  village (Please indicate

Centrally located: On the outskirts: Other specifications:

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Year of establishment Type   and   nature   of   the  institution   (Government/  NGO/Private/Aided/Univ./ School/Any other) Is it among the following ? (a) Navodaya Vidyalaya (b) Kendriya Vidyalaya (c) Madarsa (d) Girl’s School Teaching   faculties   available  (Please attack separate statement  for   more   detailed   information  such   as   educational  qualifications, experience, etc.) Infrastructure facilities available (a) Number of lecture rooms (b) Laboratories (c) Computer facilities (d) Library (e) Hostel for girls (f) Any other How   many   rooms   can   the  institution   spare   for   IGNOU  Office?     Please   indicate   their  size in a separate sheet Three   names   proposed   in   the  order   of   preference   for  appointment   of   Coordinator   of  the   proposed   Learner   Support  Centre   (Please   enclose   their  complete biodata)

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Certified that the proposal for establishment of IGNOU______________ (mention type  of the centre) and the panel recommended for appointment of Coordinator of the Learner  Support Centre have been duly approved by the Governing Body of the institution.  The  Governing Body has also agreed to provide____________ number of rooms for exclusive  use of IGNOU Learner Support Centre without   charging any rent.   The institution is  ready to work for promotion of open and distance learning system and the people residing  in   the   Economically   and   Educationally   Backward   Blocks   identified   by   the   Sachar  Committee  and   the  Planning   Commission   on  the  terms   and  conditions   laid   down  by  IGNOU. Date:_______________ Signature of the Head of the Institution Name:_________________________________ Designation:___________________________________

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (Regular Study Centre/Special Study Centre) Signed   between   Indira   Gandhi   National   Open   University,   hereinafter   referred   to   as  ‘IGNOU’ and Head of the Host Institution of the proposed Study Centre regarding the  organizational responsibilities at  ……………………………………………………………………………………………… I.

The Host Institution will : • •

Give 3 to 4 rooms with a space of approx. 800­1000 sq. ft. for exclusive use of  IGNOU Study Centre without charging any rent. Let a signboard of IGNOU Study Centre be installed prominently at a proper  place.


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Ensure security of the equipment provided by IGNOU. Make halls/rooms available for holding IGNOU examinations. Extend   Library,   laboratory   and   computer   facilities   to   IGNOU   students   or  specialized programmes requiring use of institutional infrastructure facilities  on mutually agreed terms

The Head of the host institution shall have the right to • • II.

Recommend a panel of three names to IGNOU for the appointment of Coordinator. Inspect the Study Centre whenever he/she likes and advise the Co-ordinator and also write to the Regional Director. IGNOU will :

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Provide furniture and equipment for the Study Centre as per norms. Bear all recurring and non-recurring expenditure on maintenance of the Study Centre. Pay contingent charges and other remuneration for holding examinations Appoint part-time Coordinator from the panel recommended by the head of the institution and pay him honorarium at the rates in force from time to time. Pay an honorarium of Rs. 1000/- p.m. to the Head of the institution for general supervision of the Study Centre. Have the right to shift or close the Study Centre if it finds that support services are not being provided, as per the requirements of the university. In such case, the Coordinator would have to hand over all the assets and academic records of the learners to the Regional Director. The Coordinator will also have to settle all financial accounts with the Regional Director. IGNOU will pay one month’s honorarium to Coordinator after its closure in order to ensure smooth handing over of charge. Agreed upon and signed

On behalf of the Host Institution

On behalf of IGNOU

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(Head of the Institution) Place Date

(Regional Director) Date


INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY REGIONAL SERVICES DIVISION Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 PERSONNEL DATA FORM FOR ACADEMIC COUNSELLORS Study Centre/Programme Study Centre………………………………………………. Programme : …………………………………………………………………… Part-I :- General information …………………………………………………………………………………….. (To be filled by the candidate) 1. Name ( in BLOCK LETERS) : ………………………………………. 2. Date of Birth : ………………………………………. 3. Present Designation/Profession : 4. Whether belongs to SC/ST/OBC :………………………………………… 5. Residence Address (Mention Pin Code) : ……………………………………….. ………………………………………. ………………………………………. 6. Office Address : ……………………………………… ( Mention Pin Code) : ……………………………………….. 7. Phone No. (Off)…………….. : (Resi)……….(Mobile)………….. 8. E-mail address : ……………………………………. Part II - Programme specific Information 9. Sl.No. 01 02 03 04 05

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10. Details of teaching Experience Leval Courses Tutorial/Teaching Name of the Total Teaching Taught Experience institution Experience Under Graduate Post Graduate 11 Research and Publication (Give details of publications like names of Journal/Book, year of Publication etc. and add an additional sheet if required) (i) No. of Research Articles Published : (ii) No. of Books published : (Add an additional sheet, if required) (iii) Details of Research work/Project work guided: ………………………………………………………….


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Please indicate your work experience commensurate with the issue of counseling for the course of your choice: ……………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………. 13. Please tick the language(s) in which you will be able to counsel. English: Hindi: Regional Language (Pl specify): 14. Experience in the Open and Distance Learning. YES NO ( if yes, Please give detail on a separate sheet) 15. Please mention priority-wise, the choice of course you would like to do counseling for (see the syllabi of the concerned programme and write course codes). i) ……………………………………………………. ii) …………………………………………………… iii) …………………………………………………… 16 Any other relevant information…………………………………. 17. If enrolled as a student of IGNOU, please give the following details: DECLARATION I hereby declare that the information given above is correct. I accept to undertake the tasks of academic conselling and evaluation of assignment scripts and any other activities related to the academic functions of the Study Centre. Signature Place: Date: For use at the Study Centre/Programme SC Original Degrees/Certificates/Marksheets have been verified by the undersigned and the candidate recommended for empanelment as a part time Academic Counsellor for the following courses: ………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………. Special recommendation, if any ( Add extra sheet, if required) ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………… PLACE DATE:


SIGNATURE OF THE COORDINATOR /PROGRAMME INCHARGE WITH STAMP For use at the Regional Centre of IGNOU Based on the self-attested photocopies of relevant documents the credentials of the persons as stated by the Coordinator stand verified. he/She is recommended for empanelment for the following courses: ……………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………… Special recommendation, if any (Add extra sheet, if required) ……………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………… Signature of the Regional Director with stamp Place:


INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY REGIONAL SERVICES DIVISION Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 1. 2. 3.

PROFORMA FOR APPOINTMENT OF COORDINATOR NAME ( IN BLOCK LETERS) : ………………………………………. DESIGNATION ADDRESS (RESIDENCE) :……………………………………. (Office)

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DATE OF BIRTH : ………………………………………. PAY SCALE/PAY ALLOWANCES : ……………………………………….. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: Degree

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7. EXPERIENCE: a) Total teaching experience at UG/PG level: b) Details of teaching experience during the Last 5 year. Classes taught/taken Subject Years with date

c) Administrative/Supervisory Experience: d) Experience of work connected with IGNOU activities such as Counseling, Asstt. Coordinator etc. : e) Research Experience : Research projects/Studies undertaken (Pl. Specify) 1. Value Systems of supervisors and workers – An exploratory study. 2. 2. work culture, personality and performance – a study on selected Industrial organization. Signature : Name : …………………………………………………………………………………………… Recommendations of the Principal/Head of the host institution:


Signature & Seal f Principal ……………………………………………………………………………… To be used in cases of Programme In-Charge only ( To be filled by Regional Centre) …………………………… is an approved Academic Counsellor and his name is recommended as PIC for…………. Programme. ……………………………………………………………………………….. Recommendation of the Regional Director: Signature & Seal of Regional Director


Annexure-2 Awareness Programme in Minority Rights Objective Concern for minority rights has been the hallmark of the twentieth century. This paper through its five units, deals with conceptual, historical, philosophical and social perspective, the rights and duties under the Indian Legal System and institutional mechanism, and international protection of minorities. Course Content 1. Conceptual Perspective (i) (ii) (iii) 2.

Minorities as socio-economic-religious-linguistic concept, Regional minorities Role of Minorities in the development of human rights Historical, Philosophical and Social Perspectives Rights and Duties of Minorities under the Indian Legal System (i) Constitutional Framework (a) Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties (b) Special provision in Articles 26 to 30, 331,333, 336 & 337 of the constitution. (ii) Special Laws and Policies (a) National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 (b) Caste (Disabilities Removal) Act, 1992 (c) Other relevant laws (d) Policy of secularism and politics of minorities 3. Institutional Mechanisms for protection of Minorities (i) Constitutional mechanisms: Legislative, Executive Judiciary (ii) National land State Commissions on Minorities (iii) Non-Governmental Organisations (iv) The Information Media (v) Role of Education

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4. International Protection of Minorities (i) Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethics, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, 1992, Human Rights Covenants, 1966, Racial Discrimination Convention 1965. (ii) UN Declaration on the Rights, Sub-commission on Minorities, Committee under the Human Rights covenants and Racial Discrimination Convention.


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Use of Radio and TV for dissemination of Minority Rights

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Talk in Radio and T.V. by member of National Minority Commission eminent Judges, Lawyers, Legislators, Administrators and social activists Interview of eminent persons Panel discussion by experts Teleconferncing on Minority Rights.

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