UGCMINOR RESEARCH PROJECT from UGC SERO on 29.6.2017.
Project Title : EMPOWERING RURAL WOMEN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Introduction: The traditional and cultural factors in India are highly favouring male development and domination whereby women who constitute a comparatively higher percentage are less in percentage of education, career and advancements. This could have been mainly due to their confinement to the domestic duties and unawares of their potential. In order to help them identify their capacity and to utilize to the optimum for social and national development and to have innovative measures in women issues this study has been undertaken.
The investigator being an English student has a keen interest in developing the communication skills with help of e-resources. Because, Information and communication technology based learning and teaching process may lead to effectiveness and efficiency of educational system. E-resources are helpful for each and everyone for many purposes. At the sametime acquiring the communication skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing is the ultimate aim in learning the language. This aim can be made easy with help of e-resources. The electronic resources help in acquiring these skills effectively among college students. Thus this study stresses the importance of acquiring language skills as well as the usage of e-resources.
Colleges under section 2 (f)& 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956
Guidelines for Inclusion of Affiliated College under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act, 1956
The University Grants Commission (UGC) provides financial assistance to eligible colleges which are included under Section 2(f)* and declared fit to receive central assistance (UGC grant) under Section 12 (B)** of UGC Act, 1956 as per approved pattern of assistance under various schemes.
* The UGC had notified Regulations for recognition of colleges under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. The colleges are brought under the purview of UGC in terms of these Regulations as and when the proposals are received from the colleges for inclusion under Section 2(f) and they are found fit for inclusion as per the provisions contained in the Regulations.
Apart from inclusion of colleges under Section 2(f), the UGC includes the Colleges under Section 12(B) of its Act in terms of Rules framed under the Act. This makes the colleges eligible for central assistance from the Government of India or any organization receiving funds from the Central Government.
St.Justin’s College of Education is enjoying the status of being under section 2 (f)& 12(B)
In equipping the college labs , library and hostel The UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION played a major role in funding generously. Thus sustaining the quality and standard for more such ventures.
Large seminar halls , auditorium were all established through UGC,
The library accounts to the number of more than 13000 books for which the major contribution from UGC.
The new hostel structure is an out come of the UGC funds. This hives nearly 100 students who dwell in perfect harmony
Many more technological instruments such as LCD projectors, LED TV, White boards, Laptops have been sourced through the UGC grants.
The Language Lab with the native speaking skill is a contribution of UGC for RS 6,45,000.00.
The smart room for M.Ed and Laptops, Smartphone for the use of Students was accessed through UGC funds in 2016.
In 2017 Funds were received for Minor Research Project for which Rev.Dr.A.MaryDelphine was the Principal Investigator. This project was undertaken to support the rural women who were drop outs or who did not persue higher studies for want of financial assistance . Their communication skill was developed through this project which helped them to get office jobs. This project was completed successfully benefitting more than 800 rural women in 2019.