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Government of Andhra Pradesh
Commissionerate of Collegiate Education
DISTRICT RESOURCE CENTRES

Concept:

Government Degree Colleges are spread across the state in all the districts. Most of them are located in rural and semi urban areas. They mostly serve students from poor and underprivileged sections of the society. The students of colleges located in rural areas face disadvantages like infrastructural and teacher shortages, lack of exposure to modern educational atmosphere and inadequate background support. They need additional support. Although each district has about 8 to 12 Government Degree Colleges and they are working as total individual entities so far. Pooling and sharing of resources will benefit students of all colleges’ especially rural colleges.

The Government Degree Colleges in each district, therefore, were networked with a select government college in the district, called the District Resource Centre (DRC). Year long activities are planned and implemented by the colleges of the district under the DRC for the benefit of students in the subject and general areas. The DRCs are expected to tentatively compensate some of the disadvantages faced by the students of all colleges, especially the rural colleges.

Objectives:

  1. Identifying the subject and student needs and shortages
  2. Pooling and sharing the resources for the benefit of all students, especially the rural students
  3. District-level crash programmes, seminars, workshops etc. for the teachers for improving their awareness and skills in teaching
  4. A variety of district-level regular programmes ,workshops and summer programmes for students from all the colleges of the district, in areas such as subjects, skills, career, employment etc
  5. Strengthening the existing infrastructural, material and human resources

Action:

The District Resource Centers are functioning in 21 districts of the state from 2007-08. It’s an innovative programme initiated for the benefit of students in general and rural students in particular.

Annexure – I
Suggested Activities

The activities shall be at the district level and the participation of students from all colleges, rural colleges in particular of the district. The Lecturer/principal of the college concerned shall choose the participating student teams. The other guidelines can be finalized in the DRCs itself. The activities shall give clear, visible and quantifiable benefits to students.

  • Conducting district level seminars, expert lectures, panel discussions, academic competitions, career guidance programmes etc.
  • Organizing short-term summer programmes, certificate courses, training programmes,workshops etc.for improving various skills of students, including communicative, soft and ICT skills and job/self employment oriented skills
  • Special training for preparing students for competitive examination for higher studies, research institutes, employment etc.
  • Visits of eminenet scientists, social scientists,industrialists;experts etc.for interaction with staff and students for creating the required awareness
  • Conducting value based activities, cultural programmes, youth festivals, exhibitions etc.
  • Exchange of faculty for short term teaching programmes and conduct of practicals
  • Sharing of facilities by the other college students(where there are no such facilities) without affecting the routine of the host college
  • Exchange of students to working teams for carrying out educational surveys, study projects, field work, hands on experience etc.
  • Pooling of students for talking up of community service works
  • Activities that are consequential to the schemes and programmes intiated at the Commissionerate level like JKCs, ETRP(ELF),NAAC/QAC activities,Repositioning,Training programmes,ManaTV etc

List of DRC’s

S.No

Name of the DRC

E-Mail address

1

Srikakulam

Srikakulam.drc@gmail.com

2

Vishakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam.drc@gmail.com

3

Vizianagaram

Vizianagaram.drc@gmail.com

4

East Godavari

Eastgodavari.drc@gmail.com

5

West Godavari

Westgodavari.drc@gmail.com

6

Krishna

Krishnagdc.drc@gmail.com

7

Guntur

Guntur.drc@gmail.com

8

Prakasam

Prakasam.drc@gmail.com

9

Nellore

Nellore.drc@gmail.com

10

Chittur

Chittur.drc@gmail.com

11

Kadapa

Kadapa.drc@gmail.com

12

Ananthapur

Ananthapur.drc@gmail.com

13

Kurnool

Kurnool.drc@gmail.com

 

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