Alagappa University
Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension


The Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension was established in 1988 in tune to the University's motto Excellence in Action and it keeps before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of education. Ever since the CACE&E has implemented the following activities in collaboration with government departments and non-governmental organizations: 148 Training Programmes, 36 Continuing Education Courses, 17 Major and Minor Research Projects, 25 Population Education Programmes, 16 Jan Sikshan Nilayam Programmes and 22 other special activities.

The Centre has carried out and had the facilities such as: community support services to help community people to develop their life skills with self sufficiency and ensure the quality of life. Career guidance and counseling centre provides career oriented assistance to the community people of Sivagangai and Ramnad District. CACE&E Library, an integrated Library equipped with rich collection of print and electronic resources. Talking Book Library has access to more than 200 volumes of recorded books. Braille Library has 10 large type titles, 10 magazines in recorded and Braille format. E-learning and Media Centre, equipped with latest version of computers and web connection enable to access computer based tutorials, multimedia based tutorials for specific needs. CACE&E, Alagappa University, Karaikudi published more than 30 Research Monographs.

CACE&E having network with UNESCO & University Grants Commission and Government Departments such as National Literacy Mission, Ministry of HRD, Tamil Nadu Literacy Mission, Directorate of Adult and Non-Formal Education, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu State Resource Centre for Non-Formal Education, Department of Health, Animal Husbandry, Hearty Culture, Agriculture, Social Forestry, Rural Development, Social Welfare, Public Relations and Information and Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, Revenue Department, also having network with other 20 Central and State Universities.

Considering the social need and welfare of the community people of under privileged districts like Sivaganga and Ramnad, Prof. P. Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University, has the vision to make life long education as a discipline and he has upgraded the Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension as a teaching department in the University.

The centre has planned to start a Socially Relevant two-years PG Programme during the academic year 2010-2011 for regular students. Also, having proposal to start P.G. Diploma, Diploma and Certificate Courses in diverse fields for the fulfillment of life long education which will improve the lifestyle of the common men. The centre has proposed to carry out the extension programmes during current year such as dissemination of technology to the community people, sensitization programme on social and economic issues, improvement of slow learners, enhancing employability of the youth from non-formal sector, guidance and conselling to rural youths. Also, proposed to carry out 2 major research projects on rural-vocational biotechnology and imbibing vocational skills to neo-literates for self sufficiency.