JAN SHIKSHAN SANSTHAN

Report
NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE
WORKSHOP WITH JSS
Dec 28-29, 2012 at Bhubaneswar
Directorate of Adult Education
NATIONAL LITERACY MISSION AUTHORITY
Department of School Education & Literacy
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
New Delhi
SCHEME OF JAN SHIKSHAN SANSTHAN
• The first Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) (earlier
called Shramik Vidyaeeth) was started at
Mumbai (Worli) in the year 1967.
• Aims to provide vocational skills to industrial
workers in the urban areas.
• Focus of JSS was shifted from industrial
workers in the urban areas to the numerous
neo-literates and unskilled youth in both
urban and rural areas from the year 2000.
TARGET GROUP
• JSS will concentrate those who are in the age
group of 15 – 35 years having no or
rudimentary level of education (up to 5th
Standard)
• Priority Groups are such as women,
SCs/STs/OBCs, other economically weaker
sections, minorities and rural areas/urban
slums.
PROGRAMMES
• JSS organise two types of programmes:
• Vocational Courses : Training programmes
involving skills/practical application leading to
income generation.
• At present more than 500 varieties of vocational
courses are being run by JSSs.
• Activities : Few awareness programmes organised
other
than
Life
Enrichment
Education
components like soft skills, HIV/AIDS, RCH and
Adolescent Issue etc.
CURRICULUM
• No JSS is allowed to conduct vocational skills
without standardised curriculum.
• 36 vocational courses standardised by DAE.
• 23 vocational course curriculum were
standardised by NIFT.
• Adopted more than 400 vocational course
curriculum of DGE&T, Ministry of Labour &
Employment , NIOS and other courses approved
by the competent authorities.
MONITORING
• JSSs progress is being monitored through web
portal.
• The portal provides all the details about JSSs,
beneficiaries, resource persons, staff with
photographs etc.
• Annual Action Plan of JSSs are approved
through web portal.
• Half yearly review meetings are being
conducted.
EVALUATION
• Performance of JSSs is not only monitored
through review meetings and visits by officers
but also through external evaluating agencies.
• Impact evaluation conducted once in a three
year by reputed agencies like IIMs, MDI,
University departments and Social Science
Research Institutes.
Memorandum of Understanding
Between NLMA and NIOS
• MoU was signed on 21-6-2012 with the following
Aims and Objectives:
• Impart vocational skills training that has
standardized curriculum for the target groups of
JSSs and S.B programme.
• To evolve strategies for the effective
implementation of equivalency programme in
academic and vocational skills development of
the target group of National Literacy Mission
Authority.
Memorandum of Understanding
Between NLMA and NIOS
• To develop assessment process including
certification under vocational and equivalency
programme.
• To provide academic
support to the
beneficiaries of JSSs in terms of vocational
training, assessment and certification.
• NLMA and NIOS will identify need based
vocational courses as and when required.
Roles and Responsibilities of NLMA
• Identification of adult beneficiaries specially
women and disadvantaged groups.
• Impart functional literacy, basic education
and life long learning .
• Impart vocational skills that have curriculum,
market demand taking into account inputs
provided by NIOS.
• Prepare a database of vocational skills and
beneficiaries of each JSS
Roles and Responsibilities of NLMA
• Identification of the study centers, getting
accreditation from NIOS for course delivery.
• Provide necessary infrastructure to carry out
vocational programme.
• Provisions of necessary financial assistance
towards admission and assessment
fee
payable to NIOS.
ROAD AHEAD
• Planning Commission’s Working Group on EE&L
for 12th Five Year Plan has inter-alia
recommended that
* Skill Development under Adult Education be fully
compliant with NVEQF.
* Curriculum developed by Pandit Sunderlal Sharma,
Central Institute of Vocational Institute, Bhopal may
be adopted or adapted by the programmes run by
the adult education.
* Competency based assessment of beneficiaries
should be conducted by the recognized assessors
appointed by NLMA.
ROLE OF JSS
• Identify new partners to create opportunities for
employment / self employment like Coimbatore
Model.
• Adopt new courses which have local demand
including traditional courses, curriculum should
be approved by competent authority.
• Infrastructure, qualified Resource Persons,
sufficient TLM to be ensured for NIOS
accreditation.
• Prepare Database vocational skills and
beneficiaries.
• Preparedness for Third Party Assessment.
• Feedback mechanism.

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