The Department of Adult Continuing and Extension Education was established in 1985 with a basic objective of imparting career oriented education, teaching programmes in the field of women studies and rural development. It also aims at collaborating with N.G.Os on the one hand and government agencies on the other.
The Department has its own building containing lecture theatres and rooms for extension activities. All the teachers have their office, besides ministerial office. It has modern gadgets such as computer, T.V. and DVD player, LCD and display boards necessary for teaching and extension programmes. A departmental library caters to the need of students of women studies and Rural Development.
Among teaching programmes of the department Two years P.G Course Master of Rural Development & Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Women Empowerment & Development and P.G Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development has been in introduced in 2002-03. The department has organized short-term vocational courses on embroidery and patch work, screen printing, computer literacy, T.V and drama artist, salesmanship and internet marketing thereby fulfilling its social obligation under extension programme.
There are two sanctioned posts by UGC and State Government viz. Assistant Director and project officer against which Professor and Reader are discharging their duties while 5 guest faculty members have been employed to impart teaching at P.G Diploma and Master programmes of study. 50 students are enrolled in M.R.D.M and 40 students in PGDWED and PGDED. The Faculty members of the department has been engaged in research activities as evinced by their published work. Two books and a number of research papers and articles have been published.
The future plan of action includes diversification of teaching programmes especially post graduate diploma programmes of social importance. Research programme is also on the anvil to strengthen academic aspect of the department. It is also proposed to established a Women Study Centre , Job Promotion Centre, Training of Rural Poor for skill development and Food.