State Resource Centre
|State Resource Centre- Kerala||State Resource Centre- Kerala|
Thiruvanathapuram- 695 003
The State Resource centre, Kerala is an autonomous organisation funded by the National Literacy Mission, under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Elementary Education & Literacy, Govt. of India and administered by the General Education Department, Govt. of Kerala.
The State Resource centre, Kerala (SRC, Kerala) was established in 1978, with the ultimate objective of providing academic and technical resource support to all the agencies in the state engaged in Adult and continuing Education programmes.
The SRC, Kerala is governed by 15 member Governing body under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, General Education.
- Organizing Training Programmes for Key Resource Personnel and extending assistance to the training programmes in Adult and Continuing Education.
- Preparing Curriculum frame-work for neo-literate materials and teaching - learning materials for Continuing Education.
- Organising workshops, Seminars and Conferences and Observance of days of national importance.
- Conducting Research, Monitoring and Evaluation.
- Creating a conducive environment for Continuing Education Programme.
- Overseeing the management of a Special Cell for Population & Development Education.
- Co-ordination of other agencies
The State Resource Centre, Kerala came into existence on 8th July 1978. The functioning of SRC, Kerala was then entrusted to 'KANFED ' (Kerala Association for Non-formal Education and Development), a leading voluntary organisation which was performing more or less the same line of functions of SRC.
The programmes and activities of KANFED were spread over the state, which created an atmosphere for the conduct of literacy programmes in the state.
While performing the duties of SRC, KANFED has organised a number of training programmes, seminars and workshops, Kalajathas and vehicle processions frequently, with the local public participation under the leadership of P.N. Panicker, the father of Library Movement. This movement achieved a greater momentum and people 's participation. They have also prepared a number of patavalies, guides, handbooks & workbooks for each section of people.
The success behind the total literacy programmes viz., PELCK and Ernakulam TL Campaigns in Kerala is highly indebted to KANFED-SRC and Grandhasala Sangham, Kerala Sasthra Sahityaparishat and other NGOs. KANFED SRC experimented several methods for teaching illiterates.
After the successful completion of TLC in Kerala, the Post Literacy Programmes were introduced. KANFED-SRC officials also co-operated in the venture. Newsletter / Broad sheet was published for Neo-literates during the phase.
In 1995, SRC, Kerala was delinked from KANFED and registered as an autonomous organisation as per the direction of the Directorate of Adult Education. The overall control and supervision of the State Resource Centre, Kerala is vested with the Education Department, Govt. of Kerala.
The jurisdiction of SRC, Kerala extends throughout Kerala & Lakshadweep.
The Management of SRC is vested with a Governing Body consisting of 15 official and non-official members, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, General Education, Govt. of Kerala.
The funds required for the functioning of SRC are provided as Grant in Aid by the Govt. of Inda. NLM funding Rs. 60 lakhs p.a. SRC conducts special projects from agencies like UNICEF, UNFPA, GOI, SCIMST. SRC undertake training and material production programmes of other agencies.