DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PROGRAMMES:
largely residential educational community supports the academic and
practical training needs of Socio-economically backward groups.
All programs involve integrated education aimed at the
total development of each participant. Please
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called Sisu Bhavan, for 30-50 neighbourhood
children from 2˝ to 5 years old. They are provided with a midday
meal and transportation at a reasonable cost, and their programme
is based on the concept that “play is children’s work”.
called Vikas Bhavan (standards 1 through 10, similar to
Canadian or American Grades 1 through 10) for 250 to 300
tribals from 5 to 15 years old. Headmistress Sethu
Viswanathan leads a staff of 20 teachers and 5 craft instructors.
Our school is recognized by the government
ensuring that students can
undertake further education in
the mainstream programmes.
We practice an integrated education which makes this school
different from ordinary schools. Mitraniketan
mostly on contributions from well-wishers.
MITRANIKETAN PEOPLE’S COLLEGE (MPC):
aims to provide opportunities for continuing education and impart
the spirit of Life Long Learning for empowering rural youth. The MPC
was started in the year 1996. So far about one thousand youth
imbibed the essence of this institution.
The MPC is
modelled on the gurukula system of education and the Danish
folk high schools.
folk high schools
official website >>)
Reghu Rama Das and the MPC staff (8 instructors, 4
course guides, 1 music teacher and
sports teacher) primarily offer
a one year Vocational
Personality Development course for up to
90 participants. The Danish government aid programme funded the
buildings and initial programmes of MPC, as well as several
conferences on different aspects of non-formal education.
UNIVERSITY (IGNOU) STUDY CENTER:
courses ( Motorcycle Service & Repair and Fruits &
Vegetable-based products were inaugurated in 2007 through the Indira
Gandhi National Open University
official homepage >>
STUDY CENTER for NIOS (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING)
programs bridge 9th
Standard, Secondary and Senior Secondary exams. Vocational classes
for Secondary students include: computer studies, plumbing,
electrical, carpentry and agricultural skills.
Mitraniketan has supported different women’s groups over the years,
from micro-credit to soap-making; from civic matters to health and
Mitraniketan Nodal Continuing Education
Centre of the
Kerala State Literacy Mission (or KSLM)
promotes equallency education among women.
Although Kerala has a very
high literacy rate, many rural women still need basic reading and
writing skills. They can be KSLM-certified through Mitraniketan,
which promotes functional literacy.
Education Extension Center
The extension center located in the tribal dominated district of Wayanad focuses on the empowerment of tribal youth, especially women.
Center for Education, Research, Innovation and Development (CERID)
CERID aims at coordinating the education programmes, conducting action research studies, developing teaching materials and engaging in documentation & publication.
KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA
FARM SCIENCE CENTRE
Mitraniketan KVK is an institutional project funded by Indian
Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi established in
1979 at Mitraniketan to work on transfer of technology wiht the
objective to bridge the gap between technology and farmer.
KVK works on the mandates of...
"On -farm testing" for identifying in terms of
location specific sustainable land use system.
Organize training to update the extension personnel with emerging
advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
Organize short and long term vocational training courses in
agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youth
with emphasis on "learning by doing" for higher production on farms
and generating self-employment.
Organise front line demonstrations
on various crops to generate production data and feed back
KVK website >>
The objective of the Tissue Culture Unit is to supply quality seedlings to farmers at a reasonable cost. The unit produces planting materials of banana, orchids, anthurium.
RURAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
This center is a Production and Training center aimed at upgrading the livelihood skills of rural artisans and youth in the non-farm sector. This includes pottery, carpentry, black smithy and coir fibre product manufacturing.
Research and Development in Appropriate Technology
Research, development and technology transfer programmes concentrate on water & sanitation, low-cost construction technology, development of artisan tools and machinery and natural dye. Mitraniketan
has a Core-Support group of the Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), and the Technology Resource Center of CAPART.