North Maharashtra University
'A' Grade NAAC Re-Accredited (3rd Cycle)
Jalgaon-425001, Maharashtra, (India)
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Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)

The jurisdiction of the University is spread over 03 districts i.e. Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar. Out of these 03 districts, 02 districts (i.e. Dhule and Nandurbar) are known for major population under rural and tribal categories. The University integrates social responsibility along with the academic programmes by organizing various extension activities. 

The participation in extension activities organized by the University instills the following values and skills amongst the students which help them in their academic learning experience:

Values : Civic sense, Commitment to nation building, nationalism, patriotism, democratic spirit, Secularism, Scientific temperament etc.

Skills : Practical knowledge, Hands on experience, Communication skills, Soft skills, Adaptability to socio-environmental conditions, Organizational skill, Community involvement, Leadership/Decision making skills, Debate/Group discussion skills etc.

 

Due to the values and skills inculcated amongst the students, the University campus has turned into a ragging and strife free campus.

 

The University has established the following Departments/Centers for ensuring social justice and empowering the underprivileged and vulnerable sections of the society:

  • Women’s Studies Center.
  • Lab to Land Programmes.
  • Equal Opportunity Cell.
  • Department of Students Welfare.
  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension Services.
  • Tribal Academy, Nandurbar.
  • School of Thoughts.
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Competitive Examinations Training Center.
  • UGC’s Remedial and NET/SET Coaching Programme.

Besides the above, an exclusive Education Programme under Right to Education has been implemented by the University for the children of labours on Campus at Day Care Centre and Central School. The Health Center of the University also provides health care facilities to the families of the labourers on campus and adjoining villages, Police outpost at concessional rates. The University also provides services of Ambulance and Fire Fighter Van to the nearby village in emergency situations.

The University organizes following community outreach programmes:

 

Sr. No.

Community Outreach Programme

1

Lab to Land Programme

2

Programmes conducted through Women’s Studies Center

3

Programmes conducted through Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension Services

4

Programmes  organized  through  Schools  of Thoughts

5

Blood Donation Camps

6

Exhibitions

7

Mobile Science Exhibition Unit (Van)

8

Tree Plantation, Rain Water Harvesting, Construction of Bunds.

9

Environmental Awareness Programmes

10

N.S.S. Programmes

11

Programmes conducted  through Tribal Academy, Nandurbar

12

Karmveer Bhaurao Patil ‘Earn and Learn Scheme’ and ‘Eklavya Vidyadhan Scheme’.

13

Popular lecture series in Marathi, Hindi and English

14

Programme organized by Mahatma Gandhi Tatwadnyan Center, Dhule

15

Programmes organized by Pratap Philosophy Center, Amalner

16

Conduct of parallel session of conferences  / workshops/seminars at rural and tribal areas

17

Hostel Day Celebration and University Foundation Day.

18

Welcome and Farewell functions organized by various Schools/Institute.

 

 In addition to that the University ensures the involvement of the community in its outreach activities and contributes to community development through:

  • The Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension Services has organized 24 community outreach programmes.
  • The Department of Students Welfare organizes community outreach activities through the N.S.S. activities.
  • The Community College which is supportive for speeding-up the organization of community outreach programmes.
  • The Lab to Land programme which imparts training, consultancy and supply of quality biotech inputs to marginalized farmers for improving yield and productivity.  Total 19 Farmers’ workshops and 05 actual know-how training programmes of four days for men and women separately were organized in rural and tribal areas of NMU jurisdiction.
  • The School of Earth and Environment Sciences organizes a series of workshops on water quality management and participates in the Total Sanitary Campaign.
  • Mandatory implementation of parallel session of conferences/ workshops/ seminars at rural and tribal areas within University jurisdiction.
  • Popularizing science in the remote rural and tribal areas to boost the scientific viewpoint among students through Mobile Science Exhibition Unit (Van).
  • Women’s Studies Center organizes lecture series, mahila melawas and awareness programmes for raising of consciousness among women.
  • The University invites the Sarpanch, Police Patil and participanting farmers of Lab to Land Programme for various functions including Convocation Ceremony of the University.

 The University has received following awards for extension activities and contributions to social/community development during the last four years.

 

Sr.  No.

Programme Details

Date of organization of programme

Details of Awards

1

N.S.S. Best University Programme Co-ordinator

June 21, 2012

Mr. Vilas Chavan, Director Students Welfare Department, NMU, Jalgaon.

2

N.S.S. Best University

June 21, 2012

N.S.S. Unit of North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

3

State Level Best N.S.S. Unit Programme Officer (Government of Maharashtra)

June 4, 2013

Dr. Manisha Pawar, Abhay Women College, Dhule

4

Best State Level Volunteer Prize

June 4, 2013

Mr. Sumeet D. Bodade, Sant Muktabai College, Muktainagar.

5

Essay Competition on Concept Swadeshi of Mahatma Gandhi organized by Gandhi Memorial Trust, Mumbai

October 2, 2013

State Level Second and Third Prize to Ms.  Neha Chaudhari and Ms. Pratibha Faizpur.

6

Indian Students Parliament-2013-14 organized by

January 10-12, 2014

Best Speech Award to Mr. Chandrakant Kantilal Bhadane, Arts, Comm. and Science College, Nagaon

7

State Level Inter-University Road Safety and Safe Driving

January 13, 2014

Second Prize to Dr. P. R. Ghogre Science College, Dhule.

8

Avhan-2014: Chancellor’s Brigade Disasters Management Camp, RTMN University, Nagapur

June 8-17, 2014

State Level Best University Award at Avhan-2014

9

Best District Award at Avhan-2014 (Nandurbar District)