Department of Lifelong Learning

The Department of Lifelong Learning has its genesis in the Centre for Adult and continuing Education and Extension, Alagappa University in the year 1988 which carried out extension activities. In 2009-10, the centre was named as Department of Adult and Continuing Education and later as per the directions of the UGC, it has become full-fledged academic department renamed as Department of Lifelong Learning from the academic year 2011-2012 onwards. Further, the department has introduced Media, Journalism and Communication related courses from 2014 -2015 to 2018-2019 Academic year.

Vision and Mission:

The lifelong education is cherished goal of education process which pre-supposes Media Education, Research in Media, Mass Communication, Life Skill Education and provision of opportunities for youths to continue their education according to their choice and the pace suited to them particularly in the field of Media and Life Skill Education. Undertaking teaching, training and research in tune with functions of the University and also act as nodal agency in the University system for all media production and lifelong learning programmes and provide academic based activities in collaboration with other University departments and colleges.

The Centre had offered the following regular Post Graduate, M.Phil and PhD Programmes:
  • Master of Journalism and Mass Communication – MJMC (Offered till 2018-2019 Academic Year)
  • M.Phil Media and Communication (Offered till 2018-2019 Academic Year)
  • The Department of Lifelong Learning is offering M.A Life Skill Education from the Academic Year 2021-2022 onwards
  • PhD in Education (Full Time/Part Time) ( From inception of the Department to till date)

The faculty of Department of Life Long Learning is supervising/guiding PhD in Education (Full Time/Part Time) in Faculty of Education.

Besides, the Department is having a media centre and conducts Carrier Guidance & Counseling and Human Rights Education for school Students, Teachers and Parents as part of the Extension Activities.

This Department also observes the Senior Citizens every year.

This Department has organized the Coaching Scheme, Entry into services for the students of SC, ST and Minority during the year 2014-15 under the UGC Scheme.

Completed Research Project:

State Planning Commission Government of Tamil Nadu, sanctioned a Research project "A Study on Impact of Adult Education (Saakshar Bharat) Programme in Tamil Nadu" for the year 2015-2016

ICSSR sanctioned Research Project “Effectiveness of Videogames in Enhancing Problem Solving and Pro- Social Behaviour of Primary School Students “ for the year 2015-2018 as co - Investigator

ICSSR IMPRESS sanctioned Research Project “Expectations of viewers societal impact about Tamil news in television channels of Tamil Nadu” for the Year 2019-2021 as Principle Investigator.

Contact Details:

Assistant Professor & Head i/c
Department of Lifelong Learning,
Alagappa University,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone No : 04565-225771
E-mail :

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. N. Johnson Assistant Professor & Head i/c
2 Dr. N. Arunachalam Professor
Programmes Offered
  • The Department offers the following Post Graduate, and Ph. D Courses.
    • M.A Life Skill Education (Two Years)
    • Ph. D in Education (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Syllabus
Fee Structure
M.A. Life Skill Education
Programme Fees (Rs.)
Tuition Fee 1000
Special Fee 2200
Other Fees 1300
First year Total Fee 4500
Second Year Total Fee 3200

Fee concession for BC/MBC – DNC /SC/ ST/ PH/ Merit Scholarships

Hostel Facilities available separately for Men and Women


  • Smart Class Room
  • Internet with Wi-Fi Connection
  • Media Lab with all facilities for Audio/ Video Productions &Editing
  • E-Studio
  • Computer Lab
  • Meeting Hall with LCD Projector
  • 5.2 Resolution Screening Auditorium
  • Well Equipped Library
Principal Investigator Period From Period To Funding Agency Title of the Project Amount
 (Rs lakhs)
Dr. N. Arunachalam Sep-2015  Aug 2016 State Planning Commission, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Impact of Adult Education (Saakshar Bharath) Programme in Tamil Nadu 9.70
Dr. R. Rajan
Sep-2015  Aug 2016 State Planning Commission, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Impact of Adult Education (Saakshar Bharath) Programme in Tamil Nadu 9.70
Dr. N. Johnson 2015 2016 AURF A Study on Emotional Intelligence of Teacher Educators 0.40
Dr. N. Johnson
2015 2017 ICSSR,
New Delhi
Effectiveness of Video games on pro-social behavior and problem solving ability of primary students 9.00
Dr. N. Johnson
2019 2021 ICSSR IMPRESS Expectations of viewers societal impact about Tamil news in television channels of Tamilnadu 6.00
Details of Ph.D Guided in the Dept/Centre/College during the Last 5years. (2011-12 to 2015-16 in Chronological Order)
Sl. No Name of the Supervisor Name of the Research Scholar Status Brief title of the Ph.D Dissertation
1 Dr. N. Arunachalam R.T.R. Murugesan Ongoing Effectiveness of Positive Behaviour Therapy for Managing stress and Enhancement of Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary Students
2 Dr. N. Arunachalam V. RajaGopal Ongoing Anxiety and Stress of Teachers in Relation To Teaching at Upper Primary Level in CBSE Schools.
3. Dr. N. Arunachalam P. Jawahar Completed Co-Morbidity of conduct Disorders and Learning Disabilities of Upper Primary Children in Relation to Academic Performance.
4. Dr. N. Arunachalam A. Seemaichamy Completed Performance in Mathematics in Relation to Emotional Intelligence and Problem Solving Ability of Secondary School Students
5. Dr. N. Arunachalam K.Umarani Completed Leadership Behavior and Teaching Competencies of Principals of College of Education in Tamil Nadu
6. Dr. R. Rajan Merlin Rajanayakam Completed Developing Remedial Programme for B.Ed Teacher Trainees to Overcome communication Disorder in English
7. Dr. N. Johnson Manjula Mahadevan Ongoing Development of Life skill training module in enhancing Teaching Competency at Primary level.
8. Dr. N. Johnson R. Ilamurugan Completed Knowledge, Attitude and Utility of ICT among Pre-service teachers.
9. Dr. N. Johnson D. Kasi Completed Effect of Blended Pedagogical model to enhance mathematical skills of Pre-service teachers.
10. Dr. N. Johnson P. Nagajothi Submitted Effect of Self regulatory training module to enhance the mathematical problem solving ability of Pre-service teachers.
11. Dr. N. Johnson V. Karuppudurai Submitted Influence of  Adjustment Pattern and Self esteem of Pre-service teachers in relation to academic stress
12. Dr. N. Johnson N. Subathra Completed Influence of Emotional Intelligence and Self esteem on teacher effectiveness of Pre-service teachers
13. Dr. N. Johnson V. Saravanan Ongoing Effectiveness of active learning methods in teaching chemistry for enhancing the learning of students of IX standard level.
Name of the Alumni Graduating year Name of the company incubated
R.Muthukumar 2017 Reporter, Malai Murasu, Chennai
M.Ramya 2017 Annai Velankanni Arts & Science College, Tanjore
V.Anitha 2017 JJ College of Arts & Science, Pudukottai
M.Vijayaraj 2017 Bharath College, Tanjore
M.Parthiban 2018 Annai College of Arts & Science, Kumbakonm
K.Karthi 2018 Thiru.Vi.Ka.Arts & Science College, Tiruvarur
S.Satheesh 2018 Anugraha College of Arts & Science, Nochiodaipatti
M.Arunkumar 2018 Reporter, Win News, Chennai
T.Vinoth Nathan 2018 Video Editor, Vijay Tv, Chennai
M.Gowsalya 2018 Reporter, Cauvery News, Chennai
K.Powniya 2018 Reporter, Raj TV, Chennai
V.Vignesh 2018 Senior Reporter, The New Indian Express, Madurai
K.Rajadurai 2019 Project Assistant, Alagappa University
R.Jeyalakshmi 2019 Reporter, BBC Tamil, New Delhi
M.Ponni 2019 Video Editor ,Win News, Chennai
R.Priyadharshini 2019 Reporter, NewsJ, Chennai
M.Vennila 2017 Win Tv, Chennai

The Department has networking with the following organizations.

Lifelong Learning:
  • Directorate of Adult Education, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
  • Directorate of Adult Education and Non formal Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
  • State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT),Chennai
  • State Resource Centre, Chennai
Media and Journalism:
  • All India Radio, Kodai FM 100.5, Kodaikanal
  • Hello FM, Madurai
Television Channels
  • Raj TV
  • Vijay TV
  • Puthiya Thalaimurai
  • Vendar TV
  • Lotus News Channel
Print Media
  • The Hindu (Tamil), Trichy
  • Dinamani, Madurai
  • Dinaboomi, Trichy
  • L.V Prasad Studio, Chennai

The Department of Lifelong Learning has established with wide network with various Media Agencies – Electronic Media Organizations including All India Radio, Television and all Private channels like Raj TV, Vijay TV, Puthiya Thalaimurai, Vendar TV, Lotus News Channel and Print Media Agencies like The Hindu, Dinamani, Dinaboomi News Papers and also with L.V Prasad studio, Chennai.

The University Placement cell offers a broad range of career services that empower students to explore, define and realize their career goals. It provides all possible assistance to post graduates in their efforts to find employment.

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