Excellence in Action
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 onwards.
The lifelong education is cherished goal of education process which pre-supposes media education, research in media, mass communication, 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. 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 offers the following regular Post Graduate, M.Phil and PhD Programmes:
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 is also organizing the Coaching Scheme, Entry into services for the students of SC, ST and Minority from the year 2014-15 onwards under the UGC Scheme.
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
Prof & Head
Department of Lifelong Learning,
Chair Person, School of Education,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone No : 04565-225771
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
NAME OF THE PROGRAMME : MJMC- Master of Journalism and Mass Communication
DURATION : II Year (Regular)
ELIGIBLITY : Any Degree
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION : English
NAME OF THE PROGRAMME : M.Phil (Media and Communication)
DURATION : I Year (Regular)
Candidates shall be admitted to the M. Phil in Media and Communication with Post Graduate degree of M.A/ M.J.M.C / M.Sc.in Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Sciences, Media Studies, E-Media Communications, Visual communication, Electronic Media and Communication/ Other related Post Graduate degree
Fee concession for BC/MBC – DNC /SC/ ST/ PH/ Merit Scholarships
Hostel Facilities available separately for Men and Women
The Department has networking with the following organizations.
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.
Out of seven students passed out during the 2015-16, five students moved to Higher Education, they joined in M. Phil in Media and Communication offered by our Department. The remaining two students are placed as News Reporter in Daily News Paper and Production Assistant in Local Channel Network.
Journal of Mass Communication