Have you ever heard of educational institution having no regular exams? Have you ever heard of education which is based on the integral development of the individual? Can you imagine a course which operates not on syllabus but based on the need of the students?
Mitraniketan People's College is an innovative educational institution which makes nonformal education meaningful and realistic. It was started in the year 1996 in a rural area in the Trivandrum District. The college was started by the renowned Gandhian Sri. K. Viswanathan.
The major feature of People's College is it follows the principle of Life Long Learning. The major features include
Anybody who is above the age of 35 can join this college
No educational qualification is reqired
There is no exam, students learn following the process of "learning by doing" under the guidance of expert teachers
It is a one year long course and anybody who joins the college will have to stay there and learn
The college gives training on various voational skills like agriulture, computer, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, fruit and vegetable processing, automobile, tailoring and dress making. Along with these the students will be given special training in Personality Development, Sports, Yoga etc. The college intends to empower the rural youth by imparting vocational skills and by developing rural leadership. Every year 100 students gets enrolled and all of them are given very good training. Peoples college beieves that education is for individual development and not for certificates.
In this era where true essence of education is loosing this organisation through it's nonformal form of educaton, by following the great teachings of Gandhi, Tagore and the renowned educationist Grundtwig shows an alternative model of development which is focused on the integral development of the individual
Check out the website www.mitraniketan.org