The Programme Advisory Committee (PAC)

North East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE)
Shillong

PAC Program Status (as of 31 October, 2011)

Programme-Wise Progress:

PAC Code:25.01,
Title of the Programme: Role of NGOs in School Education at the Elementary level: Insights from NE India
Coordinator: Dr. Khangembam Indira
Status of the Programme:   On-going.
Status Report: After developing the techniques and tools for data collection, fieldwork has been going on to gather both secondary and primary data from selected institutes and NGOs. It is expected that the data collection will be completed by the end of October 2011 and, data classification and analysis will be started from the month of November 2011 so that final report will be submitted during March 2012.

PAC Code: 25.02
Title of the Programme:Development of a module on Child Rights and Child Protection for Teacher Educators
Coordinator:Dr. F.G. Dkhar
Status of the programme:On-going
Status Report: The five day workshop was held in NERIE from the 25th to 29th July, 2011. Altogether there were ten experts coming from the states of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and from Meghalaya.
During this workshop as per its workshop module, the targeted material was developed and drafted. The typing and printing of the draft material is in the process and as soon as it is ready, the same will be sent to the identified experts before they come for the second phase of the workshop scheduled to be held in the month of December, 2011. And the final report will be ready in the month of February, 2012.

PAC Code: 25.03  
Title of the Programme:    Development of a framework on the Challenge and opportunities of implementing Right to Education in the North East Region
Coordinator: Dr. F.G. Dkhar
Status of the programme:    Ongoing.
Status Report: The Five day workshop will be held during 21st to 25th November, 2011, this will be followed by the second workshop in the month of January 2012 and the report will be completed by February, 2012. The programme could not initiate formally till date as the coordinator is engaging in collecting existing data and information in regard to RTE in Meghalaya which is really needed for developing the workshop module and framework. It is expected that the collection of such data and information may be completed in the month of October, 2011. In this process the coordinator is expecting to submit the report in the month of February 2012.

PAC Code: 25. 04 
Title of the Programme:    Development of Materials on Constructivist Approach to Teaching of Social Science (Democratic Politics) at Secondary Level
Coordinator: Mr. T. Newmei
Status of the Programme: On-going.
Status Report: The 1st workshop for this programme had been conducted from the 22nd to 26th August, 2011.  3 faculty members from various colleges in Shillong and 8 teachers from KVs attended the workshop. The materials developed during the first workshop are being typed out. This will be sent to all the participants by e-mail for their inputs and suggestions if any. For that the typing and compilation of the developed materials are in progress. The finalization workshop will be organized within November, 2011.

PAC Code: 25. 05 
Title of the Programme:Development of Teacher’s Manual on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) of Social Sciences at Secondary Level
Coordinator: Dr. Kh. Bijoykumar Singh
Status of the Programme: On-going
Status Report:The associated faculty meeting for planning activities had been completed. As there is the instruction to follow the CCE framework developed by DEME in the PAC meeting, held in NCERT, New Delhi, the framework was awaited. Since, the framework developed by DEME had been available, the development of a workshop module is to be ready in the last week of October 2011. As a part of the development of workshop module, a visit to the Board, SSA, RMSA, Directorate of School Education of the concerned state and few identified schools in order to gather data and information about the existing status on Evalution was also made. Therefore, the workshop for the development of the targeted material will be held in the last week of November 2011. And the report will be submitted in March 2012.

PAC Code:25.06
Title of the Programme:    Documentation of Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge System Related to Biodiversity, Oral Tradition, and Art prevalent in Different Communities of North East India
Coordinator: Dr. Kh. Bijoykumar Singh
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The Planning Meeting for developing the tools and techniques for data collection had been completed in time. Accordingly the activity for data collection from the field as well as available literatures has also been going on. As the programme is for the period of 2 years that is 2011-13, the collection of the data will take place till March 2012. After completing the data collection, the workshop for developing the targeted document will be done in the next financial year.

PAC Code: 25.07
Title of the Programme:    Development of Teacher’s Manual on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) of Environment Studies (EVS) at Primary Level
Coordinator: Dr. Kh. Bijoykumar Singh
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The associated faculty meeting for planning activities had been completed. As there is the instruction for following the CCE framework developed by DEME in the PAC meeting, held in NCERT, New Delhi, the framework was awaited. Since, the framework developed by DEME had been available, the development of a workshop module is to be ready in the last week of October 2011. As part of the development of workshop module, a visit to the MBOSE, DERT, SSA, Directorate of Elementary and Mass Education of the concerned state and few identified schools in order to gather data and information about the existing status on Evalution was also made. The workshop for the development of the targeted material will be held in the last week of November 2011, and the report of the programme will be submitted in March 2012.

PAC Code: 25.08
Title of the Programme :   Development of Source Book on Indigenous methods of Conservation in N.E region
Coordinator: Dr. Sima Saigal
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: A two day workshop for Planning with experts was held during 22nd to 23rd June 2011. Currently field work is in the process for collection of data with the help of JPF. This activity of data collection will take place till March 2012. After this the actual preparation of the source book will be made in the next financial year, i.e. 2012-13.

PAC Code: 25.10
Title of the programme: Development of Syllabus on ICT for Certificate Course at NERIE
Coordinator: Dr. Abhay Kumar
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The workshop to develop the syllabus was held from 24 May to 26 May, 2011 at NERIE, Shillong. Accordingly, a workshop report along with the syllabus developed in the workshop has been submitted to the office. However, it was felt during the workshop that more opinion on both contents and modalities of running the course may be sought from other places. Letters in this regard by email have been sent. However, no response has been received so far. PC plan to follow it up with the experts and would finalise it soon.

PAC Code: 25.11
Title of the programme:   Development of a Source Book on Climate Change in the context of North East
Coordinator: Dr. Abhay Kumar
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The 1st phase workshop to develop the source book was held from 26-30 July, 2011 at NERIE, Shillong. Accordingly, a workshop report along with the draft syllabus has been prepared. The experts present in the 1st phase of the workshop were requested to come with the relevant data on climate change in the context of North East. Accordingly the 2nd phase of the workshop had been held from 17 October to 21 October, 2011 at NERIE, Shillong. After this 2nd phase workshop, the PC plans to follow it up with the experts and would finalise it soon to prepare report intime.

PAC Code: 25.12
Title of the programme:    Developing a Manual for Teachers for Early Identification of Psycho-emotional Problems of School Children. Coordinator: Dr. Prachi Gildyal
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The development programme had been conducted however, the report is yet to be compiled and submitted. 

PAC Code: 25.13
Title of the programme: Development of training module for KRPs on inclusive education for North East Region.
Coordinator: Dr. Basansy Kharlukhi
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The workshop for developing the targeted training module had been conducted from 17th to 21st October 2011at NERIE, Shillong.  5 resouce persons on the different areas of learning disabilties and visually impaired participated in the programme. Now the typing and compiling the material for final review is also started. As soon as it is completed a finalization workshop will be conducted for final review. The report will be submitted before March 2012.

PAC Code:   25.14
Title of the programme: Development of Language Database of Minor/Tribal Languages.
Coordinator: Dr. M.G. Wallang
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: Data and information have been collected. Follow up activities for completing programme will be completed as per RFD.

PAC Code: 25.15
Title of the programme:    Development of Tools/Language kits for teaching English to children with special needs to promote Inclusive Education.
Coordinator: Dr. M.G. Wallang
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: Data and information have been collected. Follow up activities for completing programme will be completed as per RFD.

PAC Code: 25.16
Title of the programme:    Development of Teacher’s Manual on CCE of English at Primary Level
Coordinator: Dr. Ch. Sarajubala Devi.
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The associated faculty meeting for planning activities had been completed. As the PC was instructed to follow  CCE framework developed by DEME in the PAC meeting, the framework was awaited. Since, the framework developed by DEME had been available in the institute, the development of a workshop module is going on and is expeted to be ready in the last week of October 2011. As part of the development of workshop module, a visit to the MBOSE, SSA, DERT, Directorate Elementary and Mass Education of the concerned state and few identified schools in order to gather data and information about the existing status on Evalution was also made. Therefore, the workshop for the development of the targeted material will be held in the third week of November 2011. The report of the programme will be submitted in March 2012.

PAC Code: 25.17
Title of the programme: Development of Teacher’s Manual on Continuous and       Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) of English at Secondary Level
Coordinator: Dr. Ch. Sarajubala Devi
Status of the Programme: On-going
Status Report: The associated faculty meeting for planning activities had been completed. As the PC was instructed to follow CCE framework developed by DEME in the PAC meeting, the framework was awaited. Since, the framework developed by DEME had been available in the institute, the development of a workshop module is going on and is expeted to be ready in the last week of October 2011. As part of the development of workshop module, a visit to the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur, SSA, Directorate school Education of the concerned state and few identified schools in order to gather data and information about the existing status on Evaluation was also made. Therefore, the workshop for the development of the targeted material will be held in the last week of November 2011. The report of the programme will be submitted in March 2012.

PAC Code: 25.18
Title of the programme: Development of Language Primers in 10 recognised Tribal Languages of Manipur for Std. II in the light of NCF-2005
Coordinator: Dr. Ch. Sarajubala Devi.
Status of the Programme:   On-going.
Status Report: For this programme an in-house meeting to discuss the format of the expected primer to be developed was held on 30th May 2011. And the two phased workshop for the development of targeted primers were held at Board of Secondary Education, Manipur on 1st-5th Aug’11 (Tangkhul, Mao, Kom, Hmar and Ruangmei languages ) and 8th -12th Aug’11 (Mizo, Paite, Thadou-Kuki Vaiphei and Zou languages). Now the Planning for conducting the workshop for the finalization of the Primer is to be conducted in the last week of the November 2011. For that typing the developed materials in the concerned 11 tribal languages of Manipur and inserting the suggested pictures/illustrations/photographs are being carried out at present. Along with this the identification of the resource persons and getting confirmation for their participation is in the process so that the workshop will be conducted in the month of December. The report of the programme the report will be submitted in March 2012. 

PAC Code: 25. 19,
Title of the programme: Orientation on Constructivism and Critical Pedagogy
Coordinator: Mr. T. Newmei
Status of the Programme:   On-going.
Status Report: The preparation of the training has been completed because the programme will be organized from the 14th to 18th of November, 2011. Inviting resource persons also had been made already. Letters to the concerned state for deputing participants also had been made.

PAC Code: 25.20
Title of the programme: Training of Teacher Educators in CCE and Grading
Coordinator: Dr. Ch. Sarajubala Devi.
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The training programme was organized at NERIE, Shillong from 22nd August -26th August 2011. A total of 22 participants from all the DIETs of Meghalaya had attended the pogramme. In the programme the participant were inducted and trained with the required knowledge, techniques and skill for successful implimmentation of CCE in the light of RTE. Imporatant issues in the sessions of the training were diagnostic testing and remedial teaching, conceptual understanding on the grading system. From the feedback it is known that the sucessful introduction of CCE in all the schools depend upon the training of all the teachers in this issues and concerns. And as it may take more than 5 years to train all the teachers, there is the need for availability of teachers’ mannual on CCE. The report of the programme will be submitted in the month of December 2011.

PAC Code: 25.21.
Title of the programme: Capacity Building of Secondary and Higher Secondary Teachers of NE states in Evaluation
Coordinator: Dr. Sima Saigal
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The training Programme was held from 8th to 12th August 2011. Altogether there were 18 Participants. They were inducted and trained to equip with the tools and techniques for implimenting CCE in their respective schools especially at Secondary and Higher Secondary level. Primary methods adopted in the programe was lecturer cum interactive one so that the participants were not only oriented but they were also made to makes query and suppliment whenever they have doubts in the particular areas. As the training is completed the preparation of the final report is also going on. After completing the final report the dissemination of the report along with feedback collected from the participants will be made. The report of th eprogramme will be sumitted before March 2012.

PAC Code: 25.22
Title of the programme:    Training of KRPs on PC related Vocational Education
Coordinator: Dr. Abhay Kumar.
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The training program for 10 days was held at Kamini Kumar Singha Memorial Higher Secondary School, Dhlaeswar, Agartala, Tripura from 13 June to 22 June, 2011. Altogether 26 participants from various parts of Tripura participated in this program. Participants were trained on following aspects of software and hardware: Basics of computers, assembling and de-assembling, installation of operating system, word, spreadsheet, presentations, internet, trouble shooting, etc. A knowledge test at the beginning of the training program was conducted, which was followed by theory and practical tests at the end of the training program. Participants showed remarkable improvement in the understandings. The workshop report has been submitted to the office.

PAC Code: 25.23
Title of the programme: Training of KRPs on ICT enabled teaching-learning of Science and Mathematics 
Coordinator: Dr. Abhay Kumar.
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The training program for 10 days was held at SCERT, Aizawl, Mizoram from 11 July to 20 July, 2011. Altogether 27 participants, which included DIET/SCERT lecturers and school teachers from various parts of Mizoram, participated in this program. The training program began with a discussion on problems of teaching and learning of science and mathematics and the likely role that the ICT can play in overcoming some of these problems within the framework of NCF, 2005. The training program included sessions on elementary concepts of computers, Free software, Installation of Free Operating System, Word, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Draw, Inscape, Network, broadband, internet, maths software such as Geogebra, Maxima, etc and Science Software such as Kalzium etc. A knowledge test at the beginning of the training program was conducted, which was followed by theory at the end of the training program. Participants showed remarkable improvement in the understandings of the issues discussed during the training program. At the end of the program, participants were also asked to do project works. They did it well. The workshop report had been submitted to the office.

PAC Code: 25.24
Title of the programme: Training of SC/ST Master Trainers on Evaluation of Experiments / Activities in Science at Secondary Stage
Coordinator: Dr. Ph. Brajayanti Devi
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The Programme was held at NERIE Shillong w.e.f. 20 to 24 June 2011. Altogether 21 participants were facilitated by 7 resource persons. It started with a presentation of evaluation processes practiced in the schools of Meghalaya and Tripura. It was followed by a session on the guidelines entire for evaluation experiments and skills. Some of the experiments in different subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany were identified by the participants as per the syllabus of states and CBSE. Theoretical discussion for evaluating those identified experiments was followed by hands on experience through demonstration the practical laboratory. Some  of the experiments  demonstrated in the  laboratory were law of reflection, law of refraction, determination of frequency of sound by sonometer, determination of focal length determination of adulterants, calculation of strength and volume of chemical  solutions though titration different types chemical reactions, experiments  showing presence  of protein, fats, preparation of permanent  slides, blood smear etc. Report of the programme is under preparation.

PAC Code: 25.25
Title of the programme: Training of SCERT and DIET Faculty on Psychological Testing for school Children
Coordinator: Dr. Prachi Ghildyal
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The programme had been completed however, the report is yet to be compiled and submitted. 

PAC Code: 25. 26
Title of the programme:    CCE in Social Science at Upper Primary level
Coordinator: Dr. Khangembam Indira
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The training programme will be conducted in the second week of November. Letters inviting participants as well as Resource persons have been sent.

PAC Code: 25.27
Title of the programme:    Orientation of KRPs of North East States on Issues and Concerns in Operationalising Children Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.
Coordinator: Dr. S.C. Roy
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: As per its schedule the program was held from the 17th October 2011 to 21st October 2011 in NERIE, Shillong. Altogether 12 Teacher Educators participated in the programme. Team teaching is one of the important transactional methodology of most of the session.

PAC Code: 25.28
Title of the programme: Tryout of the training module on inclusive education for KRPs, SCERTs/DIETs/SIE etc of North East Region
Coordinator:Dr. Basansy Kharlukhi
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status Report: The tryout of the training module is completed and the participants for the training were 16 in number that is from the states of Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. Again a 2 day workshop for finalization of the training module was organized for improving and modifying the module as per the suggestions and feedback received from the resource persons and participants. Now preparation of the report is in the process.

PAC Code: 25.29
Title of the programme:Training of Teacher Educators on Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) at the Primary Level
Coordinator:Dr. M.G. Wallang & Dr. Basansy Kharlukhi
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The programme was held at DERT, Meghalaya from 26th to 30th September 2011. Altogether there were 48 participants from the DIETs, DERT and few schools. The participants were trained by using the MBOSE manual, Source Book for Assessment of NCERT. The paricipants were made to develop an action plan of implementation of CCE in the state.

PAC Code: 25.30
Title of the programme:    International Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling through Distance/Online Mode in Collaboration with CoL (2011- 12)                  
Coordinator: Dr. Prachi Gildyal, Dr. Basansy Kharlukhi and Dr. Kh. Bijoykumar Singh
Status of the Programme:On-going
Status Report: Following activities have been completed the present Batch No. III. 

        To follow up the activities the feedback will be collected from faculty, tutors, mentors and supervisors for bringing changes in the subsequent programmes.

PAC Code: 25.31:
Title of the programme:    Implementation of the Scheme of Financial Assistance for Strengthening Education on Values by NCERT
Coordinator: Dr. Dr. Subhas Chandra Roy
Status of the Programme:   On-going
Status report: PPAC and evaluation teams constituted; external evaluator identified;  project proposals for the scheme received from NE States (n=7) got evaluated and sent to NCERT, Delhi for further consideration; proposals received (n=3) afterwards also got evaluated by evaluation experts and PPAC; is awaiting instruction from DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi as to when to be sent;  Computer Typist (one) for the project has been engaged;  One day Regional Consultation Meet at NERIE, Shillong for popularizing the scheme among NE states has been organized on the 28th July, 2011 as per RFD;  Proposals are continuously being received and are being evaluated.

PAC Code: 25.32
Title of the programme:    Organizing Lectures on Selected themes to commemorate the International Year of Chemistry (IYC)
Coordinator: Mr. T. Newmei
Status of the Programme:   On-going.
Status Report: This programme was conducted on the 19th August, 20011 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of NCERT. Prof. Samar Kumar Das, from the Central University of Hyderabad, A fellow of the Academy of Sciences delivered a lecture on the theme, “ From Radium to Nano: The contribution of Chemistry in the last 100 years” and Prof. V. Subramanian, Emeritus Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi delivered a lecture on, “Water Resources: Quantity & Quality”. More than 200 participants attended the lectures. The report of the programme is yet to be submitted.

PAC Code: 25.33
Title of the programme:    Sensetization of key-functionaries and NGOs of North Eastern States or implementation of vocational Education
Coordinator: Dr. Ph. Brajayanti Devi
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The Programme was held at Conference Hall, Directorate of Education (s), Govt. of Manipur. Status of Vocational  education in their  respective  states  were presented by the  representatives  form 4 states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya.  Various aspects  of vocational education related to  its implementation were delivered  by the  Resource  persons and discussed some of the important  aspects were conducting  district vocational survey, need the vocational  guidance  cell,  salient features of neon scheme of vocational  education, modalities  and important  linkages  for imparting  skills and competencies to the  students, development  of curriculum and instructional  material (guidelines)  role of teachers  and evaluation of students’ progress etc. In addition to these, feasibility of linking with IGNOU for vocations in the area of traditional knowledge systems available in the North Eastern States. Altogether 39 participants participated in the programme. The report of the programme is under preparation.

PAC Code: 25.34
Title of the programme: Preliminary preparation for launching Certificate Course in Early Childhood Care and   Education (ECCE)
Coordinator: Dr. Prachi Gildyal
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report:The programme had been completed however, the report is yet to be compiled and submitted. 

PAC Code:25.35
Title of the programme:    Sensitization Programme on Gender issues in Education for the Stakeholders in Educational set up
Coordinator: Dr. Khangembam Indira
Status of the Programme:   Completed
Status Report: The programme was organised at BSEM  from 18th to 22nd July 2011. The programme was attended by 29 teachers and teacher educators from the state of Manipur. The report of the programme is under preparation.