SASTHRA PADHAM In pursuance of the National Policy on Education the Government of Kerala
established the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education in the year 1990. The Directorate is envisaged as a central agency of the state government seeking to promote all round development in Higher Secondary Education by establishing appropriate philosophies, adequate institutional network, effective administrative systems and well
qualified and motivated staff necessary to carryout academic and administrative responsibilities.
The pre-degree courses had to be segregated from University education to bring them under the ambit of authority of the Directorate. This had been done in a phased manner and the entire process of de-linking was completed in 2000-2001. Dearth of manpower and meager infrastructure facilities have been the serious maladies tormenting the department right from its inception. But transcending all limitations, the concerted efforts by all levels of functionaries at the Directorate have helped it to become a full fledged department and to attain organizational success.
The Collegiate Education department is to impart best quality higher education to the eligible students of the State who complete their higher secondary level education. In order to achieve this objective the Department conducts various degree and post graduate level courses in the institutions under the Department, starts new
courses, imparts training to Teachers and provide modern infrastructural facilities.
The Department also provides various opportunities to the students and teachers to conduct research and to attend other career development programmes with the assistance of University Grants Commission and other agencies. Hostel facilities are also provided by the Department to the needy students. In short the Department
oversees almost all activities for getting the students who enter in the higher education sector ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Samagra Shiksha – an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12 has been, therefore, prepared with the broader goal of improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes. It subsumes the three Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).This sector-wide development programme/scheme would also help harmonise the implementation mechanisms and transaction costs at all levels, particularly in using state, district and sub-district level systems and resources, besides envisaging one
comprehensive strategic plan for development of school education at the district level. The shift in the focus is from project objectives to improving systems level performance and schooling outcomes which will be the emphasis of the combined Scheme along with incentivizing States towards improving quality of education Samagra shiksha, Keralam is conducting a state level program called “SASTHRA PADHAM” for PLUS ONE students in order to inculcate scientific temper and to increase their proficiency in scientific knowledge. U.C.College, Aluva is one of the selected centres in Ernakulam district for conducting the prestigious program “SASTHRA PADHAM” the year 2019. Students from government and aided schools who are studying in 11th standard and those who have interest in science have been selected for this program. The program schedule was a span of three days, namely 12th -14th January, 2019. Lectures and demonstrations based on various topics in physics, chemistry, mathematics and life sciences will be conducted by the experts in this area during this workshop.
Dr. Ajalesh B Nair
(Program Coordinator, SASTHRAPADHAM)
SAMAGRA SHIKSHA, KERALAM Science Enrichment Program – “SASTHRAPADHAM” at U. C. College, Aluva
Title of the Programme: Science Enrichment Program for higher secondary school level Govt
/Aided students named “SASTHRAPADHAM”
Sasthra Padham – Three Days Residential Camp ( District Level )
Subject areas covered: Science Enrichment Program for the Higher Secondary School level Students
Description of Activity: We are planning to conduct the science enrichment program for the selected Higher Secondary School level Govt. / Aided school students in Eranakulam district.
Days – 3 Days (Residential)
Programme period: 12th January 2019, 13th January 2019 and 14th January 2019
Days –Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Number of Participant – 60
Students selected by Higher Secondary Board, Government of Kerala.
The topic of the program session will be The program includes science talks, experiments in each subject, nature walk, visit to Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi carrier opportunities and interaction with scientist’s
etc. Classes of Science and its application in subject of Physics, Chemistry Biology and Mathematics. Hands on various science experiments instructed by Faculty, Research, P G Students (6-8 science experiments in each subject ) -6-8 number of students in each group.