Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Alternate vocational development programme: A study of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) PRAYAS, Jahangirpuri, Delhi
Author(s): Rahul Yadav, JP Dubey
Abstract: The provisions available for vocational training through formal structure has been found to be restrictive in terms of eligibility qualifications, timing of the courses and expenditure involved. There are number of people who feel strong need to acquire such skills and training that could help change their income and social role in society. Jan Shikshan Sansthan i.e. JSS offers an opportunity to the prospective learners skip the formal rigours and offer a multitude of training opportunities to both literate and illiterate population. These courses are designed to suit the specific need of the skill seekers. In area of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, which is popularly termed as non-formal approach to education and training, Jan Shikshan Sansthan located at district administrative units, offer vocational courses with nominal fee. They also provide barrier-free environment for beneficiaries and courses offer according to market need. This paper attempts to understand the structural and functional components of such efforts through a study of Jan Shikshan Santhan Jahangirpuri, Delhi.