Prof. E. Jyrwa

Adult and Continuing Education Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

National and International Adult Education, Philosophy of Adult Education, Rural Development

Experience: 30 years

Awards:

  • Tagore Literacy Award 2012: by The Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi

Ph.D Awarded/Supervised:

Ph. D Awarded:

Sl. No. Name Registration No. & Date Title of Research
1 Marilyne Kharkongor 1568 of 09.09.2009 Total Literacy Campaign in Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya Achievements and constraints
2 Esther J. E Shongwan 1603 of 13.05.2010 Counselling of Open learners In National Institute of Open Schooling in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya
3 MD. Abdul Owahid 1711 of 06.05. 2010 A study of Adult Education Programme in Dhubri District of Assam
4 Alemu Abota Adare 2328 of 25.09.2013 Evaluation of Vocational Training Programmes in Government institutions, Shillong
5 Shanchoila Shangrei 1527 of 09.09.2009 Adult Education and Social Development: A Case study of the Tangkhul Nagas in Manipur

Name of the Ph.D Students Supervised

Sl. No. Name Registration No. & Date Title of Research
1 Ibadasuklin Kharshandy 2326 of 25.09.2013 Assessing Job Quality and its Implication on security of       
Street  Vendors in Shillong
2 Iwiwanini Jones D. Kharlukhi 2327 of 25.09.2013 National Rural Health Mission: A Study of ASHA  on Health Care Practices in Rural Areas of Meghalaya
3 Lamjaneng Kipgen 3059 of 23.10.2019 Entrepreneurship  Development Among Women of Manipur
4 Ms. Nengcha 2869 of 25.11.2016 Women Empowerment and Sustainability Through Self Help Group in Manipur
5 Mr. Jamkhosei Guite 2870 of 25.11.2016 A study of Kuki Women Weavers in Manipur

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  1. In charge of the Unit of Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong w.e.f. 17th Sept. 2003 to 30thNov. 2004. Under the Centre for Supportive and Learning System.
  2. Head of the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong. W.e.f. 31st Nov. 2004 to 31st Dec. 2007.
  3. Head of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong. W.e.f. 17th May 2010 to 17th May 2013.
  4. Head of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong. W.e.f. 17th May 2016 to 17th May 2019.

Academic affiliations:

  1. Life member of the Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA), New Delhi
  2. Life Member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.
  3. Life Member of the North-East Indian Council for Social Science Research (NEICSSR)
  4. Life Member of the North-East India Political Sciences Association (NEIPSA)
  5. Life Member of the North-East India History Association (NEIHA)

Research Projects

  1. “Problem of the Aged people in Shillong – A Survey”. Sponsored by the State Government of Meghalaya Social Welfare, Department. Shillong (1991)
  2. Worked in the Centre’s Research Programme on “National Election Study, 1996”, the largest social Scientific Survey of political opinions and attitudes in India, Sponsored by Centre for the study of Developing Societies, Delhi in collaboration with the ICSSR – New Delhi, UGC and the Hindu, 1996.
  3. PERC Project entitled “Awareness among the communities on population and population relates issues in the two blocks of the East Khasi hills District, Meghalaya” sponsored by the UGC – UNFPA, GOI, New Delhi, December 2001.
  4. Adult Education- Impact of Social Awareness Programme among the local communities in Rural Areas. Sponsored by the UGC – UNFPA, GOI, New Delhi, December 2001.
  5. “An Indepth study of the child labour in Shillong City”. Self Sponsored- 2004. 
  6. “Need Assessment Survey of Continuing Education Courses”. Sponsored by National Council of Rural Institutes, Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi, 2007. 
  7. “Development of Innovative Short Term – Need Based Continuing Education Courses”. Sponsored by National Council of Rural Institutes, Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi, 2007.

Publications

  1. “Implementation of Vocational Training Programmes in Shillong”. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, Vol.6, Issue 6 (7), June 2017. Sucharitha Publications, A. P- India. pp. 256-271.
  2. “Social Responsibility of Higher Education Institutions - Problems and Strategies” in the book entitled Community Engagement of the Higher Education Institutions – Status, Contours and Strategies. (edn) P. A. Reddy et a., J.B. Publishing Company, Delhi, 2017. Pp. 248-255.
  3. “Role of Education in Democratic Society” in the book entitled “Role of Education in Democratic” edited by Neerja Sharma, Alfa Publications, New Delhi, 2012 pp.134-143.
  4. “Reservation of seats for women in Grassroots Democracy: With reference to Meghalaya” in the book entitled In Defence of regional Economic Development in India- A Case for the North East. (edn) p.m. Passah, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 326-335.
  5. “Awareness of population Education Among the P.G. Students of North-Eastern Hill University- A Study”. Indian Journal of Population Education, No. 35, December 2006, pp. 29-34.
  6. “Impact of Adult Education among local community of East Khasi hills of Meghalaya in University News (AIU), Vol. 44, No. 45, November 06-12, 2006, pp.7-13. Published also in the Regional Documentation Centre- Population and Development Education Cell- Volume.72, November 2006, pp. 52-58.
  7. “ Changing power structure in the Traditional Mode of Ajudication in the Khasi Land of Meghalaya”, in the book “ Women and changing power structure in North – East India (Ed.)” by A.K. Roy & R.P. Athaparia, OM Publications, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 55-64.
  8. “Legislative Powers and Functions of the District Councils in Meghalaya – Its Implementation”, Proceedings of NEIHA, 25 (Silver jubilee) Session, NEHU, September, 2005, pp. 311-317.
  9. “Impact of Adult Education programmes in promoting Social Awareness” Journal of Adult Education and Extension, Department of Adult & Continuing Education, S. V. University, Tirupati, Andhra, Vol.1, No. 1. January – June, 2005, pp. 1-13.
  10. “Demographic Profile of Shillong during the decade 1991-2001” in the Book entitle- Shillong: A Tribal Town in transition, edited by S. Sengupta and B. Dhar, Reliance Publishig House, New Delhi: pp. 45-51.
  11. “Adult Education – Impact of Awareness on Environment and Social related issues among the local community in Rural Areas”, Journal of North East India Council for Social Science Research. Vol. 28, No. 1 April 2004, pp. 37-44.
  12. “Demographic Profile of Shillong during the decade 1991-2001” in the Book entitle- Shillong” A Tribal Town in Transition, edited by S. Sengupta and B. Dhar, Reliance Publishing House, New Delhi, 2004, pp. 45-51.
  13. “Adult Education – Impact of Awareness on environment and social related issues among the local community in Rural areas”, Journal of North East India Council for Social Science Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, April 2004, pp. 37-44.
  14. “Awareness among the local community on population and its related issues in the East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya” A Study”. Indian Journal of Population Education, New Delhi. 22 (September,2003): pp. 34-46.
  15. “Historical Perspective on Ethnicity in Khasi and Jaintia Hills”. Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata. Vol. 52, No. 2, June 2003, pp. 01-08.
  16. “Financial Status of Local Institutions in the Khasi and Jaintia Hill Districts of Meghalaya”. Journal of the North-East India Council for Social Science Research. Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 68-76
  17. “Evolution of Adult Education – A Historical Perspective” in the North-Eastern Hill University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  18. “Formation of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council in Jaintia Hills”, A Meghalaya Tribe, Environment, Land and People, edited by Passah, P.M. and Sarma, S. (Reliance Publishing House, New Delhi, 2002), pp.141-148.
  19. “Population and Constitution of India”, Indian Journal of Population Education, New Delhi, No. 11, dated December, 2000, pp. 45-53.
  20. “Solid Waste Management- A study of a Hill Town Shillong in Meghalaya”, Journal of the North-East India Council for Social Science Research (Vol.24, No.2), October, 2000, pp. 42-47.
  21. “Women Literacy and Total Development”, in Reading Material on Adult Education – CACE Series IV, edited by M.C Pandey, (Shillong, 1999), pp. 21-25.
  22. “Experience in the Fifth NIAS Course for University and College Teacher’s”, NIAS News- A News letter of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Vol. 6, No.2, dated January 1, 1998, pp.18-19.
  23. “Critical Assessment on the Working of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council in Meghalaya”, in the book entitled Power to People in Meghalaya, edited by M.N. Karna, L.S. Gassah and C.J. Thomas, (Regency Publication, New Delhi, 1998), pp. 85-100.
  24. “Relevance of the Sixth Schedule in Meghalaya Today: A Few points to ponder”. The Autonomous District Councils, edited by L.S. Gassah, (Omsons Publications, New Delhi, 1997), pp. 216-227.
  25. “The Khasi and Janitia Hills District” and the “Khasi States” within the frame-work of the Sixth schedule:, in the book entitled, The Autonomous District Councils, edited by L.S. Gassah, (Omsons Publications, New Delhi, 1997), pp. 192-205.
  26. “History of the Modern Judiciary in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya”, Proceeding of the North-East India History Association, Seventeen Session, Government Aizawl College, dated September 1, 1997, pp. 310-319.
  27. “Evolution of the Institution of Syiemship in Khasi States”. Journal of the North-East India Council for Social Sciences Research, Vol.21, No. 1, April 1997, pp. 52-57.
  28. “Formation of the District Council in the Erstwhile Hill Areas of Assam”, in the Journal of North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Vol.20, No.1, April 1996, pp. 22-27.
  29. “Adult Education-Problems and Success in Meghalaya”, Journal of North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Vol.19, No.1, April 1995, pp. 24-30.
  30. “Administration, Management and Control of primary Education by the KHADC in Meghalaya”, Proceedings of the North East India History Association, Sixteen Session, Assam University, Silchar, 1995, pp. 273-283.
  31. “Administration of Justicein Khasi Hills: Role of Traditional Institution”, Proceedings of the North-East India Political Science Association, (Fifth Annual Conference), Union Christian College, Barapani, 1995, pp. 62-68.
  32. “Population Growth and Economic Development” on the North Eastern Hill University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.XII, No.2, April-June 1994, pp. 11-18.
  33. “Working of the Autonomous District Council – A Critical Appraisal”, Proceedings of the North-East India History Association, Fifteen Session, Doimukh, 1994, pp.296-307.
  34. “Traditional Village Council of the Khasi”, Proceedings of the North-East India Political Science Association, (Third Annual Conference), Doimukh, 1994, pp. 34-39.
  35. “Sixth Schedule – Its Operation and Implementation in Meghalaya in Relation to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council”, Proceedings of the North-East India Political Science Association (Second Anuual Conference), Guwahati, 1993, pp. 144-162.
  36. “Awareness Generation Programme for Rural and Poor Women”, held at Umroi, Mawngap and Laitdiengsai, East Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya”, in the North Eastern Hill University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. X, No.3, July-September, 1992, pp. 17-28.
  37. “The Sixth Schedule in the Land of Ki- Hynniewtrep (1952-1978)”, in the Journal of North East Indian Council for Social Science Research, Vol. XIV, No.1, April 1990, pp. 38-46.
  38. “The Seventh Elections to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (1989)”, in the North-Eastern Hill University Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vo. VIII, No.1, January-March 1990, pp. 13-27
  39. “Relationship Between the Government of Meghalaya and Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council”, in the Indian Journal of Public Administration, New Delhi, Vol.XXXIII, No. 4, October-December 1987, pp. 941-949.

Books Published:

  1. Administration of Justice in the Khasi Hills, published by Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 150.
  2. Extension-The Third Dimension of Higher Education, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, pp. 226.
  3. Female Emancipation – Trends and Issues in North-East India, New Delhi: OM Publications, (Edited), pp. 240
  4. Adult Education Programmes for Development, published by Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong, (Edited) pp. 205.

Papers Presented in Conferences/Seminars:

  1. Presented a paper on “Social Responsibility of Higher Education Institution’s : Problems and Prospects” at the National Seminar on “Social Responsibility of the Higher Education Institutions: Status, Problems and Strategies” organized by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2015 
  2. Participated in the Asian Literacy Conference held at Bali, Indonesia from 5th – 7th September, 2013 organised by the International Reading Association and the Indonesian Reading and Writing Association at the Ground Santhi Hotel, JI, Patih Jelantik No.1. Denpasar 80113, Bali, Indonesia.
  3. Presented a paper on “Role of Education in Democratic Society” at the National Seminar on “Role of Education in the Democratic Society” organized by the Department of Continuing Education and Extension, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P.) on the 16th – 17th February, 2012.
  4. Presented on the theme “Lifelong Learning Opportunities offered by Universities, Colleges and academic institutions” on 15th Februry, 2012 at the National Workshop on Developing Field Work Components in Lifelong Learning for Curriculum at Post-Graduate level on 15th -16th March, 2012 at Department of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension Work, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.
  5. Presented a paper on “District Councils: Concept, Objectives and its performance” at the workshop on “Sixty Years of North East: Revisiting the experience on Khasi-Jaintia Hills (under project Resurgent India) organized by Divya Jeevan Foundation at Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture, Shillong from 12th – 14th November, 2009.
  6. Presented a paper “Awareness of population Education among the Collage students in Meghalaya” on 12th July, 2007 at the National Seminar on “Population, Environment and Sustainable Development in India with special reference to North-East held on 11th & 12th July 2007, organized by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong at Raitong Building Conference Hall, Secretariat Building, Shillong.
  7. Presented a paper on “Conceptualizing and Contextualizing Continuing Education and Extension in the Domain of Higher Education” at the Three-Day National UGC Sponsored Seminar-Cum-Workshop on Higher Education for Lifelong Learning: Retrospective Review and Prospective Profile in the Context of “ACEEFO” programme of the UGC organized by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur at Sunrise Health Resort, from 10-12 November, 2006.
  8. Presented a paper on “Need to introduce Life Skills Education to Child Labourers: Shillong Experience” at the International Workshop on “Life Skills Education for Youth Development” from 16th -18th February, 2006, at Hotel Savera, Chennai, organized by the Department of Adult & Continuing Education, University of Madras.
  9. Presented the short term courses on E-Learning conducted by the Centre for Adult & Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong at the International Seminar-Cum-Workshop on Developing an “E-Learning Course Package on Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Network” on March 29th-30th, 2006 at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi organized by the group of Adult Education, JNU, New Delhi in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Education, Harmburg, Germany.
  10. Presented a paper on “Impact of Adult Education programme among the local communities of East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya” at the Indo-European Summit on “Theme-Centred Interaction” from 12th-14th February, 2006 at Hosanna Mount, Pala organized by the Department of Adult Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and RCI-India.
  11. Presented a paper on “A Study of Awareness of Population Education among the P.G. Students of North-Eastern Hill University” at the Asia Pacific Summit on “Population and Development” from 1st-3rd August, 2005 at Central College Campus, Bangalore University, organized by the Centre for Adult & Continuing Education, Bangalore University, India.
  12. Presented a Theme paper on “Continuing Education Extension and Field Outreach” at the National Workshop on “Developing Need Based Continuing Education Programmes for North-East Region” organized by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong, held on 27-28 July, 2005, a UGC sponsored programme at the Seminar Hall, Permanent Campus, NEHU, Shillong. 
  13. Presented a paper on “Changing power structure in the Traditional mode of Adjudication in the Khasi Land of Meghalaya” at the National Seminar on “The changing power structure in the traditional Tribal societies of North East India with special reference to the role of women” held on 13-14 December, 2004 organized by the NEICSSR in collaboration with Anthropological survey of India, Kolkata and with the assistance of National Foundation for India, New Delhi at Raitong Building, Conference Hall, Secretariat Hill, Shillong.
  14. Presented a paper on “Legislative power of the Autonomous District Councils in Khasi Hills- Its Implementation” at the 25th Annual session of the North-East India History Association (NEIHA) from 28th-30th October 2004 at History Department, NEHU, Shillong.
  15. Presented a paper on “Demographic profile of Shillong 1991-2001” at the symposium on “Shillong 1991-2001” organised by the North-East India Council for Social Science Research (NEICSSR), sponsored by the Department of Urban Affairs Meghalaya and the Anthropological survey of India, Kolkatta at Raitong building conference hall, Secretariat complex, Shillong.
  16. Presented a paper on “Constitutional safeguards for the indigenous people of East Meghalaya” at the seminar on “Constitutional safeguards for the Indigenous people of North-East India” Organised by the North-East Foundation, Guwahati at Shillong Club, Shillong on 24th November, 2001.
  17. Presented a paper on “Forest Administration by the KHADC in Meghalaya-Management and Control” at the seminar on the “Protection, promotion and conservation of forest Resource in North-East Indi with special reference to Meghalaya”, organized by the NEICSSR on 5th June 2001, at Don Bosco Youth Centre.
  18. Presented a paper on “Formation of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council” at the seminar on “Environment land and people of Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya”, organized by the NEICSSR at Don Bosco Youth Centre on June 5-6, 2000.
  19. Presented a paper on “The Sixth Schedule and the 73rd Constitution Amendment Act with reference to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council” at one-day workshop on “Autonomous District Council-Panchayati Raj Institution, people’s participation and development perspective”, organized by the Voluntary Health Association Meghalaya in collaboration with the NEICSSR sponsored by the COPART at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong on March 27, 2000.
  20. Presented a paper on “Democratic Movement in Khasi Hills”, at one- day seminar on “Democratic Movements in Meghalaya” organized by the NERC-ICSSR, Shillong, sponsored by the SOFCAR, at Yalana Hotel, Shillong on February 28, 2000.
  21. Presented a paper on “Reservation of Seats for Women in Grass- Root Democracy” at the seminar on “Position and power of Women in Rural and Urban Matrilineal Households in Meghalaya” organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture, State Government of Meghalaya at Art and Culture Hall, Shillong on May 19th & 20th 1999.
  22. Presented a paper on “The major Ethnic issues in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya” at the North-East Zone meet of the North Eastern Indigenous and Tribal people at the District Library Auditorium, Guwahati on 21st May, 1998.
  23. Presented a paper on “Financial Status of Local Institutions in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya” at the Regional Seminar on “Role of Local Institutions in Tribal Areas of North-East” organized by the NIRD-NERC, Guwahati on January 6-7, 1998.
  24. Presented a paper on “Solid Waste Management – A Case Study of a Hill Town Shillong in Meghalaya” at the international Conference on “Environment and Health” organized by the Parisara Vijnana Parishath (Bangalore) and Karnataka Environment research Foundation, Bangalore at CSIC-IISC, Bangalore on 14-16 December, 1998.
  25. Presented a paper at the National Seminar on “Development in India with reference to the Panchayati Raj of West Bengal – A case study”, organized by the National Institute of Advance Studies (NIAS), Bangalore at the NIAS Institute on October 22nd, 1997 during the fifth NIAS course commencing from October 6 to November 1, 1997.
  26. Presented a paper on “History of Modern Judiciary in Meghalaya”, at the Seventeen Annual Conference on the aspect of the history of North-East India organized by the North East India History Association (NEIHA) at Aizawl Government College, Aizawl on October 3-5, 1996
  27. Presented a paper on “Electoral Politics in North-East India with reference to the 1984 Khasi Hills District Council Elections in Meghalaya”, at the seminar on “Working of Parliamentary Democracy and Electoral Politics in North-East India”, organized by the Political Science department, Dibrugarh University on 23-24 September 1996, at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
  28. Presented a paper on “Ethnicity in Khasi and Jaintia Hills – A Political Analysis” at the seminar on Ethnic situation in North-East India: Fields and Frontiers”, organized by the Anthropological survey of India, Regional Centre on 13 and 14 September, 1996 at Shillong.
  29. Presented a paper on “The Administration of Justice in Khasi Hills- Role of Traditional Institutions” at the Fifth Annual Conference of NEIPSA, at Union Christian College, Barapani, Meghalaya held on 18-19 December, 1995.
  30. Presented a paper on “The Administration, Management and Control of Primary Education by the District Council in Meghalaya” at the Sixteen Annual Conference of NEIHA, at Assam University, Silchar from 4-6 December, 1995.
  31. Speaker on “A Perspective on the Administration of Justice in Khasi Hills”, at the Eight Orientation Programme for Police Officers of Meghalaya held on 24th-25th November, 1995 at Baghmara, South Garo Hills District, Meghalaya organized by the Meghalaya police, Shillong.
  32. Presented a paper on the “Critical Assessment of the Working of the District Council in Meghalaya” at the Sub- Regional Workshop on Panchayati Raj sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and organized by the NERC-ICSSR, Shillong from 12th-14th October, 1995 at Don Bosco Youth Centre.
  33. Presented a paper on “The Administration of Justice in the KHADC” a departmental Seminar organized by the Sociology Department, NEHU, Shillong on 25th May, 1995.
  34. Presented two papers at the seminar organized by NEICSSR at the St. Edmund’s Collage Library on 18th and 19th March, 1994. The theme of the seminar is on the “Autonomous District Council, Sixth Schedule, Autonomy and Development”.
  35. Presented a paper on “Civil works and Development under the Sixth Schedule – A case study of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council” in the seminar on “Processes of development and planning in the North-East India with Special reference to Assam and Meghalaya present scenario and future perspective” organized by North-East India Geographical Society, Guwahati and the Geographical Society of North-East Hill region at the Seminar Hall, Mayurbhaj complex, NEHU, Shillong on March 26th and 27th, 1993.
  36. Presentation of paper on “Education For All By 2000 A.D” organized by the North-East Council for Social Science Research and Voluntary Health Association at Don Bosco Youth Centre on 24th and 25th March 1993.
  37. Presented a paper entitled “The Sixth Schedule – its operation and implementation in Meghalaya in relation to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District” – 2nd Annual Conference of North East India Political Science Association (NEIPSA) at Gauhati University on December 3rd and 4th, 1992.
  38. Presentation of paper entitled “Shillong City Literacy Drive (TLC) at the North-East Zonal Conference, Indian Adult Education Association New Delhi held at NEHU, Mayurbhang Complex, Nongthymai, Shillong on 22nd June, 1992.

Collaboration/Consultancy:

Collaborate in the Extension Programme of the CACE with various schools, institutions and community people at the grass root level to generate awareness on various related issues among the people in the rural areas. Collaborate also with various NGO’s, Schools and Colleges in the urban areas for Extension work of the Department.