Masters in Rural Studies

Gramvidya Anusnatak Kendra, Lokbharti (M.R.S.)

In connection with the resolution passed by the Lokbharti Trust in 1985, after having a comprehensive considerations, the post-graduate center for Rural Studies(M.R.S.) as a vertical expansion of Lokseva Mahavidyalaya(B.R.S.) was introduced in 1992. The purpose was to cater the needs of providing teachers at the newly established Gramvidyapiths (modeled on the same pattern), B.R.S. colleges of the universities, co-coordinators and administrative officials for G.O.s, N.G.O.s, co-operative organization and the corporate sectors.

The re-designing of the syllabus for this four semester course after graduation was done during 2004, 2008 and 2011, respectively. During the updatation of the syllabus, nearly 30 participatory sectors of different fields, that provide employment to the students, have remarkably supported to understand their needs and demands.

Study of the Great books, a unique subject taught here, is a distinguished feature of this section. Study of the great books written by the world famous authors and philosophers, having eternal and universal values has attracted attention of the educationists and the scholars, because it has been proved that the study of world classics play a vital role in broadening understanding and vision of the students.

Recognized by the state government and affiliated to the Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University,this P.G. centre for Rural Studies follows all the features and code of conduct of Lokseva Mahavidyalaya. Nearly 30 graduate students (Boys and Girls) are admitted every year, are offered five major subjects namely- Agriculture Development, Animal Husbandry and Dairy-Science, Economics of Development, Education Extension and Social Reforms.

POST GRADUAT CENTE FOR RURAL STUDIES

LOKBHARATI-SANOSARA

 

Autonomous College Affiliated to

 

the Maharaja Krishnkumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Report 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

::GUIDANCE BY ::

 

Dr. Hasmukhbhai Suthar (Principal)

 

:: EDITED BY ::

 

 

Shri Digantbhai Mehta (coordinator)

Lokseva Mahavidyalaya, Lokbharati-Sanosara

Ta.Sihor, Dist.Bhavnagar (Gujarat) Pin.364230

Phone:-02846- 283111, Fax:- 02846-283736

 

E-mail:- mrs.lokbharti.bu@gmail.com

Our Vision

 

 

 

 

 

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As stated in the shloka from Ishopnishada, “Avidya” helps man to acquire knowledge of physical sciences and skills which enables him to carry out all the responsibilities of life, social customs, and duties and have wordly comforts through earning one’s bread. In other words, “ Avidya” provides enough strength to cross-over the ocean of life from birth to death. After the successful journey of life, man receives the ultimate spiritual knowledge and satisfaction as equal to immortality through “ Vidya”.

 

Hence the visionary dream of LokBharati is to worship the study of both Avidya and Vidya parallel which enables man to live in the cosmic world as well as to have perpetual inner development through humanities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission

 

 

 

 

 

The  mission  of  Lokbharti  is  to  spread  the  unflickering  flame  of

 

people   oriented   education   to   the   poorest   man   of   village   ushering

 

sustainable development in accordance with the Nature and Culture of our

 

country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[1] Profile of the Institute

 

At the age of 71, with a strength of willpower befitting a young man, he started Lokbharati at S anosara.

 

Inaugurated on on 28th May, 1953 by Shri Kaka Saheb Kalekar, the great Gandhian, and based on the Sarvodaya principal of truth and non-violence, the Lok Bahrati Gramvidyapith is an ideal example that shows basic and higher education can contribute towards solving rural

Founder Shri Nanabhai Bhatt

problems practically.

 

Basic education has to s pread to even the lowest rungs of society, and this alone can instill a sense of humility in people. With this as the foundation, Lok Bharati imparts p ractical knowledge to its students which is suitable to the Indian psyche and culture, as well as usef ul to society at large. Not only is this basic education given free without any fee, the needy stu dents are also given scholarships.

 

Shri Nanabhai said tha t Vidya which is biased, is burdensome, an d that Vidya without character is like knowledge of Brahma Rakshas. Therefore, he felt that it was important for students to stay in the campus hostel of Lok Bharati to acquire Vidya with character and fellow feelings.

 

The aims and object o f Lok Bharati are represented by its motto. V idya or introspective knowledge of the self, and Avidya or knowledge and skills that one learns i n life, must be taught together in a correlated based o n practical, productive labour and social living together.

 

The absence of this kin d of correlated education, has led to an almost dichotomous partition between the ‘classes’ and the ‘masses’ thereby weak ening society. Unless c orrelated education is given to the vast majority of rural Indians, real democracy cannot exist. The current system of education, a British legacy, ma kes the education individualistic rather than soc ial. Thus the educated individual is alienated even as l ives among the uneducated masses.

 

The remedy for this social evil is to make hostel life the center of our e ducational plans. In a hostel, students learn to live and work together in harmony, doing useful, productive work on campus. Thus whatever know ledge and skills the students acquires is in th e context of a close contact with society and its heallthy development.

 

This is exactly the kind of correlated education that Lok Bharati strives to impart to its students, thus qualifying them for the practical experiences of life and society. An example of this is the study of the problem of w ater shortage, and the subsequent solution through conservation and economical use

 

Education is a continuo us process. To maintain this continuity and fos ter a sense of national pride, the concept of communi ty life lays emphasis on co-education, physical labour, education by mother-tongue, wearing of kha di, agriculture, gopalan, co-operation, and furthe r given importance to subject like economics, science, philosophy and political for practical living.

 

Lectures are given by visiting expert and professors on a variety o f subject. To import practical experience to student s, relief work is done by students and staff alike during famines,

 

Shri Manubhai Pancholi

floods, earthquakesand communal riots in distant parts of India such as Assam and Bihar. Culture festival are celebrate with an em phasis on social awareness.

 

The family-like atmosph ere of the institution has entire educational pro cess free and fearless.

 

The uniqueness of Lo kBahrati lies in its educational system. In India, only technological educ ation seems to have born some fruit. There are three major drawbacks of t he traditional educational system. First, it is not practical as it is only se rvice-oriented. This has given rise to the phenomenon of the educated un employed, which is a contradiction in itself. Second, the traditional educati onal system tends to alienate the individual from society, with the result th at bureaucracy becomes exploitative. Third 72 per cent of India’s populatio n lives in the villages. production of primary and essential wealth takes place in the rural areas. Despite this, the educated are centred in urban India and they look down upon the rural poor. The

 

country is thus sharply divide d into two unconnected parts-the majority which is in the villages producing wealth, but without scientific knowledge of agriculture or dairy development, and the minority which is the educated traditionalist, who have no dailogue with or understanding of the other half.

 

Lok Bharati’s dream is t o find a solution to this problem. Today’s education should be rural - oriented. It should be practical , socially relevant and less verbal and figurativ e. This would not be industrial education but practi cal education with reference to society. It should have compulsory residence with community life so that a sense of responsibility towards to soc iety becomes natural. Social problems which exist today should be correlated to this education. And contact with economics, science, politics and philosophy should be emphasised.

 

Man is essentially a tw o faceted being: one is a wealth producing being, and the other is a socially conscious and aware b eing. To make every man and woman an em bodiment of this dual entity is the goal at Lok Bharati.

 

LokBharati Lokseva Mahavid yalaya

 

Lok Bharati Gram Vid yapith’s main education section, Lokseva Mahavidyalaya gives a graduation after completion of a three –year course

 

Lok Bharati’s graduates have been prepared on the basis of the thinking of shri Manubhai Pancholi, that a graduate of Lok Bharati should be able to have detailed discussions on Vedant and quote Sanskrit shlokas, while fa rming in the fields. He should also be able to go to the market with a basket on his head and be able to sell vegetables without being cheated.

 

Some salient features of Loks eva Mahavidyalaya

 

  1. In Gujarat, Lokseva Mahavidyalaya was the first institution to be granted autonomy by UGC.

 

  1. Balanced, practical and real life-oriented educated, integrated education is imparted through the mother tongue. English is taught to students as a vountr y subject.

 

  1. Everybody is taugh t to take pride in physical labour by doing ha nds-on work for 250 hours per year.

 

  1. The emphasis is on r ural-oriented education baked by research.

 

    1. Apart from 50 per cent marks for annual examination, the remaining 50 per cent is through internal evaluation.

 

    1. Freedom is given to the teachers to try various educational methods, and examination and evaluation systems.

 

    1. Instead of connecting post to salary of the staff, capability is taken as the criteria for salary payments.

 

    1. Three months placement internship programme during the third year of the educational course for students.

 

    1. Thurs, camps, lectures, cultural programmes, group discussions, demonstrations, film shows, interviews, etc. are organized regularly to help students develop an emotional bond with the society they live in.

 

    1. Admission is on the basis of oral and written entrance tests.

 

    1. Lokbharati graduates are welcomed by universities for further higher education.

 

 

  1. Some salient features of Lokseva Mahavidyalaya

 

    1. In Gujarat, Lokseva Mahavidyalaya was the first institution to be granted autonomy by UGC.

 

    1. Balanced, practical and real life-oriented educated, integrated education is imparted through the mother tongue. English is taught to students as a vountry subject.

 

    1. Everybody is taught to take pride in physical labour by doing hands-on work for 250 hours per year.

 

    1. The emphasis is on rural-oriented education baked by research.

 

    1. Apart from 70 per cent marks for annual examination, the remaining 30 per cent is through internal evaluation.

 

    1. Freedom is given to the teachers to try various educational methods, and examination and evaluation systems.

 

    1. Three months placement internship programme during the third year of the educational course for students.

 

    1. Thurs, camps, lectures, cultural programmes, group discussions, demonstrations, film shows, interviews, etc. are organized regularly to help students develop an emotional bond with the society they live in.

 

    1. Lokbharati graduates are welcomed by universities for further higher education.

 

    1. after completed  MRS most of student have job opportunity

[3]

Students’ Information ( 2017-18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Boys

Girls

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRS – 1

23

 

7

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRS – 2

20

 

3

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[4]

Students’ achievements ( 2017-18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student name

 

Year

 

CGPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parmar Dipakkumar

 

MRS -II

 

8.46

 

 

 

Hamirbhai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rangpara Becharbhai

 

MRS I

 

8.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Educational programs

 

    • Budh Assembly is organized regularly, in which students get the opportunity to present their experience of the various out campus programms.

 

    • Students explain issues and problems of world and important topics of development during there Saturday Assembly

 

    • Sunday Assembly is also giving platform for students to present topics related to major subject employing power point presentation.

 

    • The orientation programme has been always held for the on campus/out campus programme so that the students get guidance for the respective programme.

 

    • Some of the mechanisms were developed to get feedback from the students in order to know their problems.[6] Important Educational programs

 

N

Name of book

Student

 

Coordinator

Date

Speaker

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyarekarishushu ?

JivaniAshavinParmarAru

Shri Digantbhai

09/04/201

Shri

 

 

 

n

Patel Anu

Mehta

7

DipakbhaiSachad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

1

Samudrantike

Parmar Dipak

Shri Digantbhai

29/09/201

Shri Barinbhai

 

 

 

Rudatala Ashok

Mehta

7

Mehta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Report 2017-18

LokBharti Post Graduate center for Rural Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandya Dhananjay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

BhulyatyathiFariGaniy

MahlaShital

Shri

20/03/18

Shri Arunbhai

 

e

ChavdaAlpesh

DiptibenVaghel

 

Dave

 

 

 

a

 

 

3

Jay Somnath

Prajapati Rinkesh

Shri

27/03/18

Shri Hasitbhai

 

 

LakhanSurekha

DiptibenVaghel

 

Mehta

 

 

 

a

 

 

4

PalliSamaj

Rudatala Ashok

Shri Digantbhai

15/04/201

Shri Bharatbhai

 

 

Pandya Dhananjay

Mehta

8

Mehta

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Festival celebration during year

 

 

 

    • A welcome programme was organized for T.Y.B.R.S. and S.Y.B.R.S. students.

 

    • New educational year of all students started in accordance with our tradition. Students were welcomed with kumkum and chokha and sweets by our elders, faculty members at our main gate.

 

    • On 25/06/17 students enjoyed watching movie “Englis h vinglish”

·    on 10/7/17 students enjoyed watching movie Iqbal .

 

  • On 15/07/17 Mr.Yograjsinh Gohil gave speech to the students under “Varsa sathe vato''.

 

  • Gurupurnima” was organized on 1972017 in which Shree Umakantbhai Rajyguru gave occasional speech. At night, Samooh garbi was organized.

 

  • On 07/08/17 Rakshabandhan festival was celebrated in which girl Students tied up Rakhi to boy students offering the sweets. Shree Rupalben Mankad as a special speaker presented occasional speech.

 

  • Celebrating Independence Day on 15/08/2017 Dr. Kanubhai Kalsariya hoisted a tri-color flag and he presented lecture on “ Sachu gram svaraj”. Students and staff participated eagarly. Sri Arunbhai Dave delivered a speech .

 

  • on 15/9/17 Sri Maanharbhai Chotaliya delivered 13th lecture on Prakruti ni Pathshala

 

under the Late Sri Mulshankar M. Bhatt Memorial Lecture Series

 

  • On 30/10/17 Gandhijivan Padyatra programme was organized in which students group went in to different 42 villages of shihor taluka and conducted different programmes like, village cleaning, Cultural programme, Morning March(Prabhatfery), pared ,wall-slogan ,village meet. Next day all Students presented feedback in assembly. .

 

On 16/12/17 the Annual function was organized. In this programme, Director of the institute presented the Annual report and well-wishers shared experiences. Under 54th lecture of Shree Nanabhai Bhatt Memorial Lecture Series especially well-known singer Vinay and Charul Mahajan presented their life story and self composed songs on the themes of social concerns. Staff and Students were enjoyed. At night a full length drama Yug Purush- based on the life of Srimad Rajchandra was performed.

 

  • The festival of Makarsankrati was celebrated on 14/01/18. In afternoon all students and all faculty members enjoyed the sugar cane.

 

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  • On 26/1/18 our 70th republic day was celebrated and shree Arunbhai Dave hoisted on tri colour flag and shree Kantibhai Gothi gave a speech .

 

  • On  30-01-18  Gandhi  Nirvan  Din  was celebrated  with  organizing morning prayer.  Then

 

Students were divided into groups and cleanliness progrmme was organized in Sanosara

 

village. In afternoon session Gramshilpi Shree Jaldeepbhai Joshi and two students presented speech .

 

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On  30/03/18  a felicitation programme of the alumni students was organized.

·

The Holika Dahan programme was arranged on

01 /03/18. A festival of Holi and Dhuleti

 

was  celebrated  joyfully  and  colorfully.  The  cultural  programme  was  presented  by  the

 

students and faculty members. Samooh Bhojan was organized at night.

 

 

 

 

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