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conferences, and instituting awards and scholarships to motivate the youth.

The vision of the CYDLS is to groom youth as potential leaders and contribute to sustainable development.

The centre’s mission is to create a

platform for progressive engagement

and empowerment of youth through

professional training and guidance. Also

for nourishing leadership traits among youth through innovation, research, and skills development, the CYDLS has set following specific objectives as well:

− To promote psycho-social well-being of youth;

− To develop leadership qualities among the youth and orient them towards community building;

− To involve youth in community development by way of aligning them with developmental programmes;


− To embark on training and research on youth development and leadership.

In order to operationalise the vision and mission of CYDLS, three specific Cells are working to achieve the objectives of centre:

− Counselling Resource Cell (CRC): CRC is working with the motto of offering “a hand to hold and a heart to understand” for helping the youth, suffering from mental illness or symptoms of it both minor and/or severe. CRC shall provide immediate and long term counseling services to the needy youth on weekly basis.

− Youth and Community Engagement Cell (YCEC):

YCEC shall engage youth in community development through participatory approach.

Under this cell youth involve themselves in the implementation of several government and non- governmental programs.

− Training and Leadership Research Cell (TLRC):

TLRC is committed to augmentation of the capacity and leadership skills of youth by organizing need based programs vis-à-vis workshops, training, symposium, capacity building programs, seminars, and research etc.

The CYDLS continuously strives to bring about desired changes in the society. Meaningful engagement with youth

for the change and development through participatory approach is the key ingredient of CYDLS. With this vision, CYDLS has progressed steadily within a short span of time.

A brief description of the different activities undertaken by CYDLS is given below:

Round Table Discussion on Collaboration between RGU and RGNIYD, 2021

Rajiv Gandhi University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

The main objective of the MoU is to facilitate collaboration between the two institutions with regard to research, training and extension in the area of youth development in the North-East Region (NER). In this backdrop, the Centre for Youth Development and Leadership Studies (CYDLS), RGU organized a round table discussion regarding the proposed collaboration and to be more specific of the ‘road map’ to be traversed by both the institutions to make the collaboration a success and thus contribute to the empowerment of youth in the NER. “A hungry stomach has an angry mind’’

said Prof. Saket Kushwaha Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University. While Inaugurating the Round Table discussion regarding the preparation of the road map to implement the MoU between the RGU and the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India) on 4-03-2021 at the RGU campus. He also pointed out how economic inequality is the prime reason for unrest among the youth. Narrating his experience as a USAID official in Africa, he concluded that the youth needed proper training in various aspects of life. Around thirty faculty members of the university participated in the discussion. All of them proposed several measures and suggestions for collaboration between the two universities under the categories of research, training and extension. The suggestions/proposals ranged from creating awareness on substance abuse to short term training in career counselling and training in politics to inculcation of values. The proposed collaboration between the two institutions was discussed within the framework of the MoU. It was decided to submit the proposals by the end of March 2021. The Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Amitava Mitra spoke about the demographic dividend and Registrar,

Dr N T Rikam, elaborated on the collaboration between the two institutions. Dr. David Pertin, Joint Registrar, Academic and Conference, RGU emphasised on the need for inculcation of Cultural Values among youth in the North East Region and therefore, called upon the University Fraternity to design research and/ or project proposal on the same.

Dr. Kaushalendra Pratap Singh, Head Dept of Social Work welcomed the gathering while Dr. Ravi Ranjan, Dept of Social Work anchored the programme. Dr. Kottu Sekhar, Coordinator, RGNIYD, NER Centre made a presentation on

the RGNIYD. Dr. Anil Mili, Coordinator, NSS proposed the vote of thanks.

Facilitating submission of project proposals to RGNIYD CYDLS facilitated the submission of proposals of Research, Training, and Extension & Outreach by several departments of the RGU to the RGNIYD. So far eleven project proposals have been approved and the approval of some more proposals is awaited.


The Day Care Centre at Rajiv Gandhi University was established under the UGC scheme for providing child care centres in the universities and college during the X Plan period.

The centre is managed by the Management Committee constituted by the university authority under nodal supervision of UGC & Project Cell of the university. The main objective of the centre or scheme is to provide day care facilities to the children of age group of three months to six years of the working parents, students and visiting guest of the university. The facility is also extended to the child of research scholars and local community working parents in the vicinity of the university.

1. Date of establishment : 19th September 2006 and inaugurated by the then Vice- Chancellor, Prof. S.C. Saha on 9th January 2007.

2. Name & designation of the staffs : 1. Mrs. Oshot Dai Kaye, Supervisor.

Contact No. 9436042087 (m),

0360-2277639 (R)

0360-2278554 (O) 2. Ms. Meering Nenggi, Ayah.

3. Ms. Yamum Pasing, Ayah.

4. Mrs. Techi Ame, sweeper-cum-mali 3. Number of children admitted during the year :

S/No. Year No. of Children

1 2020-21 No children due to Covid-19 pandemic

4. Monthly fees structure :

The fee structure per child per month is fixed by the Management Committee of the centre duly approved by the university authority as follows:

A. Group – A Employees:

(a) Single working parents: : Rs. 450/- (b) Both working parents : Rs. 500/- B. Other Non-teaching, Research Associates,

Research Scholars and students:

(a) Single working parents: : Rs. 400/- (b) Both working parents : Rs. 450/-


C. Neighbourhood working parents in the vicinity : Rs. 600/- of 5 km of the university subject to the availability of seat:

D. Casual employee of the university : Rs. 150/- (at the most 10% seat)

E. Single day Temporary : Rs. 50/-

Charge per day per child for the

Visiting /campus dwellers or any category other than the 1 to 4 listed above.

5. Requirement for admission to the centre : 1. Birth certificate of the child/ children.

2. Medical fitness certificate.

3. Salary statement of the parent.

4. Two copies of Pass port size photo.

6. Timing of the centre:

S/No. Activities Time

1 Arrival of Ayahs 8.30 am

2 Arrival and receiving of children 9.00 am

3 Distribution of Fruits 10.30 am

4 Lunch 12.00 noon

5 Sleeping 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

6 Distribution of milk and biscuits 3.30 pm

7 Disperse Up to 5.00 pm

7. Infrastructural facilities

The Day Care Centre is running with a number of equipments and play toys that have been procured during the previous year. During the reference period a computer table with six chairs was provided by the university administration for the supervisor’s office. At present the centre is equipped with all necessary infrastructures and play toys for cognitive and physical development of the children.

8. Management Committee:

The management of the day care centre is vested upon the committee constituted by the university authority with the members from parents, faculty members and university administrative officers. The management committee comprising of the following members was constituted long back:

1. Prof. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Hangsing, Dept. of Education : Chairperson 2. Dr. N. T. Jose, Dy. Registrar, Examination : Member 3. Dr. David Pertin, Dy. Registrar, (Aca) : ,, 4. Dr. Mrs. Tage Rupa Sora, Asst. Prof. in Geography : ,, 5. Dr. Jumyir Basar, Associate Prof. in Tribal Studies : ,, 6. Prof. Sumpam Tangjang, Dept. of Botany & parent Repr. : ,, 7. Mrs. Oshot Dai Kaye, Supervisor : ,,

During the year 2020-21, the following activities were organized by the Office of the Dean, Students’ Welfare.

The students ‘Orientation-cum-Induction programme’ for 1st semester students of the university was held in a blended mode during September-October, 2020.

During this programme, the new students

were motivated, encouraged and briefed

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