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Syllabus of Osmania University BEd - Paper-XI BSE 11 A. Community Studies Project

1. Syllabus / Curriculum


This Project work will enable the student teachers to:

1. plan and conduct a survey (family wise) to collect required information on school, literacy and human development aspects.

2. develop profiles of literacy age group wise, along with profile on human development index and understand the efforts of government, NGO’s and community for EFA.

3. conduct interviews with parents to understand their perception on their children education and institutes / teachers etc.

4. observe the functional aspects of various institutions at village / ward and nearby locality

5. live in the community & to participate in socio-economic cultural activities of the community

6. develop plan of action for UEE and UAE.

7. document the entire programme / processes and develop a report on the project undertaken.

8. work collaboratively to reflect and share their work with students and staff.

Course Content

Community Studies Project work shall comprise the following areas.

1. Social Mapping 2. Family Survey 3. Institutional Survey

4. Understanding perceptions of people 5. Adult Literacy

6. Enrolling out of school children 7. Community living and participation

8. Any other related area

Every College has to adopt a set of wards of villages / municipalities under the study.

A candidate shall work in a group (5 members) by selecting any one activity under the areas mentioned above

Every candidate has to work with a five-member group of students. The group shall select any one activity in consultation with the mentor / faculty member and workout the modalities of planning, data collection and data interpretation etc.

Duration of this programme is 5 working days = 30 instructional hours

And he / she is expected to compose the project work with two basic components while reporting the group activity

1. Assignment component: Concepts, principles, Historical background

2. Field work Component: Methods of data collection, data presentation, and interpretation.

All the group members are expected to contribute in performing the event and in writing and presentation of the final report.

The possible format suggested is as follows

           a. Title Page
           b. Certificate from the Mentor / Faculty Member
           c. Declaration by the group
           d. Content
           1.0 Title of the Project
           1.1 Introduction to the topic / Study
           1.2 Importance of the topic / Study
           1.3 Objectives of the topic / Study
           1.4 Methodological Procedures
           ( Details of the processes initiated)
           1.5 Materials and cost of production
           1.6 Final performance / Presentation of the Study
           1.7 Reference Material / Experts and institutions contacted
           1.8 Any other related matter

A detailed format may be worked out at College / University level

Note: No two groups should select the same topic for this project work. The principal of the college is expected to forward the list of topics and villages / wards / municipalities selected under this project by different groups to the Head, Department of Education of the University, and the same thing should be provided to the Moderation Board at the time of final examination of practical work.


Every candidate is expected to showcase his / her performance by presenting the final report before the internal examiners. The performance of the candidates shall be evaluated by a jury consisting of a minimum of five internal examiners. The average marks of the five examiners will be forwarded to the Moderation Board of the University. This evaluation event shall take place as per the almanac suggested by the University.

2. Time Scheduling of the Project / Plan of Action

Days & Time allotted - 5 days - 30 instructional hours (As per Almanac)

Project DaysNature of Work
Pre – Planning / Preparatory

stage: As per Almanac
1. Adopting an Area / a set of Wards in a village / municipalities under the study
2. Formation of groups
3. Allotment of mentors
4. Orientation about different records by the mentors of their respective groups
5. Identification of topics / areas for different projects under the guidance of mentors
6. Identification of tools suitable for that topic for the collection of data
7. Detailed action plan for presenting the information.
Day 1: As per Almanac

1. Orientation about the project by the concerned CRP
2. Finalization of groups and topics selected by the group
3. Finalization of allotment of areas and work
Afternoon 1. Preparation of the tool with the help of mentor
2. Finalization of tool
3. Collection and review of related literature about the topic
Day 2 & 3: As per Almanac

Forenoon & Afternoon
1. Data collection by the students in groups.
2. Implementing activity in groups along with mentors.
3. Daily documentation of their experiences with a neat handwriting.
Day 4: As per Almanac

1. For documentation of the project, the groups should discuss, share the data, opinions and experiences under the guidance of mentors and finalize the drafting process.
Afternoon 1. Final documentation of Project work on A4 size paper with 18 lines on each page.
2. Mentor should monitor the whole documentation process.
Day 5: As per Almanac

Forenoon & Afternoon
1. The project should be evaluated for 40 marks by 5 member jury, independently and objectively. The marks should be awarded individually after conducting viva for each student of the group. The marks awarded for the members of a particular group need not be the same for all students. The 5-member jury should submit their award lists individually to the Principal. The Principal in turn will aggregate the marks and send the same to the Dept. of Education. The same will be presented to the Moderation Board along with project reports as per the almanac. The last date for sending a copy of internal marks by the college to the Head, Dept. of Education, is also as per Almanac
2. The group shall submit the project report in bound form to the jury. However, the mentor incharge is responsible for handing over the records to the Principal

3. Community Studies Project Report Format

Distribution of Work among the Student Teachers in Writing the Project Report

Student No.
In the Group
Nature of Work
Student No. 1 (a) Title page
(b) Certificate from the Mentor/Faculty Member
(c) Declaration by the group
(d) Content
1.0 Title of the Project
1.1 Introduction to the topic/Study –students are expected to write the related literature to the topic here.
Student Signature
Student No. 2 1.2 Importance of the topic/study
1.3 Objectives of the topic/study
Student Signature
Student No. 3 1.4 Methodological procedures
Details of the process initiated
Student Signature
Student No. 4 1.5 Materials and cost of production – which includes paper cost, typing duplication, binding etc.
Student Signature
Student No. 5 1.6 Final performance/presentation of the study – which includes analysis, discussion, findings, conclusions & suggestions.
1.7 Reference Material/Experts and institutions contacted.
Student Signature
All the five students work 1.8 Any other related Material:
Individual reports must be appended here.
The reports can be written with the following:
1. Purpose
2. No. of people/Homes visited
3. His/her experiences of that day.
4. His/her observations/conclusions
5. Any other related matter
Student Signature
General suggestions 1. Evaluation sheet must be attached at the end of the project report for recording Observations / Remarks and Marks to be awarded by the Jury.
2. The responsibility of binding can be given to student No. 4.

4. Additional Areas / Activities

1. Social mapping: Identify the structure of society according to heterogeneous nature of the community such as community, caste, class, linguistic any other.

2. Family survey: Social status, living conditions, quality of life, cultural status, economic status, educational status, size of the family, health status, awareness of government schemes and any other.

3. Institutional survey: Home for the aged, orphanage, self-help groups. Dwacra groups, COVA, M.V. Foundation, Divya Disha, HIV / Aids control project etc.

4. Understanding perceptions: Girls education, small family, adult education, environmental pollution, joint family, values and erosion of values etc.

5. Adult literacy: evaluation of existing programmes, education centers for adults, role of NGOs, government, universities etc.

6. Enrolling out of school children: causes for dropouts, evaluation of remedial programmes organized by government, NGOs, Role and functions of Bridge schools, enrollment of dropouts, visit the bridge schools, effect of Midday meals on the retention of the students in schools.

7. Community living and participation: sensitizing the people on seasonal diseases, communicable diseases, HIV/Aids, preventive measures and other related aspects; Nutritional values of staple food items (Not less than 30 items) tips for the maintenance of good hygienic surroundings etc.

8. Community awareness on HIV/Aids.

9. Any other related area / activities.

5. Resource Institutions:

1. A.P. State Aids Control Society Government of Andhra Pradesh –,Project Director, Ph.No. 040 – 24657221 (o)

2. Divya Disha - Director- Phone No. 040 - 55209788 (o) / 98481 86982

3. NGOs Directory in A.P. (Appendix D)

6. For Further Clarifications Contact:

University Departments of Education in the State of Andhra Pradesh

7.Reference Books

1. Someshkumar, Methods for Community Participation, Complete Guide for Practioners, Vistar Publications, New Delhi, 2002.

2. Mandelbawn, Society in India, Bombay : Popular Prakashan 1972

3. Parsons T. ,The Social system, New York 1951

4. Gore M.S. ,Urbanization and Family Change, Bombay 1965 Popular Prakasan, 1968

5. Rushton J and J.D. Turner (edts), - The Community School in Education and Deprtivation Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1975

6. Vidya Bhushan, Sachdeva, An Introduction to Sociology, Kithab Mahal 15- Thornhill Road, Allahabad , 2000

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