Saturday, 29 November 2014

Teaching research and extension go hand in hand - substantiate

Teaching research and extension go hand in hand - substantiate
Prepared by
M.Sc., M.Ed., JRF & NET
Assistant Professor in Physical Science, Arafa Institute for Teacher Education
Attur, Thrissur.

Three dimensions of Education are namely, Teaching, Research and Extension*. Research and development is the Backbone of education system. No development is possible without research. Quality is a base for both research and development. The quality of any system depends on the quality of research conducted. According to APJ Abdul Kalam,(2007): “Research brings transformation and development and also enhances the quality of Education”.
Teaching research and extension are inseparable. Teaching makes for better Research. Teaching and research flourish best in combination, they both suffer in isolation. They are complementary and mutually supporting.They go hand in hand, helping each other to reach excellence.

Note: *Extension: Extension means reaching findings of knowledge, research and new skills to millions of people. UGC India articulated the idea of extension in 1977.  ‘University extension means’ which incorporates various aspects of work intend and performed by the university other than the established job of teaching and research, intended not only for its regular students but for others also.