Uttarkashi District Institute, Uttarkashi is currently working in these broad areas:
- Alignment of thought amongst the various institutions working towards achieving quality in education.
- Formation of an Academic Resource Group and its proper follow up
- Transformation of existing academic support institutions in Vibrant Resource Centers.
- Working with Lab Area Schools
- To form an understanding on the linkages between community and schools through VEC and SMC
The Library and Activity Centre (LAC) cater to the needs of the members of the foundation and the other external members also. The LAC has a good collection of resources in various fields of Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Development Studies and allied subject areas.
The LAC subscribes to good number of print journals and magazines, newspapers along with online access to international journals and databases. The collection includes audio visual materials, reports, data sets, teaching aids, etc. and organized using Dewey Decimal classification scheme. LAC has networked with the other local libraries in the region. The LAC is automated using Koha and catalog is accessible online. Current Awareness Service, Reference Service, Document Delivery Service, Inter Library Loan, Photocopying, etc. provided to the users. The LAC has computing facility for walk in users.
The LAC creates conducive learning environment to energize key stake holders for supporting/undertaking quality education initiatives. It also provides a common space for dialogue among teachers, students, community members and youth to create learning environment. It also aims to bridge the prevailing divide among different stakeholders in the field of education.
Activities undertaken inlcude facilitating informal groups of teachers and parents for dialogue over educational issues, screening films, guest lectures, fairs, theatre, writing events and other workshops in regular interval along with ensuring availability of educational resources. LAC of District Institute acts as a Mother Centre for all seven block level LACs which are emerging/ developing under its support and guidance. It provides support in selection, procurement and supply of the desired resources to the following six block libraries; Dunda; Chiniyali Saur; Naougaou; Purola; Mori; and Bhatwai.
District LAC is working on networking of libraries in the district such as the PG College Library and District Public Library. It allows them to share their resources and borrow desired material/books within the network. A Help Desk has been established to provide regular and timely support to teachers working across the district, particularly in remote villages.
Azim Premji Foundation,
Uttarkashi District Institute, Uttarkashi
Bhatwari Road, Uttarkashi
Uttarkashi - 249193