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Centre for Cultural Resources and Training

Established in May 1979 and pioneered by Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) is one of the premier institutions working in the field of linking education with culture. It is committed to holistic education, covering the emotional, spiritual and cognitive development of children.  It develops creativity and imparts cultural knowledge among the children.

It is one of the main organisations in developing the foundation of the nation by making education culture meaningful. With its headquarters in New Delhi its also has three Regional Centres at Udaipur in the west, Hyderabad in the south and Guwahati in the north-east to facilitate the widespread dissemination of Indian art and culture. 

Thrust Area of CCRT


The main thrust area of CCRT is to make variety of training programmes for in-service teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators and students throughout the country. It also organizes special training programmes for the physically and mentally challenged children. 

The training programmes provide an understanding and appreciation of aesthetics and beauty inherent in Indian art and culture and focuses on formulating methodologies for incorporating a cultural component in curriculum teaching. 

Objectives of CCRT

  • Organizes theoretical and theme based academic programmes on Indian art and culture for teachers and students.
  • Conducts workshops to provide practical training and knowledge in crafts to be incorporated in school curriculum through various art activities like drama, music, narrative art forms, classical dances, etc. 
  • Organizes various educational activities for school students, teachers and children belonging to governmental and non-governmental organizations under its Extension Services and Community 
  • Collects and develops a library of resources in the form of scripts, digital photographs, audio and video recordings and films with the objective of producing culturally-oriented educational aids to encourage the art and craft forms of rural India and their revival.
  • Prepares publications and other audio-visual material which attempt to provide an understanding and appreciation of the different aspects of Indian art and culture.
  • Implements Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme for providing facilities to young talented children in the 10-14 age group to study one or the other art form

Regional Centres at Udaipur in the west, Hyderabad in the south and Guwahati in the north-east have the following objectives:



  • provide mobile libraries and resource units to visit tribal, rural and semi-urban schools
  • provide cultural education to school students/youth/teachers/teacher educators throughout the county;
  • collect cultural resources in the form of audio-visuals, written texts, recordings, etc
  • produce materials on cultural education for use in schools and for community projects;
  • provide assistance to other related institutions in the area of literacy campaigns women’s
  • education, physically disadvantaged and for economically and physically deprived;
  • encourage and help craft persons, traditional performing artists and other creative people by
  • providing training facilities and scholarships

Programmes in CCRT


Training

In order to fulfill its aims and objectives and also to share and enlarge the scope of the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training’s (CCRT) work in the field of education, it conducts a variety of in-service teacher training programmes throughout the year.

Extension Services and Community Feedback Programme

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) organises a variety of educational activities for formal school students studying in Govt. or Govt aided schools as well as children studying in non-formal schools run by voluntary organizations under its Extension Services and Community Feedback Programme. 

Scholarship Scheme

Aimed at 10 to 14 year olds, the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) is implementing Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme (CTSSS) since 1982 at National level. It is aimed at promoting various traditional forms of music, dance, drama as well as painting, sculpture, crafts and literary activities.


Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
15-A, Sector - 7,
Dwarka,
New Delhi - 110075
Telephone:(011) 25309300 Extn: 319 and 331
Fax: 91-11-25088637,
E-mail:-dir.ccrt@nic.in

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