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Nagapattinam - 611 003
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TourismBoat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

OneAgri Field Agriculture Field of the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

FishingFishing Catched Fish - moving out along with Para marine activities like Dry fish ,Prawn farming constitues the second Major economy for the district. The marine ecosystem provides mankind with food, medicines, industrial products and pleasure.  

Thisdanish Fort was the only busy trade centre on the Coromandal coast for the Danes.This fort was declared as a protected monument by the Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu in 1977 ADThe Danes constructed fortifications on the coast at Tranquebar. This fort was a busy trade centre till 1845 AD when the Danes handed over the fort to the English. It was used as a Public Works Department Travellers Bungalow for government servants and colonials till 1977 AD.  

Jan Shikshan Sansthan

The Organization

Jan Image Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), An Institute of Peoples Education is an independent educational body. It is established under MHRD Government of India. The aim of JSS is to impart short-term programmes. These courses are job oriented. With the help of prescribed courses, students get to learn basics of their respective subjects. After completing such courses, students enter industry and agriculture sectors easily. Jan Shikshan Sans than (JSS) was introduced as a part of eradication and urbanization of unemployment in India. The scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) is a unique scheme crafted by the Government of India.JSSs are institutes of People's Education focusing on the poor, the illiterates, the neo-literates, the under-privileged and the un-reached. The Jan Shikshan Sansthans are unique in that they do not provide just skill development, but link literacy with vocational skills and provide large doses of Life Enrichment Education (LEE) to the people. They do not work in isolation but aim for convergence with other stakeholders in society.It is their Endeavour to shape their beneficiaries into self reliant and self-assured employees and entrepreneurs.

The Jan Shikshan Sansthans are unique also because they offer quality vocational skills and technical knowledge at a very low cost.Their doors are open to everyone and they reach out to their clientele groups by setting up sub centers in the heart of the slum or in remote rural areas. They are different from other vocational training institutions as they offer quality vocational skills and technical knowledge at such a low cost; provide need based and literacy-linked vocational training in most courses without insisting on age limit or prior educational qualifications reach out to the clientele in their areas unlike other institutions which the clientele has to access whether near or far offer a multi-faceted skill-knowledge-awareness enhancement and outlook formation trainings and inputs and empowerment-oriented interventions in respect of social, economic and health status improvement of women and adolescent girls.

The scheme of Jan Shikshan Santhan (JSS) was initially launched in 1967 as Shramik Vidyapeeth, a polyvalent or multi-faceted adult education institution, aimed at improving the vocational skills and quality of life of the industrial workers and their family members as well as those persons who had been migrating from rural to urban settings.

The scheme of Shramik Vidyapeeth was renamed as Jan Shikshan Sansthan in April 2000.Along with the change in its name came the change in its focus. A scheme that was meant for the industrial workers and their families was expanded both in terms of its clientele and focus and was extended to the rural areas.

There was logic for its expansion. Total Literacy Campaigns, launched after the setting up of the National Literacy Mission in 1988, had transformed the literacy landscape of the country and created an army of neo-literates who having realized the power of the written word, now wanted to use it to improve their livelihoods through skill development.

The post-literacy programme had given a few of them the taste of vocational skills but the continuing education programme promised to extend it to many more beneficiaries. That became the rationale of setting up more Jan Shikshan Sansthans, to match the needs of the districts. Today, there 271 Jan Shikshan Sansthans in the country and they are expected to act as district level resource support agencies especially in regard to organization of vocational training and skill development programmes for the neo-literates and other target groups of the continuing education programme. The current aim is that the JSSs should progressively move towards having 50% of their beneficiaries from amongst the neo-literates.


The Government of India provides annual lump sum grant to these institutes in a set pattern. The funds provided by the government are to be spent under different heads, the ceiling for which has also been prescribed in the guidelines prepared by the Government. There is no interference of the Government in the affairs of the Sansthans except monitoring their performance and also ascertaining before releasing further grants whether the funds are being utilized as per the guidelines issued by it. The Government of India representative in the Board of Management of the Institute facilitates in taking appropriate decisions and guides the institution in organizing various programmes and activities in the whole area of the District.

In Tamil nadu there are total 10 JSS are existing. Nagapattinam JSS is early sanctioned ,10 th JSS of its kind. It is run By Gramiya SocialWelfareSociety(GSWS)-Kuttalam.

Jss are conducting courses April to March every year. The proposed Annual Action Plan is sent to The Director General, Directorate of Adult Education -DAE (National Literacy Mission) New Delhi, the Department also comes under MHRD- Government of India. The DG and His Team verifies, modifies, if necessary it changes, the AAP, with the guidance of subject specialists, according to District profile of JSS, on time to time and need based. The training courses are conducted for 15 to 35 years old peoples, covering illiterate, neo literate and those who have studied up to 5th Std. The training courses shall be prioritized to SC, ST and Minority sector peoples and for women. The training courses will be conducted in their nearby areas with qualified Resource Persons, without any course fees. Every session has 2 hours, 25 sessions for one month, according to the courses. (1 month to 6 months ) The year 2011-12 onwards, the DAE strictly advised to all JSS, the approved curriculum and syllabus must be followed for conducting their training courses. For example one should follow and implement the NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) syllabus for Tailoring and Embroidery courses. LEE (Life Enrichment Education) is also taught to the students, covering various topics like, personal hygiene, family hygiene, Aids awareness, health care measurements, entrepreneurship, basic banking procedures , project making, availability of loan, population studies, Environment and Eco problems etc.. on need basis. After completion of the courses, a small examination will be conducted, and the valid certificate will be issued to the eligible students. JSS follow the ex-students and help them to get placement, register their certificates in employment exchange, starting their own business, to get loans from DIC, Banks and other relevant financial sources.

Annual Action Plan for the year of 2011-12

Approved Courses from DAE[MHRD]
S.No.Name of the CourseCurriculum adopted [DAE /NIFT /MES /others if any] Duration of the course [in days] No. of sessionsNo. of Batches No. of beneficiaries per batchTotal No. of beneficiaries
1Cutting & TailoringNational Institute of Fashion Technology90 76 20 25500
2Hand Embroidery National Institute of Fashion Technology 90 76 15 25 375
3 Machine Embroidery National Institute of Fashion Technology 90 76 15 25 375
4 Beauty Culture-(Module I & II) Directorate of Adult Education (DAE) 135 105 8 25 200
5 Basic Electrical Training Modular Employable Skills (Government of India) 75 60 4 25 100
6 Basic Refrigeration and AC Modular Employable Skills (Government of India) 75 60 4 25 100
7 Fabric Painting Directorate of Adult Education (DAE) 90 76 12 25 300
8 Fruit & Veg, processing &preservation Directorate of Adult Education (DAE) 30 25 6 25 150
9 Asst CookModular Employable Skills (Government of India) 35 30 3 25 75
10 Jute Braided Product MakerModular Employable Skills (Government of India) 96 80 10 25 250
11 Designer cum Maker of Fabric Bags Modular Employable Skills (Government of India) 96 80 8 25 200
12 Designer cum Maker Decorative items Modular Employable Skills (Government of India) 96 80 8 25 200
TOTAL 1132825