The University had established the Board of Extra- Mural Studies in the year 1949 for adult education, extension, enlightenment through reaching to outreach people.The purpose of the Board of Extra-Mural Studies is to bring the University to the people by using the facilities and resources of the University for the education of the adult population and the youth for their economic, social and cultural development. From the beginning BEMS organizes the Lecture Series for People, Extension Education,Need Based Programmes, Summer Schools, Empowerment of Women, and other courses for adult learners through its selected centers. It endeavors to do this in consultation with the appropriate departments, agencies, academic faculties and private educational institutions, public library etc. BEMS aims to encourage, assist and co-ordinate the efforts of the academic departments, colleges, private educational institutes in all forms of university extension.
In carrying out these activities, various educational techniques are employed such as personal contacts, villages study clubs, senior citizens clubs, mass meetings, conferences, short courses, anniversaries, rallies, publications, radio programmes and development oriented booklets,
In light of these objectives, BEMS organizes educational programmes such as Dr. Babasaheb Jayakar lecture series, Yashawantrao Chavhan lecture series, Sant Gadage Baba Jeshtha Nagarik lecture series, Jeshtha Nagarik Sheeebir, Bahishal Shibeer, need based programs, seminars, symposiums, workshops, essay writing competitions for non-teaching staff, essay writing competitions for senior citizens, general public as well as for students through Centers for Extra- Mural Studies. At present near about 209 centers are working under the BEMS for social learning. Three Hundred Seventy Seven speakers are engaged in delivering speech as a recognized speaker of BEMS and around hundred special experts are invited anually as a resource person. More than one thousand lectures are organized per annum at BEMS Centers for all people from the different communities as well as students. handbooks etc.
I have great pleasure in presenting you the Performance Report 2010-16 of Board of Extra Mural Studies and Senior Citizens Help Club. It contains comprehensive information about the learning opportunities that Board of Extra Mural Studies has opened up for students and communities