Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Continuing adult education was a priority area for the University of Madras, Vice-Chancellor S.P. Thyagarajan said on Thursday.

Universities had to carry out three major functions - teaching, research and extension activities - and the Madras University's adult and continuing education programme was targeted to satisfy the last criterion, he said.

He was inaugurating the State-level training workshop for key resource persons on women's literacy organised by the university's Department of Adult and Continuing Education and the State Resource Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.

The Vice-Chancellor also released two books published by the State Resource Centre, Research on Computer-based Functional Literacy and Tamil Nadu Literacy Scenario.

R. Rajan, director, SRC; N.V.R. Kapali, director, Department of Adult and Continuing Education and M. Somasundaram, principal consultant, Tata Consultancy Services, were also present.