Adult Education

Saakshara Bharath Programme is implemented by Adult Education Department to eradicated of Illiteracy.

  • Saakshara Bharath programme has been inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 8th Sep 2009.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, the same programme was started on 8th Sep 2010 on the eve of International Literacy day by the Hon’ble  by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, in Kurnool District also the Literacy programme was started on the same day ( 8th sep 2010).

Main aim of the Saakshara Bharath :–

  1. Basic Literacy programme.
  2. Primary education.
  3. Continuing education.
  4. Vocational Educational programme.

The aim of Basic Literacy programme is that who are the age group of 15 years and above illiterates to make them literates. As per the Saakshara Bharath survey a total illiterates of 11,33,888  in the District.

The Adult Education centers have been opened in 889 Gramapanchayities of 53 Mandals since 2010 a total candidates of 7,11,010 have been enrolled. In 7 phases out of 7,11,010  Illiterates 5,58,565   have made literates.

In AEC, each center provided to Neo Learners with graded materiel such as stories to preparation of food for cultivation of land and maintainece of  health and also provided with play materiel such as caramboards,chess boards, Chinese choker , kails patam, skipping roaps,  ten chairs, carpet and  sewing machines etc….

Power finance corporation Ltd  has sanctioned 6 Model AEC in the District and provided with 5 sewing machines equipment for testing the Blood pressure , sugar Test ,weighing machine, 30 chairs , Tables, Computer , projector and screen.

90 days training programmes  has been implemented in 6 Model AEC’s  on tailoring and Computer to 20 candidates on 23-01-2017 by paying 130/- rupees to each tutors per day and completed the course in the month of March 2017 .

100 days Adult literacy programme has been launched by the District collector on 14-04-2018 on the eve of Dr.B.R.Ambedkher Jayanti and also started the programme on the same day by the village Surpanches and MPDO’s at their respective jurisdiction. This centers are running with the co-ordination of Saadikaaramitras,  VCO’s, MCO’s voluntarily  and also provided door to door services to those who are unable to attend the centers due to their old age and this programme will be completed by end of July 2018. The Adult Literacy Programme is supervising by the teachers, self help groups, Adult Education Staff and panchayati secretaries.

To asses Neo-Literates status the National Wide Examination will be conducted twice in a year i.e. March & August by the National Institution of Open Schooling (NIOS).

The 16th NIOS test was conducted on 25-03-2018 to all 3115 Neo-Learners in the District.

The programme has been terminated w.e.f.31-03-2018 by the Government. As and when the information received by the Government will be followed.


The following staff are working in this department :
Sl.No Name of the Employee Designation Contact No.
1. Smt Y.N.Jayaprada Deputy Director 9849909213
2. Sri B.Srinivasula Reddy Asst. Director 9581918838
3. Sri S.Prabhakara Reddy Asst. Project Officer 08518-277253
4. Sri M.V.Subba Reddy Asst. Project Officer 9177191859
Deputy Director,
Adult Education,Kurnool.