EMPOWERING RURAL WOMEN TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH RURAL AWARENESS WORK EXPERIENCE (RAWE)
The concept of teaching and learning experience in real life situation through RAWE was introduced into the curriculum of B.Sc. Home Science (Hons.) by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (I.C.A.R.) New Delhi in the year 2002. It aims at bringing improvement in quality of life of rural families. The main objectives of RAWE programme are to provide an opportunity to B.Sc. Home Science (Hons.) students to develop the right perspective of rural life and develop positive attitude towards community. It provides first hand experience to the students to impart knowledge of Home Science and transfer of scientific and simple household technologies related to all disciplines of Home Science. The students under the supervision of teachers, stay in an adopted village for a period of nearly nine weeks and work in rural families. The students understand the available resources and the constraints in the transfer of Home Science Technology for the development of rural families. P.A.U. being an Agricultural University focuses on improving the quality of life in rural areas.