The Directorate of Lifelong Learning (DLL), earlier known as Centre for Adult Continuing Education & Extension (CACEE) established in 1978 with academic status under the University of Kashmir facilitates to bring the change in the lives of the common masses of the region by providing professional, vocational, skill based and job oriented courses, workshops, trainings, seminars, sensitization cum awareness programmes etc. The Directorate endeavors to renew the relevance, interest and economic potential of youth through its vision. Our thrust is also to enable youth to set the income generation units and promoting the professional abilities through required inputs.

The DLL is actively involved in setting up of Career Counseling Cell ( As per UGC XIth Five Year  Plan  guidelines), Rehabilitation Programme( Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) Approved) and Establishment of Community Development Centers to plan and prepare critical understanding of requirements of maximum population and projection of newer opportunities based on possible intervention.

The Directorate has many advantages when compared to conventional teaching Departments. It focuses on the provision of continuing education for the changing world of work. Thus it provides a series of continuing education courses /trainings/programs to equip the talent with the self employment skills to lead them to be the best entrepreneurs of the future. The Directorate has been playing a major role in focusing the practical needs of the marginalized and weaker section of the society   through its diverse outreach programmes thereby developing a meaningful and sustained rapport between the university and the society. It works in agreement with the changing socio-economic scenario of the country as well as with the changing role of the university.

DLL accommodates number of short-term technical and vocational courses with different durations. It conducts various courses in order to equip the students/ unemployed youth with the skills/trainings required for employment in different sectors. It also conducts courses for the employees working in different Government and Non–Government sectors to upgrade their knowledge and skills at various levels. Thus, the Directorate designs and implements need based innovative academic and skill building programs in tune with the changing and emerging needs.........More