about us


Indian Society for Community Education is a voluntary non-government organization established in 1982 at Ahmedabad. Late Prof. Ramlal Parikh a well known Gandhian and educationist was the leading force behind the establishment of ISCE. Under his able leadership ISCE spread its activities and contributed significantly in the areas of adult education, continuing education and population education.

THE INDIAN SOCIETY FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION (ISCE) closely works with the following organizations.
  • International Community Education Association (ICEA)
  • Asian South Pacific Bureau For Adult Education (ASPBAE)
  • National Community Education Association Society (NCEA-USA)
  • Indian Association of Experiment in International Living, India


THE INDIAN SOCIETY FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION (ISCE) aims works with a mission to facilitate interaction and fellowship among people from all walks of life who believe strongly that Community Education in its widest sense is one of the most effective ways of enriching life for all sections of society, irrespective of class, creed, religion or any distinction.

Our Mission is :
  • Education
  • Removing Barriers
  • Sustained Self Learning
  • Link Communities with Educational Socio Cultural as well as Economic Enterprises.


  • To facilitate learning through living or learning through experience.
  • To promote learning through life and throughout life
  • To promote innovative community education projects
  • To encourage community participation in education through development of closer relations between parents of the students and the school, college
  • To organize and promote special programmes for Rural Community Education in the context of. Indian Rural Society
  • To help all people belonging to all age groups and all segments of community to realize their own potential for solving their own problems
  • To transform school or such other educational institution as a human development laboratory
  • To collect and disseminate information about community education programmes in India as well as abroad
  • To organize and collaborate in organizing training programmes for community educators
  • To publish journals, monographs, books, booklet broachers, newsletters, etc. on community education, priced or un price


Prof. Ramlal Parikh Memorial Lecture

Indian Society For Community Education (ISCE) organized Prof. Ramlal parikh memorial lecture series since 2000 to commomerate the memory and contribution of Prof. Ramlal Parikh. More then 15 lectures are delivered by eminent personalities.

Prof. Ramlal Parikh Birth Anniversary Lecture

ISCE in collaboration of ISPE & Kamal Nayan Bajaj Peace Research Institute Of Gujarat Vidhyapith organize a public lecture of eminent personalities on contempory issues since the year 2000. more then 16 lectures are organized.

National & International Conferences

ISCE has successfully organized 6 international and 12 national conferences at different places focusing on different areas of community education. The conference has generated interest among academic institutions, NGOs and Committed Social workers.

Reading Camps

Reading Camps is designed for high school and college going students with an objective of increasing their interests in general reading and literature. 3-5 days residential camp organized at the head quarters of ISCE. Camp also includes half a day visit to famous institutions and libraries in Ahmedabad.


Intellectuals and social activitists, researchers, national policy makers, students and all concerned citizens actively participate in brainstorming sessions which are led by experts on the subject. We have discussed education policy, naxalism, reservation policy and special economic Zone policy and programmes.

Concerned Citizenship Program

Indian Society For Community Education developed a one day module of a workshop for would be teachers (B.Ed and P.T.C. students), journalists, lawyers etc who can influence the society through their thoughts and actions. The objective is to become good citizen.

SHG (Outreach Program)

SHG Programme With a view to participate in continuing operations and development activities Nurtured and empowered them through.

School Program

ISCE organized School Programs like Child Development Activity - Primary School, Flag hoisting Programme,Healthy Child Competition (Aanganvaadi), Parents - Teachers Meeting - Primary School, Environment Guidance Camp - Secondary School, Ellocution Competition, Cricket Competition, Essay Competition etc.

Strategic Plan in Action (SPIA)

Indian Society For Community Education (ISCE) works on a Strategic Plan In Action Programmes in about 50 villages focusing primarily on farmers. Farmers clubs are formed in these villages with the support of NABARD and these clubs undertake several developmental activities.


Indian Society For Community Education (ISCE) regularly organizes conventions of village women and farmers to increase their awareness on contemporary issues development. They include exhibitions, educational games, plays, competitions, plays, competitions etc.

Computer Training Center

Bridge the gap of technology usage and to enable people from weaker segments of the society to acquire basic knowledge. ISCE runs a computing skill development program by setting up a computer laboratory. Trained professionals have developed the courses keeping in view requirements of society.

Rural Knowledge Center

Indian Society For Community Education (ISCE) has planned to establish rural knowledge centers in about 10 villages of Mansa taluka with an objective to increase accessibility and knowledge of people in rural areas.


ISCE publishes a quarterly magazine 'YATRA PATH' Articles on research papers, highlights of ISCE activities etc. are getting published in it. Edited by our trustee Dr. Manda Parikh, YATRA PATH intends to bring before its readers all important issues of community education.

Yatrapath is a quarterly magazine on community education.

July-September 2021 Yatrapath

October-December 2021 Yatrapath

Price : 50 RS.

If you want to have a sample copy please write to us on our email. Otherwise on following address.

Addresh : Indian Society for Community Education, Community Education House,
Navjivan Press Road, Off. Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad-380014, Gujarat.

Phone : 079-27543174 / 27542375

E-mail : iscehouse@gmail.com

Simavinanu Sikshan

It is a collection of first seven prof. Ramlal Parikh Memorial Lecture delivered by writer by Dr. Punita Harnye and Dr. Manda Parikh on April 2008.

Price : 75 RS.


Management team

Shri Parikshitbhai Divatia


Ms. Ushaben Shroff


Shri Jagdishbhai Shah


Ms. Mandaben Parikh


Mr. Dalpatbhai Padhiyar


Mr. Mayank Upadhyay


Governing Council

Shri Parikshitbhai Divatia


Shri Amrishbhai Trivedi


Dr. Urmilabhai Patel


Dr. Yoginder Alagh


Shri Sunandan Divatia


Dr. Sasi Misra


Shri Hasmukhbhai Shah


Dr. Ravindrabhai Dave


Shri Mukeshbhai Shah


Smt. Ilaben Dave


Ms. Ushaben Jumani


Dr. Kumarpal Desai


Dr. Sudarshanbhai Iyenger


Ms. Ushaben Shroff


Mr. Amal Dhru


Dr. Gaurang Jani


Contact Us


  • Community Education House
  • Navjivan Press Road
  • Off. Ashram Road
  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


  • 079-27543174
  • 079-27542375


working hours

  • Monday-Friday : 11:00-6:00
  • saturday : 11:00-6:00
  • sunday :closed