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UGC - Human Resource Development Centre

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

(A Central University)

Bilaspur(C.G.)-495009

Now onwards UGC - Academic Staff College will be known as UGC - Human Resource Development Centre.

GUIDELINES TO PARTICIPANTS

Faculty members working in universities and colleges that are included under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, even though they may not yet be fit under Section 12 (B), may be invited to participate in the orientation and refresher courses. The teachers of colleges that do not yet come within the purview of Section 2(f), but have been affiliated to a university for at least five years, will be permitted to participate in the courses. The maximum number of participants should be 40 only.

It is mandatory for every newly appointed teacher to attend induction programme within one year of his/her appointment prior to his or her regularization/confirmation. The main purpose of induction programme is to make a teacher aware about the administrative set-up, sensitize him/her to classroom realities and understand the bond between different stakeholders for realizing the professional aspirations and developing as agents of socio- economic change and national development. The induction programme is fully residential programme of one month duration. In case HRDCs can cover within 25-28 working days, the same is permissible.

For Orientation programmes, newly appointed lecturers up to six years of continuous service and all those teachers who require orientation for getting a higher grade will be allowed. Attendance should be a condition for confirmation and the same course will be counted for promotion to a senior scale as prescribed by UGC from time-to-time.

For Refresher course, participation in the orientation programme is a prerequisite for admission. The teacher may opt for a refresher course after a one-year gap following an orientation course. Also, there should be a minimum gap of one year between two refresher courses, though it may be relaxed if an adequate number of participants is not available or it is essential for the teacher to fulfil eligibility conditions for career advancement as prescribed by UGC from time-to-time.

The orientation programme will be of Three weeks duration, with minimum of 18 working days and 108 contact hours (six hours a day, six days a week). The refresher course will be of Two weeks duration, with minimum of 12 working days and 72 contact hours (six hours a day , six days a week),excluding Sundays. The number working of working days shall not be compromised while conducting these programs. Part-time / Ad-hoc/ temporary / contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution without differentiating them on the basis of type of management, which has been affiliated to a University programme / Refresher Course to enhance their skills.

Universities and colleges will allow interested teachers who attend UGC-HRDC programmes based on their eligibility. Otherwise, valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teachers concerned, as the course organized for their teachers will ultimately benefit the University and colleges. Temporary arrangements in place of teachers deputed for such courses may be made by internal adjustment if required. However, it may not be possible for the commission to provide any additional grant to pay either honorarium or salary of the substitute, if appointed.