UGC issues guidelines for Human Resource Development Centres

Sep 09, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

 The University Grants Commission (UGC) on September 06, 2019, issues guidelines for Human Resource Development Centers (HRDCs). The functions of Human Resource Development Centre will be to plan, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate induction or orientation programmes for newly appointed college or university lecturers within the jurisdiction of one or more universities in the country. An HRDC will also organize refresher courses for serving teachers, and orientation programmes for senior administrators and heads of department, principals, officers, etc. They shall also conduct Teacher Induction Program and assist in Student Induction Program.

The main objectives of the Human Resource Development Centers (HRDCs) are:

1. to increase access to high quality education, hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits. 

2. to organize blended learning programmes for serving teachers.

3. to encourage teachers to develop in-house education-technology incubators that help entrepreneurial start-ups get off the ground by providing them with research, mentorship and connections and linking them to capital and to participate in seminars, symposia, workshops, etc. 

4. to organize one week programme on a theme based topics like Academic leadership, Technology Enhanced Learning, Disaster Management, Gender Sensitization, IPR, Social Connect Programme and Learning Outcome Based Education including evaluation. 

5. to organize specially designed induction or orientation programmes or refresher courses in IT for new entrants as well as for in-service teachers; and value-based interactive multimedia through integrated practice in instructional media and ICT can nurture the character such as Creativity, Curiosity, Appreciation, Hard work, Self-reliance, Honesty, Discipline and Compassion among teacher facilitators.

The existing HRDCs shall conserve its structure for which the academic and non-academic staff engaged prior to the implementation of these guidelines will continue to be governed by the UGC guidelines which prevailed at the time of their appointment. All the staff and faculty recruited prior to 2015 will continue with the same terms and conditions prevailed at the time of their appointment.


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