JALUKBARI, Aug 31 - The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Gauhati University is among the 10 HRDCs in the country out of 166 HRDCs (formerly Academic Staff College) selected to run induction training courses for faculty members freshly inducted into universities, colleges and institutes in the country, as proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India.
Recently the Group of Secretaries (GoS) on Education and Social Development recommended induction training of freshly inducted faculty in universities, colleges and institutes in the country so as to improve their quality.
In the initial stage 30 centres under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching and 10 HRDCs have been identified for starting the training programme at the earliest possible.
The induction programme for training faculty and academic staff in central and state universities, centrally-funded technical institutions and degree and PG colleges will familiarise them with their roles as freshly inducted teachers. It will orient them on various generic aspects of teaching, learning, instructional methodologies, assessment and evaluation techniques, ICT-enabled teaching-learning, etc.
The UGC-HRDC, GU which is ranked 8th in the country, has been working for conducting the courses as per request of the MHRD, Government of India.