Established in 1987, as a major initiative in augmenting quality in Higher Education, the UGC promoted 66 Academic Staff Colleges. In continuation of knowledge enhancement, new strategies of governance for promotion of innovations and creativity, the XII Plan guidelines have been proposed to transform the existing academic staff colleges into Human Resource Development Centres. In view of this change, the Academic Staff College is now called as UGC- Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC).
Infrastructure: The strength of this unit lies in the University of Hyderabad that harbors12 Schools, 46 Departments, and approximately 400 faculty in different disciplines that include Humanties, Social Sciences and Sciences. University is rated as # 3 among the Indian Universities by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD). Please visit the University Website (http://www.uohyd.ac.in/). University faculty is well trained/experienced both in teaching and research, and many of them earned national and international recognition. The faculty generates a very high amount of extramural research grant. Science Departments, specially, have all the latest equipment to pursue the research in upcoming and established areas of research. The University has an excellent library, instrumentation and computer facilities. In addition to having access to all these excellent infrastructural facilities of the University, HRDC has a good library of its own with 3780 books, several journals and magazines and a good computer laboratory with 50 systems which provides hands-on experience on MS Word, Power Point, Web Design, SPSS, e-Content, Wikipedia. MOOC and MOODLE to participants. Please see below the Academic staff at the Center.
Accreditation: National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Peer Review Committee from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) visited UGC- Human Resource Development Centre (formerly Academic Staff College) during January 19 – 21, 2012 for peer reviewing of its activities and accredited and given this UGC- Human Resource Development Centre (formerly Academic Staff College), University of Hyderabad as First rank in South India and Fourth rank in all over India.
Courses offered: The Center offers various Programmes/ Courses that include
a) Orientation Courses (OC) for a period of four weeks to train faculty in various Universities to understand the importance of linkage between education and society development, philosophy of education and paedogogical skills, research methodology /computer literacy and personal skill development
b) Refresher Courses (RC) for a period of three weeks in Sciences and Social Sciences to update the teachers with recent developments in their concerned disciplines
c) Short term courses, not exceeding five days that include professional development courses for newly joined faculty, administrators, principals, technical officers and librarians; and
d) Seminars, Workshops and Conferences in Science and Technology not exceeding one- two days on defined themes.
Till March 31, 2017, the Human Resource Development Centre has conducted a total number of 321 Courses, which include 97 Orientation Courses and 224 Refresher Courses. The training imparted by the Human Resource Development centre has benefited around 11304 teachers from different states of the country since its inception. Apart from training, faculty is also taking up the teaching assignments and research guidance in their respective departments. UGC, New Delhi however defines the courses offered by the center yearly and the Center implements them. The courses approved by UGC and are being conducted by the center in the current year can be seen under the schedule 2016-17. Approved courses will be conducted as per schedule subject to a minimum number of 30 candidates.
Academic Staff of the Center:
Y. Narasimhulu, Ph.D (SV.Univ)
Director, UGC-HRDC, University of Hyderabad: (on EOL upto 14.04.2018)
Specialisation : Non-linear Differential Equations, Differential systems
Research Focus: Mathematics, Higher Education, Human Resource Management, ICT in Education, Educational Management
Kolluru V A Ramaiah, Ph.D (JNU)
Director In Charge
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad
Specialization: Molecular Biology, Gene Expression,
Research Focus: Translational Regulation, and Unfolded Protein Response
S. Sudhakar Babu, Ph.D (HCU)
Associate Professor, UGC-HRDC, University of Hyderabad
Specialisation: Public Policy, Equality of Opportunities and Dalit Studies, Public Policy for Good
Governance, Policy Studies, Civil Society, Training and Higher Education.
Research Focus: Training, Higher Education and Literacy.
In addition to its in-house faculty, as mentioned above, HRDC at the University of Hyderabad, invites a number of resource persons from various Schools in the University of Hyderabad and also from other Universities, training and research institutions, based on the recommendations of the respective course coordinators who are again drawn from various Schools of the University of Hyderabad.
Eligibility: Interested participants may check their eligibility under the section describing
The Center offers free boarding and lodging to participants attending the above courses and also TA to eligible participants attending Refresher and orientation courses. In case of eligible participants, who are not interested to using the free boarding and lodging facilities, the Center will pay @ Rs300/per day.
Teachers wanting to apply for any course in UGC- Human Resource Development Centre (formerly Academic Staff College) at University of Hyderabad, please download the application available from this website.
The application has to be filled and sent through proper channel to the following:
Prof. K. V. Atchuta Ramaiah
UGC- Human Resource Development Centre (formerly Academic Staff College)
University of Hyderabad
Prof. C. R. Road
P.O. Central University
Interested Participants can also reach us by phone or email.