Orientation Programmes @ UGC - Academic Staff College
The Academic Staff Colleges organize 5-6 Orientation Programmes of 4 weeks duration for newly appointed College/University teachers (having less than 6 years of teaching experience). The objectives of the Academic Staff Orientation Course are to enable the newly appointed lecturer to :
Understand the significance of education in general and higher education in particular, in the global and Indian contexts;
Understand the linkages between education and economic and socio-cultural development with particular reference to the Indian polity where secularism and egalitarianism are the basic tenets of society;
Understand the role of a College / University teacher in the national goal of achieving a secular and egalitarian society;
Acquire and improve basic skills of teaching at the College/University level;
Be aware of the developments in his/her specific subject;
Utilize opportunities for development of personality, initiative and creativity.
Orientation Programme Curriculum
In order to achieve the above mentioned objectives, the curriculum of Academic Staff Orientation Programme includes following five components, which are covered in minimum of 144 contact hours i.e. 6 hours daily for a four-week programme.
Component A :
Awareness of linkages between Society, Environment, Development and Education.
Component B :
Philosophy of Education, Indian Education, Indian Education System and Pedagogy.
Component C :
Resource Awareness And Knowledge Generation
Component D :
Management and Personality Development
The Academic Staff College Conducts following main programmes.
TYPES OF PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED BY ACADEMIC STAFF COLLEGE