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Academic Staff College

Refresher Course in Gender Studies, February 13, 2014 - March 5, 2014

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Introduction

Established in 1987 as a major initiative in augmenting quality in Higher Education, the UGC promoted 66 Academic Staff Colleges. The Academic Staff College of University of Hyderabad is a constituent unit of the University offering Orientation, Refresher and need-based courses for Assistant Professors / Associate Professors working in Universities and Colleges.

It is an important academic wing of the University.  Apart from the training programmes for teachers, the Academic Staff College conducts Professional Development Programmes for Principals and Administrators.   The faculty is also taking up the teaching assignments and research guidance in their respective departments. 

During the year 2012-2013, the Academic Staff College organized five (5) Orientation Courses, ten (10) Refresher Courses, One (1) Professional Development Programme and three (3) Principals Workshops.

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Peer Review Committee from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) visited Academic Staff College during January 19 – 21, 2012 for peer reviewing of its activities and accredited this Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad as ranked no. 4 in India.

The Mandate:

Professional training is a powerful measure in upholding teacher competence and sustaining teacher motivation. The Orientation Courses are for duration of four weeks. These are essentially concerned with the objective of sensitizing participants on current issues of higher education and immediate social relevance. Due emphasis is laid on strengthening skills in teaching and communication and bringing innovations in teaching. Attempts are made in motivating and developing competence in scientific research. The young teachers, with less than eight years of experience are eligible for enrolling in these courses.

The Refresher Courses are organized for duration of three weeks. The objective of these courses is to update the teachers with recent developments in their concerned disciplines. The Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) decides the subjects for Refresher Courses for the year. The Refresher Courses in various subjects have a definite thrust area.

Academic Staff College also organizes weeklong workshops for the principals of degree colleges from Andhra Pradesh and neighboring States. Every workshop is structured on a definite theme. The college has so far organized Fourteen Workshops for the Principals. 

Apart from these programs, one week training program namely ‘Professional Development Programme’ is organized for senior teachers and administrators in a focused theme.

Faculty

The academic team of the College consists of the Director and Assistant Professor.

Prof. Y. Narasimhulu

Director                    

Specialisation            - Non-linear Differential Equations, Differential systems

Research Focus          - Mathematics, Higher Education, Human Resource Management

                                 - ICT in Education, Educational Management

Dr. S. Sudhakar Babu

Assistant Professor
 
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.
 
Besides the core academic team, the College invites a number of Resource Persons from Universities, Training and Research institutions.
 

INFRASTRUCTURE

The Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad has access to all the infrastructural facilities of the University like the Computer Lab, Central Library and other sophisticated laboratories. Besides these, the Academic Staff College itself has a good library with 3440 books, journals and magazines and a good computer lab with 50 systems which provides hands on experience on Microsoft Office Word, Power Point, Web Design, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), e-Content and development, Media Wiki to the participants.

 

ORIENTATION COURSES

The Orientation Courses are meant basically for enhancing the professional competence in teachers who have just entered the profession. These courses are for duration of four weeks, structured in the following modules:

  • Linkage between education and society and development
  • Philosophy of education and pedagogical skills
  • Research Methodology / Subject Up-gradation / Computer Literacy
  • Personal Skill Development and Management
The sessions under each module are so designed that there is ample opportunity for experiential learning and on-hand experience of certain skills. The topics in component 'A' are carefully selected to generate thinking and debate on current issues related to education and it's application to development of society. Due emphasis is given to training in teaching, communication and interpersonal skills. Efforts are made to provide basic computer literacy to the trainees.

REFRESHER COURSES

The refresher courses are organized for a duration of three weeks. The objective of these courses is to update the teachers with recent developments in their concerned disciplines. Each Refresher Course has definite thrust area depending on the need and the developments in the concerned subject. Every Refresher Course will have a component in Computer Literacy.

Eligibility:- Regular/ Contract/ Temporary lecturers teaching for the last two academic sessions are also eligible to attend all Orientation (OC's)/ Refresher Courses ( RC's).


Workshops for the principals & Educational Administrators

Our ASC also organizes workshops for the principals of Degree Colleges and Educational Administrators from Andhra Pradesh and other neighboring States. These workshops are for a duration of three days on a definite thrust area. The College has so far organized several workshops for the Principals and one for Educational Administrators including Registrars, Finance Officers and Controller of Examinations recently.

Teachers wanting to apply for any course in our ASC, please download the application available from this website.

The application complete in every respect must reach the ASC at least six weeks before the commencement of the course concerned. The applicant will have to enclose, along with the application, a demand draft for Rs.500/- drawn in favor of Director, Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, which is non-refundable, the selected candidates will have to send their acceptance within seven days of receiving the selection letter.

 
The application has to be filled and sent through proper channel to the following

address:

Prof. Y. Narasimhulu
Director
UGC-Academic Staff College
University of Hyderabad
Prof. C. R. Road
P.O. Central University
Hyderabad -500 046.

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