The UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Mysore was established in 10th July 1987 (renamed as UGC-Human Resource Development Centre in 2015). A total of 66 HRDCs are presently established in different parts of the country.
Located on the banks of Kukkarahalli Lake amidst picturesque surroundings –a site of inspiration for many a poets and writers.
The Human Resource Development Centre will cater to the needs of teachers of the colleges/universities as decided by the UGC from time to time by offering FIP/ Refresher courses, Short Term Programme. The interaction programmes for Ph.D./post-doctoral scholars and Principal’s Meeting/Workshop for Academic Administrators
As on 31.03.2021, this HRDC has conducted 127 Orientation / Faculty Induction Programmes, 398 Refresher Courses 135 Short Term Courses/workshops and a total of 26,072 teaching and non-teaching staff have undergone training in our Centre.
To upgrade UGC-HRDC, Mysore to a World class National Centre of Excellence, Professional Development of Higher Education Teachers and orient teachers to make the students better citizen.
To provide the participants, an intellectually challenging ambience to develop and blossom as academically growing, socially conscious and nationally responsible citizens.
To train faculty as value driven, knowledge focused, technology savvy and quality conscious individuals.
To motivate teaching and non teaching members for enhance their knowledge of teaching-learning, administration and research in higher educational institutions.
To inspire teaching and non teaching personal for self-evaluation, accountability and to originate innovations in higher education.
To organize quality programmes customized to meet the changing needs of the new generation learners.
To create a State-of-the-Art Training ambience which would ignite teachers motivation and promote efficiency.
To provide leadership in Higher Education and Training for imparting value added education.
The objectives of the HRDC focused towards enabling all the faculty members of HEIs including newly appointed Assistant Professors to understand the significance of education in general, and higher education in particular, in the global and Indian contexts, acquire and improve basic skills of teaching at the college/university level to achieve goals of higher education, etc.
The functions of Human Resource Development Centre will be to plan, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate FIP for newly appointed and Refresher Course, Short Term Courses for experienced college/university teachers in the country.
The HRDC’s main philosophy is to keep in mind that the teacher is central to the system. As the pace of change has accelerated, the future of higher education has become more unpredictable and discussions about how to maintain its relevance to country’s dream intensified. Under the given scenario, the role of the teacher has evolved over a period of time and in the present year of globalization, it is expected that teachers will assume the role of a change leader and a felicitator
Major Achievements of the HRDC
Recently it was identified as High Performer UGC-HRDC as per the MHRD report with Assessment Score of 3.89 based on the report submitted for the academic years 2015-2019.
Received RUSA Grant of Rs. 7 crores during 2018-2019.
Reviewed and ranked by NAAC in 2012 as Performer with 5th Top-ranking Centre among 66 Centres with 63 grade points.
The UGC Review Committee which had earlier reviewed its functioning in 1997 had adjudged it as the ‘Best ASC’, and had recommended the
upgradation as ‘First Order Academic Staff College’.