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Name & Address of HRDC : UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC)


Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar -768019 Sambalpur, Orissa
Tel: 0663-2432137,0663-2432781
Fax: 0663-2432137, 0663-2430158
Web site :
Year of Establishment of ASC: Since 2000

India is experiencing a paradigm shift in the role of higher education in national development, particularly in capacity building in the areas of research, creativity, development of critical technologies, entrepreneurship, ICT, science & technology and moral leadership. For this higher education system requires trained teachers who are knowledgeable, creative, inspiring, good researchers, IT savvy, effective managers, and role models. The need for effective and professionally qualified teachers is increasing due to significant developments taking place in higher education system such as setting up of more Central Universities, proposal to establish World Class Universities and Model Colleges, expansion and globalization of higher education. For making higher education institutions active hubs of academic activity, the UGC- Academic Staff Colleges now renamed as UGC- Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) have to envisage their new role, multidimensional and integrative in the higher education system. Hence, professional development Programs for teachers will have to be reinvented and reengineered.

Keeping this in mind UGC has granted establishment of Academic Staff College (ASC) in Sambalpur University and based on this approval, this ASC has started functioning from November 2000. Organizations of Refresher Courses, Orientation Programmes and other short term courses has become the primary functions of this ASC besides other innovative academic activities such as E-education and development of E-content, IT/Computer training, work shop for academic administrators etc. The ASC of Sambalpur University is discharging its duty since its establishment helping the college and university teachers in updating their knowledge in various subjects through organizing RC, OP, workshop and training programme. Though the ASC is still in its infancy compared to other ASCs established much earlier, with the co-operation and guidance of the Authority of Sambalpur University, it is growing very fast and this ASC has become one of the praiseworthy ASC of the country. Being fully residential in nature, all out-stationed participants stay in the ASC-Hostel with full boarding facility which is unique for this ASC.

Emerging dimensions of development of education show that our country is in the process of taking big strides in education. In contemporary times our Universities cannot promote an academic life in seclusion but are required to champion reason and imagination in engagement with the wider society and its concerns. Realizing that teachers have to be in the centre stage of these developments, provisions for their motivational training and consistent exposure to innovative trends and advanced knowledge in various disciplines and across discipline, need to be revisited and reengineered in consonance with the contemporary scenario in our country. Not only the faculty but new strategies for governance of educational institutions are also needed to promote innovative, broad and dynamic collaborative models.

In line with the foregoing objectives and for achieving quality assured system for capacity building, continuous knowledge enhancement, new strategies of governance for promotion of innovations and creativity, in these guidelines are being proposed to transform the existing ASCs into two level systems in the form of a Scheme of setting up Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) and Regional Centres for Capacity Building (RCCB) in selected universities in the country to create new such systems commensurate with the expansion of higher education institutions by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with broad plan of action: (a)  To organize specially designed Orientation Programmes (OPs) in pedagogy, educational psychology and philosophy, and socio-economic and political concerns for all new entrants at the level of Assistant Professor; b) To organize advanced level and more discipline oriented Refresher Courses (RCs), for capacity enhancement and continuous knowledge up-gradation and exposure to emerging developments of faculty involved in teaching in institutions of higher education; c) To ensure that every teacher in higher education system of our country is exposed to an OP and a RC at least once during the first three to five years; of his/her career. d) To organize specially designed OPs/RCs to enable the faculty involved in teaching and research in institutions of higher education to utilize fast growing Information and Communication Technology support to teaching and research;

Two levels of human resource development and capacity building centres and system for programme planning and management. These are (i) Regional Centres for Capacity Building (RCCB) with a Regional Programme Planning and Management Committee (RPPMC) for monitoring. (ii)  Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) with a Local Programme Planning and Management Committee (LPPMC) for monitoring. In order to monitor the functioning of above two levels, there will be Programme Planning and Management Standing Committee (PPMSC) constituted at UGC level with a senior Officer of the UGC as the Coordinator and six academics nominated by the Chairman UGC for periodic review, monitor and functioning of the RCCBs and HRDCs and other related issues. Besides the foregoing functions PPMSC will also explore possibilities of making available sharing of expertise and infrastructure facilities like Laboratories etc in National level organizations like DAE, DST, CSIR, ICSSR, Centre under National Mission on Teachers and Teaching etc.

The main target groups have been identified for capacity building, knowledge enhancement and similar other programmes with the objective of a holistic approach focused on transformation of our institutions of higher education to a more facilitating academic environment conducive to innovations, creativity and quality advanced learning and research. These main target identified groups are (i) Faculty members in institutions of higher learning engaged in teaching and research (ii)  Teacher Educators (iii) Key nonacademic functionaries in institutions of higher learning for better governance and to facilitate efficient use of various fast growing ICT resources and applications and (iv) Research scholars.

The UGC- Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University has been renamed as UGC- Human Resource Development Centre                    

  (UGC- HRDC), Sambalpur University w.e.f. 1st April, 2015

Present Staff as approved by UGC :

A. Faculties :

Name Designation
Prof. A.K.Das Mohapatra Director(Addl. Charge)
Dr. Bulu Maharana Deputy Director (Addl. Charge)
Vacant - Lecturer

B. Supporting Staff:

Name Designation
Sri Malaya Nag Section Officer
Sri Prafulla Kumar Sahoo Sr. Asst.
Sri Pitambar Karali Sr. Steno
Sri Narasingha Pradhan Computer Assistant
Vacant Library Technician
Sri Santosh Kumar Sahu Peon
Sri Sarat Chandra Majhee Attendant


Application form (Click here to download) for participation in the RC and OP can be down loaded for use.


Schedule of Orientation Programmes, Refresher Courses,
Summer/ Winter School and Workshops/Short Term Courses of Sambalpur University

for 2015-2016
A. Orientation Programme /*

Sl. No.




1 Orientation Programme 01.07.2015 to 28.07.2015 All subjects
2 Orientation Programme 01.09.2015 to 28.09.2015 All subjects
3 Orientation Programme 03.11.2015 to 30.11.2015 All subjects
4 Orientation Programme 02.02.2016 to 29.02.2016 All subjects

B. Refresher Course /*
(i) Specific Refresher Courses

Sl. No. Subject Duration/period Discipline
1 Odia 10.06.2015 to 30.06.2015 Odia
2 English 01.08.2015 to 21.08.2015 English
3 Economics 01.12.2015 to 21.12.2015 Economics

(ii) Inter Disciplinary Courses /*

Sl. No. Subject Duration/period Discipline
1 Sociology and Anthropology 17.04.2015 to 07.05.2015 Sociology, Anthropology
2 Research Methodology 01.10.2015 to 21.10.2015 All subjects
3 Environmental Science 01.12.2015 to 21.12.2015 Env. Science, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Geology
4 Mathematics, Statistics and Operation Research 01.02.2016 to 21.02.2016 Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering

C. Short term and Other Course (2-6 days)    /*  

Sl. No. Subject Duration/period Discipline
1 Statistical Software
( SPSS and E-Views)
01.07.2015 to 06.07.2015 All subjects
2 E-Commerce 03.08.2015 to 08.08.2015 Commerce and Management
3 E-learning 02.09.2015 to 07.09.2015 College and University Teachers, Research Scholar
4 Use of Statistical methods and Research 20.07.2015 to 25.07.2015 College and University Teachers, Research Scholar
5 Disaster Management 16.11.2015 to 21.11.2015 College and University Teachers,
6 Waste Management 14.03.2016 to 19.03.2016 College and University Teachers,

D. Winter/Summer Courses    /*  

Sl. No. Subject Duration/period Discipline
1 Historical Analysis of political and economics institutions (Summer) 09.05.2015 to 29.05.2015 History, Economics and Political Science
2 ICT (winter) 11.12.2015 to 31.12.2015 Chemistry, Statistics, Physics, Math. and Computer Science

E. Additional subjects    /*  

Sl. No. Subject Duration/period Discipline
1 Recent Trends in Teaching Methods ( Teacher Educators) 02.02.2016 to 22.02.2016 University Teachers and Teachers of Master and Bachelor Degrees of Education

/* The scheduled dates may be changed.
Note: The interested candidates (Teachers from Universities and Degree Colleges) are advised to apply at the earliest with a registration fees in the shape of B.D (SBI) of Rs.1000/- only (Non-refundable) drawn in favour of the Director, HRDC, SU payable at SBI Jyoti Vihar, branch to secure the admission. The last date for receiving application form duly filled in for each programme will be 15 days in advance prior to commencement of the respective programme.

Director, HRDC


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