in pursuance of the NEP 1986, launched the UGC-Academic Staff College
scheme for promoting quality in higher education. In this endeavour, 57
UGC-Academic Staff Colleges were established in different Universities all
over India, fully funded by the UGC.
– Academic Staff Colleges are mainly entrusted with the responsibility of
organizing in-service training programmes. These include Orientation
courses and Refresher courses. The main objectives of orientation courses
are to inculcate in the young lecturers self-reliance and make them aware
of social and economic concerns of Indian society and the role of
education in dealing with them. The thrust of refresher course is to help
teachers acquire knowledge about the latest developments in the field and
encourage them to undertake quality research.
UGC-ASC at Osmania University was established in 1987, so far 56
Orientation and 181 Refresher courses have been organized. During
2007-08, three Orientation courses and seven Refresher courses and
one workshops were organized