Prof. A. Bala Kishan

Director, UGC - HRDC, OU.


Pictures during 84th Orientation Course at UGC - HRDC, OU.




The UGC, in pursuance of the NEP 1986, launched the Academic Staff College (UGC - Human Resource Development Centre) Programme for promoting quality in higher education. In this endeavor, 66 Academic Staff Colleges (UGC-Human Resource Development Centres) were established in different Universities all over India, fully funded by the UGC. Recently the name of Academic Staff College changed to UGC- HRDC.


UGC - Human Resource Development Centres 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.


The UGC - HRDC at Osmania University was established in 1987, so far 82 Orientation and 248 Refresher courses have been organized.



The objectives of  the UGC  Human Resource Development Centres are to enable lecturers 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 socio-economic and cultural development with particular reference to the Indian polity where democracy, secularism and social equity are the basic tenants of society.

  • Acquire and improve basic skills of teaching at the college/university level to achieve goals of higher education.

  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in their specific subjects.

  • Understand the organization and management of a college / university and to perceive the role of teachers in the total system.

  •  Utilize opportunities for development of personality, initiative and creativity, and promote computer literacy as well as internet knowledge.



  • Lecturers working on a regular basis in UGC / State scales.

  • Temporary / Contract teachers who have been teaching for at least two academic sessions in an institution which is affiliated to a University for at least two years.



  • The lecturers have to apply for OC / RC through proper channel. The Human Resource Development Centre will send the admission letter to the eligible candidates.

  • Along with the relieving orders, the applicant should bring the Demand Draft of Rs. 1000/- payable at Hyderabad favoring the Director,  UGC -HRDC, Osmania University, Hyderabad towards Registration fees AT THE TIME OF JOINING THE COURSE.

  • There should be a gap of one year between two courses.

  • The candidate should have a minimum two years of service for joining into Refresher Course.

  • The candidate has to bring two photographs (passport size) at the time of admission into the course.

Certification of Participants:


The UGC-HRDC  will issue a Certificate of Participation to participants on the successful completion of the program.

  Programmes Conducted  at Academic Staff College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, for the Academic Year 2015-16


Name of the Training  Programme Time Schedule Eligibility
Refresher Course in Soft Skills & Personality Development

18-09-2015 to 09-10-2015

(Successfully Completed)

82nd Orientation Course

07-12-2015 to 05-01-2016

(Successfully Completed)

Refresher Course in Life Sciences

28-12-2015 to 20-01-2016

(Successfully Completed)

Lecturers & Asst. Professors (Who have already Undergone Orientation Course) in Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology, Biochemistry, Bio-Technology, Environmental Science and Nutrition.
Refresher Course in Research Methodology in Arts & Social Sciences (Inter Disciplinary)

18-01-2016 to 06-02-2016

( Successfully Completed )

Asst. Professors (Who have already Undergone Orientation Course)  from Arts & Social Sciences
Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) (6 Days)

15-02-2016 to 20-02-2016

(Successfully Completed)


Principals Workshop (1 Day)

11 March-2016

(Successfully Completed)

Principals of all Degree and University Colleges are Eligible
Course on Language (7 Days)

(Arabic; Islamic Studies; Persian & Urdu) 

From 14-03-2016 to 20-03-2016

(Successfully Completed)


Asst / Assoc. Professors of (Part time & Contract staff are also eligible)
Workshop on ICT (7 Days) From 16-03-2016 to 22-03-2016 (Successfully Completed) Asst / Assoc. Professors (Part time & Contract staff are also eligible)
Refresher Course in English

From 09-03-2016 to 31-03-2016 (Successfully Completed)

English Lecturers/ Asst. Professors (Part time & Contract staff are also eligible)

Research Methodology for Science

(7 Days)

From 24-03-2016 to 31-03-2016

(Successfully Completed)

Asst / Assoc. Professors (Part time & Contract staff are also eligible)
Address For Communication:



The Director


(Human Resource Development Center Formerly Academic Staff College)

Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007

Ph           : 040-27098102

Ph           : 040-27682346, & 040-27070355

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Application Form for Refresher Course/Orientation Course