GNDU Academic Staff College gets second place in northern region
AMRITSAR: Academic Staff College (ASC) of Guru Nanak Dev University has been adjudged second in rank in the northern region in the Plan-wise ranking of ASCs on the basis of programmes conducted during the 11th plan, as per the status report presented in the UGC-Academic Staff College Directors' Meet held at University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).
In a release issued here Tuesday, stated that Director of ASC, Dr. H.S.Bhatia was nominated member of the Group I to give recommendations on the academic issues.
This meeting was convened by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi to examine the issue of making ASCs more visible, relevant and effective in the overall academic agenda of universities/colleges and the UGC.
The institution of Academic Staff Colleges provides ample opportunities to college and University teachers for getting awareness about general as well as peculiar problems/ issues related to contemporary developing societies and possible solutions which are
being thought of through discourses/lectures, demonstrations and interactive sessions.
Dr. H.S. Bhatia, Director, ASC said that the UGC-Academic Staff College at this University was established in June 1988 and is currently one of the 57 Academic Staff Colleges functioning in the country. Linked to professional and career development of College and University teachers, it runs various programmes to cover different categories of teachers. He said, on an average, 15-18 programmes are conducted in a year in which nearly 600 teachers are imparted training.
Dr. Bhatia revealed that in the meeting held at Thiruvananthapuram, it was decided that the professional programmes for teachers would have to be reinvented and reengineered. Therefore, core groups of Directors of Academic Staff Colleges were formulated to give recommendations.
Dr. Bhatia said that the work of construction of a hostel is in progress at the University Campus to provide a well-furnished accommodation with attached bathrooms for visiting resource persons and for outstation teacher-participants with the UGC-assistance of Rs. 75 lakhs.