Notice

Applications in plain paper/ prescribed form downloadable or obtainable from the office of the UGC-HRDC by sending stamped (Rupees five) self-addressed envelope or from our website duly forwarded by the Principal of the College/ Head of the Department, Dean of the Faculty, are invited from College/ University Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, for the following Refresher Courses (S.R.C. & I.D.C) (21 days), Orientation Programmes (OP) (28 days) and Short Term Courses (S.T.C) (2-7 days). Assistant Professor / Associate Professor working in the Universities and Colleges, that are included under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act, even though they may not yet be fit to be included under Section 12 (B), may be invited to participate in the OPs and RCs. The teachers of colleges, who do not yet come within the purview of section 12 (B), but have been affiliated to a University for at least two years, will be permitted to participate in the programmes/courses. However, they won’t be paid TA / DA and other allowance for attending these courses.

For the Orientation Programmes, newly appointed Assistant Professors within two years of continuous service and all those teachers who require orientation for getting a higher grade will be allowed. Attendance in Orientation programmes would be must for placement in the higher grade pay.

For the Refresher Courses, participation in the Orientation Programme is a prerequisite for admission. However, in exceptional cases a teacher may be allowed to complete a Refresher Course prior to completion of an Orientation Programme. Also, there should be a minimum gap of one year between two courses, though it may be relaxed if adequate number of participants is not available or it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility conditions for career advancement.

The Orientation Programme will be of four weeks duration, with minimum of 24 working days (excluding Sundays) and 144 contact hours (six hours a day). The refresher course will be of three weeks duration, with minimum of 18 working days (excluding Sundays) and 108 contact hours (six hours a day). If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he may be permitted to make up for the backlog hours at his/her own cost in another programme by the RCCB and HRDCs concerned.

Part time/ Ad hoc/temporary/contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution which has been affiliated to a University for at least two years may be permitted to participate in the Orientation Programme/ Refresher Course to enhance their skills.

Universities and colleges must allow interested teachers to attend UGC -RCCB and HRDCs programmes based on their eligibility otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned in writing.

The applications should reach the Director, UGC - Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) (Erstwhile UGC Academic Staff College) of the above address at least twenty days before the date of commencement of the course. Application will be entertained / accepted only when accompanied by demand draft of Rs. 1000/- (One Thousand) (non-refundable) in favour of “University of North Bengal” payable at SBI, NBU,Campus Branch. The minimum number of participants shall be thirty for each course. The TA/DA for RCs (SRC & IDC), OPs will be paid as per UGC norms. However no TA / DA will be paid for STCs (Short Term Courses). Only local hospitalities (Food and lodging) will be provided for STCs.

Professor Kantilal Das
Director (Additional Charge)
UGC-HRDC, NBU

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Orientation Programme (OP)

Orientation Programme

Every new faculty member in higher education will be required to undergo a four week Orientation / First level Programme which will be focused on some broad area of knowledge spanning a few allied disciplines. The objective of the orientation programme is to make teachers an agent of socioeconomic change and put them in centre stage of national development.

Eligibility:
Lecturers working in universities and colleges that are included under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, even though they may not yet be fit to be included under Section 12 (B), may be invited to participate in the Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses. The teachers of colleges that do not yet come within the purview of Section 2(f), but have been affiliated to a university for at least two years, will be permitted to participate in the programmes/courses. For the Orientation Programmes, newly appointed lecturers up to six years of continuous service and all those teachers who require orientation for getting a higher grade will be allowed. Attendance should be a condition for confirmation and the same course will be counted for promotion to a senior scale.

If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he may be permitted to make up for the backlog hours at his/her own cost in another programme by the RCCB and HRDCs concerned. Part time/ Ad hoc/temporary/contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution which has been affiliated to a University for at leasttwo years may be permitted to participate in the Orientation Programme/ Refresher Course to enhance their skills. Universities and colleges must allow interested teachers to attend UGC -RCCB and HRDCs programmes based on their eligibility otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned in writing.

Scheduled: Orientation Programme

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Subject

Dates

From

To

1

26th ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

03.05.2016

30.05.2016

2

27th ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

27.07.2016

24.08.2016

3

28th ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

23.11.2016

20.12.2016

4

29th ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

21.02.2017

20.03.2017

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Refresher Course (RC)

Refresher Courses

Refresher / Second Level Programmes: These will be mainly focused for those faculty members who have already undergone through the Orientation/First Level Programme in an indentified broad area. The programme will be discipline specific with advanced developments in an identified subject under the concerned broad area. In addition, there will be Refresher Programmes, geared towards emerging cross discipline advanced studies to enable the participants of relevant disciplines to work together or contemporary application of new knowledge for industrial and social development and other allied aspects. The goal would be to equip and motivate the participants with advanced knowledge to accept challenges of quality teaching and research.

Eligibility:

For the Refresher Courses, participation in the Orientation Programme is a prerequisite for admission. However, in exceptional cases a teacher may be allowed to complete a Refresher Course prior to completion of an Orientation Programme. Also, there should be a minimum gap of one year between two courses, though it may be relaxed if an adequate number of participants is not available or it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility conditions for career advancement.

If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he may be permitted to make up for the backlog hours at his/her own cost in another programme by the RCCB and HRDCs concerned. Part time/ Ad hoc/temporary/contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution which has been affiliated to a University for at leasttwo years may be permitted to participate in the Orientation Programme/ Refresher Course to enhance their skills. Universities and colleges must allow interested teachers to attend UGC -RCCB and HRDCs programmes based on their eligibility otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned in writing.

Scheduled: Refresher Course

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SPECIFIC
INTER-DISCIPLINARY

Subject Area(s)

Dates

From

To

1

Biological Sciences  

Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology

25.08.2016

12.09.2016

2

English  

English

02.03.2017

22.03.2017

3

Library and Information Science  

Library and Information Science

02.11.2016

22.11.2016

4

  Disaster Management & Environmental Studies (ID)

All discipline.

01.11.2016

21.11.2016

5

 

 

Women’s Studies (ID)

History, Political Science, Philosophy, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Education, Physical Education, Psychology, MSW, Literature Groups (Bengali, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Nepali).

 

03.08.2016

 

23.08.2016

6

 

Studies in Peace & Conflict (ID)

Philosophy, History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Gender / Women’s Studies, Public Administration, Archaeology and Sanskrit.

 

03.01.2017

 

23.01.2017

7
Teaching Methodology   Education, B. Ed & M. Ed. 08.02.2017 28.02.2017

* The dates of schedule are subject to change

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Workshop/Short Term Course (STC)

Workshop/Short Term Courses

Short Term course of 3-6 days duration especially on research methodology and specialised themes of interest.

Scheduled: Workshop/Short Term Course

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Subject

Dates

From

To

1

Population, Environment & Development

 25.05.2016 

31.05.2016

2

Translation Theory & Assamese translated Literature

 15.09.2016

21.09.2016

3

Semester system: Accreditation

 23.09.2016

24.09.2016

4
Recent Advanced in Financial Economics & Markets  26.10.2016   01.11.2016
5
Statistical computing techniques for quantitative & qualitative data  14.12.2016    20.12.2016

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Additional Courses

Additional Courses:

Additional Course Schedule

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Course Name

Subject Area

Duration
(Tentative*)

From

To

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Business Management (3 days) (for Research Scholars and Teachers)

Commerce, Management and Economics

19.07.2016

21.07.2016

2

Workshop on Language & Literature (3 days) ( Only for Teachers)

Bengali, English, Nepali, Hindi and Sanskrit

18.05.2016

20.05.2016

3

Principals’ Meet (one day) for UG & P. G. College Principals

 

29.08.2016

29.08.2016

4
Refresher Course in Teaching Methodology

Education, B. Ed & M. Ed.

08.02.2017
28.02.2017

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Principals’ Workshops

Principals’ Workshops

Short Term course of 3-6 days duration especially on research methodology and specialised themes of interest.

Scheduled: Principals’ Workshops

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Non-Teaching Staff Training Programme

Non-Teaching Staff Training Programme:

Short Term course of 3-6 days duration especially on research methodology and specialised themes of interest.


Programme Scheduled: Non-Teaching Staff Training

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Professional Development Programme(PDP)

Professional Development Programme

Professional development programme is about 3 days for non-academic Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ staff including UGC Staff.

Schedule: PDP COURSES

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* The dates of schedule are subject to change

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Research Scholars Trainning/Interaction Programme (IP)

Trainning/Interaction Programme for Research Scholars

Professional development programme is about 3 days for non-academic Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ staff including UGC Staff.

Schedule: Trainning/IP Programme

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Course Name

Duration
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* The dates of schedule are subject to change

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