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The Orientation programmes and Refresher Courses are meant for in-service teachers eligible as per UGC-HRDC rules, regulations and guidelines. They are:

  • Orientation programmes and Refresher Courses
    • Lecturers / Assistant Professors working in the university or colleges that are included in the 'list of colleges' under Section 12-B of the UGC Act
    • The temporary/ contract teachers, teaching for at least two academic sessions in an institution affiliated to a UGC recognized University for at least two years (UGC circular No.F.271(i)/2002(ASC) dated 18.2.2005)
  • Orientation programme
    • For the newly appointed teacher up to six years of continuous service
    • Adhoc/Temporary teachers who have been working for at least one year as Lecturer/Assistant Professor are permitted to participate in Orientation Programme
  • Refresher courses
    • A teacher who attended a Orientation programme a year before
    • The gap between two successive Refresher Courses is at least one year

Programme schedule (2019-20)

  From To
Orienation Programmes (4 Weeks)
104th Orientation Programme 02-07-2019 25-07-2019
105th Orientation Programme 12-11-2019 09-12-2019
106th Orientation Programme 26-11-2019 19-12-2019
107th Orientation Programme 25-02-2020 19-03-2020
REFRESHER COURSES (Subject Related Courses) (3 Weeks)
R.C. in Library and Information Science
06-08-2019 23-08-2019
R.C. in Hindi 29-10-2019 15-11-2019
R.C. in Commerce/ Management
07-01-2020 24-01-2020
REFRESHER COURSES (Inter-disciplinary Courses) (3 Weeks)
R.C. in Life Sciences 13-11-2019 06-12-2019
R.C. in Environmental Sciences 24-12-2019 10-01-2020
R.C. in Social Sciences 28-01-2020 14-02-2020
R.C. in Languages (Indian or Foreign) 17-09-2019 04-10-2019
Challenges in Higher Education 17-12-2019 23-12-2019
Workshop on MOOCs, e-content development and Open Educational Resources 17-12-2019 23-12-2019
Gender Sensitization 18-02-2020 24-02-2020
Principals' meet (one day) 18-10-2019  
Workshop for Academic administrators 03-03-2020 09-03-2020
Workshop on Yoga/Spiritual values 18-06-2019 24-06-2019
One week contact/hands on experience programme for ARPIT learners 04-02-2020 10-02-2020

(Note: The application to apply for above-mentioned courses may be downloaded from the website and duly filled application may be sent to The Director, Human Resource Development Center, Goa University, Taleigaon Plateau, Goa 403 206.)

Terms and conditions of participation:

  • UGC-HRDC, Goa University must receive duly filled applications in prescribed forms 45 days before the commencement of the course
  • The selected candidates will be intimated. On selection, the participation is confirmed only after receipt of a Demad Draft for Rs 1000/- drawn in favour of "Registrar Goa University" payable at State Bank of India, Goa University Branch received by UGC-HRDC, Goa University
  • The participants' performance will be assessed with Grades. The grades will be indicated on the certificate given at the end of the course
  • Absence of any kind during the course period is not allowed


For both the Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses the medium of instruction is English. Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses have in-built seminars / symposia. Apart from interactive lecture-cum-discussion sessions, panel / group discussions, role play, field visits are organized. The participants are provided with reading material in the form of synopsis of lectures and articles from journals.


The participants are evaluated on their performance and participation in various aspects of the programmes, such as journals, book-reviews, seminars, field-trips, tests, overall participation. Grades are then awarded as per the UGC guidelines:

Grade Score
A 75% and above
B 60% to less than 75%
C 50% to less than 60%
D Below 50%


Lecture Halls

Three air-conditioned spacious well-furnished lecture halls with modern amenities like public address system, projection system and network connectivity. Seating arrangement in all the halls is flexible and can accommodate 40 participants.

Board and Lodging

Accommodation for participants is arranged at the University Guest House located about one km from the UGC-HRDC. Intra-sessional refreshments and lunch is served at the HRDC. The dinner for the residents at the guest house is available in the guest house canteen.

Computer Laboratory

An Internet ready computer laboratory with Multimedia Facilities, LCD projector, Scanner, Laser Printer, etc. Essential software are pre-loaded onto the computers.


Print reading material and online access to the electronic resources on a variety of topics of interest are available.


The offices for the Director, Deputy Director, Asstt. Director, Superintendent, Non-teaching staff and supporting staff besides a store room, etc., form part of UGC-HRDC building. They are equipped with desk top network ready systems to all staff besides desk jet printer, fax machine and photocopying facilities.

Orientation Courses (Rationale):

The Orientation Programme enables the newly appointed teachers to discover their own potentialities and role. These programmes equip the teacher not simply with professional know-how, but also widen the outlook and inculcate social commitment with following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of education in general and higher education in particular, in the global and Indian contexts
  • Understand the linkages between education and the socio-economic and cultural development with particular reference to Indian polity where secularism and egalitarianism are the tenets of society
  • Understand the role of a College/ University teacher in the national goal of achieving a secular and egalitarian society
  • Acquire and improve skills of teaching at the College / University level
  • Be aware of developments in the specific subject
  • Understand the organisation and management of a College/ University and to improve the role of a teacher in the total system
  • Utilise opportunities for the development of personality, initiative and creativity

To achieve these objectives, the curriculum for the Orientation Programme has the following four components with minimum of 144 contact hours (6 hours daily for 4-weeks) programme:

  • Component A : Awareness of linkages between Society, Environment, Development and Education
  • Component B : Philosophy of Education, Indian Education system and Pedagogy
  • Component C : Resource Awareness and knowledge generation
  • Component D : Management and Personality Development
Click here to view the Orientation programmes of the past

Refresher Courses (Rationale):

All disciplines today are under pressure due to knowledge explosion. It becomes therefore essential for a College / University teacher to continuously update his knowledge in his field of expertise. The Refresher Courses provide opportunities to In-service teachers:

  • To exchange their experiences with peers and counterparts and mutually learn,
  • Update themselves on the latest advances and possibly pursue research,
  • Get exposed to new methods, innovations and plan to develop their own techniques of instructions in their working environment, and
  • Create the culture of learning and self-improvement.
Click here to view the Refresher courses of the past

Short-term Courses

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Training Programmes

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