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I. Krishnananda Pai

Director In-Charge


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

Schedule of upcoming courses:

  From To
Orienation Programmes (4 Weeks)
97th Orientation Programme 04-07-2017 31-07-2017
98th Orientation Programme 27-07-2017 23-08-2017
99th Orientation Programme 01-09-2017 28-09-2017
100th Orientation Programme 01-11-2017 28-11-2017
REFRESHER COURSES (Subject Related Courses) (3 Weeks)
R.C. in Hindi 05-09-2017 25-09-2017
R.C. in English 26-09-2017 16-10-2017
R.C. in Chemistry 24-10-2017 13-11-2017
REFRESHER COURSES (Inter Disciplinary Courses) (3 Weeks)
R.C. for Teachers Educators 06-02-2018 26-02-2018
Winter School in Life Science 08-02-2018 28-02-2018
Research Methodology 04-08-2017 10-08-2017
Gender Sensitization 11-08-2017 17-08-2017
Principal meet for one day 21-08-2017  
Workshop for Academic administrator (2 days only) 14-12-2017 15-12-2017
Workshop on yoga/Spiritual values 08-01-2018 10-01-2018

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

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.