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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

Tentative Programme schedule (2020-21)

All the courses will be conducted in ONLINE mode. Interested candidates are advised to send their scanned copy of application duly signed by competent authority to [email protected]".

  From To
107th Faculty Induction Program 07-07-2020 10-08-2020
108th Faculty Induction Program 08-09-2020 12-10-2020
109th Faculty Induction Program 10-11-2020 15-12-2020
110th Faculty Induction Program 09-02-2021 15-03-2021
REFRESHER COURSES (Subject Related Courses) (2 Weeks)
R.C. in Natural Sciences
15-09-2020 28-09-2020
R.C. in Commerce / Management 06-10-2020 19-10-2020
R.C. in Political Sciences
17-11-2020 30-11-2020
REFRESHER COURSES (Inter-disciplinary Courses) (2 Weeks)
Languages, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies (Indian, English & Foreign Languages) 04-09-2020 17-09-2020
Computation Social Sciences 05-01-2021 18-01-2021
Environmental Sciences 12-01-2021 25-01-2021
Life Sciences: Quantum Biology 16-02-2021 01-03-2021
Cognitive Economics and Business 23-02-2021 08-03-2021
Science and Technology of Yoga / Spiritual values 16-06-2020 22-06-2020
Intellectual Property Right and Patents 04-08-2020 10-08-2020
Solid Waste Management 08-09-2020 14-09-2020
Teacher Educators: Learning outcomes and Educational reform 27-10-2020 02-11-2020
Research Methodology 03-11-2020 09-11-2020
Geological Mapping and Remote Sensing 09-12-2020 15-12-2020
WORKSHOPS (Three days)
Leadership Development Program 10-03-2021 12-03-2021
MOOCS, e-content development and Open Educational Resources 21-12-2020 23-12-2020
Interaction Programme for Ph.D. Research Scholars/Post-Doctoral Fellow 11-01-2021 13-01-2021

(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 Centre, Goa University, Taleigao 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 by an email communication. On selection, the participation is confirmed only after receipt of registration fees of Rs. 1000/- to the University. (The Bank and the account details will be communicated after selection of the candidate).
  • 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. The UGC-HRDC, Goa University will provide breakfast, intra-sessional refreshments and working lunch on all the working days. However, the cost of the dinner has to be borne by the participants.

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 and  printer facilities.

Orientation Courses (Rationale):

The Orientation Program enables the newly appointed teachers to discover their own potentialities and role. These programs provide various guideline to the teaching community to enrich their potentials in academics and research. Further, the teacher also get an opportunity to widen their outlook and inculcate social commitment with the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of education in general and higher education in particular with regard to National policies and International standards
  • Understand the linkages between education and the socio-economic and cultural development with particular reference to Indian policy 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 108 contact hours (6 hours daily for 18 days) 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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