The Orientation programmes and Refresher Courses are meant for in-service teachers eligible as per UGC-HRDC rules, regulations and guidelines. They are:
|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
|R.C. in Hindi||29-10-2019||15-11-2019|
|R.C. in Commerce/ Management
|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|
|SHORT TERM COURSES|
|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|
|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.)
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:
|A||75% and above|
|B||60% to less than 75%|
|C||50% to less than 60%|
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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: