Academic Staff College

The NPE recognized the need for improving the status of the teacher and proposed to provide opportunities for professional and career development so that teachers may fulfill their role and responsibility within the system of higher education. It was proposed to enhance their motivation skills and knowledge through systematic orientation in specific subjects, techniques and methodologies, and thereby inculcate in them the right kind of values that would in turn encourage them to take initiatives for innovative and creative work.

OBJECTIVES Objectives of the Academic Staff College

The objectives of the Academic Staff College (ASC) are to enable (newly appointed) teachers to:

  • understand the significance of education in general, and higher education in particular, in the global and Indian contexts;
  • understand the linkages between education and economic and socio-economic and cultural development, with particular reference to the Indian polity where democracy, secularism and social equity are the basic tenets of society
  • acquire and improve basic skills of teaching at the college/university level to achieve goals of higher education;
  • keep abreast of the latest developments in their specific subjects;
  • understand the organisation and management of a college/university and to perceive the role of teachers in the total system;
  • utilize opportunities for development of personality, initiative and creativity; and
  • promote computer literacy as well as Internet knowledge. The objective of this scheme is to provide an opportunity to research scholars to undertake advanced study and research