What we want here is not merely to give you a little information, not merely to open to you careers for earning a livelihood, but to build up sons for the motherland to work and to suffer for her. That is why we started this College and that is the work to which I want you to devote yourselves in future. What has been insufficiently and imperfectly begun by us, it is for you to complete and lead to perfection.

[From the speech by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh delivered on 22 August 1907 before the students and teachers of Bengal National College.]

About Us

The National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986 discussed about the fundamental relation between motivation of teacher and the education quality. The NPE documented the need to improve the status of the teacher and proposed to provide opportunity for professional and career development with the expectation that the 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. Keeping the above objectives in view UGC had proposed to organize orientation programmes in pedagogy, educational psychology, philosophy, socio-economic, political concerns and Information Technology for all newly appointed teachers and librarians at least once in three to five years. There were also scheme to encourage teachers to participate in seminars, symposia, workshops, etc.
To carryout this mission UGC finally launched the concept of Academic Staff Colleges in 1987. Jadavpur University Academic Staff College has stepped forward in February, 2000. Incidentally that was an important phase for the university as well. Since the official recognition in 1955, Jadavpur University had emerged quickly as one of the excellent institutions not only in the field of engineering but also humanities and science faculties. It reached a new summit when UGC credited it as one of the first five universities with "Potential for Excellence". The NAAC has accredited with Five Star Status for the period of 2004-2005. At this point of journey ASC has been initiated as a wing of this glorious institution.
Main Objectives of so founded Academic Staff College are to conduct specially designed Academic Staff Orientation programmes for the newly appointed lectures and Refresher Courses for serving teachers to keep abreast of the latest advances in various subjects, exchange expressions with their peers and learn mutually from each others. Since the establishment of the UGC-ASC coincided with the rise of Jadavpur University to such an exalted position in the Indian academic establishment, it is felt that it has an added responsibility to contribute in its own ways to the vibrancy of the intellectual environment and community life both within the campus, and outside.

HRDC, JU Conducts

Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses Not only on the conventional courses of faculties of Humanities, Sciences and Arts etc. but Refresher Courses In various subjects of Engineering & Technology Disciplines.


The UGC-HRDC is functioning from the following address:
Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus
Block - LB, Plot No. - 8, Sector - III
Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 098

Director (Additional charge):   Prof. Rajat Acharyya
    Phone: (033) 2335 9349 / (033) 2335 5215 (Extn. 6209)
    Telefax: (033) 2335 7069
    E-mail: dirhrdc@jadavpuruniversity.in || rajat.acharyya@gmail.com

Staff Structure of UGC-HRDC, Jadavpur University

Academic Staff
Designation Name
(Additional Charge)
Prof. Rajat Acharyya
Deputy Director Vacant
Assistant Director Dr. Nandan Bhattacharya
Non-teaching Staff
Designation Name
Section Officer Sri Prabir Kr. Chatterjee
Senior Assistant Vacant
Junior Assistant Sri Abhisek De
Assistant Librarian Vacant
Computer Operator Smt. Chaitali Mukherjee
Peon Smt. Sumita Modak
Hostel Attendant Sri Sanjib Mukherjee

Contact Details of UGC-HRDC, Jadavpur University

Tele:(033) 2335 9349 / (033) 2335 5215 (Extn. 6115)
Tele-fax:(033) 2335 7069
Address:Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus
Block - LB, Plot No. - 8, Sector - III
Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 098

Our Strength

  • Refresher Courses on Engineering and technology disciplines (more than one third of the total courses sanctioned by UGC)
  • Participants from Engineering disciplines
  • Resource persons from Engineering disciplines
  • Participation of industry, institutes and various organizations in various programs
  • Interdisciplinary approach of the programmes

Programmes Organised

  • Refresher Courses
  • Orientation Programmes
  • Workshops / Short Term Courses for teachers, librarians
  • workshops for academic administrators / principals,
  • workshops for Nonteaching staff
  • Special Summer School
  • Special Winter School
  • Collaboration and sponsored programmes
  • Workshop on Disaster Management

Activity Report

From the inception to 2016-17 session

Details of Orientation Programmes
Sl. No. Session Total Programme conducted No. of Orientation Programmes
1 2002-2003 1 1st
2 2003-2004 2 2 nd, 3rd
3 2004-2005 4 4 th , 5 th, 6 th, 7th
4 2005-2006 4 8 th, 9 th, 10 th, 11th
5 2006-2007 4 12 th, 13 th, 14 th, 15th
6 2007-2008 4 16 th, 17 th, 18 th, 19th
7 2008-2009 5 20 th, 21 st, 22 nd, 23 rd, 24th
8 2009-2010 5 25 th, 26 th, 27 th, 28 th, 29th
9 2010-2011 5 30 th, 31 th, 32 th , 33 th, 34 th
10 2011-2012 5 35 th, 36 th, 37 th, 38 th, 39 th
11 2012-2013 5 40 th , 41 th, 42 th, 43 rd , 44 th
12 2013-2014 6 45 th , 46 th , 47 th , 48 th , 49 th 50 th
13 2014-2015 6 51th , 52nd , 53rd , 54th , 55th , 56th
14 2015-2016 4 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th
15 2016-2017 4 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th
Total   64  

Details of Refresher Courses
Sl. No. Session No. of. Refresher Courses conducted
1 2000-2001 7
2 2001-2002 16
3 2002-2003 24
4 2003-2004 13
5 2004-2005 10
6 2005-2006 10
7 2006-2007 6
8 2007-2008 11
9 2008-2009 15
10 2009-2010 15
11 2010-2011 15
12 2011-2012 14
13 2012-2013 13
14 2013-2014 9
15 2014-2015 12
16 2015-2016 5
17 2016-2017 6
Total   201

Details of Workshops/ Short term courses
Session No. of Programmes Title / Subject of the programmes
2007-2008 1 Two–Days Workshop for Academic Administrators
2008-2009 1 Two–Days Workshop for Academic Administrators
2009-2010 6 Workshop on University/Academic Library Management & Services
    Workshop on Gender Sensitisation and Action Against Sexual Harassment
    Workshop on Image Processing & Its application in VLSI circuits
    3 Day workshop for Academic Administrators/ Librarians
    Workshop on Basic Skills of Counseling
    Two-Days Workshop for Academic Administrators
2010-2011 2 Dept. of Mathematics
    Two–Days Workshop for Academic Administrators
2011-2012 2 Workshop on Basic Skills of Counseling
    Disaster Management
2012-2013 4 Short Term Course on Recent Advances in Laser Technology and Its Application
    Short Term Course on Health Foods Using Traditional Herbs and Spices
    Short Term Course on Application of Statistical Software in Information Studies
2013-2014 1 Short Term Course on Basic Skills of Counseling
2015-2016 7 University Management in 21st Century
    New Dimensions of Information Services in College and University Libraries
    Basic Skills of Counseling
    Professional Development Program for Non-Academic Group 'B' and 'C' Staff including UGC Staff
    Principal Meet
    Methodology Program for Research Scholars
    STC on Teachers Educators
2016-2017 7 Methodology Program for Research Scholars
    Professional Development Program for Non-Academic Group 'B' and 'C' Staff including UGC Staff
    Basic Skills of Counseling
    STC on Teachers Educators
    Library & Information Science
    Principal Meet
    Workshop for scholars on Language & Literature
Total 31  

Details of Special Programmes
  • Special Winter School - 2008 - 09 (05.01.2009 - 24.01.2009) Titled as "Outlook and avenues of Modern Science"
  • Special Summer School - 2012 - 13 (09. 07.2012 - 28 07.2012) Titled as "Principles and Applications of the Basic Sciences"
  • Special Winter School 2014-15 (19/01/2015 - 10/02/2015) Titled as "Textual Travels: Cultural Transactions and Transformations"
  • 3 Weeks Course on Disaster Management 2014 - 15
  • Special Winter School 2016-17 (10/03/2017 - 31/03/2017) Titled as "Nation and Higher Education"

Other Programmes
  • Retraining Programme for University and College teachers and librarians under the Potential for excellence scheme of Jadavpur University
  • "Concept of Social Welfare"
  • "E - Learning"

Collaboration and sponsored programmes
  • Two days workshop for the principals of engineering institutes in collaboration with National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi
  • Two days workshop for the principals / Academic Administrators in collaboration with West Bengal State Council of Higher Education
  • One day National Symposium on "Quality Assurance in Higher Education" on March 30, 2017 in collaboration with Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal, UGC and Vidyasagar University, Midnapore

  • More than 3000 books
  • More than 12,500 on-line journals
  • 850 e-books
    Access (on-line & print) to Journals and Databases can be available through the "Centre for Digital Library & Documentation", JU
  • HRDC get the benefit of: INFLIBNET, DELNET, EDUSAT
Library facilities have been provided at the HRDC, with many new books essential for the courses so that the participants may have an easy access. They will have access to the Central Library on the main campus of the university also.



Besides, under mentioned hard copies of reading materials have been published by UGC - HRDC, JU for enhancing better teaching / learning for the participants. 29 study materials of Orientation Programs.
  1. Study materials for Refresher courses from concerned disciplines.
  2. Study materials on IT for Orientation Program.
  3. Study materials of the Retraining Programme under Potential for excellence Scheme on "Concept of Social Welfare" and "e-Learning"
  4. Study material of the workshops conducted by UGC - HRDC, JU
  5. Hard copy of the seminar reports submitted by the participants of Orientation Programmes.

Computer Lab

Item No. of Item Remark
PC 31 All PCs are Core (TM) i3-4130 CPU, with internet connection
Printer 9  


Particulars Number Area (in sq.mtr)
Seminar hall/lecture hall 1 20x13
Air conditioned class room 1 13x13
Computer Laboratories 1 13X13
Directors room 1 6x5
Administrative office 1 5x4
Discussion room/ lounge 1 20x5
Staff room 3 5x4
Rest rooms facility Yes  
Men 2 4x3
Women 1 4x3

Technical support

TV Yes (1; 29” colour)
DVD Player 1
Over head projector Yes (1)
Green & Magnetic board Yes (2)
LCD projector Yes (3)
Photocopier with printer 3
Scanner 4

Information of UGC-HRDC Admission

Participants will be paid TA/DA as per UGC-HRDC guidelines. (http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8712907_XII-Plan-RCCB--HRDC-Guidelines.pdf)
All candidates must send a Demand Draft / Banker s Cheque of Rs. 1000/- as "Registration fee" (non-refundable) in favour of "JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY", payable at Kolkata, only after receiving the intimation of their provisional selection in respective RC/OP. Accommodation may not be provided.