Lecturers working in universities and colleges that are included under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, even though they may not yet be fit to be included under Section 12(B), may be invited to participate in the Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses. The teachers of colleges that do not yet come within the purview of Section 2(f), but have been affiliated to a university for at least two years, will be permitted to participate in the programmes/courses. However, they won’t be paid TA/DA and other allowances for attending these courses.


Orientation Programme : Newly appointed teachers upto six years of continuous service and all those teachers who require Orientation Programme for getting higher grade can participate in this programme.


Refresher Course : Participation in Orientation Programme is a prerequisite for admission to the Refresher Course. Thereafter, after a gap of one year they can opt for a Refresher Course. However, in exceptional cases a teacher may be allowed to complete a Refresher Course prior to completion of an Orientation Programme. There should be a minimum gap of one year between two courses, though it may be relaxed if it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility conditions for career advancement.


Temporary / adhoc / part time / contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution which has been affiliated to a University for at least two years can participate in the Orientation Programme / Refresher Course to enhance their skills.


Participating teachers will be deputed by the respective college / university department for the entire duration of the course.


The teachers selected for the programme are to be treated as on duty with full pay and allowances by the sponsoring university / college.


Universities and colleges will allow interested teachers to attend UGC Human Resource Development Centre programmes based on their eligibility. Otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned, as the courses that are organized for their teachers will ultimately benefit the university and college.


UGC permits a teacher who is interested in attending Refresher Courses/ Orientation Programme during the period of Teacher’s Fellowship as it supplements his/her professional development provided:

i.     He/she surrenders living expenses for the period he/she is attending the Refresher course, and agrees to submit to the
        HRDC an undertaking to this effect through the concerned research centre before joining the course.
ii.    The Refresher course is attended in the subject that is relevant to his/her research.
iii.   No extension in the teacher fellowship is sought on these grounds.


The Orientation Programme will be of four weeks duration, with 24 working days and 144 contact hours (six hours per day). The Refresher Course will be of three weeks duration, with 18 working days and 108 contact hours (six hours per day). Apart from Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses, our Human Resource Development Centre conducts Short term courses for about two to six days duration on various themes for the professional development of senior faculty members.


As per the new UGC guidelines, participating teachers are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 1000/- for all the programmes, after the selection is intimated.


The selected teachers must confirm participation in writing, accompanied by DD of Rs.1000/- as per the date specified in the selection letter. Otherwise admissions are liable to be cancelled.


Attendance is compulsory and the participants will be required to observe complete punctuality. No absence of any kind is permissible. There will be no public holidays during the tenure of the course.


There will be continuous evaluation of the participants in this course and grades will be indicated on the certificates. The following are the grades :

A : 75 per cent and above
B : 60 per cent to less than 75 per cent
C : 50 per cent to less than 60 per cent
D : Below 50 per cent


Hostel accommodation is provided to outstation participants only if advance request is made with the application.