UGC - Human Resource Development Centre
यू.जी.सी – मानव संसाधन विकास केंद्र
Jawaharlal Nehru University जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय
New Delhi -110067 नई दिल्ली 110067

The Human Resource Development Centre (formerly Academic Staff College), JNU is India's premier institution for the up-gradation of knowledge and skills of college and university teachers. . Drawing upon the faculty of JNU as well as other prestigious institutions in and around Delhi, the HRDC, JNU brings to its participants the cream of Indian scholarship as resource faculty.

The following main target groups have been identified for capacity building, knowledge enhancement and similar other programmes with the objective of a holistic approach focused on transformation of our institutions of higher education to a more facilitating academic environment conducive to innovations, creativity and quality advanced learning and research.

Faculty members in institutions of higher learning engaged in teaching and research
Teacher Educators
Key non-academic functionaries in institutions of higher learning for better governance and to facilitate efficient use of various fast growing ICT resources and applications
Research scholars

  Best Practices & Reforms Undertaken

We focus on transformation of our institutions of higher education to a more facilitating academic environment conducive to innovations, creativity, quality advanced learning and encourage research through high level pedagogic and research training.

Up-to-date information about HRDC activities on the JNU website

Yoga classes introduced thrice a week(mon, Wed, Fri) from 6 to 7 am

Thorough screening/short-listing procedure for large number of applications by Screening Committee, for equal representation from every State, reaching different segments of the society and deserving individuals

Dynamic and innovative administration with collective decision making

Continual internal review of Academics and Administration

Interactive sessions with the Faculty trainees are done throughout the course to get their feedback and suggestions on their needs and changes incorporated in the curriculum accordingly

Introduced/covered innovative topics like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Web Design, Latest Research Methods, IPR, Global infectious diseases/vaccines, HIV, Plagiarism, Cyber Security, Ethics in Research, Teaching Methodologies, Project and Manuscript writing, ICT, Bioinformatics, National Integration, Project Finance Management, Drug Designing, Mendeley with hands on training, Critical discussion on Films, Arts and Aesthetics, Gender Sensitization and Disaster Management, e-governance etc.

Academic and Financial audit is done on a regular basis

A special cleanliness-cum-beautification drive to weed out obsolete files/news papers and archived the old files that enabled us to optimize a lot of space


Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
Vice Chancellor
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Prof. Atul Kumar Johri
Director, HRDC, JNU
Professor, School of life sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
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