In compliance with UGC Letter F. No. 28-5/2012 (ASC) dated 19 July, 2016 the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) of the University of Calcutta invites application(s) from the eligible college and university teachers for the following academic programmes/ courses. Application Form may be downloaded from our university website, Printed Form is also available in our HRDC office. Application must be duly recommended and forwarded by the appropriate authority (Principal/ TIC/ OIC for a college, and Registrar for a university).

The last date of submission of the form(s) for all the programmes/ courses is August 22, 2016, (Monday). Incomplete form(s) will be rejected. Those who have already applied for the different courses proposed earlier may apply afresh. However, their earlier applications may be automatically considered for inclusion in one of the best suitable newly approved courses.

Each ‘selected participant’ will have to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000/- (one thousand) only through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of 'University of Calcutta - A/C Academic Staff College', payable at Kolkata.

Participation in the programmes/ courses will be governed by extant UGC guidelines. 



Proposed Academic Programmes for the FY: 2016-2017


Orientation Programmes (OP)

O. P. No.

Dates/ Periods


September 05- October 04, 2016


September 05- October 04, 2016


November 02- 30, 2016


December 19, 2016 – January 14, 2017



Specific Refresher Course (SRC)


Eligible Disciplines

Dates/ Periods

Economics and Management

Economics, Commerce, Business Management

January 02- 21, 2017

Behavioural Science

Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Education

February 01-21, 2017

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science

February 02-22, 2017

Life Science

Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Agriculture, Bio-Sciences

December 01-22, 2016



Interdisciplinary Refresher Course (IDC)


Eligible Disciplines

Dates/ Periods

Modern Language and Literature

All relevant disciplines

December 01-22, 2016

Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management

All disciplines of physical and planetary sciences

November 03-24, 2016

Visual and Performing Art

All relevant disciplines

November 02-23, 2016

Human Rights and Social Justice

Human Rights, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Women Studies

November 15- December 05, 2016


Special Programmes Equivalent to Refresher Course (ERC)


Eligible Disciplines

Dates/ Periods

Winter School

Chemical Technology, Chemical Engg., Chemistry, Polymer Science

January 02-21, 2017

Teacher Education

Teacher Educators of B Ed/ M Ed courses

January 02-21, 2017


Short Term Courses (STC)

STC (1-7 days)

Eligible Disciplines

Dates/ Periods

Computer and Digital Education

All disciplines. But preference will be given to the participants belonging to disciplines of Arts and Humanities

November 11-17, 2016

Subaltern Literature

All disciplines of Literature and relevant disciplines of Social Sciences

November 09-15, 2016

Regional Development and Planning

All relevant disciplines: Geography, Geology, Economics, Civil Engg., Regional Sciences

January 31- February 6, 2017


All disciplines of Biological and Agricultural Sciences

December 09-15, 2016

Information Science and Technology

Library and Information Science, Information Technology, Education

October 19-25, 2016

Workshop for Academic Administrators

IQAC Directors/ Coordinators of Universities and Colleges, Heads of Higher Education Institutions

October 21-22, 2016



Ph D Research Scholars of all disciplines

January 30- February 01, 2017

Principals’ Workshop

Principals and TICs/ OICs

March 11, 2017


Note: The above schedule is tentative and may be changed with prior notice.

Each selected participant will have to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000/- only through a Demand Draft drwan in favour of 'University of Calcutta - A/C Academic Staff College', payable at Kolkata.

Participation in the programmes/ courses will be governed by extant UGC guidelines.