About Us

           The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) (Formerly Academic Staff College) at Madurai Kamaraj University is functioning from 1988 to cater to the training and developmental needs of teachers in the Colleges and University Departments. With a goal of upgrading the skills and expanding the knowledge base in their respective fields, our HRDC has been conducting Refresher Courses in many Disciplines. Besides this, Orientation Programs are organized for Junior Teachers to provide them with a holistic perception of teaching at the Higher Education level. The catchment area of this HRDC consists of 5 Universities and 98 Colleges (with 2f - 12 B status) spread over the South Tamil Nadu.            

            The objectives of the HRDC are to enable 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 organization 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.