For improving the quality of higher education, different Commissions including Radhakrishnan Commission (1948) and Kothari Commission (1966) on higher education had recommended a sustained and purposeful development of academic staff. The National Policy on Education 1986 (NPE) has, inter alia, suggested that the present educational system does not provide opportunities to the teachers for professional and career development, initiative for innovative and creative work, and internalizing the techniques and value system to fulfill their roles and responsibilities. Programme of action of NPE 1986 categorically mentioned a comprehensive programme of professional development through ASCs. Consequently, in 1987 the UGC sanctioned the setting up of 48 ASCs. The ASCs started functioning with the premise that the objective of Academic Staff Development Scheme is to enable academic staff to become effective facilitators of student learning through becoming effective managers of the conditions that affect learning. At present the number of ASCs in India is 66.
Established in August 1987, the Academic Staff College of University of Allahabad conducted its First Orientation Programme on February 1, 1988. It has pursued the objective of improving the professional competence of teachers in tertiary education with a difference. By the end of March, 2016, it had organized 405 programmes, 114 orientation programmes and 265 refresher courses and 26 Short Term Courses along with the Summer/ Winter School Courses.
NAAC Peer Team visited the Academic Staff College in February 2012. The Peer Team observed,
In the near future, the ASC proposes to:
Strict adherence to the norms and guidelines of UGC in the conduct of programmes.
I am extremely happy to launch the updated website of UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad, Allahabad. Since its establishment in 1987, this institution has been rendering valuable service as one of the premier institutions of its kind in India because of its distinct national character, work culture, dynamic approach and innovative teaching techniques. I am happy to note that Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad has till offered its services to about 10,000 teachers all over the country by organizing 322 prgrammes.
I hope that information given on this website will be useful to those who are eager to join the programmes of the Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad.
I wish a bright future for the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad.
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