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HRD Ministry notifies 75 National Resource Centres for online refresher programmes

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM.

In the first phase, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres have been identified which are tasked to prepare online training material with a focus on latest developments in the discipline, new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.

A varied set of institutions such as, Centres under the Ministry’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) located in Central Universities, IISc, IUCAA, IITs, IISERs, NITs, State Universities ; UGC’s Human Resource Development Centres( HRDCs), National Institutes for Technical Teachers Training (NITTTRs), IIITs, Open Universities have been notified as NRCs.

These NRCs cover wide-ranging disciplines of Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Humanities, Language Teaching, Commerce, Management, Education Planning and Administration, Public Policy, Leadership & Governance, Library & Information Science, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Assessment and Evaluation, Pedagogy and research methods , cutting-edge areas of Nano-sciences, Internet of  Things, etc.

Under this initiative, all in-service teachers, irrespective of their subject and seniority will have an enabling opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in their disciplines through the technology-based online refresher course.

The NRCs will develop the Refresher Module which will include the latest trends in their earmarked discipline by 15th June each year. The training materials will be uploaded and made available through SWAYAM to all the teachers w.e.f. 1st October each year and based on the response, the course can be repeated in the following January.

NRC will publish the list of the faculty who have been certified by 31st December 2018. UGC will issue order/regulations for the purpose of Career Progression and APIs.

Faculty can benefit from this initiative as it is highly flexible and can be done at one’s own pace and time. The NRCs will revolutionize the professional development of faculty by catering to massive numbers by leveraging ICT and online technology platform of SWAYAM.

 

List of discipline-wise National Resource Centres (NRCs)

 

S. No.

Name of Institution/University

Discipline

  1.  

National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)

Educational Planning and Administration

  1.  

RIE Mysore

Teacher Education

  1.  

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar (M.P.)

Social and Rural development

  1.  

Central University of Kerala

Curriculum design & e- Content Development

  1.  

Central University of South Bihar

Education

  1.  

Central University of Jammu

Human Resource Development

  1.  

Central University of Haryana

Personal-Emotional Development and Counseling

  1.  

Banaras Hindu University

Indian Culture & Heritage Studies

  1.  

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Hindi Literature &  Linguistics 

  1.  

Aligarh Muslim University

Teacher Education in collaboration with RIE Mysore

  1.  

IISc, Bangalore

Physics

  1.  

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

Climate change

  1.  

NIT Warangal

Mathematics

  1.  

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Electrical engineering

  1.  

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER, Bhopal)

Information and Communication Technology in Science and Maths Teaching

  1.  

Tezpur University

Mass Communication and Journalism

  1.  

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu

Design and Manufacturing

  1.  

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi

Chemistry

  1.  

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Mechanical Engineering

  1.  

IIT Patna

IoT (Internet of Things)

  1.  

IIT Madras

Metallurgy

  1.  

IIT Bombay

Energy systems engineering

  1.  

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeta, Delhi

Methodology of teaching Sanskrit

  1.  

Ramanujan College, New Delhi

Human Rights, Environment and Ethics

  1.  

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Leadership and Governance

  1.  

Central University of Rajasthan

Public Policy/Administration

  1.  

Coimbatore Institute of Technology

Structural Engineering

  1.  

National Institute of Technical Teacher's Training and Research, Bhopal*

Assessment & Evaluation

  1.  

Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune

Astronomy & Astrophysics

  1.  

Banasthali Vidyapith

Management

  1.  

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar

Tourism and Hospitality Services Management

  1.  

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Advances in materials for health and energy

  1.  

National Institute of Technology, Silchar

Water Resources

  1.  

Mizoram University 

Educational research

  1.  

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad - 500 046

Research Methodology for Social Sciences

  1.  

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010

Psychology

  1.  

Guru Ghasidas University GGU Campus, Bilaspur - 495 009

Life Sciences

  1.  

University of Delhi, Delhi -110007

History

  1.  

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - 110025

Gender/ Women Studies

  1.  

Goa University, Teleigao Plateau, P.O. Bambolim, Goa - 403 202

Marine Science

  1.  

Gujarat University, Nairangpura, Ahmedabad - 300 009

English Language Teaching (ELT)

  1.  

Saurashtra University, University Road, Rajkot - 360 005

Language & Literature (Gujrati-Hindi)

  1.  

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra - 132 119

Law

  1.  

Guru Jambheswar University of Science & Technology Hisar - 125 001

Pedagogical innovations and Research Methodology

  1.  

Ranchi University, Morabadi Campus, Ranchi - 834 008

Tribal and Regional Language

  1.  

University of Kashmir, Hazarat Bal, Srinagar - 190 006

Arts and Humanities

  1.  

Karnatak University, Pavati Nagar, Dharwad - 580 003

Sociology

  1.  

Dr H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar - 470 003

Zoology

  1.  

Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur - 482 001

Political Science

  1.  

Dr B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad - 431 004

Science & Technology

  1.  

University of Mumbai, Vidya Nagari, Mumbai - 400 098

Economics

  1.  

Nagpur University, Amba Vihar, South Ambazari Road, Nagpur - 400 022

Disaster Management

  1.  

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati - 444 602

Skill Development

  1.  

Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar - 751 004

Anthropology

  1.  

Pondicherry University, Lawspet, Puducherry - 605 008.

French

  1.  

University of Madras, Centenary Building, Chepauk, Chennai - 500 005

Political and International Studies

  1.  

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 001

Urdu

  1.  

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221 005

Earth Science

  1.  

Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221 005

Agricultural & Veterinary Education

  1.  

University of Calcutta, 92, A.P. Chandra Road, Calcutta- 700 009

Mathematics & Statistics

  1.  

NIT Durgapur

Chemical Engineering

  1.  

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad

Biomedical Imaging

  1.  

IIT Ropar

Manufacturing

  1.  

IIT Kanpur

Aerospace Engineering

  1.  

IIT Roorkee

Architecture

  1.  

IIITD & M Jabalpur

Design

  1.  

IIITM Gwalior

Operations management, Project management, Innovation Management

  1.  

IIIT Dharwad

Information Technology

  1.  

IIIT Pune

Electronics & Communication & Computer Science Engineering

  1.  

NITTTR Bhopal

Assessment & Evaluation

  1.  

NITTTR Chandigarh

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  1.  

NITTTR Chennai

Civil & Environmental Engineering

  1.  

NITTTR Kolkata

Mechanical Engineering

  1.  

Mohanlal Sukhadia University

Biotechnology

  1.  

IGNOU

Library & Information Science

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