Let me at the outset humbly acknowledge the contributions of all the Directors
of Human Resource Development Centre since its inception (Earlier known as
Academic Staff College) in 1987 and record my appreciation for all the staff working
in the HRDC who have strived to build HRDC from its foundation.
I feel proud to be a part of this team since 9 months. The professionalism with
which the staff in HRDC functions cannot be simply be explained in words but have
to be acknowledged rightfully. In the past 9 months with suggestions, guidance,
support and encouragement from the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Registrar
(Evaluation), Finance Officer, the other officers of the University of all ranks and my
colleagues in my department and on campus, I am working consciously to build
HRDC as a Centre of Excellence in imparting knowledge and to bring out the
synergy of all resource persons to build the capacity of teachers, researchers, non-
teaching staff and other participants of the short term and long term
In my effort at this, the influence of UGC guidelines and the support of the
UGC including the UGC staff concerned with the HDCs at New Delhi have been
enormous. Toeing the lines of the elders, as a Director of HRDC, I am striving to
realise the goals and aspirations set in the guidelines by the UGC.
In this journey of mine, I look forward for more suggestions, guidance and
inputs from all my Colleagues in the University, Participants, Resource Persons,
Members of LPPMC, Officers of University including Registrar and Hon’ble Vice
Chancellor and assure you that a democratically performing HRDC will be built to
acquire a national image and to fulfil the vision and mission it has redrawn for itself.
I look forward to working with every stakeholder transparently in this
endeavour being accountable to them.
Thank you for all your support.
(Prof. Hairsh Ramaswamy)