UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (earlier Academic Staff College) Karnatak University is one of the earliest staff colleges that were set up by the UGC in the year 1987. Since then, it has been actively engaged in conducting training programs to develop our precious human resource. However, its nomenclature changed in the year February 2015 as Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC).

UGC envisioned the HRDC for organizing staff development programs to provide adequate opportunities for the professional development of teachers in the higher education system within the framework of knowledge society to inculcate values, motivation and all the skills required including pedagogy. This encompasses updating of the knowledge in their specialized areas including learning ability, technology and to acquire new methods of curricular transactions.

Keeping in mind these goals, the UGC-HRDC here in Karnatak University, Dharwad has the vision of enhancing the motivational skills and knowledge of teachers through orientating them in specific subjects including teaching techniques and methodologies and thereby, inculcate in them the right kind of values which would in turn, encourage them to take initiative for innovation and creative work. To enable this, the HRDC has been striving to specially design its courses with the emphasis on innovative pedagogy, igniting creative thinking, holistic development of personality and pursuing quality research.

The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre conducts various academic and administrative training programmes such as Refresher Courses, Orientation Programmes, Administrative Training Programmes and Short Term Courses and it is exclusively funded by UGC, New Delhi.

Recently, MHRD, Government of India, New Delhi has recognised UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Karnatak University, Dharwad as National Resource Centre (NRC) for conducting annual Refresher Courses for all in-service faculty in the subject area of Sociology through SWAYAM Platform. On October 4, 2018, MHRD, New Delhi approved our Promo Video prepared and also we uploaded the same in the SWAYAM website. We wish to inform that recording of academic lecture videos work are under process and soon we will upload the same in the SWAYAM website.