Orientation / First Level Programmes:

Every new faculty member in higher education will be required to undergo a four week Orientation / First level Programme which will be focused on some broad area of knowledge spanning a few allied disciplines.

The objective of the orientation programme is to make teachers an agent of socio economic change and put them in centre stage of national development.

The programme shall have the following components:

  • 10% weight for topics in higher education such as issues of ethics, gender, marginalized communities, plagiarism etc.
  • 10% weight for issues related to environment.
  • 10% weight for issues concerning service matters of teachers.
  • 20% for broad cross discipline topics to motivate the trainees for development of interdisciplinary understanding and interest including basic legal awareness.
  • 10% weight for Research Methodology.
  • 15% weight for Communication Skills and Information Technology.
  • 10% weight for Microteaching
  • The remaining 15% of content of the First Level Programme will be focused on broad understanding of various subjects with recent global trends and developments.

Refresher / Second Level Programmes:

These will be mainly focused for those faculty members who have already undergone through the Orientation/First Level Programme in an identified broad area. The programme will be discipline specific with advanced developments in an identified subject under the concerned broad area. In addition, there will be Refresher Programmes, geared towards emerging cross discipline advanced studies to enable the participants of relevant disciplines to work together or contemporary application of new knowledge for industrial and social development and other allied aspects. The goal would be to equip and motivate the participants with advanced knowledge to accept challenges of quality teaching and research.


These will be organized for shorter duration of one week (6 working days, 36 contact hours) and will be covering mainly for capacity building of academics, administrators and other stakeholders.

Short-term course:

Short-term course of 3-6 days duration especially on research methodology and specialised themes of interest.