Prof. (Dr.) Karbhari V. Kale
(Vice Chancellor)

The Higher Education system plays an important role in developing human resources of any nation. The System of Higher Education in India has seen significant growth and progress during the post independence era. This period witnessed massive expansion of the overall education system. The success of the education system largely depends upon development of the human resources involved in it. Considering this the UGC has started and periodically strengthens the Human Resource Development Centre’s in the country. The Human Resource Development Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University established in 1987 has always been one of the leading Human Resource Development Centre in the country. I am proud to mention that this Human Resource Development Centre has taken the task of designing and organizing the programmes as a mission and has been doing it seriously rigorously. The UGC-HRDC, SPPU so far has conducted 531 Refresher courses (covering 17795 teacher participants) 175 orientation programs (covering 6571 teacher participants), 17 Special Summer/Winter Schools (covering 964 teacher participants), 22 Faculty Development Programmes (covering 786 teacher participants), 14 Professional Development progrmmes (covering 380 participants), 2 Ph.D. Post Doctoral programmes (covering 52 participants) and 11 Principal/Academic Administrators Workshops (covering 454 participants). The MHRD has also sanctioned as Faculty Development Centre to Savitribai Phule Pune University which is looked after by the HRDC and in the year 2018-2019 Faculty Development Centre has conducted 32 Faculty Development Programmes (covering 989 participants), 4 Refresher Programmes (covering 265 participants) and 4 workshops (covering 113 participants). I am sure that under the able leadership of present Director, Prof. Sanjeeev Sonawane the HRDC and FDC will continue to provide opportunities for personal and professional development to the human resources in Higher Education system. I wish all success to the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre team for their future endeavours.

Dr. Subhash Dhondiba Kendre
(DIRECTOR UGC-HRDC)

“A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street”
-David Hilbert
It is evident that every aspect around us is influenced by transition after the recent pandemic, including Higher Education. However, it is equally true that education carries the capacity to train the generation to build the nation. So it must be at the core of the heart of the post-COVID-19 world. We need to initiate the boldness of thoughts and courageous actions to attain the desired altitudes in the future. The interpersonal relationship between a student and a teacher is the centre of any educational process. Although enormous endeavours are being made to revolutionize our education system so as to bring about a positive change in the society. At the same time, extensive measures have been undertaken to transform our education system into a more vibrant and vivid model. The central government of India has accepted the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020), which replaced the National Policy on Education 1986. This policy intends to alter the current education system in the country to correlate with the present and future needs of the nation. It holds several distinct crucial measures to fulfil these future dreams. One among such essential measures is the introduction of teacher training courses. Teacher training in the higher education department is very crucial. It promotes teachers to enhance their teaching skills and familiarizes them to learn or create new and varied teaching strategies. These training courses are vital for teachers to equip themselves with all the necessary competencies to cater optimally in the progress of the learner. Since its establishment, UGC-HRDC, Savitribai Phule Pune University is well-known for its wide range of attributes in the organization of such teacher training programs. Inventive course themes, well-planned programs, excellence of resource persons and enrichment of the participating teachers are a few of the key elements in the fame of this centre. In the parallel motto of our tagline, we seek for supremacy. We count on raising the rich standards of our centre for distinguished and demanding courses. We emphasize generating excellent opportunities for the overall development of teachers and supporting staff from Higher Education Institutions in their personal and professional growth.

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