PROF.(DR.) S.A. SONAWANE

( DIRECTOR UGC-HRDC )

“A destiny of country is formed in classrooms”…….. Dr. D.S. Kothari

“A candle which is not lit, cannot light others, A teacher who is not learning, cannot teach others” …………. ...Gurudev Ravindranath Tagore

These quotes by the famous academicians highlights the importance of education, underlines the significant role a teacher plays in education system and students life.It also emphasizes on need for continuous learning and updation of teachers. In todays globalised world India is playing vital role to redefine global equations in terms of population, political power, economy, establishing democratic value of social justice etc. The main base for the development and progress of the citizens as knowledgebase society and skilled workforce for which education is the key.

Considering the global requirements the Indian higher education system is also going through the phase of transformation for which teachers of higher education and their professional development plays a vital role.

The UGC-HRDC at Savitribai Phule Pune University since its inception in known for its innovativeness, well designed and implements programmes, quality of resource persons and value addition to the participating teachers.

With its new state of the art infrastructural facilities and continuous support from the University authorities and officers the HRDC, SPPU is raring to face the challenges ahead.

Keeping in mind our slogan “WE GALVANIZE ATTITUDE” we focus our endevaous to enlighten our participants so that they can make a difference in their student’s lives.

Inspired by our tagline, “We strive for perfection and settle for excellence,” we believe in setting high standards and designing innovative, need based, focused programmes providing opportunities of personal and professional development to teachers and supporting staff of higher education institutions.


Prof. (Dr.) Nitin R. Karmalkar

( Vice Chancellor)

“The education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle for life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy, and the courage of a lion— ... is it worth of the name? Real education is that which enables one to stand on one's own legs.”
The vision of the University therefore should be to provide an academically conducive environment, to help create “Globally Competent Graduates” for rapidly changing responsibilities in academia, as well as the professional world and beyond. The mission is evolving from ‘teach’ to ‘enable learning’, develop talent with skills where the strategic focus is not ‘budget’ driven but ‘goal & performance’ driven and the assets of the University are not merely good infrastructure but motivated academicians with exemplary character and unswerving integrity. The competition is no more regional but has become global and therefore I believe that the graduates from the university should posses following hallmarks:

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