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Director's Message


The UGC Academic Staff College, Panjab University, Chandigarh now Human Resource Development Centre was one of the first colleges to be established in the country immediately after the National Policy on Education in 1986 highlighted the need to have such centres. The underlying idea of establishing such colleges was to ensure excellence in higher education by providing ample opportunities to teachers for upgrading themselves to meet the emerging challenges in the field of higher education in India.


During the last three decades, Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh has created a niche for itself as a centre of excellence, which is inspired and eager enough to imbibe, innovate and improve the existing discourses and systems of knowledge. The objective is also to rediscover the equally engaging and exciting modules of pedagogy to disseminate new ideas/ knowledge among the teachers. We are all aware that rapid changes are taking place in the field of higher education primarily because of the advent and impact of revolutionary changes in information technology and mass media. In order to meet these emerging challenges, the College engages the invaluable human resources from all over India in its pursuit of re-orienting, re-shaping and re-freshening the agential capabilities of the community of teachers.  As Ever Garrison remarked that “a teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.” Our endeavor is to invite the best minds and innovators of knowledge to impart new skills and direction to the participants.


The college with its academic and administrative team is always devoted to render all possible help to address the hopes and aspirations of the participants. We very pleasantly solicit the feedback and accept suggestions that can trigger our thoughts innovatively to strive towards excellence and engagement.


The Human Resource Development Centre Website serves as a hub for disseminating detailed information regarding the conduct of Orientation and Refresher Courses in various disciplines, information about academic seminars, workshops, short term courses and other programmes launched from time to time.


It is a matter of immense pride for us that the Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh is being managed under the protean and inspiring leadership of our esteemed Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Raj Kumar.


Prof. S.K. Tomar

Honorary Director


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