of Gujarat University is one of the oldest HRDCs of India. It was known as Academic
Staff College earlier. It was established in 1987. We are ranked 16 amongst 66
HRDCs of India by NAAC. We are the first in Gujarat. We have organised more than
700 Professional Development Programs including Gurudakshta, FIP, FDP, OP, RC,
STC, Winter School, Summer School, Seminar, Workshop, Symposia, Ph D Course
Work etc. We have imparted training to more than 20000 research Scholars, academicians
and administrators working in Colleges and Universities of India.
UGC HRDC has been the pioneer, created history and benchmarks by organising the following under the able leadership of it is director Prof Dr Jagdish Joshi:
Ø The first of its kind Online Refresher Course in India in the year 2018-19 with more than 2100 participants have attended it.
Ø The first of its kind Online Annual Refresher Program in English Language Teaching (ARPIT) with record break 8900 participants in the year 2019-20
Ø The first-ever Online Short Term Course on E-Content Development during the lockdown and unlocks. 118 courses with about 5000 participants have successfully completed. The participants are from across the country.
Ø The first Online Professional Development Program for the Administrative Staff of Universities were organised during lockdown with 105 participants.
Ø The first of its kind Ph D Course work for all the registered Ph D Scholars of Gujarat University has been organised since 2016.
Ø The first of its kind Ph D Course work in blended mode (mix of online and offline) for all the registered Ph D Scholars of Gujarat University, BKNM University- Junagadh, KSKV Katch University-Bhuj is planned from July 2020.
Ø HRDC GU is coordinating the Online E-Content Creation Training for all the professors of the colleges and universities of Gujarat along with Department of Higher Education, Commissionerate of Higher Education and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat in 2020
Ø The first, of its kind, UGC Sponsored Online Gurudakshta Faculty Induction Program in 2020. 4 courses with about 400 participants from across the country.
Ø MHRD funded UGC HRD GU under RUSA Grant of Rs. 3.33 Crores. It is one of the very few HRDCs which have very fruitfully and successfully organised the programs under it. It has collaborated with IIMA, SPIPA, IIT Delhi and Mumbai, JNU, Delhi University, The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA)-Mussoorie, Mumbai University, Narsinh Mohanji Institute of Management, INFLIBNET, SNDT Mumbai University, St. Xaviar’s College-Mumbai, NIEPA, NCERT and UGC etc.
Ø The website of UGC HRDC GU is very dynamic.
Ø The journal of UGC HRDC GU is indexed in CrossRef and has Digital Object Identifies (DOI)
Ø It invites international resource persons
Ø It has MOU with the UK and Canadian Universities
Ø It provides consultancy
Ø It is very innovative and established training institute
Ø Video feedback of the participants are collected and kept on the website