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 PROGRAMMERS:
These will be mainly focused for those faculty members who have already undergone through the Orientation/First Level Programme in an indentified 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 of 3-6 days duration especially on research methodology and specialised themes of interest.
ELIGIBILITY, TARGET GROUP AND DURATION:
Teachers working in universities and colleges that are included under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, even though they may not yet be fit to be included under Section 12 (B), may be invited to participate in the Orientation Programmes and Refresher Programmes. The teachers of colleges that do not yet come within the purview of Section 12(B), but have been affiliated to a university for at least two years, will be permitted to participate in the programmes/courses. However, they won’t be paid TA/DA and other allowances for attending these courses.
For the Orientation Programmes, newly appointed Assistant Professors within two years of continuous service and all those teachers who require orientation for getting a higher grade will be allowed. Attendance in Orientation programmes would be must for placement in the higher grade pay.
For the Refresher Courses, participation in the Orientation Programme is a prerequisite for admission. However, in exceptional cases a teacher may be allowed to complete a Refresher Course prior to completion of an Orientation Programme. Also, there should be a minimum gap of one year between two courses, though it may be relaxed if adequate number of participants is not available or it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility conditions for career advancement.
The Orientation Programme will be of four weeks duration, with minimum of 24 working days (excluding Sundays) and 144 contact hours (six hours a day). The refresher course will be of three weeks duration, with minimum of 18 working days (excluding Sundays) and 108 contact hours (six hours a day). If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he may be permitted to make up for the backlog hours at his/her own cost in another programme by the RCCB and HRDCs concerned.
Part time/ Ad hoc/temporary/contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution which has been affiliated to a University for at least two years may be permitted to participate in the Orientation Programme/ Refresher Course to enhance their skills.
Universities and colleges must allow interested teachers to attend UGC -RCCB and HRDCs programmes based on their eligibility otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned in writing.
AT THE TIME OF SELECTION FOR THE COURSE:
*Reservation: SC – 16 % ST – 8% General Merit – 76%
Confirmation: of participation telephonically/E-mail followed by a letter duly signed by the Principal / Head of the Institution is must.
There will be four sessions of 90 minutes duration on all working days with suitable breaks. Participants attendance for all sessions is compulsory and leave of any kind is not allowed. Any absence will be communicated to the Head of the Institution and Other authorities concerned.
There will be periodic tests, seminars, project proposal submission, micro teaching, which are compulsory. The participant should prepare a project proposal and present a seminar on a topic pertaining to their subject during the course. The participant will be evaluated as per UGC norms and grades will be awarded.
Participants are to bring the relieving orders from the Principal / Head of the Institution at the time of registration for the course.
Please note that failure to adhere to the rules and discipline of the HRDC and absence from sessions leads to disqualification and denial of the certificate of participation. The Participant has to sign an undertaking at the time of registration to abide by the evaluation process and accept the grade awarded on the basis of participants performance.
As per the UGC guidelines, the participant has to pay 1000/- as admission fee (Non refundable). And must bring a DD of a Nationalised bank, favoring the Director, Human Resource Development Centre, Karnatak University, Dharwad.
Kindly bring a certificate to the effect that your University/College/Institution is included under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act., failing which no TA/DA will be paid. Only such participants are eligible for A/C III tier railway fare (all trains) or A/C Deluxe bus fare on the production of tickets. As per UGC letter dated June 4, 2018, participants are not eligible for DA.
GUIDELINES FOR RESOURCE PERSONS:
TA/DA and honorarium to Resource persons/visiting faculty:
Outstation resource persons may be paid TA/DA as per the norms given in Annexure- X. Honorarium to outstation/local resource person may be paid @ Rs 1500/- per person per session of 90 minutes subject to advanced submission of the full content or at least detailed abstract along with a ppt. Only two lectures per day will be allowed by a single resource person. This will be subject to a maximum of Rs.6,000/- per course. Outstation resource persons may be invited only once in a programme.
Local resource persons may be paid upto @ Rs. 500/- as actual conveyance charges each way.
The outstation resource person invited for the course may be paid daily allowance at the rate of Rs.1000/- per day if the resource person makes his/her own arrangement for his/her stay. If free lodging is provided, daily allowance will be allowed at the rate of 75% of the said DA. If only Boarding is provided free, daily allowance shall be @ 50% of the normal rate. If both boarding and lodging are provided free, then 25% of the normal Daily Allowance will be admissible.
Travel to/ from airport/ railway station:
Actual conveyance hire charges incurred by the resource person for travel from/to residence/headquarters to/from the airport/ railway station as the case may be and from airport/railway station to their place of meeting/stay and back from place of meeting/stay will be reimbursed on production of actual receipts. Reimbursement will be allowed as per Central Government rules.
Travel by Air:
Travel by air is allowed as per Central Government rules. Traveling between Chennai/Kolkata & Andaman and Nicobar Islands, between Bhubaneswar and Port Blair and between Kochi/Kozhikode and Lakshdweep by the Resource Persons will be governed by the rules as prescribed for Central Government employees. Only economy class apex fare would be paid by the UGC.
Travel by Rail/Road:
Travel by Rail/Road will be allowed as per Central Government rules.
Travel by Taxi/own car:
If the travel is undertaken by resource persons for Inter-city travel from the place of his/her residence / headquarters to the place of meeting by taxi or in own car, road mileage payable will be limited to rail fare by the highest entitled class available on that particular sector if the two stations are connected by rail. Where two stations are not connected by rail, road mileage for such a travel or part thereof will be paid at the rate as per the Central Government rules as modified from time to time.
However, irrespective of the fact that two stations are connected by rail, travel by own car/taxi may be allowed at the rate as prescribed for Central Government employees or other statutory bodies whichever is higher. This concession may be allowed if the journey is not more than 400 kms.
Conveyance hires charge for local members:
Local resource persons may be paid upto @ Rs. 500/- as actual conveyance charges each way.
Local conveyance charges for outstation resource persons:
Mileage allowance for local journey at the tour stations to outstation resource persons will not be reimbursed as the DA being paid to resource persons contains an element of traveling allowance for local journeys.
GUIDELINES FOR RESOURCE PARTICIPANTS:
1) Application Forms must reach to the Director, Human Resource Development Centre 15 days before the commencement of the course.
2) As per the UGC guidelines, selected participants have to pay an admission fee (non-refundable) of ` 1000/- through an account payee bank draft in favour of the Director, Human Resource Development Centre, Karnatak University, Dharwad payable at any Nationalized Banks.
3) For the Orientation Programmes, newly appointed Assistant Professors within two years of continuous service and all those teachers who require orientation for getting a higher grade will be allowed. Attendance in Orientation programmes would be must for placement in the higher grade pay.
4) For the Refresher Courses, participation in the Orientation Programme is a prerequisite for admission. However, in exceptional cases a teacher may be allowed to complete a Refresher Course prior to completion of an Orientation Programme. Also, there should be a minimum gap of one year between two courses, though it may be relaxed if adequate number of participants is not available or it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility conditions for career advancement.
5) Part time/ Ad hoc/temporary/contract teachers who have been teaching for at least three academic sessions in an institution which has been affiliated to a University for at least two years may be permitted to participate in the Orientation Programme/ Refresher Course to enhance their skills. Universities and colleges must allow interested teachers to attend UGC -RCCB and HRDCs programmes based on their eligibility otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned in writing.
6) If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he will have to make up for the backlog hours at own cost in another programme conducted by the HRDC.
7) Incomplete applications and late submissions will not be entertained.
Local participants :
Rs. 300/- per working day per participant will be paid to the RCCB and HRDCs for providing hospitality. In case a local participant does not avail the facility of hospitality by the RCCB and HRDCs, he/she will be paid Rs. 300/- per working day.
TA/DA/incidental charges to Outstation participants:
Teacher participants may be paid upto a limit of A/C III railway fare (all trains) or A/C deluxe bus fare on production of tickets.
Outstation participants may be provided free boarding and lodging by the University. To cover the cost of their boarding/ lodging, the Commission will pay the University on reimbursement basis Rs. 500/- per day for outstation participant for ‘A’ class cities, Rs. 400/- per day for other places. In case only free lodging is provided, DA will be allowed at 75 percent of the ordinary rate of daily allowance.
purpose of giving boarding/lodging to the participants. In case the outstation participant does not avail the facility for boarding/lodging, he/she will be paid Rs.300/- per day.