Madurai Kamaraj University

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UGC-Academic Staff College at Madurai Kamaraj University is functioning from 1988 to cater to the training and developmental needs of teachers in the Colleges and University Departments. With a goal of upgrading the skills and expanding the knowledge base in their respective fields, our Academic Staff College has been conducting Refresher Courses in 19 Disciplines. Besides this, Orientation Programmes are organised for Junior Teachers to provide them with a holistic perception of teaching at the Higher Education level. The objectives of the Academic Staff College (ASC) are to enable teachers to:understand the significance of education in general, and higher education in particular, in the global and Indian contexts; understand the linkages between education and economic and socio-economic and cultural development, with particular reference to the Indian polity where democracy, secularism and social equity are the basic tenets of society acquire and improve basic skills of teaching at the college/university level to achieve goals of higher education; keep abreast of the latest developments in their specific subjects;understand the organization and management of a college/university and to perceive the role of teachers in the total system; utilize opportunities for development of personality, initiative and creativity; and promote computer literacy as well as Internet knowledge.

Madurai Kamaraj University