About Us

The Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kerala was instituted in 1987 by the UGC. The HRDC now functions in the Golden Jubilee Building at Kariavattom with core – Academic Staff Consisting of a Professor who is also the Director and non-Academic Staff consisting of an Administrative Officer and a team of staff.

Along with many state-of the art facilities, UGC-Consortium for Educational Communication has provided Edusat facility to Human Resource Development Centre. Many teachers from different Departments and the participants of Refresher Courses / Orientation Programmes are using this facility.

HRDC is equipped with a full-fledged AC Computer Lab, three AC class rooms with audio visual equipment’s and facilities for power point presentation. During the period from 1987 to March 2021, 791 courses were conducted and 30,863 teachers participated in it. 13 courses were conducted obtaining funds from RUSA in 2017 - 2019. The Public Service Commission recruited University Assistants were trained during 2017-18 in 11 batches. In Association with National University of Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA) All India Principals’ workshop for 3 days was conducted.. Number of programmes has already been conducted in some renowned institutions like IIT, IISC, etc.

The HRDC publishes ‘UGC-ASC News’ once in a year. The first issue was published in June 2000.

The HRDC has ranked No. 1 at the National level among 66 HRDC’s all over India in the recent ranking of HRDCs by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. This is the 15th consecutive year that the UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala is maintaining the top position at the national level.

Read more please download

Our Objectives

Primary objective is to improve the quality of teaching and proposes to provide opportunities for professional career development of the teachers as a whole. Also envisaged to inculcate the right kind of values that would in turn encourage teachers to take initiatives for innovative and creative work.

Other objectives 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 organisation 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.

Promote computer literacy as well as Internet knowledge.

The objective of this scheme is to provide an opportunity to research scholars to undertake advanced study and research in engineering and technology, and agricultural engineering, leading to Ph.D. Subjects like geology and geo-physics are not considered under this scheme.