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  BANGALORE UNIVERSITY Phone: 080-2296 1271/72/73/74/98
Email: ugcasc_bu@yahoo.com
  UGC Academic Staff College  
Prof. K.N. Mahendra
Director
  Central College Campus
Bangalore-560 001
Date: 4th May 2013
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1. Brief introduction about the College:
The UGC-Academic Staff College, Bangalore University, Bangalore was established on 11th August 2000 under Ninth Plan period by the UGC. It was formally inaugurated by Prof. Hari Goutham, Chairman, UGC on that day. The ASC is located in the heritage building of Old Physics Block at the nationally famous Central College Campus, Bangalore University. The Academic Staff College has the distinction of maintaining and using historically significant Sir C.V. Raman Hall where the late Sir C.V. Raman taught Physics and delivered his Nobel Prize award winning lecture on Raman effect. The ASC is organizing Orientation programmes and Refresher Courses on thrust areas for in service teachers and also for newly appointed teaching faculty on a regular basis. Besides, the ASC is conducting Workshops for College Principals, short term programmes for Research Scholars, Non-Academic Staff of the universities, and Interaction Programmes for Post Doctoral Research scholars.

ASC has so far conducted 47 Orientation Programmes and 103 Refresher courses and 3 Principal Workshops and 4 other workshops in various faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. So far a total of about 5000 teacher participants and 125 Principals have attended the said courses.
2.Date of Establishment , Director and Staff of the UGC-ASC:
Date of Establishment :11th August 2000

Profile of Director and Academic Staff

Prof. K.N. Mahendra

Prof. K.N. Mahendra is professor of Chemistry in Central College Campus, Bangalore University and serving in the Department for the past 30 years. He obtained his Ph.D from Delhi University and carried out post doctoral research at USA from 2001-2003. He has also served as Deputy Director of ASC during 2000-2001 and the Director, Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education, Bangalore from 2007-2010, besides, being Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry during 2010-2012. Published more than 50 research papers in reputed National and International journals and guided several M.Phil and Ph.D students. He is Life Member of IANCAS, Electro Chemical Society of India and Vice Chairman, Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (Bangalore chapter). Currently is the Director of UGC-ASC Bangalore University from March 2013.

Dr.Arun S.Vaidya:

Dr.Arun S.Vaidya is Associate Professor working in UGC-ASC, Bangalore University since 2004. He has obtained M.Sc (Mineral Exploration) from Gulbarga University, M.Phil (Geology) and Ph.D (Geology) from Karnatak University with area of specialization Micropaleontology. He was awarded University Studentship and CSIR –Fellowship, RA and SRA since 1990 to 2002 and has 16 years of Pre-doctoral (8) and Post doctoral (8) research experience. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience and published 12 research papers in various National and International journals. He has attended more than 8 workshops and 25 National and International Seminars/conferences. Currently working in UGC-ASC and has coordinated in conducting 28 OP, 30 RC and 4 workshops (3 Principal and NAAC for students) so far.

Dr.N. Nagaraja

Dr. N. Nagaraja did his M.Sc. and Ph.D in Zoology specialized in Apiculture from Bangalore University, Bangalore. He was CSIR Research Associate for 4 years and had his post doctoral research at University of Bremen, Germany. He has 10 years of teaching and 15 years of research experience. Dr. Nagaraja is an author of 2 books on Apiculture and published 30 research papers in peer-reviewed national and internal journals. He has attended many national and international conferences in India and abroad. He is principal investigator of UGC project on honeybees (2013-2016) and at present he is serving as Assistant Professor at UGC Academic Staff College since 2004.
3. Aims and objectives:
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 Indian policy where democracy, secularism and social equity are the basic tenants of society.
Acquire and improve basic skills of teaching at the College/University levels to achieve the goals of Higher Education.
Keep abreast of the latest developments in their specific subjects.
Understand the organization and Management of College/University and to pursue the role of teachers in the total system.
Utilize opportunity for development of personality, initiative and creativity.
Promote computer literacy as well as Internet Knowledge.

4. Programmes/Courses offered
Orienatation Programmes for newly appointed Assistant Professors (28 days)
Refresher Courses for in-service teachers (Subject wise, Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary -21 days)
Workshop for College Principals/Administrators ( 3 days)
Other short term courses for research scholars and Non-academic Staff (1 Week)
Interaction Programmes for teachers and Post doctoral researchers

5. Projects and activities:
ASC is conducting Orientation Programmes, Refresher Courses and short term courses for research students, teachers and non-academic staff every year after getting the approval from UGC.

Dr. A.S.Vaidya is working as a Co-investigator of UGC research project which is ongoing since, February, 2011.

Dr. N. Nagaraja, Assistant Professor is handling a major research project sanctioned by UGC on the topic “Conservation of Asian giant honeybee, Apis dorsata for honey production in plains of Karnataka” with an outlay of Rs. 11.35 lakhs (2013-16).
6. Events, latest News:
UGC-Academic Staff College Bangalore University, Bangalore has organized 2 Orientation Programmes and 6 Refresher Courses in Commerce and Management, Kannada, Life Sciences, Education Technology, Social Sciences and Physics during AY 2012-13. About 335 Assistant Professors from Colleges and universities attended the courses.
7. Tentative Schedule of the programmes (2013-14)

I Orientation programmes Tentative Time Schedule
1. 48thOrientation Programme 03.06.2013 to 29.06.2013
2. 49thOrientation Programme 19.08.2013 to 16.09.2013
3. 50thOrientation Programme 02.12.2013 to 30.12.2013
4. 51stOrientation Programme 03.02.2014 to 01.03.2014
 

II Refresher Courses  
1. Social Sciences (ID)* (All Social Sciences) 03.06.2013 to 22.06.2013
2. Commerce and Management 20.06.2013 to 10. 07.2013
3. English 19.08.2013 to 07.09.2013
4. Mathematics and Statistics 19.08.2013 to 07.09.2013
5. Physics  11.09.2013 to 01.10.2013
6. Chemistry 02.12.2013 to 21.12.2013
7. Life Sciences (ID)* 01.01.2014 to 22.01.2014
8. Kannada 03.02.2014 to 24.02.2014
9. Education Technology (ID)* 03.02.2014 to 24.02.2014
10. Information and Communication Technology (MD)** 03.03.2014 to 22.03.2014
11. Research Methodology (MD)** 03.03.2014 to 22.03.2014

III Summer/Winter Schools  
1. Summer School 03.06.2013 to 22.06.2013
2. Winter School 05.11.2013 to 27.11.2013

IV Short-term courses  
1. Non-teaching Staff 03.06.2013 to 08.06.2013
2. Principals/Administrators Workshop 23.09.2013 to 28.09.2013
3. Interaction Programmes for Ph.D/Post Doctoral Fellows 18.07.2013 to 06. 08.2013
4. Principals meet/interaction (One Day) 28.10.2013
 

  *(ID): Interdisciplinary ** (MD): Multidisciplinary

8. Any MOU’s

The ASC does not have any MOU’s with any institutions so far.

9. Suggestions if any

1. Continuous updating of information and availability of the website to users.

2. Facility to download the application proforma of UGC-ASC, BUB.
DIRECTOR
 

ASC Application.pdf

 

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