For the Faculty Induction Programme, newly appointed Assistant Professors up to six years of continuous service and all those teachers who require orientation for getting a higher grade will be allowed. Attendance should be a condition for confirmation and the same course will be counted for promotion to a senior scale.
For the Refresher Courses, participation in the Guru-Dakshta Programme is a prerequisite for admission. Also, there should be a minimum gap of one year between two courses, though it may be relaxed if an adequate number of participants is not available or it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility conditions for career advancement.
The Guru-Dakshata Programme will be of four weeks duration, with minimum of 24-26 working days (excluding Sundays) and 170-175 contact hours (six hours a day/six days a week). The refresher course will be of two weeks duration, with minimum of 12 working days (excluding Sundays) and 72 contact hours (six hours a day/six days a week). If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he/she may be permitted to make up for the backlog hours at own cost in another programme by the HRDC 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 Guru-Dakshata Programme/Refresher Course to enhance their skills.
As per UGC guidelines Universities and Colleges will allow interested teachers to attend UGC-HRDC programmes based on their eligibility. Otherwise valid reasons will have to be intimated to the teacher concerned, as the courses organized for their teachers will ultimately benefit the university and college. Temporary arrangements in place of teachers deputed for such courses may be made by internal adjustment if required. However, it may not be possible for the Commission to provide any additional grant to pay either honorarium or salary of the substitute, if appointed.