From Inception Till Today
Advent of Human Resource Development Centre:
The Human Resource Development Centre as it is presently known has its roots of inception under the name and style of Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) from 1995 to 1999. During the said period eleven (11) Refresher Courses were organized.
The advent of the twentieth century saw the Human Resource Development Centre standing on its feet in 2000 with a feast of Refresher Courses in Chemistry, History, Botany, Home Science, Political Science, Economics & Orientation Programmes to its credit. In addition, other courses as and when directed by the UGC viz. Special Summer School, Special Winter School, Academic Administrators Workshop and Interactive Programme are organized from time to time.
Adolescence of Human Resource Development Centre:
The trend continued in the foregoing years i.e. 2001 onwards always putting its strong holds in the positive direction i.e. in quality and productivity of the courses in the years to follow. In all , from the point of view of those who benefited out of the Refresher Courses organized by the UGC – ASC MDSU Ajmer , the number is as good as 1502 , out of which those who benefited during the last five years was 692.
Maturing of Human Resource Development Centre:
The UGC grants released were spent judiciously for the purpose which include:
ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPUTER LAB:
In order to excel in the field of computer owing to the increasing use of computers in practical education the ASC purchased 25 computers with two printers and other peripherals and immediately after establishment of lab the ASC took in its ambit , the hidden aspirations of all participating of Refresher / Orientation Courses aiming for computer education. It was inaugurated on 18th July 2007 and the process of computer training started with home in July 2007 i.e. initiating by providing computer education to the officials of academic and administrative sections of the MDS University Ajmer, desirous and needy of elementary knowledge of computers, under a training programme entitled Karmyogi Prashikshan Karyakram at ASC. The programme provided for educating the officials wherein at least one hour twenty-five officials everyday were taught for a week in order to entail the computer basics in every official. Further phases included the new advances in the field and spreading computer literacy in participants of Refresher Courses and Orientation Programme.
EDUSAT SIT FACILITY:
With a view to link the University ASC as a hub and in line with the UGC guidelines for the purpose, EDUSAT SIT facility viz. Satellite Interactive Terminal has been provided. EDUSAT facility provided to Human Resource Development Centre of MDS University has opened the frontiers of education to the students and teachers through on line classroom (via channel of CEC) provided on Ku Band. Presently the EDUSAT is being utilized for providing online lecture facility to the students and teachers as provided by the consortium for education communication of the UGC.
Subsequent to reconfiguration of Satellite Interactive Channels under CEC-UGC Network from April 2008, the facility has been made accessible to all teaching departments in the campus with wide circulation to all concerned in EDUSAT SIT Facility Room (Room No. 112-A, B) in Valmiki Bhawan in view of paucity of space at ASC.
At present, interaction between audience and resource person is not direct, but the facility for online communication with the resource persons will be provided shortly enabling queries of scholars and teachers to be resolved immediately by direct one to one conversion.
ORGANIZATION OF REFRESHER COURSES / ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES:
Another phase concepted the Orientation and Refresher courses which are conducted through Participatory Management which include- auditing the programme report, chairing of sessions, organizing visits and chalking down academic & presentation sessions.
While the Refresher courses aimed at various recent changes/ advances been made in the subject matter, courses in environmental studies, courses on educational management have been significant being multi-disciplinary.
INNOVATIVE COURSES AT UGC - ASC, M. D. S. University, Ajmer:
The Refresher Course in Educational Management in session 2007-08 has been an innovative course, conducted for the first time by our ASC to cater to the needs of academicians turning administrators in the later part of their professional carrier. Comprehensive information was provided by relevant resource persons regarding administrative and financial matters, service rules, extra-curricular activities, dealing with unions and associations, sports activities etc. that form an essential part of the College administration.
In the session 2008-09, Special Summer School-2008 and Special Winter School 2008-09 were successfully organized from 21.8.08 to 8.9.08 and 8.2.09 to 28.2.09. In addition, a special Ph.D Interactive Programme entitled Workshop on Interactive Programme on Research 2009 is being organized from 12.3.09 to 31.3.09 in which the scholar participants would interact with the teacher resource persons on various aspects of research.
One word will not suffice for teaching methodology which include lecture cum discussions with the use of aids viz. LCD Projector, OHP, Blackboard etc. and organizing field visits for infusing practical knowledge among the participants and holding syllabi discussion session and interactive sessions for developing communication skills and improving the course content to be taught.
EVALUATION OF PARTICIPANTS:
The evaluation and grading is done by assessment of participants through multiple choice objective tests, review presentations, basic attitude, punctuality, interaction with peers and Resource persons, Group discussion and overall performance.
We have a University Guest House with facility for Boarding & Lodging, Medical aid in emergency and basic essential amenities. Proposal for construction of ASC Guest House is underway. UGC has sanctioned Rs. 75 lakhs for the ASC Guest House of which Rs.40 lakhs have been received and the site has been identified for ASC Guest House. Construction is to commence very shortly.
The Library of Human Resource Development Centre is in process of establishment in which books/documents for the benefit of refresher course and orientation programme participants will be made available.