Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 14:
To provide employment opportunities to students passing out Plus Three, the Odisha government has decided to open Human Resources Development (HRD) centres in five universities in the state.
The first HRD centre would come up in Utkal University for which the state government has made a budget allocation of Rs 5 crore and sanctioned Rs 2.5 crore in the first phase.
To ensure quality teaching, the teachers of Plus Three colleges would be imparted training on the mode and skill of classroom teaching, preparation of lecture notes, inculcating knowledge on new subjects and provide quality teaching by analysing various syllabuses, at the HRD centre.
The duration of the training of the teachers would be decided after determining the subjects. For each subject, the duration of the training would be between four and six weeks, sources in the Higher Education department said.
The teachers, who were earlier trained at the Academic Staff College of the University, would now be trained at the HRD centre.
Considering the boarding problems faced by the teachers earlier, the HRD centre will have specific arrangements for their stay during their training.
The centre will have a lecture room, library, conference hall, 100 rooms with double-bed arrangement for each room, and a dining room.
“The training would be imparted by some senior teachers of the Utkal university and other universities outside the state, and experienced teachers of the Institute of Mathematics, Institute of Physics and IIT,” said Utkal University vice-chancellor Prof Ashok Kumar Das.
Apart from Utkal University, the centre would be opened at Sambalpur University, Brahmapur University, Fakir Mohan University and North Odisha University, sources said.