HRD Ministry notifies 75 National Resource Centres (NRCs) for online refresher programmes for Higher Education faculty through SWAYAM

for Ministry of Human Resource Development | Date - 04-05-2018

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM. In the first phase, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres have been identified which are tasked to prepare online training material with focus on latest developments in the discipline, new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.


A varied set of institutions such as, Centres under the Ministry’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) located in Central Universities, IISc, IUCAA, IITs, IISERs, NITs, State Universities ; UGC’s Human Resource Development Centres( HRDCs), National Institutes for Technical Teachers Training (NITTTRs), IIITs, Open Universities have been notified as NRCs. These NRCs cover wide ranging disciplines of Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Humanities, Language Teaching, Commerce, Management, Education Planning and Administration, Public Policy, Leadership & Governance, Library & Information Science, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Assessment and Evaluation, Pedagogy and research methods , cutting edge areas of Nano-sciences, Internet of  Things, etc.

Under this initiative, all in-service teachers, irrespective of their subject and seniority will have an enabling opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in their disciplines through the technology based online refresher course. The NRCs will develop the Refresher Module which will include the latest trends in their earmarked discipline by 15th June each year. The training materials will be uploaded and made available through SWAYAM to all the teachers w.e.f. 1st October each year and based on the response, the course can be repeated in the following January. NRC will publish the list of the faculty who have been certified by 31st December, 2018. UGC will issue order/regulations for the purpose of Career Progression and APIs.

Faculty can benefit from this initiative as it is highly flexible and can be done at one’s own pace and time. The NRCs will revolutionize professional development of faculty by catering to massive numbers by leveraging ICT and online technology platform of SWAYAM.


List of discipline-wise National Resource Centres (NRCs)


S. No.

Name of Institution/University



National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)

Educational Planning and Administration


RIE Mysore

Teacher Education


Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar (M.P.)

Social and Rural development


Central University of Kerala

Curriculum design & e- Content Development


Central University of South Bihar



Central University of Jammu

Human Resource Development


Central University of Haryana

Personal-Emotional Development and Counseling


Banaras Hindu University

Indian Culture & Heritage Studies


Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Hindi Literature &  Linguistics 


Aligarh Muslim University

Teacher Education in collaboration with RIE Mysore


IISc, Bangalore



Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

Climate change


NIT Warangal



Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Electrical engineering


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER, Bhopal)

Information and Communication Technology in Science and Maths Teaching


Tezpur University

Mass Communication and Journalism


Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu

Design and Manufacturing


Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi



Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Mechanical Engineering


IIT Patna

IoT (Internet of Things)


IIT Madras



IIT Bombay

Energy systems engineering


Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeta, Delhi

Methodology of teaching Sanskrit


Ramanujan College, New Delhi

Human Rights, Environment and Ethics


Savitribai Phule Pune University

Leadership and Governance


Central University of Rajasthan

Public Policy/Administration


Coimbatore Institute of Technology

Structural Engineering


National Institute of Technical Teacher's Training and Research, Bhopal*

Assessment & Evaluation


Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune

Astronomy & Astrophysics


Banasthali Vidyapith



Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar

Tourism and Hospitality Services Management


Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Advances in materials for health and energy


National Institute of Technology, Silchar

Water Resources


Mizoram University 

Educational research


University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad - 500 046

Research Methodology for Social Sciences


Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010



Guru Ghasidas University GGU Campus, Bilaspur - 495 009

Life Sciences


University of Delhi, Delhi -110007



Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - 110025

Gender/ Women Studies


Goa University, Teleigao Plateau, P.O. Bambolim, Goa - 403 202

Marine Science


Gujarat University, Nairangpura, Ahmedabad - 300 009

English Language Teaching (ELT)


Saurashtra University, University Road, Rajkot - 360 005

Language & Literature (Gujrati-Hindi)


Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra - 132 119



Guru Jambheswar University of Science & Technology Hisar - 125 001

Pedagogical innovations and Research Methodology


Ranchi University, Morabadi Campus, Ranchi - 834 008

Tribal and Regional Language


University of Kashmir, Hazarat Bal, Srinagar - 190 006

Arts and Humanities


Karnatak University, Pavati Nagar, Dharwad - 580 003



Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar - 470 003



Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur - 482 001

Political Science


Dr. B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad - 431 004

Science & Technology


University of Mumbai, Vidya Nagari, Mumbai - 400 098



Nagpur University, Amba Vihar, South Ambazari Road, Nagpur - 400 022

Disaster Management


Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati - 444 602

Skill Development


Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar - 751 004



Pondicherry University, Lawspet, Puducherry - 605 008.



University of Madras, Centenary Building, Chepauk, Chennai - 500 005

Political and international Studies


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 001



Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221 005

Earth Science


Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221 005

Agricultural & Veterinary Education


University of Calcutta, 92, A.P. Chandra Road, Calcutta- 700 009

Mathematics & Statistics


NIT Durgapur

Chemical Engineering


Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad

Biomedical Imaging


IIT Ropar



IIT Kanpur

Aerospace Engineering


IIT Roorkee



IIITD & M Jabalpur



IIITM Gwalior

Operations management, Project management, Innovation Management


IIIT Dharwad

Information Technology



Electronics & Communication & Computer Science Engineering



Assessment & Evaluation


NITTTR Chandigarh

Electrical and Electronics Engineering


NITTTR Chennai

Civil & Environmental Engineering


NITTTR Kolkata

Mechanical Engineering


Mohanlal Sukhadia University




Library & Information Science



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