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Soon discipline-specific National Resource Centres for professional development of higher education faculty to come up
According to press note of MHRD, 75 National Resource Centres (NRCs) for online refresher programmes for Higher Education faculty through SWAYAM have been notified as a 'unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty'.

The identified NRCs have been 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, said the press note while posting their list on its website.

"These (the identified) 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.," states the press note

It is said that each NRC would publish the list of the faculty who have been certified by 31st December this year and the UGC issue orders and regulations in this regard.

"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," adds the note.

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