Abstract of UGC Guidelines for FIP/OP/RC/STC/Workshops


For Faculty Induction Programme (FIP): Newly appointed within one year of appointment prior to regularization/confirmation. Attendance should be a condition for confirmation and the same course will be counted for getting promotion to senior scale.

For Refresher Course: Participation in the FIP is a prerequisite for admission. However, in exceptional cases a teacher may be allowed to complete a RC prior to completion of an FIP. There should be a minimum gap of one year between an FIP and RC, and also between two RCs, though it may be relaxed if an adequate number of participants are not available or if it is essential for the teacher to fulfill eligibility condition for his career advancement.

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 are also eligible to participate in the FIPs/ RCs to enhance their skills.


Duration of FIP is 25-28 working days (excluding Sundays and holidays), six hours a day. The RC will be of 2 weeks duration with minimum of 12 working days (excluding Sundays and holidays) and 72 contact hours (six hours a day). The number of working days shall not be compromised for these programs. If a participant fails to complete the requisite contact hours in a programme, he may be permitted to make up for the backlog hours at own cost in another programme by the ASC concerned.

Evaluation of Participants:

Experts, preferably external, will assess the participants on the basis of multiple choice objective tests and give grades to participants, taking also into account the other evaluations. The grading should be as follows:

  • A+:85% and above
  • A: 70%  to less than or equal to 84%
  • B: 60% to less than or equal 69%
  • C: 50% to less than or equal to 59%
  • F: below 49%

Those teacher participants who get Grade F are required to repeat the programme after a gap of one year without financial commitment to UGC-HRDC.

The total marks are fixed at 100 and the same is divided in the following manner:

  1. Overall response – 20
  2. Seminars (in diverse topics mentioned in component A) – 20
  3. Project/survey/others (topics like climate change, environment and social connect etc) – 20
  4. ICT based teaching/MOODLE/Micro-teaching/participation – 20
  5. Multiple choice objective tests – 20

TA to Participants:

No TA/DA will be provided to the participants.

Minimum Number of Participants:

The number of participants should be 40-80.

Registration Fee:

Selected participants have to pay an admission fee (non-refundable) of Rs. 1,000/-.

Release Order:

Selected participants must obtain their release order from their college/university before joining the programme/course.

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