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Professional Development of Higher Education Faculty in India

Professional development of faculty of higher education in India started formally with the establishment of academic staff colleges in 1986. Since the last three decades, this domain has undergone several changes in its format, objectives and content, but has not developed into a robust and professional area with deep research foundations. A critical look at the decisions taken by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission reveals the reasons behind the current chaotic scenario. Policy changes, and the establishment and enrichment of dedicated nodal centres of faculty development, are essential to address the pressing concerns.

Learning Deficit toTeaching Deficit

An inquiry into the assumptions regarding the teaching profession in higher education is made in the light of earlier discussions by V Kalyan Shankar and Rohini Sahni (1 August 2015) and Hari Nair (30 April 2016).
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