The UGC- Academic Staff College of the University of Mysore was established on 10th July 1987. The University of Mysore has provided a separate building for Academic Staff College in Manasagangotri campus. Its location opposite to Kukkarahalli Lake adds to its picturesque scene and salubrious atmosphere. The College has infrastructural facilities with two lecture halls with modern teaching aids, computer laboratory and library which has a collection of more than 5000 books on various subjects. The Academic Staff College has also a full-fledged staff.
The College started organising the courses from 1988 onwards and has continued till date. Until March 2013 it has successfully conducted 298 Refresher Courses in different disciplines and 99 Orientation programmes for newly recruited lecturers in various subjects.
Apart from Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses, the Academic Staff College, Mysore has conducted 79 other programmes. More than 18,539 teachers and non–teaching staff members of our country were benefited from these courses / programmes. It has also provided 186 Reading Materials (hard copy) and 186 CDs/DVDs to the teacher participants.
The UGC- Academic Staff College of the University of Mysore has been adjudged by the UGC Review Committee on 26th June 1997 as one of the best Academic Staff Colleges in the country for its discipline, quality, monitoring of the participants, selection of the resource persons, and number of the Courses organised, good library, the proper maintenance of accounts, best infrastructural facilities, boarding and lodging facilities.