LOCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Located on the banks of Kukkarahalli Lake amidst picturesque surroundings –a source (site ; sight) of inspiration for many a poets and writers, including ‘Rashtra Kavi’ Kuvempu and World acclaimed novelist R.K. Narayan – the Academic Staff College, Mysore offers a panoramic view of the campus. The College has infrastructural facilities with two lecture halls with modern teaching aids, Computer Laboratory, Wi-Fi connectivity and Library which has a collection of about 5100 books on various subjects. Facilities of the University Main Library are available for the use of participants. The Academic Staff College has a full-fledged staff. There is also a separate UGC-Academic Staff College Guest House for the use of participants and resource persons.
ASC : OVER THE YEARS
Identified by UGC in 2013 for the ‘State-of-the-Art’ status, Academic Staff College, University of Mysore was established in July 1987 along with 44 other colleges across the country. Assessed and ranked by NAAC in 2012 as 5th Top-ranking college among 66 colleges with 63 grade points. The UGC Review Committee which had earlier reviewed its functioning in 1997 had adjudged as the best ASC and recommended for the upgradation as First Order Academic Staff College. Known for quality of the programmes, quality of facilities, punctuality, discipline transparency, ASC has been organizing programmes not only for Academic Staff but also for Principals of the affiliated colleges, researches, students, and Academic Administrators. Also known is our Academic Staff College for its linkage with the academia across the country, administration, industry, Media and NGO’s from where it draws Resource Persons – Eminent and Experienced.
Until February, 2015 it has successfully conducted 326 Refresher Courses in different disciplines and 106 Orientation Courses for newly recruited lecturers in various subjects. Apart from Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses, the Academic Staff College, Mysore has conducted 83 other programmes. More than 20,405 teachers and non–teaching staff members from all over the country have participated in these courses / programmes. It has also provided 187 Reading Materials and 143 CDs/DVDs to the teacher participants who attended the Refresher Courses and Orientation Programmes.