University of Delhi

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Continuous Capability Enrichment

Continuous Capability Enrichment

Established under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre (MHRFDC) is a thriving hub focused on the consolidation and upgradation of teaching resources.


Faculty development is pivotal to nurturing academic excellence and innovation. To keep pace with rapid technological advancements, dynamic course content and evolving methods of education, it is crucial to enhance faculty knowledge and research capabilities that impart quality and contemporary education.


  • In line with its core objectives of facilitating institutional development and advancement through faculty training, the centre conducts various programmes to improve the instructional, organisational, research and professional abilities of the educators.
  • The programmes range from pre-induction training for the newly inducted faculty to forums for promoting research, experiential learning and technological familiarity targeted at experienced staff.
  • Finally, it aims to make a broader impact by disseminating its learnings to other educational institutes striving to enhance their standards.


  • The process begins by identifying programmes for enhancing the teaching community's domain knowledge and content-delivery skills.
  • FDPs, FIPs, Workshops and Seminars conducted by the centre include lectures by eminent speakers, interactive sessions with renowned educators, panel discussions, debates, use of advanced ICT tools and CAS, field trips and several other mechanisms to propagate a collaborative learning environment.
  • Many of these initiatives with high-value-addition are sponsored by the MoE.
  • The centre has extended its purview to launch the research journal Hans Shodh Sudha.
  • The e-Samvaad Centre aims to utilise the latest ICT tools for creating e-content.
  • The FDC provides academic support to HEIs across the country, especially those in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh.
  • Since its inception, FDC has successfully conducted more than 100 programmes, including eight focussed on NEP-2020 and eight international FDPs and conferences.

Evidence of Success

  • The programmes conducted by the FDC with a combined participation count of 10,064 educators have evoked overwhelmingly positive feedback about the sessions being high on quality, interactive, and covering interdisciplinary and research-oriented topics.
  • One of the outcomes of the FDC is an impressive curated pool of over 1100 eminent experts and a readily referable repository of research and academic content (video lecture/e-content).
  • The centre rose to the challenge of upskilling faculty with online learning tools and methodologies, which served to avoid academic disruptions during the pandemic.
  • Published research undertaken by the faculty has shown that adoption of these programmes significantly improved curriculum delivery.
  • Owing to the FDC's stellar contribution to the enhancement of the teaching resources spread over several colleges and universities across the country, the demand for collaboration with FDC has been rising.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required

  • Developing academic content to accommodate varying knowledge levels and the multi-linguistic preferences of participants has been a challenge.
  • Minor technical glitches, slow internet connectivity and low tech-familiarity of some participants limit the effectiveness of the programmes.
  • In the absence of funding of recurring expenditures by the MoE, the centre is facing a shortage of resources.