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International Training Programme Guidelines

Guidelines for identification of faculty for International Training at leading Universities

  1. International training under Component-1 of NAHEP is not meant for RMPs.
  2. The faculty identified should be below 58 years of age.
  3. The programme should be limited to only to the faculty members of the participating University/Deemed University and not to those belonging to other institutes but included in the faculty of the participating University/Deemed University.
  4. The beneficiaries should be from the accredited programmes of the accredited colleges.
  5. The faculty identified for HRD under faculty development programme of NAHEP should not have been benefited under the HRD/capacity programme of NAIP in any form.
  6. Sixty per cent of the slots under IDP should be reserved for faculty below 40 years of age and the training programme should be not less than three months duration.
  7. Twenty five per cent of the slots under IDP should be for faculty above 40 and below 50 years of age and the training programme should be not more than three months duration.
  8. Fifteen per cent of the slots under IDP for faculty above 50 and below 58 years of age and the training period should not be more than two weeks duration in leadership/skill development/management.
  9. The faculty representation in the international training should be wide and inclusive academically (including basic sciences, humanities and languages) and socially (as committed in the Equity Action Plan to the World Bank).
  10. The faculty identified for training up to 50 years of age categories should have at least two publications in the area identified for training in reputed peer reviewed journals (not less than a NAAS rating of 7.0) and not less than 10 citations.
  11. The training should be within the priority areas identified by the ICAR/AU.


Guidelines for Selection of Students for International Training at leading Universities

NAHEP provides scope for international exposure to under graduate students under the Institute Development Plan and post-graduate students under CAAST through student exchange, twinning/sandwich/dual degree programs with reputed international universities. PG students here refer to only those who are associated with CAAST related research work.

The students for overseas training/internship would be identified based on the overall score obtained by the candidates evaluated as per the scorecard developed specifically for this purpose based on the parameters given below:

  1. (1) Academic performance (50%) (2) Evaluation of cognition levels of learning in subject matter/specialization (20%), (3) Character, conduct, personality and team spirit (10%), (4) Sports activities (only those which the candidate represented the AU officially) and Extra- and co-curricular activities recognised and rewarded by the AU (10%), and (6) Personal interview (10%). In case of PG students publications will carry a weightage of 10% instead of sports and extracurricular activities; a minimum of two publications in reputed peer reviewed journals (not less than a NAAS rating of 6.0) is advised.
  2. Overall, 33.33 per cent of the slots may be reserved for girl students. In case, the girls’ enrollment is overriding boys, due representation may be provided.
  3. The student identified should possess minimum attendance prescribed by the AU in all the subjects.
  4. Candidates should possess a CGPA of 7.5 and above and should not have any repeat courses as on the date of cognitive evaluation (examination).
  5. The profile of the candidates identified for international exposure should be socially inclusive in consonance with the Equity Action Plan committed to the World Bank.
  6. The final evaluation and scoring for deciding the eligibility should be within the categories identified as per EAP.
  7. It is mandatory for all the eligible candidates to appear in the cognitive evaluation and personal interview.
  8. The date for evaluation of cognition levels of learning in chosen/ identified field of training should be widely publicized and separately notified.
    There will be a separate cognitive evaluation paper for II and III year students in case under graduates, based on the courses that they have been completed till the on-going semester i.e. 4th and 6th semesters for II and III year students, respectively.
  9. A similar examination in CAAST relevant course and research work for PG students may be conducted to assess their eligibility.
  10. The candidates should submit documentary proofs to claim scores under the parameters (1), (3), (4) and (5) and publications (for PG students only).
  11. A committee constituted by the Director/Vice-Chancellor, would carry out the personal interview of the eligible candidates.
  12. The identification of the candidates as per these broad guidelines supplemented by AU specific metrics in development of score card is the responsibility of the AU.