The Academic Staff College in the University of Kerala was instituted in 1987. The ASC now functions in the Golden Jubilee Building at Kariavattom with core – Academic Staff Consisting of a Professor who is also the Director and non-Academic Staff consisting of an Administrative Officer and a team of staff.
UGC-Consortium for Educational Communication has provided Edusat facility to Academic Staff College. Many teachers from different Departments and the participants of Refresher Courses / Orientation Programmes use this facility.
ASC is equipped with a full fledged AC Computer Lab. We have two AC class rooms with audio visual equipments and facilities for power point presentation. During the period from 1987 to March 2012, 550 courses were conducted and 19,335 teachers participated in it.Courses under the STAT (Stimulating Teachers through Advanced Training Programme) of the Govt. of Kerala has been completed. Number of programmes has already been conducted in some renowned institutions like IIT, IISC, etc.
The ASC publishes ‘UGC-ASC News’ twice a year. The first issue was published in June 2000 and altogether twenty one issues have been brought out.