AICTE in its 49th meeting of the Council held on 14th March 2017, approved a package of measures for improving the quality of technical education in the country, wherein it was decided that every student, on admission, shall be put through a mandatory Induction program to reinforce the fundamental concepts and strengthen language skills required for technical education.
As per the discussion held on 49th meeting of Council held on 14th March 2017, Three Weeks Induction Program is made mandatory. Accordingly, a three-week mandatory induction program for students has been designed . Induction Program is to be offered right at the commencement of the first year and classes will begin only after student Induction program is over. Main Purpose behind this initiative is to make the students feel comfortable in their new environment, set a healthy daily routine, create bonding in the batch as well as between faculty and students. The student induction program is now a part of the model curriculum of Undergraduate Studies in Engineering & Technology launched by Hon’ble Minister of HRD during a conference on ‘Quality Initiatives in Technical Education’ on 24th January 2018 at AICTE, New Delhi. It has already been requested to all universities/institutions to adopt the model curriculum from the academic session 2018-19.
Education is for developing the students’ full human personality, so that they are able to participate meaningfully not only in their profession, but also in their family, society and their natural environment – ultimately leading to a society that is just and equitable.
Every commission on education has articulated the need for human values in education.
Student Induction Program (SIP)
In its 49th meeting of the Council held on 14th March 2017; it approved a package of measures for further improving the quality of technical education in the country. Articulated in the AICTE Model Curriculum, one of the key measures is the incorporation of education on human values.
The three-week Student Induction Program (SIP) based on Universal Human Values (UHV) is one of these mandatory measures.
The 3-week SIP is to prepare newly admitted undergraduate students for the new stage in their life by facilitating a smooth transition from their home and school environment into the college and university environment through various discussions and activities.
Faculty Development for SIP
It is of utmost importance that the faculty members/teachers are well equipped and prepared to conduct the SIP.
The core of SIP is Universal Human Values module. It must be delivered by the faculty members from the respective branch/discipline of the student group.
Appropriate FDPs have been designed and are being organized for preparing faculty members.