Deeksharambh: Guide to Student Induction Programme (SIP) was released recently to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment at higher education institutions. It has been prepared by University Grants Commission (UGC).
- It is guide to Student Induction Programm. It seeks to engage with the new students as soon as they come into the institution, before regular classes start.
- Objectives: (i) Help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment, (ii) inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution, (iii) help them build bonds with other students and faculty members, and (iv) expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration.
- Purpose: It is intended to empower aspirant learners to face competitive world with confidence, open new horizons of life leading to character building based on universal human Values such as truth, righteous conduct, love, non-violence, peace and assist in developing self awareness , compassion and oneness.
- Features: It engages with the new students as soon as they come into the institution, before regular classes start. It helps new students to learn about the institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values, and their mentor groups are formed. Mentoring is one of its component to develop an everlasting bonding of teacher and student.