AICTE, in its 49th meeting of the Council held on 14th March 2017, approved a course 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.
At CSJM University the Universal Human Values course has been introduced as UHV-1(Student Induction Program) and UHV-II in B. Tech and MCA courses from academic session 2021-22.
Introduction of SIP and UHV-II
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 and finally in whole existence. 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)
The council 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 by AICTE and are being organized for preparing faculty members.