The Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities, keeping in line with the guidelines as proposed by the AICTE, organised a Three Week Induction & Orientation Program for the First Semester students from 23rd July to 11th August, 2018. AICTE recommends that, “as these students enter into the institution, they come with diverse thoughts, backgrounds and preparations. It is important to help these students adjust to the new environment and inculcate in them the ethos of the institution with a sense of a larger purpose”.
On the first day post registration, the freshers had an interaction with their respective class counsellors and student mentors from the second year. This was followed by a session with the Management- Director, Principal and Vice Principal triggering students not only to excel in academics but also to thrive in becoming a responsible human being and citizen. Latter part of the day Head of Departments showed a glimpse of their respective Departments through a presentation, followed by a tour round the campus.
From the second day, regular classes began till the lunch break followed by the Induction Program activities in the second half for three consecutive weeks. For overall development of students- Creative Arts Display (CAD) activities were initiated, where the students were divided into groups depending on their creative interests such as photography, painting, craft, web designing, singing, dancing, drama, instrument playing, etc. A total of 12 hours was dedicated for CAD, in which the students practiced and displayed their respective arts on the last day of the induction.
Among the different sessions held throughout the 3 week program, presentations were given by Coordiantors of different Cells of the college like IEDC, NSS, ISTE and Ashwa Riders to make students aware of its active presence in the college and elicit participation. An inspiring session was taken by the Principal, Dr. Surendra Gole, encouraging students to know themselves well and utilise their potential to the fullest so as to excel in every area of life. Prof. R. B. Gowardhan, Vice Principal, stimulated the students’ interests by enlightning them about ‘Industrial Revolution 4.0’. Mr. Sumeet Urkudkar, a well known inspirational speaker spoke to students on the topic ‘Life & Happiness’ and the importance of a disciplined life to achieve success. Prof. A. Lawrence, Head of Training & Placement Dept., made students aware of the skills needed by them to be industry ready and employable. Sessions were also dedicated to PPT Skills, Aptitude Development and Sports activities. A presentation on Human Values was facilitated by Prof. Namrata Gore, Prof. Satish Kene and Prof. Sonia Francis. An expert from the industry, Mr. Namit Hazare, an alumnus of the College, recollected fond memories of his college life and also shared his success story of being placed at GOOGLE, to joining his family business and finally aiming to being an entrepreneur.
On the last day of the Induction Program, a session on Yoga and Meditation was conducted so as to guide students towards a healthy and stress free lifestyle. It culminated with the freshers giving a display of their creative arts.
Faculty members of the Basic Sciences & Humanities Dept., along with vibrant student volunteers pro-actively mentored and encouraged students to participate with full enthusiasm. This Induction Program has definitely been a successful ice breaker. It enabled the freshers to smoothly adjust in their new environment and feel at home. They bonded well with their seniors and teachers who could identify so much of potential in them displayed through their talent exhibition, sportsmanship, yoga enthusiasm and desire to learn from the sessions held for them. The College Management and First Year Incharge Prof. Kirti Sahu wholeheartedly guided and supported the Induction Program for the good of students.