Deeksharambh - Guide to Student Induction Programme

HRD Ministry released Deeksharambh Guide

Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) has released ‘Deeksharambh’, a University Grants Commission (UGC) Guide to Student Induction Programme.

About Deeksharambh :- It is a guide to Student Induction Programme which is prepared by University Grants Commission (UGC).

Objective:
  • To help new students adjust and feel comfortable in new environment and to students build bonds with other students and faculty members
  • Expose students to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration
  • Inculcate in them ethos and culture of institution

Key Features: 
  • Student Induction Programme (SIP) engages with new students as soon as they come into the institution i.e. even before regular classes start.
  • At start of induction programme, the incumbents learn about institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values, and their mentor groups are formed.
  • Mentoring is one key component of SIP as it helps to develop an everlasting bonding of teacher and student.

Way Ahead :- 
To spread awareness about Deeksharambh in Higher Education Institutions and its stakeholders, UGC will conduct Awareness Programmes and training programme for teachers in different regions of country.

About UGC :-
  • It is a statutory body set up by Union government in accordance to UGC Act 1956. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD).
  • Mandate: It is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher (university) education.

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