Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to develop an everlasting bond between teacher and students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with a new guide.

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme – “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi.

To promote Deeksharambh - Student Induction Programme (SIP) in Higher Education Institutions and its stakeholders, UGC will shortly conduct awareness and training programmes for teachers in different regions in the country.

“ Deeksharambh , a guide to Student Induction Programme is to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment, inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution, help them build bonds with other students and faculty members, and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration,” the minister said.

As per official sources, the programme aims at engaging new students as soon as they take admissions in an institution. During the induction programme, the incumbents will be taught and made aware about the institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values, and their mentor groups formed.

(With PIB Inputs)