AICTE in its 49th meeting of the Council held on 14th March 2017, approved a package 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.
As per the discussion held on 49th meeting of Council held on 14th March 2017, Three Weeks Induction Program is made mandatory. Accordingly, a three-week mandatory induction program for students has been designed . Induction Program is to be offered right at the commencement of the first year and classes will begin only after student Induction program is over. Main Purpose behind this initiative is to make the students feel comfortable in their new environment, set a healthy daily routine, create bonding in the batch as well as between faculty and students. The student induction program is now a part of the model curriculum of Undergraduate Studies in Engineering & Technology launched by Hon’ble Minister of HRD during a conference on ‘Quality Initiatives in Technical Education’ on 24th January 2018 at AICTE, New Delhi. It has already been requested to all universities/institutions to adopt the model curriculum from the academic session 2018-19.
As the student induction program is made mandatory for every student, it is of utmost importance that the faculty members/teachers are well equipped and prepared to conduct the induction program for students.
It is recommended by National Coordination Committee for Student Induction Program (NCC-SIP) that the Universal Human Values component of the Student Induction Program must be delivered by the faculty members from the respective branch/discipline of the student group. Faculty members from each institute need to be trained from each discipline/branch. The number of faculty members trained should ultimately be sufficient in number, so that a group of 20 students is mentored by each faculty member. These trained faculty members after successful completion of two FDPs (One 3-day FDP followed by another 7-day FDP) may further involve other faculty of the institute and provide training to them. These faculty members will be the members of the Institute Induction Program Cell (IIPC). The IIPC will be responsible for actively and successful implementation of the three-weeks mandatory student induction program.