By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 16 Sept: Himalayan School of Science and Technology organized the Induction Programme for the newly admitted students to BCA, B. Tech, B. Sc. Data Science and MCA for academic session 202223, from 12th September to 14th September.
Dr RC Ramola, Principal, HSST delivered the welcome address. He welcomed the students and acquainted them with the general code of conduct expected of students at the university level. He inspired the students to remain motivated and achieve their professional goals.
Dr. Manish Prateek held the orientation session with students. He reflected on the importance of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities to turn a learner into a professional. He spoke on subdomains of knowledge and inspired students to maintain selfdisciplined in order to succeed.
On day one, R. Hari Ramasubramanian, Leader for Business Development and Academia Relationship at IBM System’s University Initiative for India, conducted a session on IBM and its collaboration with Swami Rama Himalayan University, in offering programs at Undergraduate level in Computer Science and Engineering. He familiarized the students with the latest emerging trends in the industry.
Dr. Ashish Kumar in his presentation gave a brief account of academic processes adopted at Himalayan School of Science and Technology. Students were familiarized with the basic terminology used in academics. Also, due focus was given on the explanation of course wise registration, attendance policy, credit calculation, stipulated duration of the program, promotion policy, academic calendar, student mentorship etc.
The sessions were intervened by a group activity by Ashish Gupta, based on psychometric analysis to discover learner types.
Post lunch, a session on Faculty Introduction was held. The faculty members from Computer Science Department and Applied sciences and Humanities introduced themselves to students. Towards the end of the first day of Induction, students were taken on campus visit to familiarize them with the campus.
On the second day of the Induction Programme, Dr. Vivek Katiyar delivered a session on the process of Examination system adopted at SRHU, highlighting the processes of Internal and External assessment, calculation of composite scores and grading system.
Dr. Seema Madhok conducted a session on English Language and Communication Skills. She dwelt upon the meaning and importance of communication skills through the students’ activities based on communication. She asserted the importance of LSRW Skills for effective communication.
Ashish Gupta conducted a session with students on Communication Model through an activity termed ‘Communication Origami’.
Post lunch, Dalbeer Singh and Farhan Khan from the Placement Department interacted with students. They familiarized the students with placement activities, drives conducted, and assistance and support extended to students for successful placements.
Students were carried through a wide array of activities organized at Himalayan School of Science and Technology, through a video compiled and presented by Gaurav Sharma.
Day three was opened by a session from Dr. A. K. Choudhary on their ‘Environmental responsibilities & Sustainability’. He interacted with the newly admitted students on environmental issues and sensitized them towards environmental responsibilities. He also brief about the importance of sustainable use of natural resources and the role of an individual in attaining sustainability.
Tirthajani Panda delivered sessions on Gender sensitization and Professional Ethics. She familiarized students on gender stereotypes and gender roles as observed in our society. In her talk on professional ethics, she focused on work ethics and goal setting.
Dr. Malini Srivastava, HOD, Clinical Psychology conducted a session on Human Psychology and behavior. She spoke about the factors that influence our psychology and behavior. She stressed on keeping realistic expectation, observing selfdiscipline and developing efficacy by practicing skills.
The day ended with a funfilled activity on Tower Making with newspapers. The objective of the activity was to inculcate the skill of problem solving amongst students.