Induction Program is designed to make the newly admitted undergraduate students feel comfortable in their new surroundings, to expand their vision, and to prepare them for the new stage in their life. It is run for three weeks, during which there are no regular classes. Activities are conducted during this time to assimilate the new students in the culture and ethos of the institution, open them up in thought, set a healthy daily routine, create bonds in the batch as well as with faculty, develop awareness sensitivity and understanding of the self, the people around them, the society at large, and nature.
The daily activities are games and physicals, creative arts, universal human values group discussions, and proficiency modules in case of critical lacunas (English). Other non-daily activities are visit to department and introduction to discipline, lectures by eminent people, visit to local area (picnic), visit to a village, orphanage or hospital, informal interaction with senior students, and introduction to extra-curricular activities in the college.
AICTE/ MHRD has recommended Induction Program for newly admitted UG students, compulsory for all technical colleges in a phased manner in the country. Since the Program has to be conducted by faculty members of the institution, a five to seven days Faculty Development Program for Student Induction are being organized in different parts of the country.
UGC has notified Quality Mandate along with the initiatives to be taken by both Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) and UGC. One of the proposed initiatives is to introduce Induction Program for the students taking admission at UG and PG level in Universities and Colleges as decided in the 534th meeting of commission (UGC) held on 02.08.2018. Similarly, AICTE in its 49th meeting of the Council held on 14th March, 2017 approved a package of measures for improving 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 the required language skills required for the technical education.