UDAAN-The Flight to Success (2018)
Induction of students in the beginning of session is a commendable effort introduced by the AICTE, and further followed by different universities and colleges for the induction of students. PIET is also one of those colleges who are following it with full enthusiasm and grace so that they can incur the basic values in the students. To build a strong connection among students and teachers is on the priority side of this induction program. It ensures overall induction of the students through different activities and programs.
Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities is putting its best efforts to inculcate those values in students that are needed as per the guidelines of AICTE. The Department organized three weeks long Induction Program, i.e. “UDAAN-The Flight to Success”, in the year 2018, for the holistic development of students.
Day 1-3rd Aug 2018
The first day of induction program started with Saraswati poojan in order to enrich students with the cultural values and making them aware to preserve the culture of our society and country.
After that the students were given a formal introduction of the college and its vision. The students were made to know the available resources that are available, and how they can utilize them effectively.
The Student Captain of the year then delivered key note address about the Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities.
The theme of the program was “Unity in Diversity”, and a play was performed to make students aware of the advantages of unity for the society and country. They were awakened about the existing problems, their causes, and how to create a peaceful society.
The Head of the department, Dr. Vinay Khatri, motivated the students about the bright career aspects of different engineering branches. She acquainted the upcoming engineers that how Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities can help them to build a stronger base during the first year of engineering. She also introduced the students with the members of faculty of the department. A beautiful musical presentation titled as “Indradhanushi PIET” was shown to all the students of all the seven departments related to Engineering i.e. ASH, CSE, IT, ECE, TE, CE and ME, representing the seven colors of the rainbow.
The Dean Academics of the college in his key note motivated the students about the importance of knowledge rather than grades or marks.
The Administrator addressed the students about the disciplinary rules of college and how can it help the students to achieve success.
The Management team of PIET then inspired students about placements and start-ups through Case studies of PIETians. They promoted students to think and act accordingly for their project ideas and how they can be benefited by the college. The requirement of the interpersonal skills apart from Core-Engineering by the Corporates was also enlightened by the management team of PIET.
Along with this there were some performances of the students which made everyone enjoy the day.
Day 2-4th Aug 2018
The day started with “Career Grooming” session by Mr. Surya Narain Bahadur, an excellent Corporate Trainer at Confluence Training and Development.
In the session, the kits were distributed that comprised a workbook which was followed throughout the session. It had various segments including Intelligence Quotient Test, Psychometric Test, communication drills and Team work exercises.
As various exams and corporate placements tests require a good IQ level, so the first part of the session was primarily given for IQ and aptitude improvement skills.
After that, Psychometric analysis of every student was done which was one of its kinds. The test was done with few common questions asked from the students by the trainer, Mr. Surya. The students were then made to understand about themselves through the result of the test.
The most interesting part of the session was on communication improvement. The students were first of all trained for giving better Introduction of them. Then, they were made aware about the common errors that we make on daily basis. The techniques of effective speech delivery, group discussion and debate were also provided to the students.
Induction further went ahead with different activities like personality development classes, yoga and meditation session, sports activities, communication skills classes etc.
Further, Three days ‘Entrepreneur Awareness Camp’ to develop entrepreneurial skills in students was conducted by the Applied Sciences and Humanities Department. Thereafter, three days trip to Nainital was organized which made the students feel one with the nature. Students were given exposure of beautiful campsites, trekking activities, bonfire etc. to break the monotony of routine life. The theme of the event i.e. “Unity in Diversity” was fulfilled through the team work tasks that were performed for fun during this induction period.