B.Tech Induction Program

A common observation in higher education institutions is that students entering higher studies are not fully prepared for college-level education, especially in an academically demanding field such as engineering. We believe much of this is due to lack of proper appreciation regarding university level education and how to handle college life. To help prepare students better for the transition from school to IIIT-D, and to make of the most of the excellent education and environment provided at IIIT-D, the Institute is starting an induction program.

The main goal of the induction program is to help students shift gears from school to Institute life. Specifically, we hope that at the end of the program, students are committed and excited about learning and growth, and appreciate that learning is crucial for their career and future. This program will also help students to appreciate the importance of professionalism and values and at the same time will help them in establishing a healthy bonding within the student community. 

Are better prepared for effective self management – life skills, time management, effective study habits, balance between studies and extra-curricular activities, managing moods/addiction, etc. so they can achieve the most from their stay at IIIT-D.

The program is compulsory for all incoming students, and residential: all students will be provided with hostel accommodation (even if they will be day scholars during the semester) for the duration of the program, and will have to attend all the sessions.

Each day’s program will encompass a mixture of different types of activities: talks, panel discussions, presentations; hands-on activities and group work; sports; cultural. Detailed schedule is given below.  It will largely be organized and managed by Student Council of IIIT-D and student volunteers. Most sessions are interactive – students will be encouraged to express their views and participate actively.

For any further information about the program, contact <email id>

Schedule of the program









Time slots Day 1
(Fri, Jul 25)
Day 2
(Sat, Jul 26)
Day 3
(Sun, Jul 27)
Day 4
(Mon, Jul 28)
Day 5
(Tue, Jul 29)
Day 6
(Wed, Jul 30)
Day 7
(Thur, Jul 31)
Day 8
(Fri, Aug 1)
7:30 to 8:00 Yoga/ meditation/ jogging / walking
8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 to 10:45 1A: Breaking the ice 2A. Motivation 3A: Time Management 4A. Mental Health incl stress & addiction 5A. Life skills including relationships 6A. Students values Welcome by Director; Welcome by DOAA; Introduction to courses by instructors; Rights & responsibilities; Academic Honesty; Ragging Policy; Plagiarism How to Study; ACM Chapter; Welcome by counsellor; Welcome by SC; Esya & Oddyssey; Election of batch reps
10:45 to 11:15 Tea/Coffee break
11:15 to 13:00 1B: School to College. 2B: Career 3B: Alumni interaction 4B: Professionism 5B: Effective study habits 6B: Student Values
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Group activities - e.g. theatre/ drawing / dance / origami etc. Welcome by B Tech Coordinators; Timetable; Tutorial Groups; Academic Calendar; ERP, Manuals; Web Pages Student clubs, Community Work, Self Growth, etc.
15:30 to 17:30 Programming familiarization for non-programmers/ projects for others
17:30 to 19:30 Treasure hunt and Sports: football/ volleyball/ basketball matches (everyone plays)
19:30 to 21:00 Dinner
21:00 to 22:30 Activities - like Quiz, Movies, Debate, Soap Box, Music, Dance, etc by the student community

 

Motivation

Motivation is one the most important factors that influences how well a student does in studies (or how well a person does on work.) This session will discuss with students issues relating to motivation and help them self-motivate so they can study more effectively.
 

Time Management

Many students end up spending too much time on some type of tasks, or wasting time, even though they would like to lead a balanced life and spend time judiciously among various activities and goals. This session will discuss the importance of effective time management, the major time wasting activities, and how students can plan their time, and then follow the plan for effectively managing their time so they can get the most from their college life.
 

Mental Health, Relationships

Students today face a variety of stress in their lives - some of it comes from relationships with friends, family, etc. These sessions will sensitize the students about these issues, how to identify them, and how to manage them effectively.
 

Student Values

Students make choices on personal and professional life. This session will help students identify the values they believe in and how they can live a life consistent with their values.
 

School to College

This session will focus on how school life is different from college life, and what students need to do to transition effectively to college life.
 

Careers

In this section some successful people with diverse careers will discuss their life stories, choices they made, and lessons they learned. This session can motivate incoming students to aim high and recognize that they have many career choices after their university education.

Professionalism

In this session professionals from companies will share their views about what companies expect from their professionals. This session can help students understand what types of values and work ethics they need to cultivate while they are students to become effective professionals.

Effective Study Habits

Many students are effective students and many don't study well. This session, which also uses information from students from IIIT-Delhi, discusses why it is important to have effective study habits, and what are some of the habits that work well for students.

Programming Familiarization

These are meant for students who don't have prior experience with computer programming. These sessions are meant to take their fear of programming away and make them comfortable with the concept of programming. This will prepare them well for the "Intro to Programming" course in which they will learn programming. Some other activities will be planned for those students who know programming.

Group Activities

These are fun activities which will also develop teamwork. There will be multiple activities to participate in.

 

Further information/Notes

  • Reaching IIIT-D: Please refer to instructions on website
  • Fee for hostel accommodation is Rs 1000 for the program – largely to cover the bedding and A/C cost. This can be paid in cash at the start of the program.
  • Food will be available on payment basis in the Institute mess or cafeteria.
  • Participants will be allowed to go out of campus only after taking permission from the coordinator.
  • During the program, if a student needs to go for some work/counseling elsewhere, he/she can go only after properly informing the coordinator.