Chandigarh: The Haryana government has decided to introduce a two-day orientation programme for new students in all colleges for academic session 2018-19 so that they become familiar with the campus services, faculty, rules and regulation. While stating this here on Monday, Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that this programme would help students adjust to the new environment and inculcate in them the ethos of the institution with a sense of larger purpose.
He said that it has been decided that all students would be provided with various facilities and information in their first week in the college. These included providing copy of the time table, identity card, library card, copy of the syllabus, copy of the lesson plans, list of student clubs and societies, list of mentors and foundation booklet, he said. Sharma said that in Haryana, 1.5 lakh students take admission in colleges every year. These students come from various backgrounds and are normally unaware of campus and college scenario, he added.
In order to ease their transition into college, the department of higher education has decided to introduce two-day orientation programme in all colleges, he said. He said that the most important task of orientation is to get students acquainted with college life, he said. By attending informational session and advising sessions, students can learn about school policies, general rules, the honour code and more, he said. Students will be given a wealth of information in a short period of time, he said.
The colleges goal for students is to immerse themselves in college life so that when they arrive on campus in new academic session they can hit the ground running, he said. Orientation gives the opportunity to make friends, get acquainted with roommates, purchase textbooks, and become comfortable with navigating the campus, he said.