The main Purpose of SIM is to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment, inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution, help them build bonds with other students and faculty members, and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration. The duration of SIM is one week and is conducted before the commencement of each academic session.
At the start of the induction, the incumbents learn about the institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values, and their mentor groups are formed. SIM could cover a number of different aspects i.e.
Socializing: meeting other new students, senior students, students union, Lectures by Eminent People;
Associating: visits to University / college, visits to Dept./Branch/ Program of study & important places on campus, local area, city and so on;
Governing: rules and regulations, student support etc.
Experiencing: Subject lectures, study skills, small-group activities, physical activity, creative and performing arts, literary activities, universal human values, etc. The module is designed as per the guidelines provided by UGC/AICTE.