IIIT-Hyderabad's Prof. Pradeep K. Ramancharla Elected Vice President (South) of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (IAStructE)
/ -- The Human Values Cell at IIIT-Hyderabad is conducting the first-of-its-kind Training of Teachers (ToT) for Student Induction Programme (SIP) from 16th-18th May under aegis of UGC Quality Mandate.
Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, UGC, New Delhi was the chief guest at the inauguration of the programme at IIIT-H campus in Gachibowli.
University Grants Commission (UGC)'s Student Induction Programme is a well-planned event to educate new entrants about the environment in a particular institution, and connect them with the people in it. It has been designed to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in their new environment, inculcate the ethos and culture of their institution, help them build bonds with other students and faculty, and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration.
Around 225 faculty and teachers from leading institutes across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu attended the program that included workshops, interactive sessions, and talks by Prof. Rajeev Sangal, former director of IIIT-H and IIT-BHU and Prof. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, Registrar, IIIT-H. Some of the topics explored include the role of education in building integrity, understanding human aspirations and needs, dealing with peer pressure and understanding relationships.
This is the first in a series of ToT sessions which Prof. Ramancharla will be conducting in Bangalore and Pune later in the month. Speaking on the program, he said, "SIP will get students to reflect on their own goals and inculcate understanding and responsibility toward national and larger human goals."
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The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research with great social impact. Some of its research domains include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.