Academics

A. Teaching environment

A Prelude
We provide unparalleled learning opportunities for our students. Not only are they taught in the lecture room by academicians who are experts in their fields but our supervision system ensures that these ‘young pupils’ receive more personal tuition from them as and when needed. We are committed to encouraging and developing enquiring minds.

How you are taught?
The university faculty or department arranges lectures, seminars, workshops and practical. However, there is also an emphasis on independent and self-directed study. Each academic year consists of two semesters*. As the terms are short, the pace and volume of work is likely to be greater than you are currently used to.
During each semester, you are expected to spend an average of 44 hours a week on your academic studies (including teaching/contact time and independent study) and you may also need to undertake some work during the vacations (e.g further reading/research, revision, assignments).
Every student adjusts to this new workload in their own way and time and there are plenty of people who can offer advice and support while you get settled in and throughout your degree.

Faculty and intellectual environment

We use a holistic combination of international and oriental teaching pedagogies to ensure all-round excellence. Every programme has its own learning experiences which are shaped by the pedagogy baskets devised by the experienced faculty.

Choice Based Credit System

You have a choice to choose from the prescribed courses, which are referred as core, elective or soft skill courses and the entire assessment is evaluated-based on a credit system.

Lectures

Lectures act as the starting point for your own study and last about 45 minutes. The teacher-pupil ratio is of emphasis. Many lecturers are leading academicians working on the forefront in their fields. And this makes the lectures a fantastic opportunity for the students.

Practical – A Hands-on

Sometimes called ‘labs’ or ‘laboratory classes. practical work on some courses may be assessed. Practical classes provide the students an opportunity to engage deeply with the object of learning thereby escalating the overall learning process.

 Supervisions

  • Supervisions are small group exercises that are organized by the head/faculty.
  • Some preparation in the form of a reading, writing or working on some problems is needed for each supervision. In the session, the students receive feedbacks on the work undertaken by them and are encouraged to speak out their ideas.

 In-depth exploration

This system of personal tuition is one of our great strengths through some of our faculty. In depth exploration provides the opportunity to explore your subject more deeply, discuss your own work and ideas and receive regular feedback on a one to one basis.

Field trips, study visits, language courses

Several courses include opportunities to go on for a field trip, a study visits or for language courses. Naturally where you go, how long for and what you do varies, depending on your course. The visits can be self-financed, partially or fully-financed by the university/others

 Independent research

A chance to carry out your own research, test out theories and put forward your own ideas is encouraged at our campus. Your work might even get published while you are still studying.

 Work experience

Some courses include a period of work experience, giving you a chance to explore potential career paths and possibly leading to the opportunity of a job after you graduate. For specific career avenues, refer to the teaching segment of this prospectus.

B. Academics support facility

National digital library and resource center

Our university library is located at the heart of the academic complex, “Shruti”. The library is designed in a moderately spacious, semi air-conditioned hall, equipped with modern and comfortable furniture and provides a good academic ambience for students. Students can access thousands of research and learning resources in print and online, and derive benefit from the library’s commitment of providing high-quality services. The library also offers access to thousands of electronic books, journals and databases. Specialist library staff members work closely with faculty members to ensure access to key course material. They help students find relevant information from reliable sources for assignments and assist them in identifying, navigating and using information resources. Students also have access to a wide range of documents and online tutorials to gain key skills.

Our library provides the following services to students:

  • Bibliographic •Current Awareness • Documentation • Electronic Database and Online Journals  • Extension • Internet Facility  •  Lending  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) • Orientation Program • Reference • Reprographic

Academic Quality Development Cell (AQDC)

In alignment to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)’s   pursuance of its Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of institutions of higher education through setting up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) towards quality sustenance measure, Sri Sri University has established the Academic Quality Development Cell (AQDC) w.e.f Academic Year 2017-18 & onwards.

Quality enhancement is a continuous process; the AQDC is an integral part of the institution’s system and works towards realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. The prime task of the AQDC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of the institution.

It is a facilitative and participative voluntary system of the institution for ushering in quality enhancement by working out planned interventionist strategies

The two verticals facilitating the student-faculty development, under the aegis of AQDC are:

  • ORIENT-The Student Development Initiative (ORIENT-SDI): Making Lives Unbelievable

The University directs its educational efforts at fostering the intellect and character of students by integrating in-class and co-curricular experiences through a wide range of occurrences that complement and support their academic episodes in the classroom.

“ORIENT- SDI” is intended to achieve these as the University’s mission. With a focus on each student’s personality and skills, “ORIENT” is committed to developing them into Global Citizens and socially responsible leaders by engaging them in vibrant, Innovative and stimulating co-curricular programmes and offering relevant resources and advice.

  • BUILD-The Faculty Development Initiative (BUILD-FDI): Building Foundations

Learning and growing are just not restricted within a student’s ambit but goes a step further to the ones who shape them – ‘The Foundations’. Whatever good is built, ‘Builds’ back. ‘BUILD’, the Faculty Development Initiative aims at continued evolutionary mentorship across a plethora of diverse aspects. ‘BUILD’ is about enhancement of one’s academic, Intellectual and Spiritual pursuits by presenting occasions- the University’s cutting edge.

The ‘Build’ Gamut

  • Academic Rigor • Exchange Programmes • Institutional Portrayals • Interpersonal Engagements • Persona-Leadership Boosts • Quality Appraisals • Technical Upgrades

A plethora of luminous dignitaries from time to time are invited to the campus to augment the vision of BUILD-FDI.