Report of Orientation Day 2015 Programme

 

General Orientation Programme for the New Students

 

The Orientation Programme for the newly admitted students of the 2015-16 batch was held on July 20, 2015 in the MP Hall. The program commenced with Dr. Rachna Mohan. welcoming the students on behalf of the Admission Committee of the College and announcing the schedule for the day.

The Principal, Dr. (Mrs.) Purabi Saikia then addressed the students and briefed them about the history of the college and the rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to the students. Some of the key issues covered in the her address included attendance and sick leave, maintaining discipline and cleanliness in the college premises, availability of scholarships and fee concessions, the role and functions of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and various other, committees, cells and societies of the college. The principal also answered a few queries from the  parents or students.

Then the Teacher-in-Charges of all the Departments introduced their faculty members to the students. The conveners of the Sports Committee and NSS also gave a brief description of the objectives and working of their respective units. Dr. Mamta Singla, Convenor of the Library Committee informed the students about the college library and the facilities available.

Dr. Rachna Mohan, Coordinator, IQAC, in her presentation described the Vision, Mission, Value and Objectives statements of the college and the Student Charter. She also briefed the students about the establishment, working and achievements of IQAC and the variety of quality improvement initiatives undertaken by it. She showed samples of the Students’ Handbook for the year 2015-16 containing all the policies, rules, guidelines, and procedures applicable to them along with the description of the services and facilities provided by the college and  informed them that copies of this handbook will be given to each of the newly admitted students during the week.

Dr. Vandana Sharma, chairperson of the Internal Complaints Committee of the College apprised the students about the strict actions being taken against sexual harassment and ragging cases. She also explained why and how the students should inform the concerned committees about incidents or apprehensions of violations of these rules so that timely action could be taken to prevent such occurrences and punish the guilty.

The students then moved to the rooms allotted for a detailed orientation with the concerned departments. After the departmental orientation, they  were taken for a walk-in-tour of the college. They were also informed that orientation programmes for the practical subjects will be held on the next day at 10.00 AM in the respective laboratories.