Jain (Deemed-to-be University), on being conferred the status of a Deemed to be University, has capitalized on the opportunity to bring in innovation in the syllabus and course structure.
The courses are designed to cater to student diversity and their ability to cope with the programs. To provide quality education, conventional teaching methodologies are complemented with the use of ICT and digital technology. Several innovative pedagogies such as adaptive learning, case studies, interactive tutorials, and cognitive and affective learning are used for teaching. To complement what is offered as part of formal courses, a range of value-added programs is made available to learners.
The University has a rigorous life skills program for all learners. For UG students registered under Jain (Deemed-to-be University), there is a compulsory paper on Mind Management and Human Values in either the first or second semester. The program allows the holistic development of the learner during his/her time at the institution. A conscious effort at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is to adopt a learner-centered approach. Faculties have been extensively trained in the learner-centric approach and conscious efforts have been made to implement the same in the classes.
The goal of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is to make every classroom space for learning rather than a zone for teaching. Classroom activities provide several opportunities for diverse skills to find legitimate expression. Group discussions, case studies, role-plays, simulations, and seminars are regular features of classroom activities. Modern technology is also put to effective use with the faculty being adept at using the LCD in regular classrooms. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) techniques including video-recorded lectures being made available to students are part of the support system available at the University.
Innovation in teaching/learning methods is a continuous endeavor. Best practices are shared among colleagues and at inter-departmental seminars at campuses. The University encourages its faculty members to upgrade their skills regularly. Faculty development programs are conducted every academic session and staff members are encouraged to organize and attend seminars, conferences, and workshops.
The University updates its strategic plan that covers both long-term and short-term planning to ensure that it progresses on its well laid out multipronged vision of quality in academic programs, research, extension activities, sports, and entrepreneurship activities. It has prepared vision building on the strategic plans comprising the following six verticals:
With the belief that education enables people to respond to opportunities, Dr. Chenraj Roychand’s education module together with entrepreneurship and ecological development has led to the creation of social entrepreneurs and job-ready professionals in the peri-urban areas thereby building a self-sustainable ecosystem pan India.
As with Jain (Deemed-to-be University)’s approach, the plan for comprises:
For society to move forward, we as a community need to pursue common goals relating to education, environmental protection, and social justice. And that is why we encourage individuals to do their bit whether it is planting saplings, donating blood, distributing food items, providing free education, and helping the less privileged and marginalized communities in other ways.
Outreach or extension activities related to various societal issues and nation-building activities. Contributions from NCC, NSS, Human Networking Academy, Rotaract wings, and Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) have been immense. The community-oriented activities help students develop qualities of selflessness, discipline, dedication, and desire for hard work.
Education and research are considered the cornerstone of development. We not only believe in instilling values that will, no doubt, give the present and the next generation stability and focus, we also believe in imparting knowledge through our courses. Be it engineering, interior design or nanomaterial and sciences, we stress sustainability.
The president of the University, Dr. Chenraj Roychand’s education module combined with entrepreneurship and ecological development has led to the creation of social entrepreneurs and job-ready professionals in the peri-urban areas thereby building a self-sustainable ecosystem pan India.
Keeping in mind the current issues that we face be it global warming, unemployment, infrastructure and so on and what is required for a better tomorrow from an organizational, entrepreneurial, and social and environmental perspective, we’re unwavering in our contribution to sustainability.