In bid to make the freshers familiarise with different departments, the IIT Kharagpur is all set to commence a nine-day Induction Programme for freshers from next month.
"Students usually come with preconceived notions about the discipline which they have enrolled in and its scope. This causes some initial misconceptions regarding career opportunities available in those disciplines," Prof P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur, told NDTV.
According to reports, an assimilation programme to departments and academics would be introduced for second year students.
About IIT Kharagpur
The motto of IIT Kharagpur is Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam. This literally translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga", essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga. This can be traced to Sri Krishna's discourse with Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. The quote, in the larger context of the Gita, urges man to acquire equanimity because a mind of equanimity allows a man to shed distracting thoughts of the effects of his deeds and concentrate on the task before him. Equanimity is the source of perfection in Karmic endeavours that leads to Salvation.
The Institute aligns all its activities to serve national interest and seeks:
To provide broad-based education, helping students hone their professional skills and acquire the best-in-class capabilities in their respective disciplines.
To draw the best expertise in science, technology, management and law so as to equip students with the skills to visualize, synthesize and execute projects in these fields.
To imbibe a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in its students.
To undertake sponsored research and provide consultancy services in industrial education and socially relevant areas.