The humanities are part of an interconnected world that yields a broad, deep education foresting 21st century career readiness. The humanities studies are broad by design and the value of humanities in education is equally capacious.
With a need to understand, experience, facilitate, integrate and reflect upon human existence, its evolution, intellectual hereditament, life transitions, and universal calling, JAIN College introduced and recently inaugurated the pre-university humanities programme at its V V Puram campus in Bengaluru.
Powered by Knowledgeum, the humanities programme is a right blend of learner-centered curriculum and pedagogy. The highly engaging and intellectually stimulating 2-year programme is designed by expert researchers and industry practitioners and comprises a rigorous course structure and ‘competency pathways’ such as the speechcraft programme, life skills education, and digital badging. These pathways help students gain a solid academic foundation along with enriching skills that serve as an asset for a lifetime.
The inaugural event of humanities marked by the presence of Dr. Chenraj Roychand, Founder Chairman, JAIN Group and Ms. Aparna Prasad, Founder, Knowledgeum as chief guests. The commencement of the event involved Dr. Roychand’s address to students. He stated, “It’s not college life, it’s an ecosystem. You get 24 hrs and you have to organize the same.” He urged the students to collect, learn, understand and articulate the information to succeed in their endeavour.
Expressing her vision to reposition the humanities programme as one of the most demanding and future-ready programmes in the education sector Ms. Aparna Prasad said, “We all are co-creators of a new beginning. Let us dream big, shape our aspirations, and give wings to our imagination to set our goals in the right direction. It’s time to break the mould about humanities programme, and prepare for a bold new future of study and work!”
Following the exciting inaugural day, various sessions on the topics such as ‘relevance & dimension of humanities,’ grooming and etiquette’, ‘research literacy’, ‘importance of life skills’, etc were held wherein the expert resource persons, and faculty members motivated and guided students on various aspects.
The week-long orientation programme concluded with āvṛtti, where students showcased their orating skills, singing skills, dancing skills, and model exhibition. The models included Shakespeare’s global theatre, Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, Nationalists of India, Separation of Powers: Legislative Oversight, Acclimatization, Bobo doll experiment, Inspirations from Konark, Left brain, right brain theory and many engaging topics.