In order to carry a positive action, one must develop a positive vision, with one such vision Sahyadri College shared its campus to the new program called The Pathways. Pathways is the program originally sponsored by Ford foundation of US in the year 2002-2003 as a part of global project. In India, it was initiated through Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA).
The main goal of Pathways is to provide a global outlook with regional focus, commitment to equality and social justice, and to develop the holistic view to students from the marginalized sections of society. The financial support from Ford stopped in the year 2009. But realizing benefits of programme, Kuvempu University took decisions to continue the activity with its own budgetary provision. In order to provide life skills and empower the students to become self-dependent role models of the country.
Selection of students to the Pathways is done on basis of class 12th marks and performance in entrance test conducted at the first year of the degree level. Forty five students are selected every year from arts, commerce, and science streams and trained continuously for 3 year till they complete their degrees. The training goes alongside the regular course. This includes Afternoon daily club activities, Saturdays Expertâ€™s session, Ten days winter and summer workshops, IAS/KAS and Competitive Exams Workshop, Field Visits, Mini-workshops, Celebration of National Days,. Etc.
The primary aim to understand the interconnections exist between professionalism and knowledge systems. In order to achieve these objectives, various theme-based talks by experts, academics and professional experts and studentsâ€™ projects and programs are conducted during the workshops. Moreover, the core focus of this workshops are intended to trigger multiple aptitudes among students towards multidisciplinary approaches.Each student is provided an opportunity to demonstrate her/his talent in numerous ways at one hand. On the other hand, student participants are expected to inculcate qualities like; focus, leadership, and action to implement the objectives of pathways in general and the workshop in particular. However, the volunteers of pathways are from different streams of bachelor degrees (i.e. B.A, BSc and B.com) of Sahyadri Science, Arts and Commerce colleges. This particular composition of students always possess challenges in conducting programs on a single theme or topic. Therefore we in pathways conduct activities related to various disciplines to accomplish the aspirations of our students.
Pathways handpicks the resource persons from different walks of life like academics, Science and technology, spiritualism, art and culture etc. They share their vision and experience with the young students. The present academic calendar in the higher educational institutions hardly provides time for non-academic learning, which is also equally important in the shaping of the personality of the children. Pathways is doing its best to fill this void by utilizing the winter and summer vacations for workshops. The gain is invaluable in terms of exposure, enlightenment and experience.
Director: Dr.Ramesh C.K.
Objectives of the Training and Placement Cell
- 1. To train the students to meet global competition.
- 2. To organise both Professional Skill and Life Skill Development programmes
- 3. To establish networking with various employment agencies.
- 4. To undertake socio-economic innovative projects.
- 5. To take up such other programmes to bridge the gap between Academic Skills and Professional Skills
Objectives of the Training and Placement Cell
Regular Activities-Week days and Saturdays.
- Vacation Workshop-10 days workshop during winter and summer vacation.
- Special Activities-National Festivals Celebration. -Special Workshops.
- Foundation Courseâ€“For UPSC and other competitive exams
|Monday||Aptitude and Reasoning|
|Tuesday||Science and Technology|
|Wednesday||Language and Book review|
|Thursday||Current affairs and GK|
|Friday||History , Polity and Geography|
Saturday Activities: Session by Resource Persons
- â€˘ HR Activities
- â€˘ Computer Activities
- â€˘ Communication Skill
- â€˘ Right to Information Act
- â€˘ Social Responsibilities
- â€˘ Presentation Skills
- â€˘ Preparing for Competitive Exams
- â€˘ Group Discussion
- â€˘ Film Appreciation
- â€˘ Team Building
- â€˘ Personality Styles
- â€˘ Self- Assertiveness
- â€˘ Self and Conflict Management
- â€˘ Social Etiquette
- â€˘ Book Presentation
- â€˘ Leadership and Management Skills
National Festival Celebration:
- â€˘ Independence Day
- â€˘ Gandhi Jayanthi
- â€˘ Republic day
10 days Workshop during winter and summer vacation
- Session by Resource Persons
Students Presentation: Two Book Review
- Two Film Appreciations
- Two Documentaries
- Two Power Point Presentations
- HR Skills through Activities
- Field Visit
- Alumni Meet
Special Workshops or Courses
- Content Writing
- Film Studies
- Other necessary Training Programmes