Programmes for the Year – 2015-16

HUMAN VALUES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (HVDP)

In pursuance of the recommendation made at the 17th Triennial Conference of AIACHE held in January, 2015 and subsequently with the approval of Executive Board, the Secretariat in Delhi has initiated the Human Values Development Programme (HVDP) at the member institutions of AIACHE.  We hope that other colleges in our country will also adopt this particular programme which will be very useful to our young people in the present context.

This programme enables to train as many faculty members as possible from different colleges, who would be responsible to introduce this particular programme in respective colleges.  The participants are provided with a copy of the book – ‘Human Values Development Programme’ (HVDP) and will be trained for necessary follow-up at the college.   The outcome of this programme will be felt in 10 to 15 years when these young people take up responsibilities in governance, commerce, religion, politics etc.

However we have decided to introduce this programme relentlessly until our target of reaching all 32000 colleges in our country through the goodwill of the government.  The task ahead is quite heavy but by the grace of God we hope to achieve this.

The year 2015-16 started with the 1st workshop on Human Values Development at St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur.  I am very happy to inform you that about 120 college teachers and around 300 school teachers participated in the workshop on HVDP held at St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur on 16th and 17th June, 2015.

We have also conducted the HVDP workshops at various places as per the details given below. In every programme other neighbouring colleges are also invited to join. This year we have started the first year’s programme and we hope to cover all the 350 colleges within three years time.
HVDP Programmes for the year 2015-16

Date Details Venue
16-17 June, 2015
(conducted)
Jabalpur St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur
23 June 2015
(conducted)
Colleges in Brahmavar and Mangalore Crossland College, Brahmavar
2nd & 3rd July 2015
(conducted)
HVDPB.Ed Colleges in South India (25) St. Christopher’s College of Education, Chennai
17th July 2015
(conducted)
Colleges in Vijayawada, Machilipatnam, Guntur, Eluru St. Theresa’s College for Women, Eluru
20th July 2015
(conducted)
Colleges in Hyderabad/Secunderabad, Warangal, Vishakapatnam St.Ann’s College of Education, Secunderabad
22nd July2015
(conducted)
Colleges in Mumbai St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
8th August 2015
(conducted)
Kerala  (1) St. Mary’s College, Sulthan Bathery
10th  August 2015
(conducted)
Kerala  (2)
(Trichur, Malappuram, Calicut)
Mar Thoma College, Chungathura, Malappuram
11th  August 2015(conducted) Kerala (3)Colleges in Muvattupuza, Thodupuzha, Ernakulam, Cochin etc Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha
12th August, 2015
(conducted)
Kerala  (4)Colleges in Kottayam, Changanacherry and  nearby areas CMS College Kottayam
15th Sept 2015(conducted) American College, Madurai American College, Madurai
16th  Sept 2015(conducted) Jayaraj Annapackam College for Women, Periyakulam Jayaraj Annapackam College for Women, Periyakulam
22 Sept 2015(conducted) HVDP MeetingColleges in Dharwad andnearby areas Kittel Science College, Dharwad
23 Sept 2015(conducted) HVDP MeetingColleges in Goa St. Xavier’s College,Mapusa, Goa
11 Oct 2015 HVDP MeetingSpicer Adventist University Spicer Adventist UniversityPune
18 Nov 2015 HVDP  MeetingColleges in Kolkata Kolkata St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
20 Nov 2015 HVDP Meeting Holy Cross College Agartala

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF AIACHE – 2016

As we have already informed AIACHE will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in the year 2016.  The following three programmes are planned for the year 2016.

(1)   09.01.2016        :    Thanksgiving Service at Madras Christian College, Chennai

(2)  02.03.2016            :  Inauguration of GJC at Jesus & Mary College, New Delhi

(3)  07 – 11 Oct 2016    :  Grand Finale at American College, Madurai

The theme for the Celebration is – “Building the Nation with Justice, Peace and Harmony – A New Agenda for Higher Education”.

We have discussed the following points in the last Executive Board to seek your advice and input into our planning of the celebrations at the Consultation on the following:·

  • Participation of Principal/faculty/students in cultural competition including dance.
  • Sponsorship from colleges/alumni for Golden Jubilee celebrations.·
  • Addresses of well renowned/famous VVIPs of alumni to invite them for the GJC.
  • Nomination for honouring the ‘Best Achievers’ as Academic Administrators·
  • Best Practices of Colleges for compiling as a book.
  • Celebration of Golden Jubilee of AIACHE in respective colleges.
  • Fund raising for the Golden Jubilee Celebration Fund.
  • Souvenir to be published
  • Nominations/Membership in various Celebration Committees (Souvenir Committee, Fund Raising for Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Regional Coordinators, any other suggested Committees).
  • New Directory of All Christian Colleges in the Country

We have requested the American College, Madurai to host the Grand Finale in October, 2016 for which the American College Management has graciously accepted. We are in the process of planning for the great event in Madurai and we request you to be one of the Organizing Committee Members.  The first meeting of the Organizing Committee was held on 14th September 2015 at 2.00 p.m. at the American College. It was a wonderful meeting which was attended by the member institutions in Madurai.So far we have conducted the GJC Meeting in the following colleges.

List of GJC Meetings conducted/being arranged

Date Details Venue
23 June 2015(conducted) Colleges in Brahmavar and Mangalore Crossland College, Brahmavar
17th July, 2015(conducted) GJC Meeting – Eluru St. Theresa’s College for Women, Eluru
21st July 2015(conducted) GJC Meeting – Hyderabad St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet
22nd July, 2015(conducted) GJC Meeting – Mumbai St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai
8th August 2915(conducted) GJC MeetingKerala  (1) St. Mary’s CollegeSulthan Bathery
10th  August 2015(conducted) Kerala  (2)(Trichur, Malappuram, Calicut) Mar Thoma College, Chungathura, Malappuram
11th  August 2015(conducted) Kerala (3)Colleges in Muvattupuza, Thodupuzha, Ernakulam, Cochin etc Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha
12th August, 2015(conducted) Kerala  (4)Colleges in Kottayam, Changanacherry and  nearby areas CMS CollegeKottayam
14th   Sept 2015(conducted)  GJC Trichy St. Joseph’s College, Trichy
15th Sept 2015(conducted) American College, Madurai American College, Madurai(Dr. Christober)
16th  Sept 2015(conducted) Jayaraj Annapackam College for Women, Periyakulam Jayaraj Annapackam College for Women, Periyakulam
22 Sept 2015(conducted)  GJC MeetingColleges in Dharwad andnearby areas Kittel Science College, Dharwad(Smt. Sushanti Prasannakumar)
23 Sept 2015(conducted) GJC MeetingColleges in Goa St. Xavier’s College,Mapusa, Goa(Fr. Walter De Sa)
18 Nov 2015 GJC MeetingColleges in Kolkata Kolkata St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
20 Nov 2015 GJC Meeting Holy Cross CollegeAgartala

 

ASIAN UNIVERSITY LEADERS PROGRAMME (AULP)

The United Board and the All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE) came together and organized a Conference for Principals of Christian colleges in India.  The theme of the Conference was “Higher Education Policy in India: Implications for Christian Colleges and Universities”. It was held at AIACHE Secretariat, New Delhi from Monday August 31 to Thursday September 3, 2015.

This was the first meeting in India of the United Board’s series of conferences under its Asian University Leaders Program (AULP).

The purpose of the prorgamme was to inform New Principals about policy issues and processes at the national level in higher education in India.  It also helped to develop openings for ongoing, two-way communication between Christian colleges and policymakers.  A third goal was to allow sharing of ideas and to deepen mutual understanding among principals who are relatively new in their leadership positions.

It was attended by 57 delegates – Vice Chancellors, Principals and faculty from Christian Higher Educational Institutions from all of parts of India along with a team of resource persons.  The prorgamme included a visit to the Parliament House and the Louts Temple.  The Asian University Leaders’ programme was enabled the delegates to:·

  • Update the policies in Higher Education in India.
  • Understand the issues faced by the Minority Institutions in different parts of India and try to find solutions by mutual sharing.
  • To prepare project proposals for UGC including community colleges.

UPCOMING PROGRAMMES

The following various programmes have been finalized as per the details given below:

12-18 Oct 2015 Faculty Student Training Programme for Professional Ethics & Values AIACHE SecretariatNew Delhi
9 Jan 2016 Golden Jubilee Celebration 2016Thanksgiving Service Madras Christian College,Tambaram, Chennai
29 Feb – 2 March 2016 Interfaith Meeting AIACHE SecretariatNew Delhi
2 March 2016 Golden Jubilee Celebration 2016Inauguration Jesus and Mary College,New Delhi
7-11 Oct 2016 Golden Jubilee Celebration 2016 Grand Finale The American College, Madurai