PRIST’s New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is the first opportunity for the first year students to experience life at PRIST as a student! NSOP will help first year students to become familiar with the academic and co-curricular opportunities, academic regulations and, learn about campus traditions, understand how to access campus resources and support services, and meet the Pristian community!
NSOP is a required program for all new students. NSOP begins the important process of transition for new students to the excitement, opporunities, and rigor of campus life. It is the first step of many that assists students into acclimating to life here at PRIST. Specifically the program aims to:
- Establish a welcoming environment that creates a sense of belonging and community
- Celebrate traditions that promote university spirit and pride
- Acclimate students to the academic and co-curricular programs and resources to insure student success
- Introduce students to the richness of the University and the surrounding community
Attendance at NSOP session is mandatory for all newly admitted students.
An exclusive mandatory International Students Orientation Programme (ISOP) is scheduled for international students.
Students entering tertiary study without sufficient knowledge in a particular area should consider doing a Pre-Tertiary Bridging Courses.
Pre-Tertiary Bridging Courses are short intensive courses designed for high school students entering tertiary study. It is for students who are not confident with their preparation for university study, or they may not meet the assumed knowledge requirements.
Pre-Tertiary Bridging Courses only teach to an introductory level and may assist in narrowing the gap between high school and university studies. Subjects taught in Pre-Tertiary Bridging Courses do not carry any credit towards their degree.
Pre-Tertiary Bridging Courses are available in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, elements of engineering, English communication, life skills etc. These courses are designed to satisfy subject prerequisites or assumed knowledge.
Semester Preparatory Courses aim to prepare students for their successful study in the following semester. Semester Preparatory Courses may satisfy prerequisites for various courses prescribed for that semester. The Semester Preparatory Courses available are extensive.
The student commonly called a slow learner is one who cannot learn at an average rate from the instructional resources, texts, workbooks, and learning materials that are designed for the majority of students in the classroom. These students need special instructional pacing, frequent feedback, corrective instruction, and/or modified materials, all administered under conditions sufficiently flexible for learning to occur. Slow learners are usually taught in one of two possible instructional arrangements: 1) a class composed mostly of average students, in which case up to 20%may be slow learners, or 2) a class specially designed for slow learners. Whether you meet slow learners in a regular class or special class, you will immediately feel the challenge of meeting their learning needs. Their most obvious characteristic is a limited attention span compared to more able students. To keep these students actively engaged in the learning process requires more than the usual variation in presentation methods (direct, indirect), classroom climate (co-operative, competitive), and instructional materials (films, workbooks, co-operative games, simulations). If this variation is not part of your lesson, these students may well create their own variety in ways that disrupt your teaching. Other immediately noticeable characteristics of slow learners are their deficiencies in basic skills (reading, writing, and mathematics), their difficulty in comprehending abstract ideas, and most disconcerting, their sometimes unsystematic and careless work habits.
Compensatory teaching is an instructional approach that alters the presentation of content to circumvent a student’s fundamental weakness or deficiency. Compensatory teaching recognizes content, transmits through alternate modalities (pictures versus words), and supplements it with additional learning resources and activities (learning centers and simulations, group discussions and co-operative learning). This may involve modifying an instructional technique by including a visual representation of content, by using more flexible instructional presentations (films, pictures, illustrations), or by shifting to alternate instructional formats (self-paced texts, simulations, experience-oriented workbooks).
This is an alternate approach for the regular classroom teacher in instructing the slow learner. Remedial teaching is the use of activities, techniques and practices to eliminate weaknesses or deficiencies that the slow learner is known to have.
The University is having an objective to introduce career and market-oriented, skill enhancing add-on courses that have utility for job, self-employment and empowerment of the students. The Add-On Courses offered by the University are classified into three categories:
- Add-On Diploma Courses
- Value Addition Certificate Courses
- Enrichment Certificate Courses
At the end of an academic programme, the students will be equipped with a Certificate/Diploma/Advanced diploma in an add-on orientation course along with a conventional degree in Science/Arts/Commerce/Education/Engineering. The University is offering a wide range of career-oriented Add-On Courses in various areas. Some of the indicative Add-On Courses offered by the University are as follows:
The university offers free ships / Scholarships to students emerging from economically weaker section of the society on the basis of marks/CGPA in the qualifying examination. Depending upon the family condition of the eligible students, the tuition fee waiver may vary from 50% to 100%.
However, they are required to pay other fees as applicable to the programme concerned.
In addition, suitable freeship shall be available to high achievers in the field of sports.
Certificate for good academic standing
The university wants to motivate and encourage students to come out with outstanding performance during their programme of study. Moreover the university wants to recognize the outstanding performance of students during their programme of study.
Students undergoing any academic programme offered by this university may be award with the Certificate for Good Academic Standing provided he / she has passes all the courses, prescribed for the academic programme concerned in the first attempt itself with either ‘A’ or ‘S’ grade in each course.
Certificate for distinguished academic standing
Students undergoing any academic programme offered by this university may be award with the Certificate for Distinguished Academic Standing provided he / She has passes all the courses prescribed for the academic programme concerned in the first attempt itself with ‘S’ grade in each course.
Chancellor’s Honour Roll
The university has proposed in institute Chancellor’s Honour Roll for honouring the outstanding academic achievements of students.
The chancellor’s Honour Roll has proposed to recognize excellence in intellectual and leadership quality among students who will be graduated from the university according to the following criteria:
- Secured CGPA 8.8 and above
- Passed all courses prescribed in the respective curriculum in the first attempt that too in the respective semesters.
- Earned a minimum of 5 extra credits during the programme of study
- Secured a minimum attendance percentage of 90% in all semesters during the programme of study
- Having good conduct and character (not subjected to any sort of disciplinary action taken by any of the university authorities during the programme of study).
- Having a good leadership quality.
Students honoured with the publication of chancellor’s Honour Roll may be awarded a Medal along with a Certificate of Merit.