Why Aspire India Scholars Programme Summer School?
The Aspire India Scholars Programme has been designed by JGU faculty members to guide high school students through their crucial transition from high school to higher education. This transition phase is often full of uncertainty and questions in the minds of students and parents. This program will provide students with knowledge about the various options available for higher education and opportunity to hear and learn from the experiences of youth achievers in different fields- the Aspire India Ambassadors.
Who are the Aspire India Ambassadors?
Aspire India Ambassadors are youth achievers from different professional fields- media and communications, creative writing, publishing, law, business, social entrepreneurship, public diplomacy and international relations. We will bring these youth achievers to address our summer school students to share their challenges of transition from high school to higher education. Students will learn about their stories of failures, which eventually became pillars for their success. The aim is to provide students with real life youth role-models closer to their own age group, who have been through the crucial phase of transition from high school to higher education not too long ago.
What will be the curriculum of the Aspire India Scholars Programme?
The summer school curriculum will provide global perspective, holistic learning and ethical engagement for students through experiential learning modules in 6 interdisciplinary areas- Law, Justice and Democracy (LJD), Business Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (BLE), Diplomacy International Relations& Peace (DIP), Economy, Public policy and Development. (EPD, Liberal arts, Culture and Humanities (LCH), Media Communication & Public Affairs (MCPA). You can get further details in the brochure.
Will the student receive a certificate after completing the Aspire India Scholars Programme?
Yes, the student will receive a certificate of participation after completing the AISP summer school.
What facilities are there at JGU campus?
JGU is located on an 80-acre residential campus in Sonipat. Though young, the University has an extremely modern and state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for students and staff. Some of the facilities available on campus are noted below.
- IT Resources
- Student Residence
- Dining Halls and other eateries
- Sports Facilities
- Fitness and Health
- Postal and Courier Services
- Convenience Store
- Transport Facilities
- Campus Security
The list of items provided for each student in each room in the Student Housing consists of:
A cot, a mattress, pillow, quilt/blanket, study table, a chair, cupboard furniture, A/C, high speed internet, house cleaning service, filtered water and electric utilities. Stationary for your own use, toiletries, a lockable suitcase for your own use.
How can I be assured of the safety and security while on campus?
JGU takes safety and security seriously and offers many services, tools, policies, and procedures to help maintain a safe environment on campus. The Program staff is on call and available to our students 24 hours a day. If a student has a problem or concern, or if they ever feel unsafe, we offer many avenues of assistance and support.
- They can visit the IIHEd office organizing the Aspire India Scholars Programme any day between 9 am -5 pm.
- Wardens who live in residential student housing are available as a resource to students. Staff members serve in an on-call rotation and also have office hours.
- In an emergency, or after hours and on weekends and holidays, students can call the JGU Security or visit University Health Services After-Hours Urgent Care. The Security and health services are available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What policies related to conduct should I be aware of?
Students should read the student handbook and the policy section of the website, both of which outline student responsibilities in such areas as conduct, attendance, and academic integrity. JGU Summer School puts safety first, and program rules prohibiting involvement with alcohol and drugs are an important factor in our effort to provide students with a positive environment for study and growth in the summer. This is why the program supports a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to illegal substances. Zero tolerance means that a student found to have attended a gathering where alcohol or drugs are present is subject to immediate dismissal from the Summer School. No Summer School fees are refunded.
How many events do students have to attend?
We want students to be engaged and actively patriciate in all activity during the summer school.
Will I be able to pick up my student for a short visit during the program?
Keep in mind that the summer school Program is an immersive experience designed to keep students intellectually and socially engaged throughout their two week stay. Students cannot be picked up by the parent for short visit during the summer school
What should students bring to be prepared for class, extra-curricular events, and trips off campus?
- Students will participate in a variety of events during the summer school. Here is some advice to consider when packing:
- Students may dress casually for class, but students who are required to give presentations sometimes may dress up.
- Bringing a laptop is recommended. Computer labs and printers are available for students to use.
- All meals are provided. Sudexo Dining Services will prepare a special bagged meal for your student for off-campus trips.
- Talent show will be the part of the summer school curriculum. Students are welcome to bring small props or musical instruments to show off their talents!
What do I need to keep in mind when making travel arrangements?
Students are required to attend the entire AISP summer school, including their first and last days. Check-in is on Friday June 16th, 2017 by 10 am and check out will be on Friday 30th June, 2017 latest by 7:30 pm. Please understand that JGU cannot take responsibility for students before check-in or to leave after the check-out.
If students will be flying to Delhi, how should they travel to the JGU campus?
Students are responsible for their transportation to campus. We recommend taking a taxi cab, especially if you have heavy luggage. The cab ride costs Rs.2500/- and takes 45 to 60 minutes. Public transportation is also available. The commute is longer, but it costs less than Rs. 200. The Airport Metro Line will take you from the airport to the New Delhi Railway Station Metro Yellow Line, which has a stop in Haiderpur Metro Station. University has shuttle service on regular intervals from Haiderpur Metro Station. More comprehensive information about arrival and directions to the check-in location will be shared closer to the start of the program.