Students‘ Corner

Virtual Campus Tour: A virtual tour of the main campus, the Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula (CEG) campus, in Veliyanad. This includes a tour of the academic, administrative and residential block along with a tour of other facilities like the libraries, IT lab, etc.

Introduction to Clubs, Fests, and Extracurricular Activities at CVV: A brief overview of the various extra-curricular clubs active at CVV. The clubs are student-driven and supported by one or two faculty coordinators. They include clubs like Bharata Society (for performing and fine arts), SEVA, Jeevanam (environmental club), Chayachitra (photography club), and others.

Introduction to CVV email, IT, and Student Management System SMS portal: Introduction to the support available from the IT team with regard to email services, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Student Management System (SMS). SMS is a one-stop window where students can upload all their details, track their courses, and pay their fees. It also makes for easier administration.

Introduction to the Schools at CVV: Introduction to the various schools at CVV by the respective Heads. All the Schools are interdisciplinary and offer a variety of courses either as Core courses or as Minors to make for an academically vibrant campus.

Introduction to Campus Infrastructure: Introduction to the campus residential facilities, mainly the hostel and annakshetra and CVV library. The CVV library, which includes the collection at the CIF library, contains all the necessary books for the students’ courses. Students can also request for additional resources through their Schools.

Learning at the University: An interactive session with Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar, Professor and Head of School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage on how university learning is different from learning at school, what challenges the students could face and how to overcome them.

Introduction to University bodies and code of conduct: An interactive session in which students were introduced to various statutory bodies of the university like anti-ragging cell, anti-sexual harassment cell, students grievance redressal committee etc.  The university’s code of conduct like using hostel facilities, dress code was also made clear to the students.

Online Learning: Do’s and Don’ts: Given that the classes for the semester will be online, the students were given certain guidelines to follow so that the learning environment may be stress free and enjoyable . They were also given some tips on the proper use of email, submitting assignments and warned against plagiarism.

Introduction to Common Elements of the UG Programme Structure: CVV’s programmes are designed to encourage multi-disciplinary learning and also provide the required skills to be employable. In this session, students were introduced to the various types of courses, like ‘core,’ ‘elective,’ ‘minor’ etc,  they will be taking as part of their programme 

Administrative Procedures at CVV:  In this session students were taken through various administrative services like payment of fees, issuing bona fide certificates, mode of communication and other such services available from the Office of Registrar.

Assessment and Examination procedures at CVV: CVV follows continuous assessment as part of its adoption of the Choice Based Credit System. The Controller of Exams, CVV, explained the various components of assessment, the procedure for applying for examination, clearing the semester, rules for supplementary/re-exam and other such details. Students were also explained how their grade point would be calculated at the end of every semester and at the end of their programme.

Importance of IKT in contemporary academics: An interactive session with Dr. Sunitha Grandhee, Director, Centre of Excellence in Applied Indian Knowledge Systems,  on why it is important to study Indian knowledge traditions and what opportunities CVV provides for those interested in such studies.