Academic integrity refers to ethical standards and policies that govern how
people work and interact in the academic institution/university. The essence of
academic integrity lies in following honest practices, not just by students but
also by teachers, in all aspects of the learning and teaching process.
The Symbiosis International (Deemed University) emphasizes on ‘facilitating
intellectual stimulation to generate, maintain and disseminate knowledge’ as one
of its major goals in contribution to the academic world.
The essence of learning and academic enterprise is based on using the ideas of
others to stimulate and develop your own. Hence, all academic work is
collaboration and therefore academic dishonesty focuses on those acts that
demean or invalidate fruitful collaboration.
Types of Academic Dishonesty:
Students are obliged to not only abstain from any form of academic dishonesty but
also uphold the principles of academic integrity and encourage other students to
do the same.
Students are responsible for knowing the academic integrity policy and may not
use ignorance of the policy as an excuse for academic dishonesty.
Students facing charges of academic dishonesty may be served with punishments
ranging from lowered grades and term disqualification to expulsion from the
college, depending on the nature and degree of the offence.
In case of a possible act of dishonesty that the faculty member comes
The faculty will meet with the student, discuss the matter and may decide to
either revise the charge/ penalty or drop the charge altogether. In a situation,
where the faculty believes that the violation deserves a penalty:
a. For a first offence, the penalty is in the form of (depending
on the faculty’s decision):
b. In the event of an offence being committed a second time, the
faculty will report the act to the Academic Review Committee and Social Conduct
Review Committee. The committee shall then call a meeting with the student in
which he / she will be given an opportunity to plead his / her case. The penalty
for a second offence includes (depending upon the Review Committee’s decision):
c. A third offence will lead to suspension or dismissal of the
candidate from the School depending on the review committee’s decision.
As responsible members of one of India’s most reputed universities, students are
expected to maintain the ideals of academic and social conduct not only within
the school premises but also in their dealings with members of society in
This code of conduct is drawn in line with SIU’s guidelines and the
students are required to comply with it in letter and spirit.
As per the guidelines of SIU the student dress should befit the institute that
they represent. They shall not be permitted to wear revealing clothes. Students
not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed to attend classes and will
forfeit the attendance for the classes missed. For repeated violations over 3
warnings, students will have to appear and explain their behavior to the Social
Conduct Review Committee and accept punishments deemed appropriate by the
Every student must have attended minimum 80% of the total number of classes
conducted by the faculty. The student will not be eligible for assessment, if
he/she fails to put in the required attendance. The concession in attendance is
meant to take care of medical leave and leave on personal grounds including the
demise of immediate family, etc.
Students are expected to fill in the leave form and submit the same to the SSLA
office. Attendance will be granted on medical grounds only in extreme cases
subject to the expert opinion of Symbiosis Centre for Health Care (SCHC).
On no account will students be allowed to remain absent for any continuous
assessment conducted by the school. The student will be entirely responsible for
such absence. Faculty will not be responsible for repeating any assessment
missed by the student irrespective of the reason. Absence from classes and
assessments will be detrimental to the overall performance and final grades of
No student should leave the city without the prior permission (written) of the
concerned authority. Students will also have to take prior permission to remain
absent from any activity of SSLA.
Students should be punctual and must be in their seats at the commencement of all
Leave on medical grounds
Note: The total number of lectures missed on the grounds
mentioned above should not in any case exceed 20%. Grant of permission does
not mean that the absence has been condoned for the purposes of computing
attendance. However, cases under point 6 / 7 may be treated as
Leave Travel Concession
Since Railway rules prescribe that travel concession will be allowed only
for designated vacations, such concession forms will not be made available
for travel in between official school vacations, whatever be the
Absence from Guest lectures, Seminars, Workshops and
Attendance for Guest lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Presentations is
SSLA and SIU urge students to understand the spirit of wearing identity cards:
Any act of indiscipline, insubordination or misbehavior, by any student,
will result in severe penalties/punishment:
Anyone found indulging in ragging in any form within or outside the campus,
shall be instantly expelled from the SIU. (Ref: The Maharashtra
Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999)
The following persons will be eligible for making use of the college
Readers’ suggestions will be appreciated and welcomed. Readers desirous of
proposing any title or others types of additions to the materials of the library
may do so by filling the details of the ‘Books Suggestion Form’ available with
Note: For the smooth functioning of the Library and for collective
Head/Librarian/Office holds the power to suspend the use of the Library to the
readers found negligent regarding any of these rules or who fails to cooperate
with the Library staff.
Important notices and information regarding the library as well as changes, if
any, will be notified from time to time on the Notice Boards.
The Student Review is SSLA's student-run magazine that was founded for the purpose of
generating debate in the college by bringing out and cementing ideas that simmer in its
common areas, classrooms and corridors. By objectively analyzing issues relating to
politics, economics, history and international relations, the TSR team is dedicated to
informing its audience and inculcating a broad social consciousness.
Writers: Upasana Rangarajan, Upasana Mukherjee, Malavika Rangarajan, Atmadeep Sengupta,
Deepro Roy, Shailee Priyadarshi, Mahima Srikanth, Shrita Pathak, Abhimanyu Hazarika,
Hannah Ashraf, Yarshna Sharma, Sharanya Subramanian, Ananya
Sub-editors: Abhimanyu Hazarika, Nidhi Ranjalkar, Chetna Anand, Upasana Rangarajan,
Graphics & Cartoons: Deepakshi Datta and Shivangi Murthy
Editors: Ayush Tiwari and Tejas Devamane
The SSLA Newsletter is a student driven project that aims to ensure that everyone
(including parents, students and corporate partners) are aware of all the things
happening at SSLA. It's essence lies in capturing all events that SSLA not only
participates in but organises as well so as to give a holistic idea to those who could
not be present for any event. If one has any doubts about how college life at SSLA is –
the newsletter is the answer to them all!
A home is where the heart will belong for a while and in a strange city, a
friendly abode is what every student would wish for. Viman Nagar and its
periphery is almost an extended campus for SSLA students and neighboring
Symbiosis colleges where you’ll see a student in every corner of the area. And
it is in this cultural territory of Symbiosis that the hostels are situated.
Living in the vicinity of the campus, in a lively community is a great jumpstart
to students' learning experience in SSLA; the girl’s hostel is conveniently
located near the college building and comprises of furnished rooms, a mess
serving four meals in a day, lounge areas, kitchens and laundry facilities.
There is a beauty parlor, among the less obvious things, which saves them both
time and money!
The campus organizes various stress busting activities for the students. Apart
from recreational indulgences like badminton sessions, table tennis or
television, students might also choose to grab a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or
appetizers at any time of the day at the miniature Café Coffee Day outlet
located inside the hostel.
A recent kind gesture that was an instant hit was homing adorable puppies within
the hostel to provide students therapeutic company.
SSLA does not provide a boys hostel, as yet. However, multiple paying guest
accommodations and residential apartments for shared rent are available in and
around Viman Nagar.
The girl’s hostels are located in Viman Nagar and Sakore Nagar in Pune.
During the end of December or beginning of January, current residing students are
required to fill the hostel allotment form that is released by the authorities.
There is a specific date for submission of the forms. On the due date students
are required to submit their forms mentioning their preferred room number and
who they want to share the rooms with.
The hostel list is released around march, confirming rooms.
Rooms for the symbiosis girls hostel are confirmed on the basis of college
attendance, CGP grade, hostel attendance and hostel conduct. If the student is
short-listed for the room, they are required to pay the fees by the deadline
decided by the authorities.
Hostel Fees for Academic Year 2020-21
Campus / Hostel
Fees Recommended for 2020-21
Viman Nagar- A Wing
Viman Nagar- B Wing
Viman Nagar- C Wing
Viman Nagar- D Wing
1BHK Flat With 2 in Bed and 2 in Hall
Viman Nagar- E Wing
Viman Nagar New - F Wing
Viman Nagar - G WIng
Mess Fees for Academic Year 2020-21
Mess Fees Recommended for 2020-21
DD / at par cheque to be drawn in favour of “Symbiosis
NEFT Facility Available
DETAILS OF BANK ACCOUNT OF CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION FOR NEFT/RTGS TRANSACTION OF
HOSTEL, MESS & BUS FEES
Weekdays and Sundays: 10:00 pm.-
Late night rules shall apply after 10 which requires a mail to be sent, to the
warden, by your parents.
Saturdays / days before holidays: 11:00 pm.-
Late night rules shall apply after this time which requires a mail to be sent to
the warden by your parents.
Night out shall be permitted by the Campus Administrator only under following
conditions and circumstances:
In case of parents wanting to stay in the guest rooms allocated by the Hostel,
the student needs to inform the warden of the days and dates that his/her
parents would be visiting. This applies to any guest but identification is
required mostly when anyone other than immediate family needs to stay. It’s
advisable to inform a week or more before the arrival as the rooms are allotted
on first come first serve basis.
The petite Cafe Coffee Day inside the Hostel Campus in Viman Nagar provides
the much required coffee and snacks to the girls for entire night and part
of the day.
This tuck shop provides tit-bits required by the girls such as food,
drinks, stationery, toiletries etc. It opens in the morning and functions
till around midnight.
There is regular water and electricity provided in all the rooms provided the
girls make use of this facility judiciously.
The hostel promotes activeness among the girls by providing sports facilities
such as a half basketball court and badminton courts along with shuttlecocks and
badminton racquets. Table tennis tables along with a pool table is also provided
for in the hostel common space.
Internet services, both wireless and cable, are provided to the girls
residing within the hostel. They are provided with their own respective IDs
and passwords to login in through the Captive Portal.
The hostel provides maids which clean up the rooms regularly except on
The lawns with the swings and various spaces spread along the B wing and C
wing provide areas for the girls to relax and enjoy the weather.
There are multiple television sets provided for in both the B and C wing,
which provide entertainment for the girls.
Students are required to pay the mess fee for one year, in advance, at the time
of admission to the hostel. If a student is sick, a written application by the
student endorsed by the director and medical certificate by the SCHC should be
given to the supervisor in order to have food served to the room.
A Mess Committee comprising of the director, warden, campus administrator,
faculty and students of various institutes of a campus will be constituted. The
mess committee will decide the menu, check food quality from time to time,
maintain a record of such inspections and give feedback for improvement of food
quality and other aspects of mess and dining.
Only members of the mess are permitted to dine in the mess. Outside food / dabbas
are strictly forbidden in the Mess. Members are expected to inform their
absence/dining out or night out to the Mess Supervisor well in advance, to avoid
wastage of food.
Guests are allowed in the mess only with prior permission of the campus
administrator and on payment of the charges applicable.
These timings shall be strictly adhered to by all hostellers.
The campus has a fully equipped gym in addition to other sporting grounds and
The gym provides the following facilities:
The gym is governed by specific rules which one needs to adhere to in order to
register for this facility.
Students availing the gym facility are required to get a health card issues by
the Symbiosis Centre for Health Care, located on campus.
* Personal trainers are certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of
general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They provide
motivation to students by setting goals and providing guidance throughout their
exercise routines. These trainers are accessible to members for training/
fitness/ nutrition/ health advice and consultation. Personal trainers can help
devise a customized fitness routine, which categorically includes a nutrition
plan to help health aspirants achieve their devised goals. Access to personal
trainers generally involves an additional hourly charge.
One of the defining parts of the Symbiosis campus is Symbieat, the canteen. The
canteen within the campus, serves a variety of snacks, drinks and meals, both
vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian. The range of cuisine is wide and the
seating area is spacious. Students can get lunch, dinner and everything in
between. The usual Indian culinary favorites are of course supplemented with
some extremely popular Chinese dishes. Whether you're looking for a cup of
coffee, a simple sandwich, or a complete meal, you don't have to leave the
campus. In addition to the standard canteen, you will also be able to find a
juice counter and a Georgia coffee shop within Symbieat. You enter the most
colourful place in college and are greeted by the friendliest people behind the
counter which makes spending time in the canteen even more enjoyable. It’s a hub
of gossip and chilling with your friends while eating food between classes. The
place strives to be healthy and avoids junk food as much as possible.
The Symbiosis Society is committed to providing healthcare facilities and medical
aid. Each Symbiosis Campus is equipped with a functioning health center. In case
of emergencies, medical and if required, financial support is available for each
student. At least one doctor is present on campus 24x7. Additionally, each
student is provided with medical insurance. For more details on the medical
insurance provided, click on the link given below.
Here at SSLA, we take the health of our students very seriously. Apart from
catering to physical health with a state-of-the-art, in-house healthcare centre,
we also give a lot of importance to our student’s mental health. It is not a
secret that sometimes the work that comes with being a student can take a toll
on one’s mental health. To ensure that students at SSLA are able to make the
most out of the time they have in college, the Symbiosis Centre for Health Care
has a counsellor available on request. However, we are currently working on
getting an in-house counsellor to make things for our students easier. Apart
from counsellors, the student council’s Grievance officer as well as our faculty
are always willing and open to students talking to them about the hardships and
difficulties they might be facing.
Pune is a hub of entertainment with innumerable things that can be written down
on the bucket lists. Whether it's catching a gig at the Classic Rock Coffee Co.,
attending the last set at the NH7 Weekender festival, taking up a trek in the
vicinity, strolling around the lazy lanes of the old town or taking a ride down
to Lonavala to catch the sunrise, there is no drought in the number of things
that one can do while living in this eventful city.
Closer to home, Viman Nagar is always bursting with activity. Phoenix Marketcity,
at a comfortable walking distance from the Symbiosis campus, has everything
you’ll ever need. Grab a tub of fresh ice-cream from the Naturals store or chill
at any of the scores of cozy cafes in the neighborhood.
To gain a more authentic experience towards Pune in India’s precolonial times,
the old Pune, encompassing Shaniwar wada, Vishrambaug wada, and various other
Peths carry the capacity to recreate the heritage, which the country has owned
The area where SSLA is located is home to many artsy, like-minded people who will
make your life more full of hues and fun. There are endless places to eat at, to
suit all pockets. Head over to Koregaon Park for some vibrant cafes and theme
restaurants, hit the Hard Rock Cafe for some good music and food, walk in the
green lanes of Kalyani Nagar and just fulfill your inner traveller desires
through this city. It won’t take much time for Pune to settle in your heart.
If you are a foodie then you’re in luck, for the SSLA campus is either situated
in, or not to far from an area that is overcome with scores of restaurants and
cafes that are a delight to devour food at.
With a rich and unconventional café culture, Vimannagar, with places such as the
Korean Café - Café Peterdonuts or Café Where Else - home to music and pet
lovers, Viman Nagar is the place to be!
Vimannagar with the areas surrounding it – be it Kalyani Nagar, with its
vegetarian and vegan eateries or Koregaon Park with its North Indian, Asian and
European cuisines, has always invited and retained gourmets of different kinds.
Hence, the city is also a place that carries the ability to break the monotony
of hostel food.
So get your weapons (spoon, fork, knife, chopsticks or whatever one eats with)
ready and your stomach eager, Pune will not disappoint you when it comes to
SSLA has tie-ups with multiple associations and has regular seminars and
workshops. There are book launches and signing sessions by the British Council,
slam poetry workshops by the Pune Slam Poetry Association and many such
activities that stimulate intelligence. There are institutions like the
Goethe-Institute and Instituto Hispania in the city, which allow students to
learn new languages. The Pune International Film Festival which takes place
during the month of January every year helps the exchange of ideas, cultures,
arts, debates etc. through the screening of a plethora of films and post
Libraries such as the Jayakar library in the Pune University campus, which is one
of the largest in Maharashtra, and libraries set up during the period of
colonization, like the Cowasjee Dinshaw library, gives aspiring historians a
good insight to the past.
The city has a unique culture in the field of museology, with museums and a
historical gallery such as the Aga Khan palace, located close to the campus. To
receive a more regional heritage experience, the Peshwa Museum located in
Parvati Hills, which depicts the times of the Peshawari very well.
There’s only the need to pick up your travelling bag and have Google maps on your
phone along with updates about the events in the city and you’ll be set to go
and harbour your intellect to be sharper as well knowledge to be vaster.
Pune, being the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is famous for its love of music,
art, dance and theater. Numerous events, workshops, film festivals and
exhibitions dot the cultural calendar of the city.
Students at SSLA itself have in the past, interned with organizations like the
Gyan Adab center, which focuses on celebrating different types and genres of
literature and poetry, in various languages. The organization frequently
organizes dramas, musical events, ghazals and poetry festivals throughout the
year. Thus, for people interested in poetry, regional music and performing arts,
all you need to do is step out of your rooms and the city is waiting to enthrall
Events such as the Pune Biennale, storytelling circles, drum circles and poetry
workshops are sure to keep you engaged! Head over to Pagdandi books cafe to
catch their special literary sessions and workshops every weekend!
With festivals like the Ganesh festival, especially at the grand and popular
Dagdusheth temple, The Pune festival that takes place in the month of September
every year, and the Savai Gandharva music festival, you are sure to find many
opportunities to soak in the culture of Pune.
But on one hand, where the city is so extremely rich with regional and local
cultures and elements of history, it also welcomes transregional and
transnational arts through various national and international performing arts
concerts, such as live concerts by Hindi playback singers, the NH7 weekender,
Dance concerts by the Shiamak Davar dance group etc.
This city hands over to you the kind of space, that becomes a home to people of
tastes, interests and likings from a wide and diverse spectrum.
For the big spenders and the shopaholics, Pune truly is the place to be. Whether
you are in search of high end branded stores like GAP, H&M or Sephora or for
flea markets, Pune does not disappoint. With it’s wide range of malls, shopping
centres and even old style flea markets, the variety for prospective buyers and
shoppers is virtually endless. The only difficult time a shopaholic will have in
Pune is deciding where to do their shopping and how much to buy!
The conveniently located Phoenix Market City and Pune’s largest mall, Amanora
Town Centre are just some of Pune’s multiple shopping complexes, each housing
food courts, entertainment zones, cinemas and a multitude of stores covering
every product within every price range.
Local markets like Junna Bazaar, FC Road and MG Road, ideal for street shopping,
have a variety of shops which do not leave the buyer short for choices by any
chance. The options for buyers and shoppers in the city are almost limitless,
and the prospect of so many shopping havens is absolutely mouthwatering.
So what are you waiting for? Get out and explore the wonderful city before it’s
The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts is a collection of individuals who aim to
look forward into the bright future with the past in their embrace. We cherish the
wonderful traditions and the diversity of culture that collects on our third floor
everyday to co-construct this place and call it SSLA. The Traditional Day becomes an
integral part of this endeavour. It is a beautiful concept that aims to celebrate each
and every culture. While it may be limited to the third floor, the memories that the
students make reach wherever they go. The theme for Traditional Day ‘23 was Carnival.
The Events Team which organised the Traditional Day, felt everyone should have the
opportunity to bring out their inner child and go on a nostalgic journey. This spirit
was reflected in many activities that the students and faculty undertook together in the
common area. They came dressed in beautiful traditional dresses, played musical chairs
and sang to the tunes of the karaoke. Lemonade stalls, chaat counters and many other
stalls put up by the student body doubled the fun. The atmosphere of the college was
filled with joy, frolic and colours. Everyone celebrated the spirit of Carnival while
bringing their traditions to the campus.
A Resume Writing/Interview Handling workshop - conducted by Ms. Joyti
A Resume Writing/Interview Handling workshop was conducted for 35 students by Ms.
Jyoti Rishi, wherein she guided them through the process of resume writing and
the skill set required to ace an interview. The workshop included providing the
students with guidelines and structure to writing a successful résumé along-with
building stronger interview skills. The students were given individual feedback
on the resumes they worked on in addition to an aptitude test.
A Career Development and Leadership workshop - conducted by Prof. Indira
The workshop was conducted for 28 students by Prof Indira Parikh is known for her
inspirational leadership and for her exemplary contribution as a teacher of
management studies for over 30 years. She guided students through understanding
the industry and how one can foster an attitude to success as well as grow a
A Resume Writing/Interview Skills workshop - conducted by Mr. Aseem
A Resume Writing/Interview Skills workshop was conducted for 35 students, wherein
Mr. Aseem Sindhu guided them through the process of resume writing and the skill
set required to ace an interview. Mr. Aseem Sidhu is an entrepreneur with
experience in ranging from operations, PnL management and market/product
development, sectorial expertise spread across retail, manufacturing, and
education. The workshop included the providing the students with guidelines and
structure to writing a successful résumé along-with building stronger interview
skills. The students were given individual feedback on the resumes they worked
on in addition to an aptitude test.
A Career Development and Leadership workshop - conducted by Mr. Surjit
The workshop was conducted for 28 students by Mr. Surjit Das who is a well-known
corporate trainer. He guided students through understanding the industry and how
one can foster an attitude to success as well as grow a strong skillset.
A Linux Workshop - conducted by Mr. Shehrevar Davierwala.
A workshop on Linux Operating System was conducted by Mr. Shehrevar Davierwala
during which the participants learnt about the uses of the system, building
one’s own lad on a virtual box, the essentials of the Linux system including the
basic commands and GUI interface in addition to practical training in connector
crimping under the guidance of the workshop instructor. The workshop was
conducted at the SSLA Computer Lab for 5 students.
A History of Money, Crypto Currencies and Bit coin workshop conducted by
Mr. Sanjay Hora.
A workshop on Money, Crypto Currencies and Bit Coin was conducted in the SSLA
Computer Lab for 50 students wherein the topics discussed included the history
of money, centralized and decentralized control and its impact, inflation and
introduction to crypto economies, bit coins as well as the current states of the
A Mobile E-Learning App and Trends in E-Learning lecture conducted - by
Dr. Joachim Griesbaum.
The lecture was conducted for 12 students by Dr. Joachim Griesbaum, from the
University of Hildesheim, Germany. In this lecture, spanning two hours, Dr.
Griesbaum engaged the students in a discussion about mobile e-learning app
economy, trends in e- learning and the impacts of social mobile technologies on
information behavior, formal learning and the educational market.
A Career Counselling Session with Mr. Aseem Siddhu
A Resume Writing/Interview Skills workshop was conducted for the 4th year
students of Batch 2019, wherein Mr. Aseem Sindhu guided them through the process
of resume writing and the skill set required to ace an interview.
Mr Aseem Siddhu is an entrepreneur with experience in ranging from operations,
PnL management and market/product development, sectorial expertise spread across
retail, manufacturing, and education. The workshop, conducted on 17th January
2019, included the providing the students with guidelines and structure to
writing a successful résumé along-with building stronger interview skills. The
students were given individual feedback on the resumes they worked on in
addition to an aptitude test.
A Workshop on Visualizing Data Using Python - conducted by Dr. Sumithra
Academic writing in several disciplines has improved when complex data that
complements textual material is presented in a visual format. The right
visualizations allow us to extract and convey the most relevant details about
the dataset. This is especially significant in the case of large datasets where
the sheer amount of information available often obscures crucial content.
However, in order to benefit from their use, it is important to choose the most
appropriate kinds of visualizations. Some of these visualizations may include
charts and graphs, overlays on geographical maps or biological images, or
infographics that bring together visuals and statistics with some kind of
narrative - to list just a few possibilities. In this 4-hour hands-on workshop
which was conducted on 18th July 2018, the participants learnt the basics of
data visualization in Python by working through several pre-designed tasks,
guided by the workshop instructor Dr. Sumithra Surendralal.
A Workshop on Linux Operating System - conducted by Mr. Shehrevar
A workshop on Linux Operating System was conducted on 17th August, 2018,
conducted by Mr. Shehrevar Davierwala during which the participants learnt about
the uses of the system, building one’s own lad on a virtual box, the essentials
of the Linux system including the basic commands and GUI interface in addition
to practical training in connector crimping under the guidance of the workshop
Resume and SOP Writing Workshop – conducted by Dr. Pooja Sancheti.
The Career Cell conducted a Resume and SOP writing workshop on 19th February,
2020, with the aim of giving students some insight regarding their internship
and job applications and also on writing a successful Statement of Purpose (SOP)
when applying for Higher Studies. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Pooja
Sancheti, who attained her PhD in English Literature from the English and
Foreign Languages University.
The workshop began with introductory remarks about what CV writing entailed.
Further, students were asked as to what they deemed as necessary details for a
good CV. It was highlighted how a structure is crucial to a good Curriculum
Vitae. If information is structured well, it is easier to gauge the potential of
the candidate concerned. Common errors in CV writing were discussed. Dr. Pooja
asserted that putting miscellaneous details in a CV usually defeated the purpose
of CVs to begin with.
The workshop went on to examine the difference between traditional CVs and
Digital ones and how design is crucial to making it look appealing. It allows
one to highlight important information, and in more ways than one, it projects
the aptitude of the candidate.
Post break, the focus of the workshop shifted to SOP Writing. Dr. Pooja began the
discussion by asking students not only how they define SOPs but also as to why
Structure is crucial to SOPs as well which was followed by a discussion om sample
SOPs that laid emphasis on common errors to avoid and what the strengths of good
SOPs are. The students were shown these samples and were also asked to identify
errors, if they could find any.
Purpose being the operant, it is crucial to use professional and appropriate
language that helps the recruiters/employers gauge the crux of the matter, that
the SOP or any other communication, intends to highlight.
Reference Management Software – Mendeley conducted by Hansika
The workshop was conducted by Hanshika Kapoor for 12 participants on 15th
July. The participants were made to install a software – Mendeley
(https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop/) - and the workshop
instructor demonstrated the research management software. The use of the
MS Word plugin for citations and references was also taught.
Workshop on Statistical Analysis using Software – conducted by
The workshop, conducted on 16th July for 8 participants, required for
them to complete the readings sent before the workshop began. Mr.
Anirudh Tagat guided the participants through statistical analysis using
softwares such as MS Excel and JASP. The workshop also included hands-on
learning of statistical software and navigating the GUI.
Training Session on 3D Printing.
SSLA purchased a 3D printer in 2018 along with other equipment relevant to
Makerspaces and Maker Culture. In order to develop a vibrant Makerspace at SSLA,
open for use to the whole community, on 9th October, Mr. Atul Yadav (Heramb
MakerLab, Pune) held an introductory training session for 20 students where they
were guided through the process of 3D printing.
Session on Yoga and Mindfulness.
Two online sessions on Yoga and Mindfulness were organised by Symbiosis School of
Liberal Arts, on 29 March, 2020. The lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
is a stressful time. Many students were feeling the stress of physical
restrictions as well as the mental impact of the isolation. Abhaya Balaji, one
of the visiting faculty members at SSLA, kindly offered to conduct online
introductory sessions on Yoga and Mindfulness to share some coping mechanisms
for these difficult times. Two 45-minute sessions were conducted online.