Mode of Conduct

During every class the faculty mentor introduces a topic and initiates the discussion. While analysing and discussing the topic, the faculty mentor’s role is in pointing to essential elements to help in sorting them out from the surface elements. In other words, help the students focus on the important or critical elements.

While discussing different topics, the mentor encourages the student to connect with one’s own self and do self observation. The student is encouraged to take up ”ordinary” situations rather than ”extra-ordinary” situations. Such observations and their analyses are shared and discussed with other students and faculty mentor, in a group sitting.

Experiments or practicals are important. The difference is that the laboratory is everyday life, and practicals are how you behave and work in real life.

The group discussions would also provide support to a student in performing actions commensurate to his/her beliefs. Hopefully, this would lead to development of commitment, namely behaving and working based on one’s beliefs (or values).

There would be no formal lectures in the course (other than in the Jeevan Vidya shivir which is a co-requisite). For the above topics, scenarios may be used to initiate discussion. Depending on the nature of topics, worksheets, home assignment and/or activity may be included.



Human Values Course

HS1001 & HS1002