Academic Support Program (ASP)
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
It is a well known fact that a wide variety of circumstances – such as differing social positions, cultural barriers, past educational environment, etc. – can make it difficult for some students to enjoy the same academic success as others. Despite recognising that these differences are bound to arise as a result of their admissions process, few institutions do enough to remove the barriers that impede the academic progress of such students once they have been enrolled for their courses.
The SBA of the NLSIU set up the Academic Support Programme in the 1998-99 session to address precisely this concern. Extra-tutorial assistance by way of lectures and individual-specific guidance is provided by senior students and alumni in the after-class hours to help those facing examination and project-related difficulties, especially in the junior batches.
The members of the ASP also coordinate orientations for incoming batches for the use of the library and online resources as well as with the basics of writing academic research papers. In past years, the ASP has also taken up the task of preparing an online database of old question papers, which is now hosted on the NLSIU website. Last year the Committee carried out the Library Indexing Programme and added about 2000 Articles to the online Library Search database.
During the course of the academic year 2009-10, the Committee intends to continue the Library Indexing Programme and add upto 8000 articles to the online database. In addition, we also intend to re-organize the past years question papers according to subjects rather than by year as is followed presently.
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
The composition of the Academic Support Programme Committee for the year 2009-10 is as follows:
Sangita John, V year (Convenor) (+91 9886853098)
Vidushi Kaushik, IV year (Joint Convenor) (+91 9980814492)
Raunaq Mathur, II year, LL.M.
Vrinda Bhandari, III year
Sneha Mohanty, III year (Co-opt)
Harini Vishwanathan, II year
Vinodhini, I year
MEMBERSHIP SELECTION CRITERIA