Service-learning at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was initiated by the Centre for Social Action (CSA), a development action wing of the University, with the assistance of the United Board for Christian Higher Education project.
Service - Learning
Service-learning promotes student participation in community service with academic instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. The service-learning programme at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) encourages students to work in the community to address community-identified needs while honing their academic skills and commitment to social responsibility practice. Service-learning allows students to capitalize on their cognitive, affective, intuitive, and societal characteristics that differentiate learners from other learners. Through service learning, students are empowered to explore their interests and work towards solving societal problems, employ leadership skills, and examine their sense of justice while investigating authentic community issues and concerns. Interested Deaneries and Departments take up service-learning with an intent to keep the core concept intact while modifying it to suit the department/discipline-specific requirements. Service Learning is practiced by a few departments, viz. Sociology, Psychology, Media, Social Work, and Education.
Our experience in practicing service-learning reveals that once students get exposure to the social realities and the adverse circumstances faced by the marginalized sections of society, they start contributing their time and resources to support the disadvantaged sections of society.
The Centre for Service Learning will provide experiential learning opportunities to students through a deeper understanding of the community’s needs and help in social, academic, and cognitive development. The community will be the direct beneficiaries of the actions and activities of the Centre for service learning.
Institutions Policy on Service Learning:
Dr Fr Jose CC
Dr Anil Joseph Pinto
Dr Tony Sam George
Dean of Social Sciences
Dr Victor Paul
Dr Nithila Vincent
Head, Department of Commerce
Dharmaram College Post, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600
Web: http://www. christuniversity.in
EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.