In the spring of 2023, the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DSS) hosted an orientation session for Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) students, with the aim of shaping a bright future for all students commencing their academic journeys.
The session commenced with a cordial reception, during which esteemed faculty members and administrators imparted uplifting instances, fostering a sense of inclusivity and inspiring the students to strive for excellence. There was a lot of energy in the room, a mix of interest and drive that set the tone for the whole event.
The orientation placed a strong emphasis on academic exploration. The students engaged in a comprehensive exploration of the curriculum, uncovering the institution’s dedication to fostering interdisciplinary learning, employing research-based methodologies, and facilitating the practical utilisation of information. The participants were provided with interactive sessions that served to enhance their understanding of research methodologies, library resources, and technology tools.
The orientation also placed emphasis on equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate and succeed in future endeavours. The dynamic nature of the contemporary labour market necessitates the acquisition of proficiencies such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, and flexibility. Students were encouraged to engage in extracurricular activities, internships, and research projects in order to develop and enhance their talents, hence gaining a competitive advantage in their respective fields.
The Department placed significant emphasis on the adherence to a robust code of conduct and ethical principles, with the aim of fostering not just academic excellence but also a constructive societal impact, thereby safeguarding the institution’s standing.