Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology recognizes and values the diversity of backgrounds among its students, faculty and staff. Srishti believes in creating an inclusive and accessible learning, working and social environment, accommodating a broad spectrum of needs, interests and backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, with sensitivity, care and support.
At Srishti, we acknowledge that persons with learning, psychological, physiological or neurological concerns can realize their potential in college and in life. To this end, we endeavour to provide appropriate support and make learning and work accessible to the entire Srishti community.
The Wellness Team at Srishti includes learning and disability support consultants, experienced and professionally qualified counsellors, a qualified medical practitioner, and a nurse.
Who do we serve?
The entire Srishti community (students, faculty and staff)
What do we offer?
We offer support for a wide range of needs including:
- General anxieties and worries
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
- Disability-related learning accommodations
- Personal health
- Sleep problems Lifestyle concerns
- Study skills (reading, writing, research, documentation)
- Time management
- Interpersonal communication
- Lack of self-confidence/self-esteem
- Lack of motivation
How is it provided?
Consultations within Srishti are free and provided by:
- Referrals by appointment
Srishti community has a choice of a range of therapeutic options:
- Individual sessions
- Group sessions
- Telephone interactions/counselling
Confidentiality is guaranteed within legal and ethical guidelines.
Referrals to certified medical practitioners and/or specialists are recommended to assess physical health concerns, cognitive or attention needs, personality changes, neurological concerns, etc, as and when indicated.
Special needs/disability accommodations are provided where appropriate medical documentation has been submitted.
Disclosure of specific needs at the time of admission will ensure appropriate support and thus is strongly recommended.
The tutoring program that has been set up in Srishti assigns each student a Tutor. Tutors look after the academic and professional development aspects of their students' time in Srishti. This relationship can include providing advice on course selection, possible career aspirations and how to get there, professional documents, and portfolio or reflective log/journal development. Tutors monitor academic progress, and provide continuity across students’ academic career: to put in context the complete student experience. They are the primary source of information for all aspects of student support. Tutors can also refer students to specific wellness or learning support staff.
Tutor meetings are formal and regular with specific days of the calendar allotted for it. The minutes of each meeting is recorded in an online Tutee Information System so we can follow up if required.
The Writing Centre at Srishti is one of the most sought after ancillaries of the institution. On an average, it deals with at least ten students a week, providing support to individual concerns of students in the areas of academic or creative writing. Since its conceptualization in 2013, the Centre is actively involved in helping students develop proposals, publish their writings and provides guidance in writing for applications for higher studies abroad and in the country. The Centre also provides support to the members of the faculty at Srishti, in teaching writing in their respective disciplines.
The Writing Centre at Srishti aims to encourage and develop the writing skills of the students. Writing is a key element to and of communication. Through the act of writing, the Centre looks to foster and promote critical engagement with the relationship between design thinking and documentation. The aim is to also emphasise the process of writing - writing, editing, rewriting and proofreading.
In a world where good writing has become a premium, the Writing Centre at Srishti actively intends to fill the gap by encouraging and nurturing good writing skills in the students.
Deliverables/What We Do:
The Writing Centre operates as a democratic space where each student is welcomed and encouraged to become better writers. Through one-on-one tutoring sessions, students are guided through the intricate process of writing. Emphasis is laid on helping students understand conceptual issues, as well as grammatical problems in their papers. The Writing Centre at Srishti helps students understand assignments, brainstorm, organize, focus, and develop their written works in order to become effective writers.
We conduct Re-Visit Workshops at the start of each Academic year to introduce students to the various aspects of writing. This two week workshop takes the students on a myriad tour of the tools of writing, whether it be flash fiction, technical writing, lyrical verse or report writing.
We provide workshops on plagiarism and creative commons for different batches several times during the academic year. Individual tutoring sessions are available on a weekly basis depending on the available slots.