The Aspire India Scholars Programme (AISP) is conducted by the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) at JGU. This is a Summer School designed for Indian high school students to guide their transition from high school to higher education. During the two-week intensive residential programme, the students engage in experiential learning about eight interdisciplinary modules through lectures and workshop sessions. They also participate in special innovation and leadership workshops led by the faculty members of various schools at JGU.
During AISP, the students also get an opportunity to listen to the Aspire India Ambassadors - young achievers from diverse fields like social entrepreneurship, sustainability, blockchain and artificial intelligence, digital media and communication etc. These young achievers share their experiences of working in non-traditional fields of work to inspire the AISP scholars to think outside of the box about their future higher education and career.
The second cohort of the AISP Summer School-2018 had 74 students from CBSE, ICSE, State Board and IB schools across a number of Indian cities and towns, including Sonipat, Gangtok, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Alwar, Dehradun, Jammu, Jind, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and Chandigarh. Besides interdisciplinary modules and talk series, the students also got exposure to forensic science, 3D printing, aerodynamics and robotics, and foreign languages through different workshops. The summer school also included varied recreational and sports activities, movie screenings, and DJ night. Furthermore, a cultural excursion was organized to ‘Chokhi Dhani’ and an industry field visit was organized to ‘Yakult’ plant.
The third Aspire India Scholars Programme will happen at JGU Campus at Sonipat from June 2-16, 2019. We hope that the new cohort will also have an exciting and memorable two weeks on campus.