The Honours' Programme, now in its ninth year, continues to be a challenging programme for academically talented students. Offering a unique experience to a group of creme - de- la-creme students, the college enrolls and continues only those students who are immensely motivated and demonstrate their remarkable passion for learning. In accordance with opportunities for advanced studies and research, the programme components are redesigned and reformed regularly to guarantee a continually expanding breadth of knowledge.
The programme is geared toward augmenting and supplementing the regular undergraduate course. With intensive research work that requires students to examine and explore various subject matters in a comprehensive manner, the programme is committed to enriching the intellectual life of the students who participate in it. It serves as an enabling platform for students to study more intensively, more independently and at a more advanced level. By the end of the programme, each student is required to have earned a minimum of 50 credits.
The Honours programme involves:
Offering a unique experience to a select group of 90 crème de-la creme students, the college enrolls and continues only those students who are immensely motivated and demonstrate their remarkable passion for learning. In accordance with opportunities for advanced studies and research, the programme components are redesigned and reformed regularly to guarantee a continually expanding breadth of knowledge.
The programme provides an integrated, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary experience that seeks to enhance students' creative and critical thinking skills. In the first year, students are allowed to work on individualised research projects. Students were asked to analyse various topics ranging from a methodical assessment of the Indian economy to how entrepreneurship could be made to flourish in India.
Based on expanding the conceptual understanding of the diverse segments of the Indian economy and its functioning, students in their second year were assigned to conduct research on the existing state of the Indian economy, the important indicators that drive it, and the impediments faced in effectively enacting policies.
The thrust in the third year was on developing the students' research study methods and examining data from separate viewpoints. The research was also required to draw up recommendations that would serve as functional solutions to the challenges posed within the research question. Social initiatives were taken up enthusiastically by the Honours students. All the Honours students showed their support for an old age home by visiting them on a regular basis in October and November 2014. Some students also interned with various NGOs during their vacations such as the National Association for the Blind and Seshpath India.
Almost all super-achievers in the world today share a common opinion - 'you don't just study commerce, you witness it'.