Faculty of Agriculture - Dean's Message
Welcome to the Faculty of Agriculture (FoA). You are now a full-fledged member of the FoA family, and are going to be part of the illustrious and long history of the Faculty, spanning a period of over 100 years!
The Faculty of Agriculture, originally founded as the School of Agriculture in 1914, plays a vital role in the development of agriculture, horticulture, crop technology, forestry, aquaculture, biotechnology, food science/ technology and allied fields in the country. The faculty is dedicated to advancing agricultural development through promotion of staff talent, improved teaching and enhancement of research and outreach facilities. The goal of the faculty is to develop intellectual capacity of students and scientists, and equip them with the knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to positively influence sustainable agricultural development, nature conservation and judicious utilization of environmental resources.
The Faculty provides short, tailor-made training courses for specific stakeholders to a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes of studies towards human capacity development and agricultural technology generation in the country. In addition, the programmes include elements of entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation, the key areas of modern day interest. The faculty is equipped with experienced academic and technical staff, attractive curriculum, laboratory facilities, research facilities and an experimental farm among others. The University of Mauritius is in the process of setting-up the AgriTECH Park and the Faculty of Agriculture will be expected to play a major part of this innovative project. We are committed to convert our studentsâ€™ educational experience through multidisciplinary and experimental learning that have real world applications.
The Faculty strives to link disciplines, connect discovery and learning, build partnerships and reach out to communities. We ensure the high standard and quality of our degrees through a system of moderation by External Examiners from Universities in UK, Australia, India, South Africa and Malaysia among others. All our programmes include an element of industrial placement where a student undertakes a period of training with an organisation and prepares the student for a professional career. From the hands-on training, the student learns about the skill sets required, demands of the industry and also work ethics. The industry exposure is an opportunity to engage with the profession to which they aspire in a realistic work environment; appreciate and understand the practical application of their academic programme; work with professional mentors and to begin to build networks within their profession.
The Faculty has always been proud of its students, many of whom today are in key positions in Government, parastatal bodies, private sector, and even in regional and international agencies. The friendships nourished during their special time as students of the Faculty of Agriculture create a life-long sense of belonging amongst our alumni, who continue to contribute in numerous ways to their beloved alma mater. We encourage all our students to develop their individuality, their critical analytical and creative thinking abilities.
I urge all new students to familiarize themselves with the University rules and regulations available from the University website and from your very own Students Union. Pay particular attention to those relating to student conduct and discipline, plagiarism, module enrollment, among others. Develop the habit of reading notice boards and checking your emails regularly. We are increasingly using web platforms for our teaching, assessment and communication.
You have much more freedom than before, but with freedom comes responsibility. Learn to manage your time, your work and your resources, so that you can live your campus life to the full, with a good balance of studies, extra-curricular activities, interactions with your peers and University staff, and your social life.
I wish you a rewarding and highly memorable time at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius.
Assoc Prof D Puchooa
Dean of Faculty
Faculty of Engineering - Dean's Message
WELCOME MESSAGE TO FRESHERS
It is with immense pleasure that I welcome you all as students at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, and congratulations for having obtained a seat on one of the programmes offered.
This Faculty is the leading engineering institution in Mauritius and has been offering engineering and non-engineering programmes since 1976 with the first batch of students graduating in 1980. On average the Faculty produces some 200 graduates per year and today graduates from the Faculty of Engineering occupy important positions in most engineering institutions in the country. To name a few of our alumni, the Director of Metro Express, the Director of CEB, Director of Water Resources Unit, Director of Central Depository Systems, Directors at the Ministry of Public Infrastructures and Road Development Authority etcâ€¦
Student Intake is based solely on merit and you have a seat because you fully deserve same. Congratulations again for making it. However, I hope you fully appreciate the essence of engineering and you are embarking on an engineering career because you know what it means to be an engineer and you have the required motivation to be one. To be a good student and eventually a good engineer, you need to develop a passion for the field you are embarking upon. Engineering is about the design and building of systems using scientific principles to address the needs of society. In so doing we equally ensure that the design is sustainable and the impact of engineering activity on the environment is minimized.
The engineering curricula at the University of Mauritius has been framed to ensure that you are not an engineer just for the local context but will eventually be able to practice engineering in any part of the world. After completing the programme you will have the following competences:
- Ability to solve complex problems
- Apply scientific and engineering knowledge
- Undertake engineering design
- Conduct investigations, experimentations and data analysis
- Use engineering methods, skills and tools, incl. Information Technology
- Excel in professional and technical communication
- Appreciate the impact of engineering activity on its immediate environment
- Work as an individual and in multidisciplinary teams
- Have independent learning ability
- Develop engineering professionalism
- Manage engineering projects
These competences are universally required for graduates from an engineering programme. Your graduation will be a confirmation from our side that you have all the above competences. You will leave us, as a graduate in engineering, only when we are satisfied that you have them all. Note that we are no different from what you would get if you were graduating from any accredited university around the world.
I should mention that we work in close collaboration with industry and the Institution of Engineers Mauritius (IEM). Our engineering programmes are recognized for registration with the Council of Registered Professional Engineer (CRPE). Representatives from the IEM and the CRPE sit on our Advisory Boards while programmes are launched and reviewed.
I would like to now highlight a few hints for a successful stay among us:
- You have been offered a file with a few documents. Make sure you go through them and understand specially the regulations governing your programme of studies.
- Be online with your emails. Most of our communication goes through emails.
- Your first point of contact is your Programme Coordinator. The PC is here to facilitate your integration into our system. For any difficulty you may have in relation to your studies, please contact the PC.
- Do not skip lectures/tutorials/tests/assignments/project work/self-study, you will have no time to catch up. Be consistent if you wish to be successful.
- As part of the programme, you will have the opportunity to attend a number of non-academic activities but linked to the programme e.g Industry Seminars, Vacation Training (supported by mentoring), Industrial Placement/Training, Open Days with/for Industry, Case Studies & Site Visits, make the most of these.
- Extra-curricular activities are also supported by studentsâ€™ clubs and societies, managed by the Student Union; Make the most of these, itâ€™s an opportunity to showcase the talents you have, or develop new talents.
- You are a member of the University; Be an active member. University life is a lifetime experience. Make it enriching, enjoyable and memorable.
Moreover, your attention is also drawn to the following points that you would have to comply with and constantly bear in mind in all your actions and doings during your stay at the UoM:
- That the UoM is a No-Smoking Campus/No Alcohol and No Drug Campus;
- The Conduct of students should be ethical, respectful vis-Ă -vis their peers, UoM academics and supporting staff;
- Students should have a collegial approach;
- Group Work and Team Spirit is highly encouraged;
- Students should not be involved in Extreme Behaviours and Acts of Vandalism;
- Students have to participate in Events organized by the UoM (Student Union, Sports Unit, and Management)
- For the channels of communication, in addition to your relevant Programme Coordinator; the Lecturers, Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty will always be there to help you through your study.
- Checking of e-mails (already mentioned above. You may wish to remove same);
- To keep an eco-green campus (make less use of plastic bags, keep a clean environment by making use of the dustbin placed in the UoM Campus)
- Lastly, I should mention that we are currently embarked on an ambitious project for the accreditation of our engineering programmes against the requirements prescribed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a member of the Washington Accord which is a benchmark for international recognition of engineering qualifications. In parallel IEM is working on becoming signatory status to Washington Accord. Should these projects materialize, we would have reached a milestone in the training of engineers eligible to practice engineering in any signatory country to the Washington Accord. You would be the end beneficiary of this project.
The above hints equally apply to our students who are embarking on a non-engineering programme (BSc or Diploma). The rigour is the same. The programme structure and credit system is however different.
For the non-engineering programmes, this year the University has embarked on a new mode of programme delivery based on the Learner Centred Credit System (LCCS). This system is equivalent to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) meaning, you can now easily compare your programme and module credits with similar programmes based on the ECTS. LCCS fosters academic and self-development. The emphasis is not only on the hours you spend attending lectures but more on your personal commitment to activities associated with each module. You will have more details with your PCs and HoDs during the orientation session.
To end, I wish you a good stay at the University of Mauritius. Itâ€™s going to be challenging and fascinating. You will often be tested on your ability to come out of difficult situations; successfully or not, will later be referred to as the University Experience.
All the best.
Associate Professor (Dr) D K Hurreeram
Dean of Faculty
Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies - Dean's Message
WELCOME MESSAGE TO FRESHERS
I wish to congratulate you upon securing a seat at the University of Mauritius, the most prestigious tertiary institution in Mauritius. You have been admitted to the Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies (FoICDT), in the different programmes delivered by the three departments. The BSc (Hons) Information Systems and BSc (Hons) Software Engineering are offered by department of Software and Information Systems (SIS). The department of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) offers the BSc (Hons) Computer Science while the department of Digital technologies offers the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing. Our graduates are highly in demand in the job market and most of them get a job offer before they graduate.
FoICDT has been set-up to essentially respond to the significant human resource needs, in terms of quantity and quality, of the country to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector the main pillar of the economy. One of the core tasks of the FoICDT is to provide high quality ICT education and training of international standards so as to increase the global competitiveness of Mauritius. A larger pool of highly qualified IT manpower in different field of specialization will help to promote new national and multinational IT companies in Mauritius. You will therefore be the privileged students to work with latest technologies in diverse areas of the field.
The Faculty is expected to boost up opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders at both national and international levels. Moreover, the Faculty aims to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the ICT sector in a timely manner. Several areas for research and consultancy have been identified for each department based on current and expected future development. The Faculty is additionally fostering multi-disciplinary and cross-departmental research in a range of IT disciplines. While the activities of the Faculty will adhere to international standards, special attention will be given to problems of national interests.
University life can become the most memorable and important moments of your life. You should therefore use the time spent at the University judiciously. While working in group projects, you will make several friends and job partners and some may even meet their life partners. Apart from the academic programme you register for, you will also get the chance to participate in various extracurricular activities which will shape your character and personality. You are therefore encouraged to participate in as many activities (Student Union, Sports, UoM Management) as you can.
As a student of the University you have several rights and privileges which I will let the Student Union tell you more about. I wish to draw your attention to your responsibilities and conduct as a student. It is extremely important that students have an acceptable code of conduct to maintain a conducive learning environment. Students must have a good Ethical behavior vis-a-vis their peers, UoM academic and supporting staff. There must be an environment of self-respect and proper use of language. Nowadays the Internet and Intranet has become a common means of communication which allows us to rapidly convey our messages. We should however not make misuse of such facilities. The UoM has strict regulations against misconduct and students going against regulations are liable to disciplinary actions. For example, you should know that UoM is No Smoking Campus/No Alcohol/No Drug Campus. Any act of vandalism or extreme behaviour will not be tolerated. Further details on student conduct can be read from the chapter 2 of the general regulations for students.
Transition to University is a new experience very much different from college life and you will discover new teaching methods and learn to study independently. As from this academic year, the University is introducing a new credit system called the LCCS, i.e Learner Centred Credit System which is equivalent to the ECTS system, i.e European Credit Transfer System. Your Programme Coordinator (PC) will give you further details about the modular system and credits associated with each module of your programme. The LCCS is a major shift from â€śteacher centred modeâ€ť to â€śLearner Centred modeâ€ť. The new credit system being equivalent to the ECTS, will allow for mobility of students between Universities following the ECTS. Thus a student may decide to spend a few semesters in another university and earn relevant credits from that institution. All these new systems may seem quite confusing, however, we are confident that, with some efforts, good discipline and commitment, you will all cope well. You should know your priorities well. Your aim should be to attend all the lectures, complete and submit all assignments on time. Without these basic principles, you may have bad surprises. You are advised to carefully read regulations on examinations, pass marks etc. I must draw your attention to the fact that bad performance in some modules adversely affect your overall performance and may lead to repetition of a year or even termination.
Our academics are very open and devoted and they are available to advise and guide you. So you should not hesitate to discuss about your academic problems with your lecturers. Your PC will guide you through all administrative procedures for your respective programmes. The PC may conduct regular meetings to discuss and resolve practical issues. However, classes normally elect a class representative to convey common problems to the PC. All issues must normally be resolved by discussing with your respective lecturers. However, if the issue needs the attention of higher authorities such as the Dean, then the class representative should write a letter to the Dean, through the Head of department (HoD), through the PC. The PC and HoD normally provide their feedbacks to help Dean take a decision.
I hope that no major issues affect your studies at the UoM. I wish you all well and may your stay at the University be fruitful, successful and most memorable.
Associate Professor (Dr) Sunilduth Baichoo
Dean of Faculty of Information Communications & Digital Technologies
Faculty of Law & Management - Dean's Message
DWelcome to the Faculty of Law and Management (FLM) and congratulations on obtaining a seat on one of our programmes.
You are embarking on a new journey and we are here to assist you throughout your stay at the University. As a University student, you will be expected to face new responsibilities. Tertiary education equips you for a career and life in general. You have secured a seat at our Faculty, and therefore you are well-able to handle the challenges associated with University education.
The objective of University education is to help you acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to eventually address real life issues you will encounter throughout your career. As future decision makers, a strong conceptual background and a philosophical outlook are what you need to survive in this complex world. You will undergo a learning process at the different stages of your stay at FLM, which is quite normal. You will learn to distinguish between mistakes that arise out of bad faith and those made in good faith. Remember, itis important to put moral values first, as you need to protect your credibility. Regardless of your ambitions, never compromise your values and reputation for the easy way-out. Be careful not to let the temptation factor win over morals, when faced with daily choices.
Whether you chose Law, Management or Finance as field of study, you will acquire a knowledge base that cuts across a variety of key disciplines reasonably included in the programmes offered by our Faculty. We have three departmentsâ€”Management, Law and Finance & Accounting headed by Dr Bissoon, Mr Mahadewand MrRamen, respectively. To besuccessful, you need to develop the right combination of aptitudesâ€”management, quantitative, communication, legal/ethical, finance. The more versatile you are, the more employable you will be. Over the years, FLM nurtured strong links with the industry.Through your programme requirements, you are given the opportunity to apply your conceptual knowledge in practical context and acquire hands-on experience. Most of our undergraduate programmes require compulsory industry placements which provides our students with a reasonable insight into the world of work. In addition, such practical exposure offers you a set of soft skillsâ€”discipline, self-learning, professionalism, team workâ€”that would help you develop and sustain a meaningful career path.
Enjoy your studies! We wish you the very best on this new journey of yours
Dr Geetanee NAPAL
Dean of Faculty
Department of Management
Welcome to the University of Mauritius and in particular, to the Department of Management for 2018-2019 academic year!
For the new students who are just joining our community, we encourage you to make the most of your time here. Your university experience will be what you make it. As you embark on this new journey, take advantage of the opportunities available to help you achieve your full potential. Colleagues from the department of Management and myself are here to support you every step of the way.
Our academic programmes are of high quality and are geared towards the needs of the labour market. You will have the opportunity to acquire new knowledge, develop new skills and enhance your personal attributes in ways that will equip you for life after University.
I wish you all the best and an exciting and stimulating time in this University. I am confident that you will find it a rewarding experience which will be the start of what I hope will be a lifelong association as members of our Alumni.
Dr Ourvashi Bissoon
Head of Department
Department of Law
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the University of Mauritius and especially the Faculty of Law and Management and the Department of Law. It is indeed a matter of great pride for you to be joining our law programmes. The programmes offered by the Law Department have been designed to provide for the best possible exposure to Mauritian Law together with practical experience guaranteed by modules such as Law clinic, internships, moot court competition and lectures delivered by legal practitioners. Full time academic staff in the capacity of Programme Coordinators and the Head of Department are at your service to support you through your academic journey at the University of Mauritius. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that you receive a legal education which represents a complete blend of theory, practical insights and research skills in the field of law. I seize this opportunity to congratulate you for having secured a seat at the University and to convey my best wishes to you.
Mr Roopanand Mahadew
Head of Department
Department of Finance & Accounting
Welcome to the department of Finance and Accounting. You will find details of our very successful range of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes covering Accounting, Finance, Banking, International Business Finance, and Financial Services on the University website (www.uom.ac.mu/flm/). Each programme has been reviewed with the support of our partners from industry to ensure coverage of the latest trend within each field of study, for better employability of our graduates. This makes our offer most popular among students. In addition, our BSc Accounting Minor Management and BSc Accounting Minor Finance are accredited by the ACCA and ICAEW and UOM accounting graduates avail from a significant number of exemptions from these accounting bodies. More importantly, given the growing importance of information technology skills for professional accountants, the department also offers another ACCA accredited accounting programme, namely, BSc Accounting minor Business Informatics which brings together both key accounting skills as well as the employer-desired business informatics and IT skills. The department is also offering the BSc Management Accounting programme which is accredited by the CIMA.
Apart from providing an excellent work and learning environment, the department endeavours to prepare its graduates to develop their versatility and adapt to the demanding needs of employers in several important sectors of the economy including the financial services sector, which has now become one of the rising pillars of our economy. The department has also specifically established important links with industry in order to address its needs in terms of resources and capacity building.
Over the years, the department has built a strong research culture where staff members and postgraduate students are engaged in both academic research and consultancy projects leading to the creation of knowledge and application of novel techniques in the interlinked fields of finance, accounting, taxation, audit and financial services. We have developed and nurtured important collaborations with various international universities in the UK and Australia to not only further the research drive of the department but more importantly promote the credentials of the departmentâ€™s programmes within and beyond Mauritius.
We trust that with the support of the staff of the department, your academic journey with us will be an exceptional one.
Ms Vidisha Devi Ramlugun
Head of Department
Faculty of Science - Dean's Message
It is a privilege and a great honour for me as Dean of Faculty of Science to welcome you to the University of Mauritius this morning. Speaking on behalf of the entire staff members of the Faculty, I wish to congratulate each of you for having chosen the Faculty of Science to pursue your studies. We are happy that you have made the right choice. Again, a warm welcome to a vibrant learning environment.
Beginning life as a student is an exciting prospect which you will have worked towards and looked forward to for some time. However, you will probably not approach it without at least a few worries about how you will fit in, whether you will make new friends and if you will be able to cope with the work. Perhaps for some of you coming from neighbouring countries it is the first time you have left home. Whatever your background, life at the University is likely to be very different from your previous experience. The first few weeks especially will be a hectic time when you will be settling into your new surroundings and finding your feet.
During the three years of your undergraduate study, you will have all opportunities to acquire new knowledge and learn many new things. The intellectual journey that you are going to undertake with us will develop in you, essential capabilities to enhance your personal attributes and develop ways of thinking that will have a profound bearing on your future success. The reason for obtaining a place here as a student is because we are confident that you have the ability to complete a degree programme successfully and we will do all that we can to help you do so.
At the Faculty, we have always been proud of our extensive range of programmes we offer, and the student is always at the centre of everything that is done. We continuously review our programmes so as to make them more relevant to the modern workplace. This year, the University is adopting a Learner-Centred Credit System that aims at enhancing learning outcomes and studentâ€™s experience. This system offers greater flexibility in the learning outcome without sacrificing coherence, specialization in depth in one subject, or the core studies required by professional bodies. More details about this new approach will be provided to you when you meet academic staff of your department.
There are also several initiatives at the level of each Department that aim at ensuring a smooth transition from your A-Level studies to first-year university courses. The Google Classroom Online system is being encouraged and the aim is to make the student more capable of carrying out independent learning and also, participate in group work and discussions. The Department of Mathematics encourages students to develop their critical thinking via group work and several continuously assessed modules which promotes experiential learning. The programmes in the Department of Health Sciences are more learner and learning focused and a broad range of modules are taught as an integrated theory and practical classes focusing very often on demonstration and practice-based learning approaches. The Department of Physics offers a broad-based learning experience in all major fields of Physics.
I wish to emphasize that regular attendance at lectures is key to a high level of achievement in the assessments. Towards the ninth week of each semester, you will be required to provide feedback on the modules taught. The Student feedback is a key element considered by lecturers for enhancing teaching and increasing the quality of the course materials. We count on your honest responses that will enhance the clarity and improve the quality of our teaching.
While we do our best to make your studies as fruitful as possible, the University also expects engagement and compliance from you. We expect you to be more self-reliant and you need to ensure that you have enough time for study, use of library and do the work that will be required of you. I will encourage you to access the Student Charter from the Universityâ€™s website so that you are aware of our expectations from you.
The University will communicate with you using your official university email account. It is important to regularly check your email so that you are aware of all information communicated to you about your studies.
The achievements of the Faculty align with the Universityâ€™s vision, values and aspirations to become a forward-looking Faculty. Your conduct should, therefore, be exemplary while you study with us. You need to be courteous towards your peers, academic and supporting staff of the University. There is also a University policy on the use of the internet and intranet facilities, and you must strictly abide by same.
Any problem encountered during your studies should be reported through the proper channel. Your Lecturer, Module Coordinator and Programme Coordinator are your first points of contact. If the problem is not solved at their level, talk to the Head of Department who will provide appropriate advice.
The three academic years will be filled with opportunities. I strongly encourage you to participate in events organized by the University.
With these few words, I wish you every success in your studies and I am confident that it will be an immensely enriching and rewarding experience..
Professor (Dr) S.Bhagwant
Dean of Faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities - Dean's Message
ChĂ¨res Ă©tudiantes/chers Ă©tudiants,
Permettez-moi, en tant que Doyen de la FacultĂ© des sciences sociales et humaines de lâ€™UoM, et au nom de tout son personnel, aussi bien acadĂ©mique quâ€™administratif, de vous souhaiter la bienvenue Ă lâ€™UniversitĂ© de Maurice et de vous fĂ©liciter pour avoir pu y trouver une place.
Il sâ€™agit de mon troisiĂ¨me message en tant que Doyen dans le cadre de la JournĂ©e dâ€™accueil et dâ€™intĂ©gration des Ă©tudiants de premiĂ¨re annĂ©e, et jâ€™ai tenu pour cette troisiĂ¨me fois, Ă dĂ©roger quelque peu Ă la tradition en usant du franĂ§ais comme medium pour mon discours dâ€™accueil au lieu de lâ€™anglais habituel.
Je commencerai dâ€™abord par prĂ©senter la facultĂ©. Vous lâ€™aurez sĂ»rement dĂ©jĂ compris, la FacultĂ© des sciences sociales et humaines, de par son nom mĂŞme, comprend tout un Ă©ventail de disciplines et de champs dâ€™Ă©tudes dont jâ€™aimerai vous livrer ici un aperĂ§u. Ainsi, parmi les disciplines qui figurent dans la catĂ©gorie des sciences sociales et quâ€™on retrouve Ă la facultĂ©, on a : la sociologie, le travail social, la psychologie, les mĂ©dias, lâ€™Ă©conomie, lâ€™Ă©conomĂ©trie, les Ă©tudes statistiques, les relations internationales et les sciences politiques. Parmi celles quâ€™on placerait volontiers sous le label des sciences humaines, on citera : les Ă©tudes de langues (qui comprennent la linguistique, la sociolinguistique, la didactique des langues et la traductologie, lesquelles touchent Ă toute une palette de langues comme lâ€™anglais, le franĂ§ais, le crĂ©ole, mais aussi les langues Ă©trangĂ¨res), la littĂ©rature, les Ă©tudes culturelles, lâ€™histoire, lâ€™anthropologie, lâ€™archĂ©ologie, le patrimoine, les droits humains, la philosophie, les Ă©tudes religieuses, en enfin la musicologie, le thĂ©Ă˘tre et le cinĂ©ma. Si pour la musique câ€™est dĂ©jĂ une rĂ©alitĂ© depuis trois ans, pour le thĂ©Ă˘tre et le cinĂ©ma, ce sera, si tout se passe bien, une nouveautĂ© cette annĂ©e.
Par rapport Ă cette longue liste de disciplines et de champs dâ€™Ă©tudes, lâ€™objectif majeur de la facultĂ© est de vous offrir un enseignement de qualitĂ© internationale oĂą seront privilĂ©giĂ©s le facteur humain et le facteur social. Par facteur humain, on comprend tout ce Ă quoi le mot renvoie en termes dâ€™approche interpersonnelle, de respect des valeurs humaines, de dĂ©veloppement de la culture humaniste, de la sensibilitĂ© aux droits humains, ainsi que des valeurs morales et Ă©thiques. Le facteur social, de son cĂ´tĂ© englobe tout ce qui peut sâ€™enseigner et se transmettre en termes de justice et de valeurs sociales, de respect de lâ€™autre, dâ€™Ă©galitĂ© et dâ€™Ă©quitĂ© dans notre traitement des choses et notre gestion des relations sociales, Ă lâ€™intĂ©rieur de lâ€™institution dâ€™une part, et entre lâ€™institution et la sociĂ©tĂ© civile, dâ€™autre part.
Cet accent sur la combinaison facteur humain-facteur social, nous ne contenterons pas de lâ€™entretenir uniquement dans les Ă©tudes que nous dispensons et dans la faĂ§on dont nous agissons et traitons les problĂ¨mes qui viennent Ă nous, mais aussi dans nos diffĂ©rents champs de recherche. En effet, en vertu de son mandat naturel, tel que cela apparaĂ®t dans son nom, la FacultĂ© FSSH a pour mission de toujours chercher Ă accorder de lâ€™importance sur lâ€™impact humain et social des recherches dans lesquelles elle sâ€™engage, aussi bien sur la scĂ¨ne locale quâ€™internationale, plutĂ´t que de se limiter uniquement sur leur impact scientifique sur la scĂ¨ne acadĂ©mique internationale. Car il est connu que de toutes les facultĂ©s de lâ€™UoM, la FSSH est celle dont lâ€™ADN est le plus fortement marquĂ© par le principe de Community Engagement. Principe qui nous dĂ©marque des autres facultĂ©s tout en mettant en relief notre spĂ©cificitĂ©, que nous tenons Ă maintenir et Ă mettre en valeur Ă travers nos actions et activitĂ©s.
ChĂ¨res Ă©tudiantes, chers Ă©tudiants, Ă une Ă©poque oĂą le changement est devenu, Ă vitesse exponentielle, un Ă©lĂ©ment de plus en plus prĂ©sent de notre quotidien ; oĂą les valeurs sociales, morales et culturelles, longtemps considĂ©rĂ©es comme immuables et inamovibles, sont sans cesse bousculĂ©es, renversĂ©es et mĂŞme parfois piĂ©tinĂ©es ; oĂą changement technologique signifie trop souvent adaptation forcĂ©e et chaotique ; oĂą le tout-science rime de plus en plus avec absence de conscience ; oĂą la rĂ©alitĂ© virtuelle prend, Ă un rythme de plus en plus accĂ©lĂ©rĂ©, le pas sur les rĂ©alitĂ©s physiques, aussi bien tangibles que relationnelles, reprĂ©sentant en cela une vĂ©ritable menace Ă notre Ă©cosystĂ¨me, nos traditions, nos liens familiaux, notre tissus social, voire notre dĂ©finition mĂŞme de ce quâ€™est lâ€™humain, les sciences sociales et humaines constituent encore plus aujourdâ€™hui lâ€™un des remparts les plus solides contre la dĂ©shumanisation galopante et la dĂ©socialisation menaĂ§ante qui guette notre civilisation.
Câ€™est pour cette raison que nous voudrions que vous compreniez clairement la pertinence de votre prĂ©sence dans notre facultĂ© en tant que futurs spĂ©cialistes en sciences sociales et humaines par rapport aux dĂ©fis auxquels le monde dâ€™aujourdâ€™hui est confrontĂ©.
ChĂ¨res Ă©tudiantes, chers Ă©tudiants, quels que soient vos origines, vos aspirations et ambitions personnelles, notre mission Ă la facultĂ© de FSSH est de vos aider Ă dĂ©velopper au maximum votre personnalitĂ© dans la discipline que vous avez choisie, en vous Ă©quipant du mieux que nous pouvons, pour que vous puissiez devenir des citoyennes et des citoyens dignes de ce nom. Des citoyens Ă la fois responsables et engagĂ©s, non seulement par rapport au pays, mais en tant que citoyens du monde, de maniĂ¨re gĂ©nĂ©rale ; des citoyens prĂŞts Ă relever les dĂ©fis que le monde globalisĂ© dâ€™aujourdâ€™hui a gardĂ© en rĂ©serve pour vous, que ce soit sur le plan professionnel, Ă©motionnel, social ou familial.
Pour vous aider Ă vous intĂ©grer, et Ă trouver votre chemin, Ă lâ€™UniversitĂ©, vous pourrez compter sur lâ€™aide et le soutien du personnel acadĂ©mique et administratif de la facultĂ©. Dâ€™un autre cĂ´tĂ© cependant, nous nous attendons Ă ce que vous fassiez vĂ´tres, les principes de base ainsi que les codes de conduites en vigueur Ă la facultĂ© et Ă lâ€™universitĂ©.
En tant quâ€™Ă©tudiante ou Ă©tudiant de lâ€™UoM, il vous incombera dâ€™assumer vos responsabilitĂ©s en vous familiarisant avec les rĂ¨gles internes Ă lâ€™institution concernant aussi bien lâ€™inscription en ligne des modules, lâ€™assiduitĂ© dans les cours, la participation sans faille aux diffĂ©rents contrĂ´les et examens, la soumission dans les dĂ©lais prescrits, des diffĂ©rents devoirs et autres tĂ˘ches acadĂ©miques, pour ne citer que ceux-lĂ .
Nous nous attendrons Ă©galement Ă ce que fassiez preuve de respect envers lâ€™institution et le personnel, tant acadĂ©mique que non-acadĂ©mique de lâ€™UoM, dans toutes les formes de communication que vous utiliserez, aussi bien orale quâ€™Ă©crite, autant formelle quâ€™informelle. Parmi les principes et habitudes que vous devrez dĂ©velopper ou amĂ©liorer jusquâ€™au point dâ€™en faire des aspects intĂ©grants de votre culture, figurent en bonne place : la politesse, la courtoisie, lâ€™humilitĂ©, le respect de la hiĂ©rarchie, la ponctualitĂ©, la rĂ©gularitĂ© en classe, le strict respect de la ligne appropriĂ©e pour les communications et correspondances internes. A cet Ă©gard, votre Programme Coordinator fera office de point focal entre vous lâ€™institution. Câ€™est elle/lui qui vous servira aussi bien de conseiller que de superviseur administratif immĂ©diat. Vous aurez de votre cĂ´tĂ©, la responsabilitĂ© de lire les informations contenues, et Ă mettre en pratique les consignes donnĂ©es, dans le Student Handbook, qui vous prĂ©sente un condensĂ© des rĂ¨gles et des rĂ¨glements de lâ€™UniversitĂ©.
Pour conclure, jâ€™aimerai vous souhaiter encore une fois, au nom de lâ€™UniversitĂ© et en mon nom personnel, la bienvenue et le meilleur des parcours au sein de notre institution.
Bonne chance Ă vous toutes et vous tous.
Longue vie Ă lâ€™UniversitĂ© et Ă notre FacultĂ©.
Professor (Dr) Louis Arnaud Carpooran, OSK
Personal Chair, French & Creole Studies
Le Doyen, FSSH
Centre for Innovative & Lifelong Learning - Officer-in-Charge's Message
Welcome to the University of Mauritius and the Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning. The Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning is based in Ebene, at the CORE building. The Centre is responsible to promote e-learning and the use of ICTs in Education. It is a specialized Centre in Multimedia and e-Learning and itâ€™s courses are run fully online.
As the Officer-in-Charge of the Centre, I look forward for the CILL team including myself to working with you in an innovative environment and to empower you to face the challenges of the modern professional work culture.
In the 21st Century, Lifelong learning is a key recipe for success, and at CILL we will equip you with the necessary skills to be autonomous and independent learner, where the lecturers are more as facilitators and guide to ensure you a high level learning experience. However, this implies responsibility and seriousness from your side to succeed.
On behalf of CILL staff and the University, I therefore wish you all the best for the future, and a fruitful experience on the campus of the University.
Officer-in-Charge of the Centre