Faculty of Agriculture - Dean's Message
I am pleased to welcome you to the Faculty of Agriculture (FoA). You are now part of a family that has a long history of about 102 years! A family composed of academic staff, technical staff, administrative staff, farm staff and above all, the students.
The Faculty of Agriculture, originally founded as the School of Agriculture in 1914, plays a vital role in the development of agriculture and allied fields in the country, and in the promotion of organic agriculture (biofarming) in particular. We provide the trained manpower that the nation needs, from high calibre graduates and post graduates to technically oriented Diploma and Certificate holders. We also organise short, tailor-made training courses for specific stakeholders. We ensure the high standard and quality of our degrees through a system of moderation by external examiners from top Universities in UK, Australia, India, South Africa, Malaysia, etc.
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. At the Faculty, we ensure that you get a good mix of the hard core science, the hands-on experience, as well as the soft skills such as verbal, written and visual communication, information technology, scientific writing, team work, meeting deadlines, etc., and we encourage you to take on leadership roles, as Faculty Representative, Class Representative, team leader for assignments, etc., all of which will contribute to developing your personality, and will help you in the employment market and in society. We encourage all our students to develop their individuality, their critical analytical and creative thinking abilities, and to work independently. Gone are the days of spoon-feeding and rote learning.
I urge all new students to familiarize themselves with the University rules and regulations available from our 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.
Professor Sunita Facknath
Dean of Faculty
Faculty of Engineering - Dean's Message
WELCOME MESSAGE TO FRESHERS
On behalf of the Faculty of Engineering, I welcome you all to the University of Mauritius.
Congratulations to all of you for having joined the University of Mauritius. The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Mauritius is one of the most prestigious Faculties of the University.
The Faculty is endowed with excellent infrastructure and students enjoy numerous facilities such as WiFi, mini canteen and lots of green spaces.
When you join the University you should note and accept that your days of private tuition are over! There is no private tuition, here! At the University, the emphasis will be on your personal tuition. You will be your own private and personal tutor, with our help, of course.
Some of you who know Latin may have heard the phrase âCogito Ergo Sumâ. It means I think, therefore I am! Just add the words âa professionalâ and you will get a better meaning of what you should become when you leave the University: âI think, therefore I am a professional!!â
You must surely have had the experience of consulting a doctor because you were ill at some time. Probably, you have done so, several times. Just consider something. Did you like his or her attitude, manners, professional skills or did you go out of the room feeling frustrated? I am sure you will find or you already have an answer to this question.
After you graduate, when you start working, you will be expected, if not required, to think on your own, to propose ideas, and come up with imaginative solutions that may not be in the book!!
e.g You do not expect a doctor to revise a book before he or she examines you! You do not expect a surgeon to read a book before he/she performs surgery on you. You expect that he/she knows what needs to be done.
At the University of Mauritius, we propose to guide students through the necessary steps to become a professional! You will agree with me that, the University cannot do this alone!!
Students must play their role to allow same to happen!! Thinking is not learning by rote, putting figures into formulae!! Any 12 year old can do that!
Thinking involves asking yourself: Am I doing the right thing? Am I using the correct principles? Have I made the correct assumptions? Does my answer seem plausible?
You might have heard that some university graduates are NOT finding jobs! Reasons, apart from thinking skills, would include language deficiencies.
To use a very simple example, salesgirls at Trianon, Bagatelle, shopping malls, etc. reply to you in creole when you speak to them in French. If they do reply in French, it is full of mistakes. Has their secondary schooling been deficient? How can these people be expected to address tourists who speak to them in English or French?
So, if you leave the university, with the same deficiencies, and then go out to the job market, you should expect to be told that you are unemployable!
Again, at the University of Mauritius, we will guide you to communicate better both orally and in writing. But, you must play your part and commit to work harder!! You should practice writing and reading extensively! And, of course, speaking correctly, as well!
One or two decades ago, some youngsters started using IPod, etc. with earphones on both ears. They became known as the Generation Y.
In contrast, you - born after 1995 â are known as Generation Z. Your generation has also been referred to as the i, net, quiet and palm generation â members of your generation are much less verbal because most of your communication is through electronic devices. Your generation expects immediate results, and multitask with tech devices at exceptional speeds. You donât like to read instructions â most of you jump into the issue at hand and get on with it. Your expectations of technology are highly demanding. Within a decade, this Generation Z will be taking an increasing role in the business lives of companies.
Unfortunately, your Generation Z will also have to work or interact with other generations, probably less gifted than you are. And this is where you will need the thinking and communication skills that I have mentioned earlier.
A few centuries ago, education was about travelling across several countries, learning different cultures and languages and reading a lot, to exercise the brain in thinking skills.
As I said earlier, learning by rote does not lead anywhere or far!!
Education at this university is not different! You might not travel very much here, except by surfing on the internet, but you should read selectively, think constructively, and speak correctly!!
You are going to spend some three or four years at the University of Mauritius. I hope that in a few years you will think of those years as some of the best years of your life. !!
But, presently, one piece of advice!
You have probably heard that diamonds are worth more than gold (or water). The diamond is expensive because it is rare, but also because it is obtained after extensive polishing!
During your stay at the University, please try to polish yourself through in-depth thinking and inculcating good communication skills so that you become the rare and expensive diamond! We will provide the tools, but the polishing will be your job!
Your polishing will determine how rare you are and your salary!!
Last but not least, I hope that some of you after having earned your first degree will stay behind & embark on research, most probably leading to a doctoral degree. For Mauritius to become a high income economy, itâs crucial that the most prestigious University of the country becomes research-ledâŚwith your contribution.
Good Luck and wish you all a Happy Stay at the University of Mauritius!
Associate Professor (Dr) Satyadev Rosunee
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. Most of them get a job offer before they graduate. You will be the privileged students to work with latest technologies in diverse areas of the field.
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.
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. 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 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. The 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. 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 lecturer. Your programme coordinator (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
Faculty of Law & Management - Dean's Message
Welcome 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, itâs 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 departmentsâManagement, Law and Finance & Accounting headed by Mrs Oogarah-Hanuman, Mr Narsinghen and Mrs Ramlugun, respectively. To be successful, you need to develop the right combination of aptitudesâmanagement, 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 skillsâdiscipline, self-learning, professionalism, team workâthat 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
As Head of the Department of Management, I wish all new students a very warm welcome. With a team of 18 dedicated full-time academics supported by a large pool of expert and experienced professionals from industry, we are pleased to offer a wide range of carefully developed courses, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level to prepare your journey towards the world of work and professional practice. We strive to provide you a learning environment that is conducive to your personal and intellectual development.
Wishing you the very best in your studies.
Mrs Vanisha Oogarah-Hanuman
Head of Department
Department of Law
The Department of Law welcomes you on board for this exciting academic programme. You will have the unique advantage of studying Mauritian Law with a lot of comparative perspectives from English, French, Indian, American Law etc. and very often through a bilingual medium, which will give a competitive edge on the labour market. You will also have the advantage to study a lot of innovative subjects, which are in tune with our âservices economyâ.
Mr Hambyrajen Narsinghen
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.
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 departmentâs 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 Ocean Studies - Dean's Message
Welcome to the Faculty of Ocean Studies. The Faculty of Ocean Studies (FOcs) has been set up to promote the ocean economy as one of the main pillars of development by optimising the opportunities available to the country as an Ocean State with an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 2.3million km2. The Faculty became operational in August 2014 and was structured so as to address the much needed multidisciplinary approach towards promoting the ocean economy. The Faculty presently comprisesof three departments; The Department of Ocean Engineering & ICT, that of Marine and Ocean Science, Fisheries and Mariculture and that of Maritime Trade and Finance. The Faculty aims at supporting the related existing and upcoming developmental sectors through undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, focused research and tailor made continuous professional development courses.
As from August 2015, the Faculty started offering its first postgraduate programme, the MSc Coastal and Ocean Management, to provide the skilled labour force for promoting sustainable development of the ocean economy. The MSc Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction is the second postgraduate course which the faculty will offer as from August 2016, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction being particularly important for coastal communities. As from the academic year 2016/2017, two full time undergraduate programmes, BSc(Hons) Marine Environmental Sciences and BSc(Hons) Geomatics will be on offer. These undergraduate courses are both of three years duration and during this period, research seminars, talks and open dialogues will be regularly organised to enable students to learn about the ocean economy sectors, the emerging developmental sectors and to network with the key stakeholders.
Staff and students will have the opportunity to show case their research work during the seminars and consolidate collaboration with key players in the ocean economy. Recognising that the way forward to develop the ocean economy will be through technopreneurs, we include modules on Entrepreneurship, Marketing and SMEs in most of our programmes. Furthermore, a postgraduate course on Ocean Economy and Entrepreneurship has been developed to promote small scale enterprise in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. In the near future, the Faculty is planning to provide capacity building in maritime law and on marine technology to cater for the professionals who will ensure that the country benefits to the maximum on new emerging developmental sectors of the ocean economy.
Academic staff are currently undertaking research on several aspects of coastal and ocean resources. Research related to the sector of aquaculture, and marine species such as molluscs, and fish taxonomy are being undertaken by staff from the Department of Marine and Ocean Studies, Fisheries and Mariculture, in addition to research related to resources conservation; coral farming, mangroves and marine habitats. A web portal, Oceanis, is being developed by academics from the Department of Ocean Engineering & ICT, to promote collaboration between local stakeholders, to promote community engagement in the coastal and ocean sector and to educate the community on the potential and importance of the ocean. This department also conducts research in the field of marine ICT, climate change and disaster risk reduction. The staff from the department of Maritime Trade and Finance is actively promoting a culture of entrepreneurship in students from the faculty. Students joining the faculty will have the opportunity to work with this multidisciplinary team of researchers.
Apart from the full-fledged programmes and research, the Faculty has since its creation offered several continuous professional development courses in the field of aquaculture, coastal zone management, coastal engineering, climate change, oil and gas management, cost and benefit analysis of coastal protection structures, disaster risk reduction in the coastal zone of Mauritius, coral reef diseases, integrated coastal zone management, remote sensing and GIS, open geospatial tools and ocean data collection and analysis. After two yearsâ of existence, the Faculty of Ocean Studies has positioned itself both at national and regional level through its collaboration with international partners, such as the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, the Mauritius Oceanography Institute, the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, Disaster and Beach Management, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, University of Western Australia, Ocean Institute, the Scottish Association of Marine Science, the University of Aberdeen, UK, the University of Delaware, US and University of Stanford, US.
It is worth appreciating that the decision to contribute to the development of the ocean economy, an emerging economic sector is indeed a challenging one, especially at this point in time. We congratulate you for this. So on behalf of the staff of the Faculty of Ocean Studies, I once again extend a warm welcome to all those joining us to contribute to this privileged task - Shaping the Ocean Economy while Maintaining a Healthy Ocean.
âWith every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, youâre connected to the ocean. No matter where on Earth you live.â â Sylvia Earle - American Oceanographer.
Associate Professor (Dr) Manta Devi Nowbuth
Dean of Faculty
Faculty of Science - Dean's Message
I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Mauritius and congratulations to all of you for having secured a seat in one of the courses offered by the Faculty of Science.
Staff at the Faculty will do the upmost so that you spend a fruitful three-year at the University. We aim to make you succeed in your studies and every effort is spent so that we give you the opportunity to realize your full potential in your studies. The University is committed to providing you with all support necessary for enhancing your student experience.
First, I would like to mention to you that you need to check your University email account regularly for information that we send to our students. Many lecturers communicate with students via email. This includes sending you the Module Specification Sheet (MSS) for every module that you register for during a semester and other course-related matters. This is also the email account through which our Examinations Officer will communicate to you.
I would also like to mention that there is a Student Charter that is accessible from the Universityâs website. The Charter mentions that the University also expects certain levels of engagement and compliance from you, students. The responsibilities of students are categorized under the following headings, which I will expand further.
- Students must be honest, work hard and treat others with courtesy and respect. This means treating staff and other students with respect irrespective of sex, religion or background. You should attend all classes and submit your feedback through the online Student Feedback Questionnaire. You must not misuse University assets such as equipment, library books and resources and furniture. Otherwise, you will be liable to disciplinary actions and the University takes these matters with the utmost seriousness.
- Familiarise yourselves with University Policies, Procedures and Regulations. It is important to stick to administrative deadlines for module registration, examinations registration and the deadline for filling of the student feedback questionnaire. There are regulations pertaining to the conduct of examinations, for example, bringing a mobile phone or notes inside the examination room are breach of examination regulations. In the past years, the University has witnessed many cases. Such breaches may lead to penalties such as failure in the module and depending on the gravity, even suspension or expulsion. This also considerably delays the release of your examination results. You should also comply with the Information Technology Policy and Health and Safety Policy. Further information on same can be accessed from the University Website.
- Keep up to date. I have mentioned that you should check your university email account regularly. Be honest while filling the student feedback questionnaire on teaching performance and comment on particular aspects which you have liked and also, on aspects of the course where the teaching material can be made clearer to students. Lecturers act on student feedback to improve their teaching methods and materials.
- Exemplary professional conduct. You should have a responsible manner on and off campus so that any action likely to have an adverse impact on the Universityâs reputation is avoided. Some courses require that you go on placement in hospitals and private organizations. You must demonstrate seriousness and engage responsibly during your placements.
- In case of Problems. If you encounter any problem in your studies, the channel that you should follow to bring to the attention of the University is as follows-Talk to your lecturer and programme coordinator first. If the problem is not solved at their level, then talk to your Head of Department and if the problem requires further administrative decision, you can inform the Dean of Faculty. It is important that you follow these procedures so that the matter is dealt with quickly and efficiently at the level of your Department.
The University provides you with an opportunity to do well and the path that you will embark on as from the first day of this new academic year will have a strong bearing on your future. Your Programme Coordinators, present this morning, will provide you with all the details concerning your individual courses.
I wish you all the best in your studies.
Professor Muddun Bhuruth, OSK
Professor of Computational Mathematics and Dean of Faculty
Faculty of Social Studies & Humanities - Dean's Message
BACK to THE BASICS
As Dean of Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities and on behalf of all the academic and administrative staff, I welcome you all to the University of Mauritius and in particular to the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities. To begin with, I wish to congratulate you all, especially those of humble origin, for having secured a seat at the University. Youâve made your parents and friends proud of you. Now let the University and the country at large be proud of you.
So now you are here, at the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities. You would have understood by its very name, that the aim of the Faculty is to provide a high quality education in the various fields covered by social sciences and humanities, whereby will be privileged: (a) the human factor-denominator and everything that this implies in terms of humane approach, respect for human values, development of a humanistic culture, sensitization to basic human rights, moral values and ethics; (b) the social factor-denominator, and everything that it entails in terms of social justice, respect for the other, equality in terms of treatment and equity in terms of opportunity.
When it comes to research and research-action, this is the one faculty at UoM, which, by virtue of its own natural mandate, should always aim at putting at least equal emphasis on human impact factor and social impact factor on the local and immediate scene, rather than limiting itself to strict scientific impact factor on the international academic scene, which often seems to be the sole and ultimate way of ensuring individual academic careers. The degree of Community Engagement Commitment and Principles on our Faculty is indeed one domain which demarcates it from other faculties and defines our specificity; a specificity which we need to preserve and advocate in our various actions and activities.
Dear students, in this time of ultra-rapid change and accelerated paradigm shifts at all levels (social, cultural, political, ecological, technological, not excluding human relationship, family ties, generation gaps, etc.); in this generation where virtual reality has taken the lead in the field of communication and interpersonal relationship; where there seems to be no boundaries between virtual reality perspectives and the real life, in which we cannot always undo, delete, unlike or unpost things that weâve done or come across; where creative, inquisitive and critical thought have never been more relevant, but yet so absent at times, Social Sciences and Humanities are one of the last ramparts which can still save us from a hyper-connected but yet totally dehumanized and dissocialized world.
Dear students, as you will discover during the months and years to come, Social Sciences and Humanities cover a wide range of disciplines including: language studies, literature, cultural studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, heritage studies, international relations, sociology, social work, psychology, political science, human rights, international relations, economics, econometrics, statistics, public policy, musicology, philosophy, religious studies, to mention only those taught at the FSSH.
Dear students, youâve come here, each one of you, with your own ambitions. Depending on where you come from, on what were and still are your dreams, what were and still are your aspirations in life, on which range of subjects youâve opted for, at secondary level; those options being themselves a direct consequence of a lot of other factors, including your innate and acquired aptitude, your family background, your social and cultural environment, and, most important of all, your own self and personality.
In line with UoMâs policy, the aim of the Faculty is to help you develop your full potential in your selected field, equip you to the best of its capacities with a broad outlook on life and the world, and make out of you, full-fledged citizens of this country and of the globalized world, ready to face all the challenges that life may have in store for you, be it at professional, emotional, social and family level.
While academic and administrative staff of FSSH will provide you with the relevant assistance to enable you to enjoy your academic life to the fullest, we also expect you to abide by certain established practice and principles. As a student of UoM, you will have to take responsibility for familiarizing yourself with the regulations concerning online module registration, attending lectures, taking class tests and examinations, submitting assignments on time, among others.
We will also expect you to show respect to the institution and to the UoM academic and non-academic staff when communicating officially (verbally and in writing) and informally. Politeness, courtesy, humility, respect of hierarchy, strict adherence to proper line of reporting, punctuality and regularity in terms of class attendance and submission of assignments are some of the practices and habits that you will have to transform and internalise into a culture of excellence.
Your Programme Coordinator who is your focal contact person will inform you in detail about these requirements. In addition, you are requested to read the Student Handbook which gives you complete information on rules and regulations that you need to abide by.
In conclusion, and on behalf of the FSSH community, I would like to welcome you once again and wish you the very best in your educational and personal growth.
Good luck to all of you. Long live FSSH.
Professor (Dr) Louis Arnaud Carpooran, OSK
Personal Chair, French & Creole Studies
Dean of Faculty
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 itâs 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