Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam has a welcome pack or guide specifically designed for international students. This is sent by mail once you’ve been offered a place, and it contains useful information about preparing for studying at SPMVV and what to expect when you arrive.
This guide covers topics such as accommodation options, arranging medical insurance, Tuition fee payments, visa requirements, budgeting for living expenses, and advice on what to bring with you. There is also information about the university and how things work here, including important online resources, administrative departments and campus facilities – so that it’s all a bit less unknown when you arrive.
To fill these gaps, SPMVV has introduced student mentoring scheme that start before arrival. This means future students are matched up with current students, who then communicate, usually via email, in the months leading up to the start of the course.
The idea is to ensure that international students feel welcomed into the student community before they even arrive, and know that there will be at least one friendly face waiting to greet them.
The first few weeks of being an international student are likely to be the most obviously overwhelming. There’s so much to take in, so many new places and people, and it can take a while to find your feet. Common elements of international student orientation programs include airport pickup, campus tour, sightseeing, social events and activities, and introductory lectures and talks.
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) international orientation program lasts for five days. These include finding out about support services and getting used to the Indian system of teaching and learning, and also laying the foundations of friendships that may last a lifetime.
The first few days are not the only time international students need support.
The Dean and Associate Dean, International Relations and concerned faculty are available by email, phone or in person to help international students resolve any problems that come up – either themselves, or by directing the student to the most relevant person.