UNITED NATIONS Academic Impact – Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education –Baselios Mathews II College of Engineering
ASPIRE, which stands for Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education, is a student-driven initiative uniting to promote United Nations Academic Impact’s vision of institutions of higher education and research. ASPIRE embodies UNAI’s ten principles within student communities around the world and shares its vision of “Sharing a Culture of Intellectual Social Responsibility.”
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT
The United Nations Academic Impact is a programme of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research. Its essential frame of reference is:
- To bring into association with the United Nations, and with each other, institutions of higher learning throughout the world.
- To provide a mechanism for such institutions to commit themselves to the fundamental precepts driving the United Nations mandate, in particular the realization of the universally accepted Sustainable Development Goals.
- To serve as a viable point of contact for ideas and proposals relevant to the United Nations mandate.
- To promote the direct engagement of institutions of higher education in programs, projects and initiatives relevant to this mandate.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.
Brilliance in social activities and research that promotes prosperity and economic opportunity, greater social well-being, and protection of the environment.
- To offer state of art path forward for improving the lives of nearby people.
- To undertake collaborative projects with government for the welfare of the society.
- To instill ethical, social and environmental perspectives for the sustainable development of the community.
- To nurture imagination, Intellectual social responsibility and interpersonal skills among students
- To promote technical knowledge sharing culture and coordinate humanitarian relief operations
- A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfil;
- A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;
- A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;
- A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
- A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;
- A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
- A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;
- A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;
- A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
- A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.
The student branch of the UN Academic Impact is known as ASPIRE: Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education.
ASPIRE is a student-driven initiative and actively embodies UNAI’s principles within student communities around the world. Operating locally within their communities, the activities of each ASPIRE group contributes to UNAI’s overall message of unity and action to address global challenges.
ASPIRE personifies the saying, “Sharing a Culture of Intellectual Social Responsibility.” It connects student organizations and individuals to global opportunities through the United Nations, educational and academic institutions, and civil society groups that focus on the UNAI principles.
ASPIRE groups are directly affiliated to UNAI, and when their institution is a UNAI member, to it as well.
ASPIRE priorities above all else, activism and action by students to promote and support the ten universally accepted UNAI principles.
ASPIRE groups are encouraged to:
- Reinforce, suggest or initiate activities that actively support one or more of the ten UNAI principles.
- Participate in UNAI activities and initiatives, for example, the Classroom Conversation seminar series, and the “Unlearning Intolerance” discussion series.
- Participate in conferences organized by UNAI and UNAI member institutions.
- Contribute to the promotion of the ten UNAI principles via social media and UNAI platforms.
- Let us know about your events ahead of time so we can assist where we can and afterwards so we can share news about your ASPIRE chapter on our digital platforms
There is no cost or fee for affiliation to the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).
Participants in the initiative are expected to undertake to further, within their institutions, policies and programmes that reflect adherence to the principles governing the United Nations Academic Impact. This would specifically include:
- Undertaking one new activity each year, to actively address at least one of the ten basic principles of the United Nations Academic Impact. In many cases, such activities can emerge from a redefinition of, or fresh thrust to, existing projects and programmes. Examples of activities could include research projects and papers, the hosting of a conference, the financing of participation of students in a specific United Nations activity in the field, or a specific action or activity on campus. Any activity which is sponsored or paid for by a United Nations entity in the context of its own work programme shall be excluded from consideration.
- Placing prominently upon the institution websites, or in periodic printed publications, details of such activity, highlighting its relationship to UNAI through the use of UNAI logos, UNAI Member and UNAI In Action. When publicizing an activity undertaken in support of one of the UNAI Principles, the “UNAI in Action” logo should be used; however, these activities can neither be commercial in nature nor be used for fund-raising purposes.
The student chapter was set up on 17/01/2017. It consist of a governing body and members from various departments of the college. The head of the governing body is the Principal followed by twostaff in charges for the chapter. It constitute a student coordinator, a joint coordinator and four committees with each having a committee head and joint coordinator. Also in all the chapter is divided into executive committee, junior executive committee and other members.
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Kerala forum on United Nations Academic Impact – State Student Council
Kerala forum on United Nations Academic Impact is a non –governmental organization to oversee the working and management of the 30 registered academic institutions of kerala in UNAI-ASPIRE.
Representation from Baselios Mathews II College of Engineering in KFUNAI
STATE STUDENT COUNCIL PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER
RISA K RAJU
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE,BMCE
Prof. Dr. L. Padma Suresh
Principal of bmce
Contact No: 828128911
Jibi p mathew
Department of electrical Engineering
Contact No: 9400109063
Darshana s babu
Department of electronics and communicationEngineering
Contact No: 8086059730
Department of mechanical Engineering
Contact No: 8156905082
Department of civilEngineering
Contact No: 9633559036
CHAPTER COMMITTEE IN-CHARGES
Akhil jose, Committee Head, Department of mechanicalEngineering
Rabiyasafar, Committee Joint Coordinator, Department of civil Engineering
Saranya s , Treasurer, Department of Civil Engineering
Amitharoy, Joint Treasurer, Department of electrical Engineering
Justin philip, Committee Head, Department of Civil Engineering
Susmitasuresh, Committee Joint Coordinator, Department of Electronics and communication Engineering
Akash sasi, Committee Head, Department of mechanical Engineering
Muhammad ashik, joint committee coordinator, department of mechanical engineering