Learning, Engagement and Advancement Programs

Learning, Engagement and Advancement Programs are offered across 6 streams:


Opportunities for student involvement offered in this stream


CMRUxCourses provide students with workshops, courses and skill-building seminars across disciplines and fields of interest. Students will not require any prerequisites to sign up for these courses.

 Faculty Chats:

Faculty Chats are conversations between faculty and students across and within disciplines to develop spaces for interdisciplinary learning and critical thinking. The conversations and spaces for informal chats are necessary components of these events, they are incorporated to create an environment where students and faculty can engage with each other outside a traditional classroom environment, and discuss topics that are not confined to the syllabus.

 CMRU Roundtable:

CMRU Roundtable is a monthly event organised by faculty and students at CMRU. Speakers from various disciplines, experiences and career trajectories are invited to speak at a panel. The panel will be followed by an informal hour where students and faculty can interact with the speakers.

 Interdisciplinary Symposium:

The Interdisciplinary Symposium provides a chance for students and faculty across all disciplines to come together for a day of talks, presentations, performances, display and discussions about intersecting or new areas of interest.

 Student Voice:

Student Voice provides students with an opportunity to discuss their topics of interest, share their passions, host student speakers and connect with other students in the community to have fruitful discussion and conversations. This space is run by peer leaders and academic leaders that offer students with opportunities to reach out for support, resources and guidance regarding their academic and personal life.



Opportunities for student involvement offered in this stream

 CMRU Lead - Leadership Bootcamp & Summit:

The CMRU LEAD program aspires to build competent, empathetic and inclusive leaders by providing them with training opportunities and other resources. Students will be stepping into various leadership roles on campus, and the LEAD program will support their journey as they navigate their understanding of leadership and community on campus.

Leadership Bootcamp
The leadership bootcamp is a 2-day training event for all student leaders to develop and reflect on existing leadership skills and principles, and deepen their understanding of leadership impact and facilitation while managing groups of young people. Students will explore the questions regarding what it means to lead. How do I organise inclusive events? What does it mean to be an empathetic and passionate leader?

Student Officer Leadership Summit
The Student Leadership Officer Summit offers a platform for student leaders across campuses to share best practices, reflect on their leadership experiences and convene to discuss leadership in various contexts. Students can sign up for workshops and other opportunities at the Summit.

 Outbound Programs:

Exchange Learning Experiences involve programs that are designed to strengthen a student’s skills, share and acquire knowledge as well as broaden multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.

These include:
Interdisciplinary Exchange Learning Experience,
Research-based Exchange Learning Experience, Skill-based Exchange Learning Experience, Credit-based Exchange Learning Experience, Leadership Exchange Learning Experience and Exchange Learning Experience Practicum

 CMRU Ambassadors:

Ambassadors are students that lead open house events, orientation week and other school and campus events. They are the point of contact for students regarding various experiences, opportunities and events on campus, they are leaders and culture drivers across all schools.



Opportunities for student involvement offered in this stream

 CMRU Editorial:

The CMRU Editorial team works together with all schools, students and faculty to coordinate and manage newsletters, journal publications and document the CMRU experience.

a. Newsletter/Zine: All schools will produce quarterly newsletters that contain information regarding events, achievements, faculty editorials, school announcements and student contributions.

b. CMRU Archives: Collective effort between all schools to produce a short comprehensive visual & written journal of the academic year 2021-2022.

 First Draft:

First Draft is a student support initiative that offers a range of writing, communication and research workshops and opportunities for students across all schools. These can include plagiarism, creative writing, technical writing, peer-reviewing and other workshops. Most of the workshops offered by the First Draft initiative are general, but upon student and faculty request it is possible to offer curated programs for different schools, clubs or committees.



Opportunities for student involvement offered in this stream

 Sports & Athletics:

All sports and athletic events that include inter, intra and university level competitions. These include: basketball, cricket, chess, football, kabaddi, shuttle badminton, throw ball, table tennis, volleyball, hockey, handball, track events (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m), relay (4x100m, 4x400m), shot put throw, discus throw and long jump

 CMRU Events:

Events that take place on campus at the school or university level in order to build a sense of community and provide students with an opportunity to present their skills, talents and abilities. These events include and are not limited to, talent showcase, fest, Intra-university, inter-school competitions, human library & fresher’s day.

 Common Space:

Common Spaces are multi-functional spaces for students. These spaces can be places to explore their creativity, build connections with their peers, a makerspace or even an area for discussions or club meetings.

 CMRU Student Clubs:

Clubs offer all students with a variety of interests and leadership abilities to structure, manage and build communities on campus. Clubs are student-led initiatives that allow students to explore a skill, discipline, passion or interest outside the classroom environments.

 CMRU Student Engagement Fair:

The fair takes place at the beginning of every academic year and serves as a starting point for students to get involved with the various club offerings across all CMRU campuses and schools. The Student Engagement Fair provides students with an opportunity to engage with club leaders to understand their purpose and activities associated with the group.

 Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Initiative:

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative ensures that all students have access to a safe space, resources and points of contact whenever necessary. 17. International Student Committee: The International Student Committee ensures that all students have access to a community, cultural exchange, person of contact for difficulties faced by the students in a foreign context and a safe environment.

 International Student Committee:

The International Student Committee ensures that all students have access to a community, cultural exchange, person of contact for difficulties faced by the students in a foreign context and a safe environment.

 CMRU Student Council:

The student council is a campus initiative primarily led by students in various schools across the university. This elected body manages student concerns, organises events and provides a platform for student voices to be heard.



Opportunities for student involvement offered in this stream

 Community Project:

Community projects can be short-term or long-term projects and collaborations with NGOs and other organisations. These projects can be an extension of the area of study, a collaborative project or an independent assignment with an organisation.

 Community Service Fair:

The Service Fair takes place at the beginning of every academic year and is a starting point for students to get involved with various organizations that engage with individuals in various contexts and support the community beyond CMRU.



Opportunities for student involvement offered in this stream

 Orientation & First Year Committee:

The Orientation Committee (OFYC) is responsible for ensuring that all first year students are welcome, supported and introduced to the community at CMR University. This committee consists of teachers, students and alumni that will plan the pre-orientation, orientation and post-orientation events and procedures to ensure a successful transition of all new students across all campuses.

 First Year Initiative:

The First Year initiatives is a 3 month program for first year students to support their first year of university. This program includes mentorship from upper year students, workshops to navigate and manage their lives at CMR University and facilitate environments for students to connect with their peers.

 Residence 101:

Residence @ CMRU consists of programs and services offered to CMRU students living in hostels across schools.

a. Huddle – first-year student support program which consists of workshops and upper year residence leader check-in’s.

b. Residence Leader Program – open to upper-year students to manage the events and programs on hostels alongside the warden.