The Higher Education Foundation Program (HEFP) is a one year foundation program which started in July 2015 at NISH. It prepares students who have successfully completed their higher secondary education to be active participants in the enhancement of their own learning. It is the aim of the foundation program to strengthen their fundamentals thereby equipping and qualifying them for higher education. HEFP is a course that is not affiliated with Kerala University. It functions independently. Teachers work closely with the students over a period of one year to train them in English, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Indian Sign Language. With improved reading and writing skills in English, better comprehension of mathematical concepts, proficiency in solving logical reasoning problems and proficiency in Indian Sign Language (ISL), students become able to access written material and then broaden their intellectual & social horizons. Simultaneously, the training they receive over the one year better prepares students for the Degree Admission Competency Exam (DACE) in which they must achieve a pass score for admission to the Degree program.
A student-centered approach is applied and technological devices such as tablet computers, mobile phones and interactive boards are utilized for effective delivery of content. The Degree HI teaching faculty at NISH plans and delivers lessons using new and innovative strategies. This foundation year is not purely examination oriented; perhaps as a result of which students are often found to be more self-motivated and take responsibility for their own learning.
Tuition Fees: Rs. 6,000/- per semester