BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – A Program of Student Exchange (Pertukaran Mahasiswa Merdeka, PMM) Modul Nusantara of Kemendikbudristek Universitas Pasundan ended with being attended by approximately 62 participants from both state and private universities throughout Indonesia. It ended on Thursday, 17 February 2022.
The closing ceremony of PMM Modul Nusantara which was held online at the Novotel Hotel Bandung was led directly by Vice Rector III Dr. H. Deden Ramdan, M.Sc., accompanied by the coordinator of the Unpas MBKM program, Dr. Cartono, M.Pd., MT.
Dr. Deden said, through the PMM program, in addition to adding new insights, students will get a lot of experience and lessons related to the diversity of Indonesian culture and tolerance among others.
“From these meetings and introductions, students together appreciate differences and celebrate diversity. All of this is done by students while attending lectures at Unpas; and from Unpas students to other campuses throughout Indonesia,” he said.
According to Dr.Cartono, M.Pd., MT., the PMM program allows students to experience studying for one semester at another campus with a different atmosphere.
In addition, PMM also aims to encourage the growth of awareness of love for the homeland through friendship between generations in various regions of the archipelago.
“The PMM program is expected to produce future leaders of the nation who have integrity, understand diversity, and are wise in managing the wealth of resources to build a sovereign, justice, and prosperous nation,” Dr. Cartono continued.
Quoted from the Kemendikbudristek website to participate in the PMM program, students are required to come from the undergraduate degree (non-vocational) level, be active in semesters 3, 5, and 7, have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and have non-academic achievements at regional, national, and international levels, as proven by valid documents.
From this program, students have chance to be sent to other universities to join the learning process by using the selected three schemes.
First scheme is that the total 20 credits can be entirely taken in the targeted university online. The second scheme is that 10 credits can be taken online and the rest of 10 credits in the original university.
Third scheme is the combination one; 10 credits in the targeted university online, 10 credits in the partner university online or in the original university by using online method.
Students have opportunity to attend Modul Nusantara program which equals to 2 credits and advised by the teacher. Four main activities in Modul Nusantara include about Bhinneka (14 activities), inspiration (3 activities), reflection (7 activities) and social contribution (1 activity).
“Therefore, through this program, students must have skill and opportunity to improve their understanding, insights, integrity, creativity and innovation. This PMM program triggers students to gain achievements while building unity in the diversity,” said Dr. Deden while concluding the statement. (Reta)*