Deriving from the vision, the OASIS is guided by the following principles :
❖ Appreciation of and respect for freedom of expression and cultural, ideological and intellectual diversity.
❖ Equal opportunities for all and non-discrimination on grounds of caste, class, gender, sexual preference, religion, and disability.
❖ Accountability and transparency in all work matters.
❖ Decision-making in management and organizational processes, which is collective, participatory and
❖ Pedagogy which is participatory and experiential, fostering dialogue, mutual learning and critical reflection.
❖ Emphasis on creativity and innovation in academic activities.
❖ Recognition of the synergy resulting from teamwork, including multi-disciplinary perspectives and trans-disciplinary collaborations.
❖ Creation of an enabling environment that fosters teamwork, cooperation and mutual support.
❖ Development of inter-linkages across teaching, research and extension.
❖ Fostering of a spirit of self-reflection and critical appreciation.