Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) hopes to have 1,000 proposals in 2012 for Student Creativity Program activities. This target is set because in the previous year (2011), the number of proposals submitted by UGM is less than that of other universities, such as IPB, Unnes, ITS, and UNS. "In fact, we were also less than Polytechnics of Malang, which successfully filed over 1,000 proposals," Drs. Haryanto, M.Sc., Director of Student Affairs said at Grha Sabha Pramana UGM, Friday (16/9), during Socialization of Student Creativity Program Activities 2012.
Although only sending 936 proposals last year, 39 of them managed to pass the Student National Competition (PIMNAS XXIV) in Makassar, making UGM the biggest team. "Compared to other universities, they did not send many proposals. However, essentially they had quality. That is the most important thing," he added.
In front of 400 UGM students, Haryanto warned that competition for Student Creativity Program is getting tighter. Meanwhile, UGM has long proclaimed the motto of Everlasting Achievement Tradition. "Therefore, I hope that UGM students are always striving and working hard in order to maintain and enhance accomplishments which have been made," he said.
Being the overall champion of PIMNAS XXIV in Makassar, the achievement is expected to be maintained in 2012. Therefore, the various rules of the game in making proposals for the Student Creativity Program have to be seriously considered. "This is an initial step prior to the PIMNAS. Therefore, if you are confused or there is a problem, please contact Directorate of Student Affairs, especially consultants, or Vice Dean for Student Affairs at Faculty. Besides, you have to seek supervising lecturers," he said.
Dr. Med. dr. Indwiani Astuti one of supervisors said PKM that stands for Student Creativity Program is organized by Directorate of Higher Education in order to give room for students to show their creativity. This activity is one form of the efforts made by Directorate of Research and Community Service (DP2M), Directorate General of Higher Education in improving the quality of learners (students) in college so that they will later become members of community who have academic and professional skills in implementing, developing and disseminating sciences and technology, and arts. "This is is particularly intended for S1 and D3 students. It is in the form of grant for activities that need budgeting. Not only research, it can also be the development of entrepreneurship or community service and others," he said.
There are six types of PKM being held annually, namely Research (PKMP), Entrepreneurship (PKMK), Community Service (PKMM), Application of Technology (PKMT), written ideas (PKM GT) and scientific articles PKM (PKM AI ). The novelty this year is the presence of PKM-KC (Copyrighted works). "This PKM aims to produce copyrighted works in form of prototype, both technology and non-technology," he added.