PKM is one form of implementation of the Tridharma of Higher Education. PKM (Community Creativity Program) was launched by the Directorate General of Higher Education in 2021 under the management of the PKM Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa). This program is an effort to grow, accommodate, and realize students' creative and innovative ideas. PKM impacts increasing student achievement and higher education achievements in ranking the Ministry of Education and Culture. Since its launch, PKM has received a positive response, both among students and university leaders.
Through the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa), the Directorate General of Higher Education does many things to foster innovation and students in Indonesia. Students make various changes, including web-based information technology for the implementation of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) and the addition of new categories. Efforts to foster student creativity and innovation are an integral part of shaping students' character, thinking, and acting skills.
To support the development of students' creative and innovative ideas, PKM continues to be developed and refined to anticipate and understand the contribution to realizing the goals of world life proclaimed by the United Nations in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030. PKM is also designed to adopt digital technology that has permeated all joints; therefore, starting in 2019, a new field of PKM is introduced, namely PKM-GFK or PKM-Constructive Futuristic Ideas, and in 2021, PKM-GFK is one of the Proposal-based knowledge PKM, so it is known as PKM 6 Fields together with PKM 5 which previously existed.
To guide students to become individuals who know and obey the rules, creative and innovative, a cooperative objective in building intellectual diversity, the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs organizes the 2021 Student Creativity Program (PKM).
- PKM Bidang Riset (PKM-R).
- PKM Bidang Kewirausahaan (PKM-K).
- PKM Bidang Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (PKM-PM)
- PKM Bidang Penerapan Iptek (PKM-PI).
- PKM Bidang Karsa Cipta (PKM-KC).
- PKM Gagasan Futuristik Konstruktif (PKM-GFK).
- PKM Gagasan Tertulis (PKM-GT).
- PKM Artikel Ilmiah (PKM-AI)