MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Preface

After joining the Professional course, students face pressures, which may be academic, personal, or career related. At times they may feel stressed and interfering in their pursuits. There is cross cultural, neo-ethnic convergence, increasing academic competition, Peer pressure, unique adolescent problems, mounting career demand, etc. among the student community. To prevent student going through these stress factors and to help them overcome the above mentioned problems, the Local Mentor and counselor system are implemented in the College where in a teacher acts as Local Mentor and counselor to an allocated group of students. Each teacher helps the students to cope up academically, give personal Counselling, extend career guidance, support co-curricular activities, co-ordinate welfare activities, interact with their parents, seek student’s involvement in pursuit of college vision and objectives and establish healthy, co-operative and academic ambience in the College.

Objectives

  • To identify specific needs of the student Community– Academic, Personal, Adjustment related, Career and provide Counselling and remedies.
  • To identify specific needs of Overseas Students–Academic, Personal, Socio-cultural adjustment and provide Counselling and Remedies.

 

Functions

1. The Mentor shall interact with his / her group of students regularly.

2. The Mentor shall counsel his/her group as per Do’s and Don’ts.

3. To initiate bridge, remedies and Enrichment Program for academically weak (slow learners), and advanced students.

4. To maintain complete personal data of students and their performance progress.

5. To address various Department related group problems and performances.

6. To periodically interact with parents as to their wards performance.

7. To send the Students progress data once in three months to the Co-ordinator of Local Mentorship Program in the prescribed Students Progress Report format.

8. To maintain a register of all interactions and functions carried out with details.

Do’s and Don’ts for Mentors

1. Fix time of Meeting and meet periodically.

2. Know Academic requirements – Help them.

3. Know Personal requirements – Counsel them.

4. Know Career & Higher Education requirements – Guide them.

5. Know Financial / Welfare requirements – Co-ordinate & Direct them.

6. Know their Parents / Guardians – Interact with them.

7. Know College Objective & Goals – convey to Students & Seek their role.

8. Know College Activities – seek their Involvement.

9. For a change – Organize Excursion.

10. With Student, help establish Healthy, Co-operative, Academic ambience in the College.

DON’TS

1. Not to call Students to your Home.

2. Meetings to be held only in College Premises.

3. Not to involve in Student’s Examinations.

4. Not to dictate – rather facilitate.

5. Not to use them for Personal Work.

6. Not to thrust anything upon Students. give only what they want only if possible.

7. Not to do any activities – without prior permission of the Dean.