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The word “mentor” originated from the book “The Odyssey”. The character Odysseus had a close friend named Mentor who cared for his son for ten years while he traveled. Mentor, who was the goddess Athena in disguise, embodied male and female qualities such as being nurturing, supportive, protective, as well as aggressive, assertive, and risk taking. Mentor acted in the role of parent, teacher, friend, guide, and protector to Odysseus’s son

Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the mentee).

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 is implemented in the College where in a teacher acts as Local Mentor and counselor to a 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 Programme 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 Programme
  8. To maintain register of all interactions and functions carried out.

Benefits of mentoring 

  1. Increases the mentees  self-confidence
  2. Receive assistance with long-term career planning and direction
  3. Gain exposure to great teaching
  4. Experience increased motivation
  5. Learn to be efficient
  6. Receive good basic research training

Mentorship Committee

Chairman – Dr. G. V. Shah, Dean (SBKS MI&RC)
Coordinator- Mrs Trushna Shah (Biochemistry)
Co coordinator- Dr Himani Pandya (Microbiology)
Core Members:-
Mentors

Constitution of Parents Teacher Association

1. Name: The name of. the Association shall be Parent Teacher Association, SBKSMI&RC,Sumandeep Vidhyapeeth.

2. Office: The office of the PTA shall be SBKSMI&RC,Sumandeep Vidhyapeeth.

3. Aims and Objectives:

  • To work for the welfare of the students and the institution and to offer constructive suggestions for the smooth and successful functioning of the college.
  • To review the performance both in acedemic as well as  in extracurriclar fields.
  • To promote better participation of the parents in the various programs of the college and to establish better liaison with teachers.

4. Membership:

  • The parents/guardians of all students on the rolls of the college during the respective academic year shall be members of PTA.
  • The Dean and Addtional Dean shall be honorary members of PTA.

5. Cessation:

  • When a student leaves the college, the parent/guardian of the student shall ipso facto cease to be a member of the PTA.

6.Structure of the Executive Committee:

(i) President – Dr Pankaj Rathod   (Parent)

(ii) Vice-President – Mrs Trushna Shah (Teacher)

(iii) Secretary – Dr Himani Pandya   (Teacher)

(iv) Joint-Secretary – Mr Lalchand H Motwani  (Parent)

(v) Executive Members – 10  (Five Frm Parents and Five from Teacher)

  1. Dr Geetanjali Purohit
  2. Dr Dipika Baria
  3. Dr Kinjal Jethwa
  4. Dr Tejas Shah
  5. Dr Ashu Dogra
  6. Mrs Parul B Patel
  7. Mr Harshit Talati
  8. Dr Mahesh Tilwani
  9. Dr Vandana Shah
  10. Dr Tushar Shah

7.Duties of Office Bearers:

1. President: The president shall be the chief executive authority of the PTA and shall have the following powers and duties.

• To chair the general body meeting and conduct the proceedings.

• To chair and the meetings of Executive Committee and to exercise a casting vote in the event of tie.

• To direct, guide and supervise the working of the PTA.

• To lead all delegations, negotiations, give timely suggestions etc.

2. Vice-President:

• To assist the President and the Committee in general in conducting the business of the PTA

• To carry on the duties and the functions of the President in his/her absence.

3. Secretary:

The Secretary shall perform such functions as the committee may determine from time to time.

• To ensure the maintenance of the registers up to date.

• To arrange proper safe custody of all documents and other properties belonging to the PTA.

• To sanction and incur contingent and other expenditure within the limits prescribed or approved by the Executive committee.

4 Joint-Secretary:

• To assist the Secretary and the committee in general for the smooth functioning of the PTA.

8. Structure of the General Body:

  • Shall consist of all memebrs (Parents) and honorary memebrs (Dean and Addtional Dean) of Parents Teacher Associaation.
  • Meeting will be once in a year
  • Quorum – One third members of PTA.

9. Duration of Meeting: Once in a year and informal Meeting with the parents as and when its required.

  • Duration of office bearers from the date of joining is two years.

10.Feedback: Association also obtain feedback from the parents.

Trushna Shah                                                                                                                  Dean

Asst. Professor in Biochemistry dept                                                                                        SBKSMIRC

Mentorship Coordinator,SBSKMI&RC

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