“My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’”— Jim Rohn
Mentoring is an innovative approach to assisting students in enhancing their learning and leadership skills, so pushing them to pursue future career advancement. In light of this, the college offers a mentorship scheme in which faculty members receive training on the mentor system and meet with students on a daily basis to listen to their concerns and offer advice on their general personality development. The Student mentoring system is implemented in the College, with the Teachers participating in the mentoring process. Depending on the programme and division, each mentor is assigned responsibility for more than thirty students. Each mentor maintains a mentor diary in which challenges and solutions of mentees are recorded. The mentor has outlined responsibilities to care for all mentees, including providing them with career counselling, personal counselling, academic help, remedial coaching, and on-demand support. Under the mentor mentee scheme, the institution allots mentoring work to the alumni along with faculties. This helps in effective working of the mentor mentee scheme.
Role of Mentor
- To take the lead in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a mentee.
- To develop a trusting relationship with a mentee by showing concern and planning for the mentee’s well-being.
- To serve as a role model for others.
- Respect for one another is the fourth principle.
Responsibilities of Mentor
- Mentor should introduce and discuss the concept of Mentor-Mentee system with the assigned mentee
- Mentor should keep track of mentees attendance, academic performance and career development and maintain the data accordingly.
- Mentor should intimate the parents about the student attendance and academic performance regularly.
- Mentor should check the attendance of mentees, if anybody’s attendance is below the requirement then he should find out the problem and take necessary actions to reform and the same should be communicated to the parents and HOD.
- Mentor should identify talents (sports, cultural, mooting, innovation, interests) of their students and encourage them to organize and participate in the events.
- Mentor should support mentees academically and emotionally.
- Mentor should ensure that their mentees are following instructions given by college.
Guidelines to be followed by mentors
- Student shall be assigned Mentor (Teaching faculty/Alumni)
- Mentor shall have a minimum of 25 mentees
- Mentees should be attached to the same mentor for the duration of program if possible.
- Mentor should meet the mentees whenever necessary and update mentees’ data sheet
- Mentor should keep track the mentees’ academic performance, attendance and participation in competition, co-circular and extra circular actives.
- Mentor should identify the advance learners based on the academic performance and advise them to organize and participate in various clubs, committees and skill development programs.
- Mentor should identify the slow learners and advise them to attend remedial and make-up classes.
- Mentor should give psychosocial support to the mentees.
- Mentor also should identify the strengths and weakness of the students and motivate them to achieve the goals.
The HOD shall:
- Meet with all mentors at least once a month to review the system’s correct implementation.
- Provide mentors with advice when necessary.
- When necessary, initiate administrative action against a students.
- Keep the institute’s director informed.