Individual capacity-building is the hallmark of a vibrant academic institution. Mentoring is a new dimension in capacity-building. It is a valuable strategy to provide students with emotional & instrumental support need to achieve their goal. It has long been recognized as a powerful tool for the holistic development of each student. During the academic journey in the college, students often need mentoring, guidance and counselling from a loving elderly expertise hand. Obviously, each student should have the same mentor all through the study period in the college.
The college has a mechanism to record and analyze the incremental academic growth of every student through the ‘Mentoring System’.
Each teacher is assigned 10-30 students and they meet regularly, individually or in groups. Progress of the students is recorded and intimated to the parents on a continuous basis.
Student Personal Record is created and updated every semester by the mentors for their mentees in the departments to check the incremental academic growth and it includes educational achievement, socio-economic background, medium of instruction, special talents and goal.
Mentors handle the Expressive Articulation Session once in a month regularly to enhance the soft skills and technical skills by conducting activities such as Newspaper Reading, Peer Teaching, Paper Presentation, Poster Making etc.,
A mentor is expected to maintain professional standards, improve mentoring skills and exercise good judgment when engaged in every activity involving her mentee and work with mentee to establish mutual respect, friendship, motivation, and measurable goals. The role of a Mentor includes,
Once the journey of three years of mentorship is on the verge of completion, mentor is expected to ensure that her mentee has become self-reliant and self-managed person. The institutional practice of Mentoring System has considerably enhanced the campus environment and the outcomes are
a) Moral Development and Character Building
b) Enhancement in students’ attendance records
c) Improvement in Slow Learners’ Academic Progress
d) Holistic Development