RULES FOR MENTOR:
Mentoring is the process of serving as a mentor, someone who facilitates and assists another’s Development. There is a strong and effective mentoring/ students’ counseling system in the Institution. There is one counselor for every 15 students. The counselors are trained by the senior faculty of the College. A separate file is maintained for a batch of 15 students, where full details of each student are maintained. These details include, registration forms containing the personal information of the student, details regarding the counseling and consolidated marks sheet for I Year to IV year. Students, whose academic performance is below average, are identified and are invited for special counseling. Services of specialists, like doctors, psychiatrists, motivation classes, consultancies are utilized, if necessary for helping such students to improve their academic performance.
1. To help the Students in planning their courses and activities during study.
2. To guide, advice and counsel the students on academic program.
3. The role of mentor is centered on a commitment to advancing the student’s career through an interpersonal engagement that facilitates sharing guidance, experience and expertise.
4. Be transparent about your expectations concerning the form and function of the relationship, and about what’s reasonable to expect of you and what isn’t. Pay particular attention to boundaries, both personal and professional, and respect theirs just as you expect them to respect yours.
5. What the mentor communicates with the students must be timely, clear and, above all, constructive. Critical feedback is essential, but it’s more likely to be effective if tempered with praise when deserved. Remind students that you are holding them to high standards in order to help them improve.
6. Mentors keep track of their students’ progress and achievements, setting milestones and acknowledging accomplishments. Let your students know from the start that you want them to succeed, and create opportunities for them to demonstrate their competencies. When you feel a student is prepared, suggest or nominate him or her for fellowships, projects, and teaching opportunities.
7. Encourage students to try new techniques, expand their skills, and discuss their ideas, Let students know that mistakes are productive because we learn from our failures. These practices nurture self-sufficiency.