The purpose of mentoring is aimed at overall development of the student. By virtue of transparency, understanding and trust we can create synergy between mentor-mentee by setting goals, decision-making, problem-solving and achieving goals. As both mentor and mentee grow with experience it’s about learning not teaching. Thus this activity is enriching and satisfying for both.
As per the vision and mission statement of the college, YBCCP will work to ensure that students who complete its programs are well‐trained and possess the foundational skills and values that will enable them to attain professional competency. Thus YBCCP has responsibilities to both the student and the faculty advisor to maintain and promote an environment that supports quality education and training. Effective mentoring is a cementing factor that leads to a dynamic relationship between the faculty advisor and the student.
This document serves as a guideline on principle, procedure and responsibilities of the institute regarding mentoring a graduate student. It does not supersede institutional rules and regulations.
The mentor should look in to the following aspects meticulously & act upon them as and when required:-
- During initial meeting with mentee, the mentor should explain how the mentor-mentee symbiotic relationship will be beneficial to both by way of participation in co-curricular, social, cultural & sports activities, community service projects, tutoring, etc apart from regular teaching& learning.
- Mentor should describe his/her desire to a mentee that he/she (mentee) should flourish his interest through innovative ideas. This will help the mentee to learn in-depth knowledge, develop skill sets and build a network that will aid them in their chosen career path.
- Mentor should also address their background and attempt to identify their strengths and weaknesses. This information will help toset the goal for the mentee for his/her academic activity and career.
- After analysis of the information/feedback given by mentee, the mentor shall guide the mentee.
- Mentor should also understand that while designing any project/educational activity for them, the goals might differ from their opinion. Such type of student’s aspects should be addressed| positively.
- In case a mentee is disappointed due to negative results in examinations or projects, it’s the mentor’s responsibility to motivate and offer proper guidance in light of their weakness. So that their future goals can be achieved.
- Most students do not excel in all of theareas.It is the goal of the mentor, to identify the areas where the student struggles and help them to develop those skill sets. Mentees struggle with problems at unique times and it is very important that a mentor makes them self available.
- Mentor should hold at least a bimonthly meeting with the mentee for update of activity.
- Mentor should also conduct a meeting with parent of the mentee to update and discuss the developmental phases of their ward.
- The mentor should have access to the mentee through email and instant messenger, if they happen to be away from the office.
- Inform and discuss with the mentee about system which are going to implement in the college.
- The mentor should regularly maintain this document of the activity from time to time and submit to the office as and when required to review the development of the students.
Being a mentor is part of a noble process that prepares mentee for their future endeavours. Mentoring is a process that is ultimately rewarding and fulfilling for both parties.