INSTITUTION BEST PRACTICES
BEST PRACTICE –I
TITLE OF THE PRACTICE: STUDENTS MENTORING SYSTEM
OBJECTIVE OF PRACTICE: The objective of students mentoring system is to establish a trusting relationship between the faculty members and students to attain their personal and career development.
CONTEXT: Each faculty member will play the role of mentor for the group of 15 students. First year students will have mentors from the department of Basic Engineering & Science. Second, third and final year students will have mentors from their parent department and the same group will continue till their graduation. Students can approach their respective mentors for educational and personal guidance..
PRACTICE: The mentors closely monitor their mentee performance and provide an ongoing support by performing the following functions;
- Meet their mentees at least twice in a month.
- Continuously monitor, counsel, guide and motivate the students in all academic matters.
- Advise students regarding the choice of their electives, project, summer training etc.
- Contact parents/guardians in frequent regarding the mentees academic irregularities, negative behavioral changes and interpersonal relations.
- Advise students in their career development/professional guidance.
- Maintain a detail progressive record of the student.
- Maintain a brief and clear record of all discussions, issues, guidance, and counseling given to the students.
EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS: The evidence of success is observation of changes in student’s behavioral and academic performance. With the effective implementation of this student mentoring practice it is observed that there is an increase in the Pass percentage, number of Rank holders and Placement record in last five years.
PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED AND RESOURCES REQUIRED: Faculty members with no or little awareness on decent mentoring system are the great problem for the effective implementation of such practice. To make the mentoring system effective, training is imparted to faculty members regarding the program goals, participant roles and mentoring best practices.