This individualized form of counselling and guidance activities has the main motto to address the needs of the students and to help them find as a friend, as a counsellor, and as a confidante on the campus. This practice is aimed at fostering a better rapport between the students and the teachers at a personal level by establishing a trustworthy relationship between the Mentees and Mentor. Here the Mentors role is to act on behalf of the college to support a young learner who is enrolled on a course of study and guide in his/her academic pursuits and emotional cum psychological development. Furthermore, as the institution caters to a large percentage of underprivileged students, during natural calamities like Amphan, the mentoring system helped us to identify students in need and our college provided necessary funds for rebuilding and repairing homes of several needy students accordingly. The College has adopted and implemented this Mentoring System in September 2019 first as a trial for 1st semester Honours students only. Each faculty member was entrusted with a group of 5 to 10 students to collect firstly their personal information without touching sensitive issues or forcing them and then to provide them with the needed counselling. Later, gradually all the students at the college, both honours and general were brought under this mentoring umbrella. Currently all the students regularly get effective mentoring from their mentors. The mentor does meet his/her wards personally even outside class hours and guide them providing the following:
PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE: Regarding professional goals, the mentors help effectively in proper selection of career development and personal grooming.
PERSONALISED GUIDANCE: Through regular interactions, mentors can differentiate and identify the slow learners and take special care of them to help learn effectively. Similarly advanced learners are also pointed out and they are encouraged to go through advanced study materials to quench their thirst of knowledge, to participate in different inter-college competitions, to present papers in state, national and international conferences and thus channelizing their energy in the right direction.
PERSONAL GROOMING: Overall grooming of the students, making them smart and competent enough to enter confidently into the job world.
COURSE SPECIFIC: Regarding attendance and performance in specific semester classes and analyzing overall performance in the previous semesters.
LAB-SPECIFIC: Regarding different Do’s and Don’ts to follow in the laboratories.
VALUE ADDITION: Regarding enforcing morale, honesty, responsibility, and integrity in the students that are also essential for career growth.
OVERALL GROWTH: Helping them being educated in true sense, in being a sensitized and responsible citizen.
GLOBAL COMPETANCE: With the rapidly changing socio-economic situation, it is now important to make our stakeholders ready for future. Through individual mentoring, mentors teach the mentees how to make the right choices, how to take the responsibility of their own education and future and encourage them to learn through e-contents that are already available, like SWAYAMMOOCs.