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WWS

Walk With  a  Scholar  (WWS) scheme  proposes  to  arrange  specialized mentoring programs for students  in Under Graduate  Programs in Arts, Science and Commerce and  to  provide  guidance  for  their  future.  The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’. It has been  observed  that  the students  in Arts, Science and Commerce Colleges do not   get  necessary   orientation  to  prepare   them for  employment  or  guidance necessary to select areas for higher study. The mentoring scheme for students will be purely voluntary in nature. It will be open for all students entering the first year of the Under Graduate Programme of Study.

The Scheme aims at giving necessary orientation to needy students,  to prepare  them for  employment  and  give  them   necessary  guidance,  motivation  and  necessary mental support to identify appropriate areas for higher study as well as employment. The mentoring scheme should be planned to identify the opportunities available for the scholars, the areas suitable for them, the manner in which the scholar should proceed before them and evolve ways by which they can be acquired.

Preliminary Steps- Preparation

  • The College Council should identify a College level Coordinator for the WWS Scheme from the faculty of the college. Preference can be given to faculty who have worked as placement officers or coordinators of career  guidance unit in the college
  • The scheme should be discussed by the College Council and amongst the faculty members
  • The College   Council   should   act   as   a   Monitoring   Committee   for   the implementation  of  the  Programme  and  the  Coordinator  should  function  in consultation with the Principal and the College Council

Student Selection:

  • Students (Scholars) of first year Degree Programme alone are to be included in the Scheme
  • The students   of  First  Year  UG Programme  should  be  made  aware  of  the Programme,  for  which,  a  meeting  of  the  first  year  UG students   may  be convened at the college level and the scheme and objective explained to them
  • Applications should be invited from willing candidates for enrolment
  • Students selected for the Programme should have secured at least 60% marks At the Higher Secondary/Plus Two level. This stipulation of minimum marks is not applicable for SC/ST students
  • The number of students identified under WWS Scheme, should not exceed 30. If the number of applicants exceeds 30, the College council should evolve a method of selecting  the  required  number  of students   so  that  the  neediest students  and those genuinely interested in the scheme alone are selected

Implementing the Scheme:

  • Students selected under the Programme will be paired to two mentors. An Internal Mentor and an External Mentor.  As far as possible, women  external mentors should be allotted to girl scholars
  • A college should identify 100 hours in an academic year (20 hours per Internal Mentor for 5 Mentors) for Internal Mentoring
  • A college should identify 30 hours (5 sessions (hours) per External mentor for 6 External Mentors) in an academic year for External Mentoring
  • The schedule for the mentoring may be decided at the Institutional level and intimated to the Director of Collegiate Education. Proper records related to the attendance of students and mentors may be maintained.
  • The progress  of the  Scholar  must  be  evaluated  at  regular  intervals  by the Internal  and  External  Mentors  and  necessary  corrective  measures  taken  to meet the desired objectives

Coordinator

Dr. Ashraf  PK

Assistant Professor of Mathematics