Engineering education is an adventurous exciting journey culminating in a successful B.TECH. degree. Often in the course of this journey, some students do require a helping and guiding hand to successfully graduate as a competent engineer with proper moral and ethical values. In EEE department, each faculty is a mentor to a group of students, throughout the completion of their course, thus enabling the mentor to give as much support as possible the needy students.
Responsibilities: The mentor will perform the following functions. A mentor can always do more for the benefit of the students.
- Meet the group of students frequently.
- Continuously monitor, counsel, guide and motivate the students in all academic matters.
- Advise students regarding choice of electives, project, summer training etc.
- Contact parents/guardians if situation demands e.g. academic irregularities, negative behavioral changes and interpersonal relations, detrimental activities etc.
- Advise students in their career development/professional guidance.
- Maintain a brief but clear record of all discussions with students.
Types of Mentoring done are:
- Professional Guidance – regarding professional goals, selection of career, higher education.
- Career advancement – regarding self-employment opportunities, entrepreneurship development, morale, honesty and integrity required for career growth.
- Course work specific – regarding attendance and performance in present semester and overall performance in the previous semester.