WALK WITH A SCHOLAR (WWS)

Name of Coordinator: Punnya Prakashan A K, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce

CONCEPT

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Walk With Scholar (WWS) scheme proposes to arrange specialized mentoring programs for students in Under Graduate Programs in Arts, Science and Commerce and to provide guidance and orientation to prepare themselves for employment or select areas for higher study. The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’. The mentoring scheme for students will be purely voluntary in nature. 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 is 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. For the purpose of mentoring, two categories of mentors will be identified. One will be ‘Internal Mentor’ and the second will be ‘External Mentor’. The Internal mentor will be a faculty from the Institution in which the student (Scholar) is studying. They should be persons who are able to do mentoring and support the scholars and act as a Guide, in building their career. External Mentors are being identified from persons working in Industry, as well as from Professions like Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Law, Hospitality, Media, Business, Teaching, Administration or from any field as found necessary according to the local needs of the Institution/students.