STAFF ADVISORY PROGRAMME -
Since 2008, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science
has been running a mentoring program for all students aimed at
helping students to learn in a more comfortable environment.
Who is a mentor?
A mentor is a Parvatibai Chowgule College faculty member. A
mentor supports and encourages a student in his/her academic and
personal growth. A mentor facilitates personal and professional
growth of an individual through their own experience.
Who is a mentee?
A mentee is a student who is assigned to a mentor. He/she
will ask for guidance whenever academic questions or issues arise.
The mentee is expected to meet the mentor at least twice in a
What is the mentoring process in Parvatibai Chowgule
Mentoring process is a face-to-face interaction in which a
faculty member provides guidance to a student. The mentoring
process requires that the mentor and mentee work together to reach
specific goals and to provide each other with sufficient feedback
to ensure that the goals are reached. The mentoring relationship
is formed outside of regular classroom activity. The mentors if
needed shall direct the mentees to other support services. For
example, if a mentee who is working on a project shares that they
need help in writing, the mentor may direct them to the Writing
Centre, or if the mentee is having any difficulty or confusion
about career or personal life, they may be directed to the Career
and Personal Counselling Centre. Since the college believes in
heterogeneity, the mentees are provided with mentors who are from
different subject fields . The interaction between the mentor and
mentee touches upon different topics, and there is give and take
of knowledge/information. Mentors discuss the mentees
performance in various assessments, completion of credits and
about any other academic issues faced by them. The mentors also
keep a track of the targets set by the mentees. Target setting is
a process in which each mentor and the mentee sit together to
discuss the expected goals to be achieved in each course and draw
a study plan for the same. Target setting helps the mentee to
review themselves on time spent on each course and the resulting
outcome, and lead them to improve their scores. This process in
turn helps the students to successfully make a study plan.
Mentoring During the Pandemic The pandemic necessitated that
mentoring takes place in an online mode with homogenous group of
students. Faculty from within the department divided the students
amongst themselves. Meetings were conducted through g-meet and
students who could/did not attend the meet were contacted through
various means like phone call, WhatsApp, telegram and emails.
Mentors helped students resolve issues/queries pertaining to
college by providing necessary information.
Goals of Mentoring Program
Mentoring Program at Chowgule College
What is Mentoring Process?
BENEFITS OF MENTORING PROGRAM
ROLE OF A MENTOR
How much time does Mentoring require
ETHICS FOR MENTORING PROGRAM
PHASES OF A MENTORING
Mentoring Committee Report 2020-21 Mentoring of students
is an integral part of our educational system; it aims in
providing guidance and support. Mentors play a key role in the
college as they help the mentees deal with academic
difficulties faced by them thereby helping them complete their
credits in a smooth manner. In order to incorporate the
mentoring system in campus mentor mentee meets are held every
semester to bring about the best potentials in our students.
The pandemic necessitated that mentoring take place in an
online mode with homogenous group of students. The mentoring
committee prepared guidelines for the mentor mentee meet by
penning down objectives of the mentoring program in Parvatibai
Chowgule College. An initiative taken by the Mentoring
committee this year was to address the queries of mentees
presented by the mentors in their report to the committee. The
committee members sought information from respective
authorities and shared the same with all the mentors. Following
is the detailed report for the academic year 2020-2021of the
mentoring committee along with the mentor mentee meets held
thrice during the year - one in the odd semester (Nov 2020) and
two in the even semester (Feb and May 2021). Mentor Mentee