The Aim is to THRIVE and Not Just Survive
From the Desk of Head – Mentoring Cell at DME
Role of Mentor is Beyond the role of Teacher, Coach, Trainer, or Counselor. Out of all the roles, the role of The Mentor is most challenging and much needed by students throughout their school, college and even working life. Out of the above-mentioned roles, mentoring is one the most personal because of the one-on-one relationship, low turnover rate, and the situation. A teacher’s job is to successfully pass on knowledge to their pupils to prepare them for their future. The measurement of success is how well the student performs academically, and equal responsibility for that success is shared between both parties. When it comes to student and teacher relationships, most teachers are responsible for dozens to hundreds of students, making it difficult to obtain a close and personal relationship. A mentor helps their mentee in all aspects: academically, personally, socially, and psychologically. In a way, mentoring has elements of teaching, coaching, training, and counseling.
Mentoring is the personal and professional relationship between the two people, with one instilling guidance and knowledge upon the other. The measurement of success is how well the mentee does in life and the majority of the responsibility is put on the mentor because it is up to the mentor to hold the mentee accountable for the improvements and success in their lives. A person doesn’t have to have a degree or be an expert in order to be a mentor. What is more important in mentoring, having experience, and a heart that cares enough to share that to another person – mentee, in order to benefit their life.
At DME we give emphasis on the Mentor-Mentee Relationship. The basic idea of Mentoring Cell is to create a conducive environment for faculty (Mentor) and student (Mentee) relationship. In order to resolve day to day problems (beyond academics) of the students, mentors are appointed for a batch of students, and they will counsel the respective students once in a week, to solve the problems come across during their course of study. Once a month a meeting is done with parents also to update them with this ward’s progress in academics, extracurricular activities, personality, and conduct observation, etc. Time to time DME invites Parents as well as alumni as guest speakers for experience sharing with the students. This also helps to have the positive involvement of parents in the grooming of students.
Mentoring is a continuous process at DME until the end of the academic career of the student. During the last semester of study, students are advised for higher studies along with proper career guidance. Reasonable numbers of students have secured admissions for their higher studies and they, in turn, guide their juniors for their prospective admissions or job interviews. at DME, Mentors guide students whenever they are faced with new phases of their start of college life, career, or life that require the development of new knowledge, skills, or attitudes. The name of DME Mentoring Cell is THRIVE. The whole structure is in place to ensure that DME students don’t just survive in life but they thrive and prosper in academics, career, and personal life.
Dr. Poorva Ranjan,
Professor – Management
Head – DME Management School
Head – Mentoring Cell
Convener – Skill Cell
Convener – Digital Media