Mentoring Cell

St. Paul’s College has adopted and implemented a Mentoring System as a student support measure. The system, though flexible, functions along well-defined lines. Each faculty member is the mentor of a group of 20 to 25 students allocated to him/ her by the Head of the Department. The teacher mentor collects personal information from the ward without touching sensitive issues or forcing any information out of the wards and then provides the needed counselling to the wards. Critical issues are brought in the notice of the Head of the Department. The teacher meets the wards informally outside class hours as well and guides them regarding their career options. A documented record (Mentor’s Diary) of the mentoring process is maintained by the mentor teacher and the Head of the Department for reference purposes.

Responsibilities: The Mentor

  • Meets the group of students at least twice a month.
  • Helps in developing the Career Plan of the Mentee.
  • Continuously monitors, counsels, guides and motivates the students in all academic matters.
  • Advises students regarding choice of electives, project etc.
  • Contacts parents/guardians if situation demands e.g. academic irregularities, negative behavioural changes and interpersonal relations, detrimental activities etc.
  • Advises students in their career development/professional guidance.
  • Keeps contact with the students even after their graduation.
  • Intimates HOD and suggest if any administrative action is called for.
  • Maintains a detail progressive record of the student.