WALK WITH A SCHOLAR PROGRAMME

Walk With a Scholar Programme is a novel and flagship initiative of the Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala at Government College, Mananthavady during 2012-13. Having recognised the fact that the best preparation for making a living comes through learning the arts of reading carefully, writing clearly and persuasively, reasoning quantitatively and analytically, evaluating evidence effectively, and thinking critically, the programme introduces the idea of mentoring. Mentoring is a personal enhancement strategy through which one person facilitates the development of another by sharing known resources, expertise, values, skills, perspectives, attitudes and proficiencies. It allows the learner to build skills and knowledge while attaining goals for career development.

 

The preliminaries of newly introduced programme, Walk With A Scholar started in our institution immediately after receiving intimation from the authority concerned. To avail the required guide lines in respect of implementing the programme, the Coordinator and five internal mentors have attended one day workshop conducted by Collegiate Education Department. Proper direction for the implementation of the programme was given by the Department and we have given maximum attention for the success of the same. The programme is envisaged to provide necessary orientation, guidance and motivation to the promising students so as to enrich and nourish their talents for higher studies and better employment. Its target is to develop certain generic skills, non-technical competencies, attitudes and behaviours that contribute to a person’s sense of self and personal well-being.

Coordinator of the Programme

Sri Remesh K K, Assistant Professor of Commerce was nominated by College Council as Coordinator of the Programme for the year 2012-13. Sri Shanavas P H, Assistant Professor of Economics is selected as the Coordinator for the year 2013-14. The Coordinators were given adequate training to the better organization of the programme.

Internal mentors (2012-13)

The following faculties From Different Department were selected as internal mentors:

Internal mentors (2012-13)

SI. No

    NAME

               DESIGNATION

1

SHEEBA K.A.

Assistant Professor of History

2

DENNY JOSEPH

Assistant Professor of English

3

DR.ROHITH K.RAJ

Assistant Professor of Electronics

4

JINI KURIAKOSE

Assistant Professor of Commerce

5

SHANAVAS P.H.

Assistant Professor of Economics

 

Internal mentors (2013-14)

SI. No

    NAME

               DESIGNATION

1

SHEEBA K.A.

Assistant Professor of History

2

DENNY JOSEPH

Assistant Professor of English

3

DR.ROHITH K.RAJ

Assistant Professor of Electronics

4

JINI KURIAKOSE

Assistant Professor of Commerce

5

VIJAYALAKSHMI K

Assistant Professor of Malayalam

6

SUMESH A K

Assistant Professor of Economics

7

ASHKALRALI P

Assistant Professor of Electronics

8

SAJITH M

Assistant Professor of Commerce

9

RAMESH K K

Assistant Professor of Commerce

10

SHIBU K J

Assistant Professor of English

 

Selection of Scholars

            The scholars for this programme were selected on the basis of merit and interest. The features of this Programme was given to the students of each Department by the Co-ordinator  personally and after receiving the Bio data, students were selected on the basis of merit of qualifying Examination of Degree Course. Thirty students who scored at least 60% marks in the Qualifying examination were selected from Various Departments. They were grouped in to five and assigned to the internal mentors in the following manner. Smt. Vijayalakshmi K has been appointed as the internal mentor of the group previously under Sri Shanavas P H as he took over the charge of Coordinator of the programme for the year 2013-14.

LIST OF STUDENTS SELECTED FOR WWS (2012-13)

Sl no

Name of Student

Department

Internal Mentors

1

ANUSHA JOSSY

I B.A. ENGLISH

DENNY JOSEPH

2

RESHMA C.R.

I B.A. ENGLISH

DENNY JOSEPH

3

REVATHY K.B.

I B.A. ENGLISH

DENNY JOSEPH

4

GANAPRIYA P.P.

I B.A. ENGLISH

DENNY JOSEPH

5

ANJALY V.K.

I B.A. ENGLISH

DENNY JOSEPH

6

ANJANA BALAN

I B.A. ENGLISH

DENNY JOSEPH

7

HASHIM ABDULLA T.

I  BSC ELECTRONICS

DR. ROHITH K.RAJ

8

RESHMA R.

I  BSC ELECTRONICS

DR. ROHITH K.RAJ

9

ATHULYA MOHANAN

I  BSC ELECTRONICS

DR. ROHITH K.RAJ

10

RADHIKA K.R.

I  BSC ELECTRONICS

DR. ROHITH K.RAJ

11

VISHNU PRASAD M.S.

I  BSC ELECTRONICS

DR. ROHITH K.RAJ

12

AFSAL K.

I  BSC ELECTRONICS

DR. ROHITH K.RAJ

13

ANJU LAZER

I B.A. ECONOMICS

SHANAVAS P.H.

14

DEVI P.P.

I B.A. ECONOMICS

SHANAVAS P.H.

15

ATHIRA MOHANAN

I B.A. ECONOMICS

SHANAVAS P.H.

16

TWINKLE THOMAS

I B.A. ECONOMICS

SHANAVAS P.H.

17

VISAKH V.

I B.A. ECONOMICS

SHANAVAS P.H.

18

RAMSHEENA K.P.

I B.A. ECONOMICS

SHANAVAS P.H.

19

MUHAMMED ASHMIL T

I BCOM

JINI KURIAKOSE

20

SHITHIN P.B.

I BCOM

JINI KURIAKOSE

21

VISHNU E.R.

I BCOM

JINI KURIAKOSE

22

ARUN KUMAR V.R.

I BCOM

JINI KURIAKOSE

23

PRESSY K.F.

I BCOM

JINI KURIAKOSE

24

ANANTHU MADHAVAN

I BCOM

JINI KURIAKOSE

25

SABITHA K.B.

I BCOM

SHEEBA K.A.

26

DIVYA K.

I BCOM

SHEEBA K.A.

27

LINITHA B.

I BCOM

SHEEBA K.A.

28

UJISHA P.

I ENGLISH

SHEEBA K.A.

29

NEETHU K.

I BSC ELECTRONICS

SHEEBA K.A.

30

JISNA GEORGE

I ECONOMICS

SHEEBA K.A.

 

LIST OF STUDENTS SELECTED FOR WWS (2013-14)

Sl. No

Name of the Students

Name of Department

Internal Mentors

1.    

JOSLY JOHN

I BA ENGLISH

SHIBU K J

2.    

GOPIKA B K

I BA ENGLISH

SHIBU K J

3.    

ARYA CHANDRAN

I BA ENGLISH

SHIBU K J

4.    

SAVITHA P S

I BA ENGLISH

SHIBU K J

5.    

MUBASHIRA K C

I BA ENGLISH

SHIBU K J

6.    

VANISREE E K

I BA ENGLISH

SHIBU K J

7.    

AKHIL P M

I BSC ELECTRONICS

ASHKARALI P

8.    

NIDHEESH K

I BSC ELECTRONICS

ASHKARALI P

9.    

VOSHNU C J

I BSC ELECTRONICS

ASHKARALI P

10.                

NOUSHEENA K

I BSC ELECTRONICS

ASHKARALI P

11.                

ANUPAMA VIJAYAN

I BSC ELECTRONICS

ASHKARALI P

12.                

AMRUTHA MOHAN

I BSC ELECTRONICS

ASHKARALI P

13.                

SOUPARNIKA V T

I BCOM

REMESH K K

14.                

SRUTHI M S

I BCOM

REMESH K K

15.                

NEETHU K K

I BCOM

REMESH K K

16.                

TINTU T J

I BCOM

REMESH K K

17.                

SUDHINA K D

I BCOM

REMESH K K

18.                

KAVYA MANI

I BCOM

REMESH K K

19.                

SHAHANA RASHEED

I BA ECONOMICS

SUMESH A K

20.                

HUSSINA K

I BA ECONOMICS

SUMESH A K

21.                

ANIMOL P L

I BA ECONOMICS

SUMESH A K

22.                

JESNA C JACOB

I BA ECONOMICS

SUMESH A K

23.                

SANDYA V

I BA ECONOMICS

SUMESH A K

24.                

AKHILA S

I BA ECONOMICS

SUMESH A K

25.                

VINEETHA V

I BA ECONOMICS

SAJITH M

26.                

RENJINI O A

I BA ENGLISH

SAJITH M

27.                

RANJITH V R

I BSC ELECTRONICS

SAJITH M

28.                

ANUMOL V B

I BCOM

SAJITH M

29.                

RASNA RADHAKRISHNAN

I BCOM

SAJITH M

30.                

BIBITHA BALAN

I BCOM

SAJITH M

 

Selection of External mentors

          The External mentors for this programme identified locally and they were from different discipline. List of available Resource persons was submitted to the principal by the Co-ordinator and after having discussion with staff council six external mentors were selected .Priority for the selection was merit and Experience. Due to the inconvenience of some selected person alternative arrangement has been made later and new persons were appointed as external mentors.

LIST OF  EXTERNAL MENTORS

SI. No

    NAME

Area of  Specializations

1

Abdul Rahiman  A

Career Counselor

2

Adv. Shebin George

Legal adviser

3

Sister. Smitha Joseph

Counselor

4

Jose Mathew

HSST &Social Worker

5

Dipin Edavana

Assistant Manager  IOB

6

Navas  P

Trainer of Competitive examination

 

Internal Mentoring

The internal mentors started their sessions in the first week of January 2013.The Orientation Workshop Conducted by the department was a proper Guidance for the mentors. In the contracting Phase a good relation was formed by the mentor and mentee. Personal details of all the mentees were collected. It includes economic and social background, family details, previous academic performance, interested field and extension activities etc. After making rapport with mentees guidance given to them according their needs. The internal mentoring session was a support to the mentees to identify their genuine interest. The session for internal mentoring was scheduled by the mentors themselves according to their convenience and engaged 20 hours session by each of them. The sessions were arranged after the regular class and on Saturdays. Attendance register for the scholars and mentors maintained separately. The detailed evaluation report of the same was given prepared by internal mentors and submitted to the Principal.

External Mentoring

          The main weaknesses of the mentees are emotional imbalance, stage fear, Communication problem and Lack of confidence. External mentoring session was organized in such way that the mentees can overcome this kind of problems. The resource persons selected for the mentoring started their session in the second Week of January 2013. This was scheduled according to the convenience of the resource persons and all the mentees were allowed to attend the sessions. The interactive session given by them gave more importance to solve the problem of stage fear, communication, confidence of mentees .Special Emphasis was given to motivate and create more confidence among mentees to avail better future opportunities. Legal awareness, Personality development, Career counseling, Orientation for preparing competitive examinations were the main activities of the external mentoring. Each of the external mentors engaged in Five Hour session allotted to them, separate attendance for the mentors and scholars maintained for their sessions. The external mentoring sessions completed on18th March 2013.

Disbursement of Travelling Allowances and Study Materials

The aptitude and interest of each mentees collected through the internal mentors and proposal made for purchase of various books. The section Clerk has taken initiative for the purchase of study material and various books (40 Numbers) purchased for Rs.11300.The purchased study material issued to scholars according to their aptitude and needs. In addition to one number of books, one Dictionary was also issued to ten selected mentees who have secured highest percentage of attendance in Eternal/Internal mentoring session. The amount allotted fully utilized for the purchase of study material and stationery. Travelling Allowance allotted for the mentees disbursed on the basis of attendance and distance travelled.

Evaluation of the Programme    

        Even though in the preliminary stage there were certain confusions regarding the implementation, the supporting factors of the institution lead to become this programme a success one. The internal mentoring session was a way to identify the strength and weakness of mentees, based on this proper guidance has been given to them. The external mentors handled their session by providing Career oriented motivations, techniques for developing communication skill, attending competitive examination and interviews. The framing of time table for the programme was the greatest challenge faced by the internal mentors due to the tight scheduling of academic activities under semester system.  The selection of external mentors is another problem.  The difficulty of getting good external members is accentuated by the general backwardness of  Wayanad district. 

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