Co-ordinator: Dr. Sreekanthan
Walk With a Scholar (WWS) scheme, that introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’ is meant for students in Under Graduate Programs. The scheme is open for 30 students of the first year N.S.S. College, Ottapalam of the Under Graduate Programme of Study in a college which will continue till 3rd year of their study. It provides needy students with guidance and orientation to prepare students for employment or select areas for higher study. The mentoring scheme is planned to identify the opportunities available for the scholars, the areas suitable for them, and the manner in which the scholar should proceed before them and evolve ways by which they can be acquired. Faculty from respective institutions are the Internal Mentors for the programme, the External Mentors are from Industry and other professions including Engineering, Medicine and Media. Motivational Camps, visits and programmes are conducted as part of the programme. The Scheme aims at giving necessary orientation to needy students, to prepare themselves for employment and give them necessary guidance, motivation and necessary mental support to identify appropriate areas for higher study as well as employment. From various departments 30 students are selected from first year under graduation programme. They are divided into 5 groups of six members under 5 internal mentors.
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