FDP on Basic Academic mentoring skills
Number of beneficiaries: In-house:3 External : 39
List of Resource Persons with details: Dr. K. Sekar, Registrar, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatric Social work NIMHANS, Bengaluru
Objective: To develop necessary knowledge and skills to monitor, analyze and improve the academic progress of the students Department of Social Work
The Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College, organized a FDP on Basic Academic Mentoring Skills and the FDP was facilitated by Dr. K. Sekar, Registrar, NIMHANS. This FDP was mainly focused on improving the skill and knowledge in the area of mentoring of the students. Academic mentoring is a long process that is involved with developmental relationships between the mentor and mentee. The mentee are being supported by the mentor who has possessed in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the specific field.
The session started with a formal welcome address by the official from NIMHANS. The session was initiated by Dr K Sekar. He initiated his discussion in explaining the mentoring cycle which involved the specific techniques in the process. He highlighted the best practices in academic mentoring and how effectively teachers can contribute to sustain the relationship with the students which will enable the students to be successful in their life.
The FDP ended with the concluding remarks given by Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College. The participants have provided positive feedback and received overwhelming response.