Since Mizoram is lagging behind the rest of the country in S & T, the college has been established by the State Government for teaching UG-level science. Three streams – Science, Home Science and Computer Science are offered. It is the only institution in the State offering Home Science, and the first to open BCA.
Because of these factors, it is our policy to entertain the hopes and aspirations of students from all over the State - irrespective of caste, sex, religion and financial background. Many of our students from rural areas lack proper academic background and financial back-up.
Mentoring of students thus, is an essential feature to render equitable service to all our students having varied background. Student-mentorship has the following aims:
The institute has followed the suggestion made by QAC, Higher & Technical Education Dept., (Govt. of Mizoram) to introduce the mentoring system. The importance of integrating the system for enhancing students’ performance is a common resolution adopted by a meeting of the teaching faculty. The system was promptly and effectively put into practice after it was first resolved in 2012.
With a wide variation in the student population in regard to educational and economic background, the system promises to provide a better understanding of individual students and bring out their highest potential. It also appears to be the most effective method/weapon for mitigating cases of those students who are vulnerable to drop-out from studies.
Design & Implementation: The IQAC had taken the initiative of implementing the mentoring of students. Students are categorised based on the streams of studies and also according to their core subjects. They are divided into groups of 10-15 depending on the number of students. Each group is assigned a teacher-mentor who would perform mentoring duties. A Mentoring Format with Guidelines is prepared by the IQAC to ensure uniformity.
Uniqueness: The institutional practice of Mentoring System has been designed and implemented –
Constraints: With the introduction of continuous assessment under the Semester System, time factor could be a constraint for Mentors.
Evidence of Success
Though the system has only been implemented in the last few years, significant improvement in the teacher-student relationship can be seen.
The system has been useful in identifying slow learners and advanced learners. Based on the requirement deduced through a careful examination of each Mentor’s report, the College has organised several Remedial Classes in the identified topics/subjects for slow learners.
The Remedial Classes have been institutionalised after the implementation of the Mentoring System. Need-Based remedial classes have proved to be beneficial to the students in particular and the entire college in general. The institutional practice of Mentoring System has considerably enhanced the campus environment and brought about:
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