Mentor Development Programme

Mentor Development Programme

Designated faculty undergoes this programme, conducted by TalentMetrix Human Capital Management Solutions, to be accredited as professional faculty mentors and guide students.

Target Audience
Faculty Designated to be Mentors

The programme entails the following 1) An assessment of the designated faculty using the DISC personality assessment.
2) A 20-hour classroom session with a batch of 25 faculty covering the understanding of personality types and a practical approach to Core Mentoring.
3) Accreditation of the faculty as "Certified Behaviour & Mentoring Analyst (CBMA)" after clearing module requirements like case analysis, mock debrief and online assessment test.

A total of 316 faculty members from GITAM were a part of the first Mentor Development Programme conducted in January 2021. Currently, 285 faculty have been accredited as CBMA.

Student Assessments

Every GITAM student is required to take an assessment conducted by Career Success and powered by Shirtlist.com. These assessments comprise of three modules:
i) Self Discovery
ii) Career Discovery
iii) Personal Branding

On completion of the assessments, the students receive an assessment report that provides insights into the students' intellectual inclinations. The students can further opt to receive personalised counselling from certified mentors based on these reports.

Mentoring Applications

The faculty mentors use a mentoring app, designed by eMpact.ai to stay connected with their mentees. The mentoring app ensures smooth scheduling of appointments between both parties, recording key takeaways discussed during the meetings, giving feedback, and creating resume. This enables a clear tracking of the mentoring process, giving GCGC the indication to implement corrective measures as and when required. The mentoring app is amended regularly by conducting a simulation with faculty and students and soliciting feedback and suggestions from the users.

Target Audience

Faculty Designated to be Mentors

The programme entails the following :

  1. An assessment of the designated faculty using the DISC personality assessment.
  2. A 20-hour classroom session with a batch of 25 faculty covering the understanding of personality types and a practical approach to Core Mentoring.
  3. Accreditation of the faculty as “Certified Behaviour & Mentoring Analyst (CBMA)” after clearing module requirements like case analysis, mock debrief and online assessment test.

A total of 316 faculty members from GITAM were a part of the first Mentor Development Programme conducted in January 2021. Currently, 285 faculty have been accredited as CBMA.

Orientation to Faculty Mentors

An orientation was conducted by GCGC to include the faculty mentors and academic leaders, where the faculty was briefed about the vision, mission, and structure of the newly incorporated GITAM Career Guidance Center (GCGC). This included an orientation of the uniformity in the mentoring system across the University, the support systems available for the mentors to ensure smooth sailing of the mentoring process, and contemporary career opportunities that students are interested in.

The new mentoring system came into effect in May 2021 and has been implemented for the students in AY 2020-21.