Walk With a Scholar (WWS) Programme
Walk With a Scholar (WWS) is a new initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Govt of Kerala, started in the academic year 2012-13. This scheme proposes to arrange specialized mentoring programs for students in the UG courses to provide them guidance for their future. The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’. The mentoring scheme for students will be purely voluntary in nature. It will be open for all students entering the first year of the under graduate programme of study. The Scheme aims at giving necessary orientation to needy students, to prepare them for employment and give them necessary guidance, motivation and necessary mental support to identify appropriate areas for higher studies as well as for employment. The mentoring scheme should be planned to identify the opportunities available for the scholars, the areas suitable for them, the manner in which the scholar should proceed before them and evolve ways by which they can be acquired. The scheme involves internal mentoring, external mentoring, motivational visit to reputed educational institutions, leadership camps, internship with civil servants etc.
Dr Dilshad Bin Ashraf
Department of Psychology