One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.

John C. Maxwell

Mentoring as a Need

  • ⦿ Our Fellows are often first person in family to attend college and have no role models or guidance.
  • ⦿ Preparing for such college entrance exam requires academic discipline, clear goal-setting and constant feedback.
  • ⦿ Without guidance, students struggle to deal with the pressure they face during this time.

Apart from the regular academic guidance the students who aspire to clear the competitive exams need constant support and role models. These motivators help the students to sail the difficult phases with there prior experiences and guide them to the success.

Our Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Divyanshu, who is taking his seat in IIT Kharagpur for Chemical Engineering conveys his gratitude stating--

It was a great experience for me. I experienced a life not only focused on JEE but a lot of psychological events which couldn’t have been possible without this program. I thank the entire Avanti Team and especially my mentor Hemanth Kumar bhaiya for providing me with his valuable support in every way possible.
Divyanshu (left) and his co-mentee Sandeep with their mentor Hemanth

His mentor, Hemanth Kumar is as pleased, saying--

When I heard the news that he had cleared IIT, I felt really happy and had the satisfaction of having done something good. The most important thing in Avanti is the journey and the bond that mentor forms with his mentee, immaterial of whether he/she goes to IIT, the things they learn from the two-year experience will always be helpful for them in life. Divyanshu had the character to crack IIT. All I had to do was just to keep him on track and motivate him. I thank Avanti for giving me this wonderful opportunity to learn to help and be a part of someone’s life to help them achieve their dreams.

Let's hear from our Mentors

Samyak Jain (IIT-M)

A Fourth year undergraduate student from the department of Chemical Engineering. Affectionately called ‘cute bhaiya’ by our mentees at JNV Pondicherry.

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Pooja (IIT-M)

A Fourth year undergraduate student from the department of Chemical Engineering. Pooja tells us about her two year long journey with Avanti. Read on to find out more….



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Our Mentor Chapter

Each Avanti student is paired with a current undergraduate student who act as his/her Avanti Mentor.

Our mentoring process involves:

  • ⦿ Weekly conversation and meetings
  • ⦿ Extensive academic monitoring
  • ⦿ Goal setting and counselling
  • ⦿ Tutoring and doubt solving sessions

A mentor to the mentors and their Avanti scholars. The manager is expected to understand the fellow’s needs and capabilities, and provide advice & continuous support to the mentors and fellows accordingly.

  • ⦿ Selection and allocation of suitable mentors for the current academic year
  • ⦿ Capacity building and Evaluation of mentors
  • ⦿ Culture building in team
  • ⦿ Work directly with the Mentorship Team Head and Avanti Staff to oversee the mentoring process and to organize and facilitate smooth running of mentorship operations

Mentor head is responsible for leading and motivating the mentorship managers and mentors, planning and execution of all the activities.

  • ⦿ Capacity building of the Mentor Manager and the Mentors.
  • ⦿ Evaluations of the mentors
  • ⦿ Culture building in team
  • ⦿ Work directly with the Avanti Staff to oversee the mentoring process and to organize and facilitate smooth running of mentorship operations

Mentor Heads

Mentorship Vision

  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Koppal
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mangalore
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Shimoga
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chikmagalur
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Hasan
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Bidar
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Bolangir
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Khurda
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dhenkanal
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sambalpur
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Gondia
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Shegaon
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Wardha
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Palghar
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lohardaga
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Gumla
  • ⦿ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Puducherry

Come and join the biggest Mentor Movement


 
 
If you would like to contribute to our Mentorship Program in any way, write to us at mentorship@avantifellows.org