The Punjab Department of School Education, in collaboration with the Indian School of Business (ISB) beneath the Jump Start India (JSI) initiative, has launched a three-month mentorship programme for the meritorious schools primarily based in Patiala, Jalandhar, Mohali, Gurdaspur and Amritsar.
As many as 500 class 12 college students of meritorious schools in the primary section are taking part in the programme. Under this initiative, every meritorious pupil has been given an ISB pupil as a mentor to encourage, construct future-focused and career-related capabilities for the mentees (the particular person receiving coaching). Besides, these ISB college students who’ve volunteered as mentors belong to PGP, PGP-PRO, PGP-MAX and AMPPP programmes at ISB.
As per data from Rajeshwar Upadhyay, director, Par Excellence, who’s supporting this initiative and conducting baseline and remaining analysis, “The mentors are engaging with the students over telephonic/ Zoom conversations to analyse their current state of motivation and the problems they have been facing and accordingly converse with them for specified hours every week for a three-month period.”
However, the efficiency of the mentees can be evaluated as per their board outcomes in addition to through complete exams designed, he added.
Divulging extra data on how the mentors and mentees are being assessed in the programme, Dr Aarushi Jain, Associate Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB and the Principal Investigator of the RCT, mentioned that the individuals are assessed on some fundamental competencies to achieve success because the mentees on how you can leverage the mentoring relationship for private, intra-personal and career-related pursuits. However, the mentors are assessed and skilled on how you can run profitable mentoring relationships by leveraging their very own experiences, data and nurturing abilities.
When requested concerning the Jump Start India initiative, Prof Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB who leads the JSI initiative emphasised that the “Indian School of Business has set up Jump Start India initiative to deploy the faculty expertise and student resources to generate solutions to the most pressing challenges before the country on its road to recovery.”
He mentioned that college students of sophistication 12 normal are at a vital stage in their careers and but are at a excessive danger of dropping out of the schooling system altogether, if not engaged in a significant means in this vital time. “The Randomised Control Trial (RCT) being conducted will help in assessing if the model can be replicated and scaled up to improve the motivation level and performance of students across the state,” he added.
Education Secretary Krishan Kumar mentioned by beginning such programmes, we try finest to maintain the scholars engaged in order that they don’t miss out on key parts of their social and psychological growth.
Sharing her expertise of the Mentorship programme, Ritu Pushkarna, Principal, Meritorious School, Mohali mentioned, “The programme initiated by the ISB for the Education Department, Punjab will have a long-term impact on the teaching-learning process in MSM Mohali.”
A Class 12 pupil Jashanpreet mentioned: “My mentor is very encouraging and I learn a lot of things from her. She guides me on how to make my future bright.”