The Student Alumni Mentorship programme was started in session 2010-11 by the Students’ Alumni Cell as an initiative to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experience between the alumni and the current students of IIT Kharagpur.
With an ocean of possibilities available, students often find it difficult to decide their way out into the future. There are lots of instances where students need a mentor who can counsel and guide them through. The alumni can improve students' insight into various aspects of life. Their journey and personal experiences can help the students and motivate them through this pivotal phase of life. Under this programme, we invite our alumni from across the world and from different fields to interact with the students and help them build their network and gain new perspective on the possibilities open to them after graduation.
As a successful member of the IIT Kharagpur alumni community, you have the power to inspire, motivate, and support IIT KGP students. Your knowledge, experience, and insight will help students open their eyes to the opportunities and challenges they will face after graduation. When you serve as a mentor, you form meaningful, rewarding relationships that prepare students to be better employees and leaders, inspire them to stay connected with IIT Kharagpur, and motivate them to support the next generation of students. Mentors help perpetuate, grow, and strengthen IIT Kharagpur’s global alumni network.
Mentees can expect to receive guidance to help them navigate various career options, learn invaluable skills for professional development and make new contacts to expand their network. Mentors and students form supportive relationships built on the shared experience of the KGP way of life, and connect one-on-one in a relaxed, informal way. It’s a valuable relationship that serves as an important complement to your classroom and action learning experiences, and makes for a richer KGP experience.
Mentorship is crucial for any individual whether a student or professional, and its importance is essential especially during the formative years in college. I signed up for this program with the objective to gain perspective and seek help from our experienced and extremely friendly alumni. His guidance helped me think and understand about the outside world, gain industry knowledge and valuable fundas which helped me perform well in college and outside. They know what is valued more when it comes to the professional world, hence I always prioritized my mentors advice - specifically maintaining a good CGPA. Interacting and keeping in touch with my mentor also helped improving my networking skills and connecting to more people.
The Alumni Student mentorship program is a nice initiative by the Students’ Alumni Cell. In today’s time a direction and support from an esteemed mentor can go a long way in helping someone. It was a great experience for me as I got to learn a lot from my mentor who provided me with insight into the world after college as well as their experience as a student and in the professional sphere. Getting mentorship from an Alumni is a great thing as they can provide better help as they have been a part of the same institution as you."
The Student Alumni Mentorship Programme is probably one of the best
initiatives taken by our institution in recent years. Through my
association with it, I can only say that although the path was clear for
me, it was dark. My mentor came in the form a torchlight.
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