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Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Cheeryal, Keesara Mandal,

Hyderabad
Guidelines to Faculty for Student Mentoring / Counseling
Introduction
In today’s education climate, college success is defined as an ensuring achievement for every student. To reach this
goal, educators need tools to help them identify students who are at risk academically and adjust instructional
strategies to better meet these students needs as well as provide counseling/mentoring based on unconditional
positive acceptance with privacy and confidentiality. Objective is to help teachers to use student performance data to
continually evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and make more informed instruction decision. It is used to
assess students’ academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of progress that the students make in reaching
their goals. The students’ progression of achievement is monitored and instructional techniques are adjusted to meet
the individual students’ learning needs.

College students are the cream of adolescent and young adult population. They are under tremendous pressure as
they are expected not only to succeed but also become the toppers in their classes. Different factors disturb them
like.
 Deteriorating value system in the society
 Failure of the political and administrative systems to provide job opportunities
 Print and electronic media, which on one hand put an unrealistic glamorous lifestyle, and on the other hand
glorify sex, crime and violence.
 Financial problems
 Religious cult
 Heavy work load
 Severe competition etc.
Such factors influence the college students in a negative manner. They are unable to get the needed support and
guidance. Ambivalence, confusion, helplessness prevail in the student community leading to various problems.
Students commonly encounter the following problems.
Related to Home
 Parents frequently criticizing
 Lack of real affection and love at home
 Unpleasant relationship with parent(s).
 Parents insisting on strict obedience.
 Lack of money
 Parents objecting to the kind of friends/companions
 Irritability of father/mother
 Frequent family quarrels
 Frequent quarrels with siblings
 Parents treating the youth still as a child
 Feeling that friends have had happier home life than the individual.
Related to social adjustment
 Shyness
 Self conscious in group of people
 Difficulty in starting the conversation
 Difficulty in making friendly contacts
 Difficulty in Public speaking.
Related to emotionality
 Frequent day dreaming
 Frequent feeling of depression
 Feeling of loneliness
 Envying the happiness that others seem to enjoy
 Inferiority feelings
 Feeling of self consciousness because of personal appearance
 Easily hurt attitude
 Disturbed by criticism
 Ups and downs in moods without apparent cause.

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Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Cheeryal, Keesara Mandal,
Hyderabad
All the above mentioned problems make the students become confused and frustrated leading the changed behavior
patterns like
 Irritability, anger, outbursts, aggressions including ragging
 Boredom, sadness, lack of interest, hopelessness and helplessness
 Apprehension, fears, feeling of inferiority, severe examination fear
 Conduct problems like lying, criminal activity, immoral sexual activities
 Absenteeism, irregular in attending classes, poor performance or failure in the examination.
 Often getting sick
 Poor attention/concentration
 Ambiguity of goals
 Uncertainty/lack of commitment in some activities
 Alcohol and substance abuse and addictions
The faculty concerned should provide orientation to students towards:
1. Effective Study Habits
 Making a time table for studying each day and strictly following it
 Avoiding attractions or distractions like TV, magazines, or frequent visitors
 Getting written work done on time
 Contributing to class room discussion
 Analyzing one’s work to see where one is weak
 Glancing through a chapter
 Making a preliminary survey before reading it in detail
 Using dictionary to understand the meaning of difficult words
 Writing notes in skeleton form or short summary
 Avoiding Wrong study habits like:
 Continuous reading without understanding or break
 Memorizing
 Avoiding review, recall, practice to write answers in stipulated time
 Not studying all the chapters
 Irregularity in eating and sleeping habits
 Reading till late in the nights.
 Last hour hurried learning for the examination.
 Burning midnight oil only before the exam.
2. Dealing with the examinations:
(A) Planned preparation:
 Applying effective study techniques over a period of time
 Making a time table for revision and rehearsals to write (mock exams on their own)
 Forming a revision group (3 classmates and 3 times a week)
 Tackling old question papers
(B) Tips on the day before the examination:
 Avoid learning new things
 Revision as much as possible or relaxing completely
 Gathering examination equipments
 Going to bed early and getting a normal nights sleep
(C) Tips on the day of examination:
 Avoiding discussion on prospects with other students
 Reading right through the examination paper
 Budgeting time
 Planning the answers
 Keeping sense of priorities
 Writing legibly
 Checking all answers till time is up
 Answering difficult questions at the end.
(D) Provides Reasons for failure in the examination to the students like:
 Irregular attendance
 Inattentiveness in the class

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Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Cheeryal, Keesara Mandal,
Hyderabad
 Unstable study pattern
 Improper plan for preparing for examination
 Excess examination fear.
 Excess worrying about the performance and results
 Health problems and emotional problems
 Bad hand writing
 Low self confidence by comparing with other good students
3. College related issues:
 Difficulty experienced while coming to college.
 Difficulty in understanding the subjects
 Difficulty with regard to library facilities, cleanliness & hygiene in the institution
 Inadequacy in Physical Education facilities, canteen facilities etc.
Benefits of Mentoring/Counseling to Students
When performance monitoring and counseling is implemented correctly, the benefits are great for everyone
involved. Mentoring/Counseling
 Makes the students more aware of their own performance and assess their current performance
 Provides encouragement to the students to learn more
 Provides achievement goals that the students need to reach by the end of the semester
 Emphasizes the rate of progress the students must make to meet those goals.
 Enhances accelerated learning as students are receiving more appropriate instruction.
 Provides more informed instructional decisions.
 Enriches faster attainment of important standards of achievement
 Improves more efficient communication between the teachers and the students
 Sets high standards for students that improve their effort and achievement
 Provides feedback to students which lets them know how they are doing and helps them correct errors of
understanding and fill in gaps in knowledge.
 Makes documentation of students’ progress for accountability purposes.
I Year students
The first year students are monitored and counseled at three levels:
1. The students are monitored at the time of joining and mentoring/counseling is provided based on their S.S.C.
and intermediate marks.
2. After the completion of the 1st series of mid examinations counseling is provided based on their performance in
1st series of mid examinations, class participation, and assignments, lab exercises so as to make aware of their
mistakes and the areas on which they have to concentrate.
3. After completion of 2nd series of mid examinations to make them avoid the mistakes that they have committed
earlier.
II Year Students
Second year-First semester
The II/I students are monitored and counseled at three levels:
1. The students are monitored at the beginning of their second year-first semester and counseling is provided
based on their first year performance and results.
2. After the 1st month, counseling is provided based on their performance in class participation, assignments, lab
exercises so as to make aware of their mistakes and the areas on which they have to concentrate
3. After the completion of the 1st series of mid examinations counseling is provided based on their performance in
1st series of mid examinations, class participation, and assignments, lab exercises so as to make aware of their
mistakes and the areas on which they have to concentrate.
4. The process outlined above will have to be repeated in II/II, III/I, III/II.

Mentoring Process in IV/I, and IV/II can be slightly different from the earlier ones as students are more matured and
perhaps they require more career mentoring/counseling than academic mentoring/counseling.