Walk With a Scholar Programme
The Government of Kerala had launched the Walk With a Scholar (WWS) programme in the Government Arts and Science colleges during the year 2012 -13. The programme extended to all the aided Arts and Science colleges in 2014-15. It has been observed that the students in arts, science and commerce colleges do not get necessary orientation to prepare them for employment or guidance necessary to select areas for higher study. Walk With a Scholar programme proposes to arrange specialized mentoring programme for students in Under Graduate programmes in arts, science and commerce to provide guidelines for their career. The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a “Guide and Friend”. The directorate of collegiate education is implementing the programme.
Structure of the programme
External mentors are to be identified from persons working in industry as well as from professions like Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Law, Hospitality, Media, Business, Teaching and Administration or from any field as found necessary according to the local needs of the institution / students.