Students Mentoring and Support

Efforts are made by the Institute to support and mentor students to improve their key learning and performance areas. At YCSSW, the teaching-learning practice is aimed at enriching campus life and developing a sense of professionalism needed for Social Work practice

The college updates and publishes a Student Handbook cum Prospectus in February every year.

The handbook is a compact guide for students to plan for academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

The prospectus highlights the vision, mission and core values of the Institute, Social Work programme structure and syllabus at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, fee structure, scholarships, eligibility, admission process and reservation of seats. It also lists facilities provided on the campus. The handbook gives brief information on the history of the Institute, composition of the governing body, list of faculty and administrative staff, teaching-learning methods, rules and regulations of the Institute, attendance and fieldwork training requirements, campus life, infrastructure, student welfare services and anti-ragging rules. The prospectus cum handbook comes with an application form and checklist of documents required for admission.

Students are advised to visit the Institute website for latest updates and developments, which are posted regularly on www.ycssw.edu.in. For queries related to the programme, college or admission, students are suggested to call the office on 02162-284057 during office hours.

Students who need support are identified in the following ways:

  • By the concerned class teacher and subject teacher
  • From the monthly record of attendance
  • Feedback from ‘parent teacher’
  • Reference by Student Council members/classmates
  • Through parent/guardian

The following steps are taken after identifying such students:

  • Matter discussed among staff, in Student Council
  • Home visit, if needed
  • Individual counselling and joint counselling with parents
  • Remedial classes with help of faculty members and advanced learners for slow learners
  • Soft-skill training
  • Financial support from individual sponsors, faculty, staff welfare fund, alumni or Management
  • Arranging part-time jobs
  • Placing such students with agencies that sponsor their stay and food and provide stipend for BPT and SPT
  • Special counselling for parents/spouses of female students who might drop out due to marriage
  • Support from administrative staff for differently-abled students by coordinating with University and government agencies.

The Institute has a counselling centre on the campus to help those who approach it. Most number of students approach the centre at the beginning of the first semester, and at the beginning of the second semester when they have to choose a specialisation. Around 10 per cent of students use the counselling centre’s services.

Institute responds to educational/learning needs of such students by:

  • Giving them challenging assignments and responsibility to mentor counterparts
  • Encouraging them to come up with innovative ideas for college and field activities
  • Seeking suggestions from them on academic and non-academic activities and appreciating them for good work
  • Organising coaching for MPSC/UPSC exams and career guidance sessions
  • Arranging leadership training sessions
  • Providing opportunity to attend national level workshops/training/competitions
  • Placing them in reputed organizations for fieldwork
  • Providing scholarships for meritorious students