“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” - John Crosby
JMI FET in association with JEAA presents a mentorship program which has been set up with simple goal of "helping each other“. The focus of mentorship program is to facilitate FET, JMI Alumni and students to help each other. We have an extremely powerful but severely underutilized resource in our alumni and the goal of this program is to unlock the power of alumni network for the benefit of alumni and current students. The program is run by Mentorship Committee (MC) and Project Coordinators.
We offer various cells under the program:
- Entrepreneurship Cell: Focus is on helping and supporting entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs.
- Professional/Corporate Cell: Focus is on helping people in their professional lives with their career related mentoring.
- Academics & R&D Cell: Focus of Academics and R&D cell is to provide targeted mentoring to people who are primarily focused on R&D either in Academia or in R&D labs.
- New Graduates Cell (Currently studying and recently graduated): Individuals entering the corporate world just after the completion of graduation/ post graduation. Programs to assist and guide students/ alumni in Internships, Job Interviews etc.
- Higher Studies Cell: Individuals who are currently pursuing higher studies or recently did their post graduation. Programs to assist and guide students for choosing the right field & pursue Masters.
- Government Job Cell: Individuals who are currently in government jobs to mentor students/ alumni, who want to enter the field.
Each cell will have a Convenor, whose prime responsibility is to ensure more mentors register for the mentorship program and act as an ambassador for the success of the particular cell.
Eligibility and Acceptance
Mentees must meet the following criteria to be accepted into the program:
- Alumni of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia
- Current students of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Mentors must be alumni or faculty or staff of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Both mentors and mentees must be screened by the appropriate Membership Committee. Mentees are rescreened at every new engagement point and mentors may be rescreened periodically.
Note there is no criterion such as academic marks to be selected for a mentorship program. A program is designed in a way to be beneficial to all students and alumni. The final selection of the mentee remains with the mentor.
*In case a mentee does not have a financially strong background, the mentee needs to write an email to Mentorship Committee with appropriate reasons and help that is needed. A volunteer from the Mentorship Committee will contact the mentee to understand the needs and act accordingly.
Rules of Engagement for Mentor and Mentee
For the relationship between mentor and mentee to be successful, both parties need to maintain a level of focus and commitment to the objectives of the engagement during the mentorship engagement period. The following rules serve as a framework for this relationship:
- We ask mentors to periodically engage in discussions with the mentee when they are in active mentoring relationship.
- Mentees need to understand and work around any specific time constraints and professional commitments of the mentors.
- Mentors will use discretion when deciding how much and with whom they discuss the mentee’s intellectual property or personal information. When in doubt they will err on the side of caution and non disclosure (and checking in first with the mentee).
- Mentors will proactively disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the mentee and MC.
- Mentors will refrain from actually doing the work for the mentee.
- Mentors and mentees are encouraged to provide timely feedback to MC regarding their working relationship.
- Final decision-making and strategies rests with the mentee.
- The mode of communication for mentor/ mentee will primarily be emails. Also they can communicate through skype, phone calls and face to face interaction if seemed appropriate and necessary. However, Committee will not be reimbursing any bills for the program.
Registration for Mentee
Mentee needs to fill a Mentee application form in a pre defined format, and based on your personal criteria mentee can search for and request a mentor. Please refer the following link for the Mentee application form. Once Mentor receives the form, Mentor will be given a week time to respond back and once a mentor accepts you as a mentee, mentee will be notified by e-mail of the mentoring match and only then will the pair's contact information be exchanged.
Registration for the Mentor
Please fill the Mentor application form for registering as a mentor for the mentorship program. All mentees at the time of registration become mentors for other Jamia/ Alumni students as described in the following diagram taking Entrepreneurship Cell as an example:
- A is a successful entrepreneur or venture capitalist and is mentoring B and C.
- B and C are alumni who are planning or working on their respective start ups.
- D, E and F are students who want to become successful entrepreneurs and are assisting B and C as shadow assistants to understand the nuances of business and how to run a start up.
Currently following personnel serve as the mentorship committee.
- Mr. Hanif Quershi - President, JEAA
- Mr. Rihan Khan Suri - University Training and Placement Officer, JMI
- Mr. Shalabh Aran – Secetary, JEAA
- Mrs. Kalpana Dutt Sharma - Vice President, JEAA
- Dr. Majid Jamil - Founder President, JEAA
- Mr. Sunil Chopra - Vice President, JEAA
- Ankit Talwar - Project Coordinator , JMIFET
- Imran Ali – Project Coordinator, JMIFET
For further clarifications on the mentorship program, kindly contact the below mentioned Project Coordinators.
Academic and R&D Cell
“If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset” – Harvey S. Firestone
In a one of its kind initiative, JMIFET mentorship programme and RnF technologies, a Bangalore based company started by two Ex- Students of Jamia Millia Islamia, have come together to formally start off the RNF IT Innovation Cell at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia. The focus of the Innovation Cell is on directing the future entrepreneurs and helping them in choosing the right direction for themselves in their respective careers. As a part of this programme, RnF Technologies has consented to provide guidance to students aiming for start ups in the domain of IT and other IT enabled projects.
This unique programme will see students being mentored by the Co-founders of the company, Faisal Abbas and Raghib Khan for their business oriented projects. You just need to have an idea. The rest will be taken care of! The current students can come with an idea and the mentors will direct them for the materialization of the same. If the idea is found to be feasible, the project will even be sponsored by RnF Technologies! The prorgramme is an aim towards helping find new talent in the FET and nurture it in the right way to make successful entrepreneurs out of them. The programme is a unique initiative for helping the current students of the faculty in finding a future for themselves and thus help the community better.
RnF Technologies, the company partnering for this unique programme is a Bangalore based start up of two ex-students of JMIFET. The company provides technology solutions to the world. The team at RnF comprise of expert coders, creative designers and marketing gurus. The team has a rich experience in turning around businesses by providing effective all round technology solutions.The company has helped a lot of clients propel their business opportunities and is amongst the few companies with in house experts for all aspects of a complete technology solution cycle. The motto of “Passion, Innovation, Collaboration” remains at the core of the company and it strives for excellence in every field of services offered.
The company website can be accessed using the link www.rnftechnologies.com.
"How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution...how we can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness" - Anne Frank
In an act of kindness towards their alma mater, two JMIFET alumni members- Saleem Ansari and Mohd. Asif have taken up the initiative to mentor current students of the Faculty with their final year technical projects. The two students have felt the need for the students to recognize the Engineer in themselves and have thus decided to nurture the technical skills of the students. The project, called “Code to learn” aims to provide a platform for the students, where anyone can put up their queries, share codes, optimize the codes of other members, thus helping and learning from each other in the process.
The “Code to learn” project is an aim to bring together the brilliant minds of the College to share their knowledge and help each other in finding technical solutions. The two mentors are always present to hear to the problems of all their members. The members are encouraged to have their personal blog where not only they update their codes, but also provides them a medium of expression to voice their thoughts. It is a great project to be a part of and an even better learning experience!
Please refer the link here for complete details
Just rightly as Albert Schweitzer said: “One thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”