Academic mentoring


Academic mentoring is a modern concept adopted by universities worldwide and most of the universities conduct programs related to this concept. Mentoring students for a successful future has been practiced by the teachers, academics, and adults in the past as well. As today’s’ educational needs are more sophisticated, academic mentoring has started developing as a separate scientific field, in which a ‘Senior Academic Colleague’ advises and assists the ‘Mentee’.

The assistance can be identified as ‘early people development’ and ‘career mentoring’ which are ways of passing on knowledge and information, sharing wisdom and experience and offering advice and helping in a confidential manner. Mentoring is a career management tool used by university students to support their career development.This service is provided to the ‘mentee’ within the first three years of his/her academic studies under three different segments, namely ‘advising’, ‘coaching’ and ‘guiding’. Based on the above objectives and requirements, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has decided to establish a new Academic Mentoring Committee to advise and guide students in achieving their academic and professional objectives more successfully and effectively.

Aims of the Academic Mentoring Programe

  • Helping Mentees to build self confidence
  • Sharing knowledge, skills and experience
  • Enhancing student networking
  • Helping with career planning


The Board of Members of the Academic Mentoring Committee is appointed for three calendar years, commencing from the 1st of September 2019, by the Dean, FHSS, upon the nominations and recommendations of the Faculty Board of FHSS, and with the approval of the Senate of the USJP. The membership of any appointed member who has prolonged or unexcused absences for more than three consecutive monthly meetings will be terminated, unless otherwise notified.

Board of Members

  • Advisor Dean FHSS
  • The Chair SSC
  • The Secretary SSC
  • Treasurer SSC
  • Coordinator AMC
  • Coordinator, AHEAD Project, FHSS
  • Activity Coordinator AHEAD Project, FHSS
  • Two Coordinators of the General Degree Program
  • Fourteen members from each Department 
  • Assistant Registrar, FHSS

Our Programme

  • Mentoring for the General Degree Program
  • Mentoring for the Special Degree Program
  • Motivation, Training and Workshops
  • International Student Support
  • Important Information

Mentoring for the General Degree Program

This is concerned with helping the students to resolve issues related to the undergraduate General Degree program, i.e. selecting course units, student registration, credit values of course modules, General Degree examinations, etc.

You can meet the coordinators of the General Degree program to get proper guidance and assistance in the above matters. 

Mentoring for the Special Degree Program

The Academic Mentoring Program also has facilities for the undergraduates who follow Special Degree programs in their relevant fields.  Through this mentoring program they, too, can get their concerns related to the degree programs successfully addressed.  Guidance in selecting subjects and courses for the Special Degree, credit values of course units, Special Degree examinations, etc. will be provided by the mentoring program for Special degree students.   

You can meet the coordinators of the Special Degree program to get proper guidance and assistance in the above matters.

Motivation, Training and Workshops

The overall aim of the Academic Mentoring Program is to help in the endeavor to produce successful graduates who will actively contribute to the development of the country.  While the students pursue their studies as undergraduates, we also open opportunities for them to improve their skills and abilities.  If you are interested in this you are welcome to join in with our programs.

Support for International Students

The Academic Mentoring Program also attends to the academic problems faced by the foreign students in our Faculty.  If you face any issues related to your undergraduate academic career while pursuing your studies in our Faculty, please contact the Academic Mentoring Committee members whose names and details are given below:

Important Information

The important information concerned with out Academic Mentoring Program: