Freshly admitted BPharm and PharmD students may face challenges in the following aspects such as adaptation to new environment and academic schedule, to understand the needs of the curriculum, to develop healthy interpersonal relationship and also for personality development. This scheme is a unique initiative which can address the varying requirements of the students who are away from their parents and hometown.
This facility is enabled for students during the first year of their course, until the first university examinations. However, those with special needs such as poor academic performers, learning disabilities, or for any valid need felt by the parents, may be extended with the facility during the subsequent years of their education tenure as well.
Mentor/ Teacher guardian
A faculty selected as the teacher guardian should have fulfilled the following criteria:
List of mentors/teacher guardians so identified by the institution, will be send to the Directorate of Student Affairs, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. List will be updated as per the feedback.
The teacher guardian has to present a quarterly report to the Head of the Institution/University Teaching Departments and the same could be forwarded to the Directorate of Student Affairs, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. This quarterly report will highlight student problems and necessary action taken. In situations where students or parents does not respond to the teacher guardian, the same will be reported to the Head of the Institution/University Teaching Departments and if necessary, to the Directorate of Student Affairs, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.