“We had received a total of 2,20,000 applications from Delhi government students. Of these 1,74,000 are currently being mentored. Of the 44,000 mentors, nearly 500 of them are from IIT and IIM, 15,600 are either doing their graduation or PhD from a well-known education institute and 7,500 have completed their studies and are currently working at a good post,” Sisodia mentioned throughout a press convention on Friday afternoon.
Launched in October 2021, the programme goals to offer voluntary mentors to students from class IX to XII. Those aged between 18 and 35 can signal as much as turn out to be mentors by way of an app developed by the Delhi Technological University.
“Those who volunteered to be mentors are made to undergo a psychometric test, their educational background is taken care of and they are trained accordingly, only after which they are assigned a mentee. We have also ensured that a male mentor is assigned to a male mentee and female mentor to a female mentee,” Sisodia mentioned.
Under the programme, the mentor is required to present 10 minutes each week for a minimal interval of two months, which could be prolonged as much as 4 months.