One of the strong features of Ahmedabad experience is Academic Advising. It is an essential part in the success of our students. Tutoring programmes also help students get support one-on-one to resolve their academic doubts. All first year students are assigned a Faculty Advisor as part of Circle of Care who guide students and help them learn to make their own decisions. They also connect students to other similar resources at the Universiy. From second year onwards, Programme Chairs and Major Advisors along with the Associate Deans of respective Schools and the Dean of Undergraduate College provide the required advising and support too our students. The Career Development Centre organises workshops and provides individual consultation to prepare you for internships, graduate school and employment opportunities. So, you have many resources on campus who will guide you academically, review your performance with you and lead them towards meaningful careers. Your professors, however, remain your most valuable source of academic advice and life long support.
For any query about the academic programme, the student may contact her Major Advisor, Programme Chair, Associate Dean or Dean of the School, or the Dean of the Undergraduate College. They can provide advice about the choice of courses, and one’s progress at the University. Graduate students must reach out to the Programme Chairs and the Dean of Graduate School and Research (for Doctoral Students).
For more general queries about discipline, including career options, students should engage with the faculty in the discipline. It is advisable to approach more than one faculty member to get different perspectives on one’s queries.
Career-related advice can also be obtained at the Career Development Centre.
The Peer Tutoring programme is designed to help students who may need additional academic assistance. The tutors will be senior students who have taken the course earlier.
If an instructor finds that a student in her class would benefit from academic assistance she can assign a Peer Tutor to the student from those on the list of tutors. Alternatively, if a student needs help she can approach the instructor to assign her a Peer Tutor. The list of Peer Tutors is also uploaded on AURIS.
If a particular course does not have tutors the instructor can identify someone and inform the facilitator in their School who can update the list on AURIS.
Rooms in each building have been identified for the tutoring.
Peer Tutors are assigned only by the instructor. They are not on call for answering queries by all.
This programme is part of the Circle of Care initiative of the University to enhance the well-being and learning experience for all students at the University.