Alumni Mentorship Program (AMP)
Connect Alumni and Students
The Alumni Mentorship Program (AMP) connects mentors (Alumni of IIT Roorkee) to mentees (students of IIT Roorkee) and is for the benefit of the students of IIT Roorkee. The mentors are alumni of IIT Roorkee, bringing their rich and varied life experiences.
Goals of Mentoring
Create a confidential environment to reflect, discuss, and help the students grow.
Focus on student's long term growth, both in their careers and as human beings.
Provide infrastructure to facilitate matching, communication, and evaluation.
Benefits to Students
One of the most important things students have to learn for career advancement is networking. Simply put networking is connecting with other people and having a pool of advisors/friends who you help, and in turn rely on help when needed. Networking is immensely useful when looking for a job, making a life decision or just looking for direction. There are many ways to network including LinkedIn, alumni meets and so on. AMP provides a platform to network closely with alumni who have been through the journey and are willing to help students.
1:1 mentoring. Mentors and mentees meet once every two weeks to discuss career growth, job search, skill development and any other topics that are helpful to the mentee.
Talks. Talks are organized on topical issues like job search in covid times, emotional quotient etc. These talks are of general interest.
Special Interest Groups. These are smaller group discussions about specific topics like careers in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Product Management, Academia or others.
Ask a mentor: https://iitramp.quora.com/
Awesome pool of dedicated mentors
more than 200 mentors
from diverse fields like engineering, academia, management, civil service, finance, and entrepreneurship
very accomplished individuals (CEOs, IAS officers, Niti Aayog, Vice Presidents, Professors and so on).
Mentors from batches 1966 - 2019
To sign up as a mentor see this section.
300 students, almost everyone has been matched to a mentor
The mentoring is organized in batches, each lasting about six months. We first round of mentoring was organized in July - Dec 2020.
Students fill up an application form indicating their long and short-term goals, and optionally, a preferred mentor.
Some mentors are listed on Mentors Web Page, with their areas of interest, a brief statement about their work and their strengths.
Mentees reach out to mentors to see if they are available.
Mentors may accept or reject.
Mentoring relationship duration is flexible depending on the needs of the student. Some mentorships are multi-year, and some last a few meetings.
Mentees can search for mentors on the mentorship platform. Once a student is connected to mentor, they will mutually decide a time to connect over voice, video conference or in person.
Students can signup directly using the login link above.
Testimonials from First Batch
Next Batch of Mentoring Starting in Feb 2024
Students: Please login using the Login button above, and create a profile.
Mentors: Please mark yourselves as available so students can reach out to you.
Orientation recording and slides
Ask a Mentor
Ask your question to a mentor here: https://iitramp.quora.com/
All participants agree to the following:
Be courteous to mentors and their time commitments.
Behave in a professional manner and follow this code of conduct.
Students should refrain from:
Asking for money, fundraising.
Asking for job/internship positions.