Mentoring during the COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective from graduate students in biomedical science studies in India

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dc.contributor.author Bapat, Purna
dc.contributor.author Bhat, Shilpa
dc.contributor.author Chakraborty, Camellia
dc.contributor.author Chirmule, Narendra
dc.contributor.author Kadam, Rajashree
dc.contributor.author Kashyap, Sukesh
dc.contributor.author Masurkar, Shalaka
dc.contributor.author Paul, Raikamal
dc.contributor.author Rao, Dipti
dc.contributor.author Reddy, Reshma
dc.contributor.author Togar, Trupti
dc.coverage.spatial India
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T07:22:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T07:22:29Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06
dc.identifier.citation Bapat, Purna; Bhat, Shilpa; Chakraborty, Camellia; Chirmule, Narendra; Kadam, Rajashree; Kashyap, Sukesh; Masurkar, Shalaka; Paul, Raikamal; Rao, Dipti; Reddy, Reshma and Togar, Trupti, "Mentoring during the COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective from graduate students in biomedical science studies in India", Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, DOI: 10.1007/s43538-021-00002-z, Jun. 2021. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2454-9983
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s43538-021-00002-z
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/6610
dc.description.abstract Mentorship transforms careers. Yet, a lack of awareness of the need for a mentor is ironically, a pandemic. The pandemic has brought a host of challenges for the academic researcher. As bench work has come to a standstill, there is not just reduced productivity, but a significant increase in fear, anxiety, and depression amongst students. Our survey of -150 graduate students of Life Sciences courses confirmed the anecdotal observation that >75% did not have a mentor other than their academic guide. Over the past six months, we have been exploring the requirements of mentee-mentor relationships during both normal times and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Written primarily from the mentee perspective, we have described the (i) criteria and roles of an ideal mentor and mentee, (ii) the problems faced by the mentee, and (iii) the solutions to address these challenges. We have described the experience of 10 mentees with a mentor during these challenging times, in which we discussed scientific, psychological, and practical support for each other. We provide some recommendations based on previous work in mentor-mentee interactions and explore the critical nature of this delicate relationship for a successful career.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Purna Bapat, Shilpa Bhat, Camellia Chakraborty, Narendra Chirmule, Rajashree Kadam, Sukesh Kashyap, Shalaka Masurkar, Raikamal Paul, Dipti Rao, Reshma Reddy andTrupti Togar
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Indian National Science Academy en_US
dc.subject Mentor en_US
dc.subject Empathy en_US
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject Scientific en_US
dc.subject Emotional en_US
dc.subject Support en_US
dc.subject Networking en_US
dc.title Mentoring during the COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective from graduate students in biomedical science studies in India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy


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