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Alumni-Student Mentoring: A Lighthouse on a Stormy Night

Charu D. Rawat & Gunwant Singh Atwal

Students face many dilemmas and uncertainties as they commence their journeys towards a fulfilling career. A little guidance from someone who had once been in their shoes might be just what they need to get started in the right direction. In this article, educator Charu Dogra Rawat and student Gunwant Singh Atwal from Ramjas College, University of Delhi, write about an initiative with a similar purpose – an alumni-student mentorship programme that they and their colleagues started in the College.


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Impostor syndrome - not just a feeling

Divya Vishwanath

Many successful academics continue to be plagued by feelings of “not belonging” or “not being good enough”. Some even hold an implicit belief that they have defrauded everyone around them into believing in their capability. In this next article in our mental health series, Divya delves into the “impostor syndrome” and some possible solutions for this pervasive mental health challenge.


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COVID-19 has exacerbated India’s hidden mental health pandemic

Subhra Sarkar

Among COVID-19’s many effects on society, one of the most insidious is the way it has affected global mental health, giving rise to new challenges and aggravating pre-existing issues. In this article, Subhra Sarkar, who is currently pursuing a PhD in psychiatric nursing, discusses the ways in which the pandemic has affected the mental health of a large segment of the Indian population.


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‘Swades’ for scientists: The return to India journey

Anand Krishnan, Chandana Basu, Deepa Agashe, Divya Prasanna Kumar, Karishma Kaushik, Balasubramanian Nagaraj, Poonam Thakur & Snehal Kadam

Many Indian researchers working abroad hope and plan to return to India to set up their independent labs in the future. However, they often find themselves stymied by a lack of information, both about the transition process and about the scientific ecosystem back home. This article, based on a panel discussion on the topic of “Return to India”, collates some useful advice for early-career scientists planning to make the move to India.

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