The main objective of the scheme is to enhance the overall quality of the mentee institutions and Mentoring the Non-Accredited Higher Education Institutions to enable them to get accredited. The Scheme will be operationalized through a “Hub & Spoke” (H&S Model) where in the Mentor Institution, called the “hub” is centralized and will have the responsibility of guiding the Mentee institution through the secondary branches, the “spoke” which are the additional services provided to the mentee for self improvement. This allows a centralized control over operational efficiency, resource utilization to attain overall development of the mentee institution.
Hub can also be conceived as a pool of experts from multiple resources. External members can also be solicited from the industry and can be used as a resource pool. They can make a ground assessment and can have a clear action plan for mentoring.
The mentor & mentee can be a government/aided/private/self- financing Institution. The mentor institution should be NAAC accredited with an A grade having an overall score of 3.26 and above. Any such institution recognized under 2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act 1956 will be eligible to receive grants for the purpose from UGC. Since these grants will be utilized for mentoring the institution and not for creation of any infrastructure, the private institution can also receive the funding as they do so for student and teacher centric schemes.