5 August 2022
Since we first launched our Mentorship Programme for 2022-23, we received an overwhelming 700+ applications from students across India hoping to chase their dream of a higher education abroad. We have already onboarded 360+ mentees and are providing them support through our network of 360+ expert mentors, who have volunteered to take on this demanding yet rewarding role.
While we never expected to receive such an overwhelming response, we are incredibly grateful to everyone who placed their faith in us. However, as the applications cycle for 2023 entry admissions is about to hit full swing, we have had to pause to take stock of our situation. On careful and considered reflection, we realize that our capacities are already stretched quite thin and that our primary commitment is to secure the best possible support for the mentees we have already onboarded. In this light, we are taking the difficult decision to close applications for our Mentorship Programme this year. Applications close at 11:59pm IST on Wednesday, 10 August 2022.
However, please note that while we are at full capacity for our one-on-one mentorship programme, we will continue to organize open-to-all webinars and workshops on university and scholarship applications to provide prospective applicants advice on various application documents. Similarly, we will continue to organize capacity-building sessions for students from marginalized communities, particularly Dalits/ Bahujans/ Adivasis, Indian Muslims, Kashmiris, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities, Northeast Indians, Women and Gender Minorities, and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals. Separately, if you are a potential applicant looking for support, please feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mentor capacity permitting, we will do our best to support you. We understand that this may come as disappointing news to some. However, we hope you will appreciate our reasons for this decision.
We thank everyone for their unbridled support so far, and hope that we can count on your continued support!