What is Procademia?
Procademia aspires to bring yet another dimension to the social networking by providing an online platform to integrate professional community, illuminate aspiring student / fresher communities and inspire at a national level.
What is EduMeet?
Academic interaction activities such as guest lectures, seminars, workshops and training programmes will enable better industry - academia collaboration benefiting the student’s community at large. In Procademia we collectively call all the academic interaction activities as "EduMeet". Professionals who have more than 5 years’ work experience visiting a college for academic interaction activities is known as Edumeet. Note: This feature is available only for academicians and professionals who have more than 5 years and above of work experience.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a mutually-beneficial relationship between a learner (mentee) and an expert (mentor). Through a mentor's guidance, the learner will be able to find his/her right career, improve his/her employability skills and be transformed into a responsible professional. Note: This feature is available only for academicians and professionals who have more than 5 years and above of work experience.
Who is a Fresher?
Any individual who has completed his degree or diploma and is searching for his first job is a fresher in Procademia.
Who is a Student?
Anyone who is currently pursuing his degree or diploma in a college, university or any educational institution is a student in Procademia.
Who is a Professional?
Individuals who are working in a company (public or private sector), entrepreneurs and freelancers are professionals in Procademia.
Who is an Academician?
Faculty employed in universities, colleges, Polytechnic colleges and research institutions are known as academicians in Procademia.
How do I give feedback about Procademia?
Go to Homepage> click on “Feedback” on the footer > fill the form and click on “Submit”.
How do I contact Procademia for any help?
If you have any queries or wish to seek any clarification, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll contact you at the earliest. Otherwise, go to the homepage> Click on "Reach us", fill the form and click on "Submit". Our team will get in touch with you shortly.
Will Procademia pay me for joining the portal?
No, Procademia does not pay its members for joining the portal.
What are recent members?
The Recent Members list will display the list of members who have registered in Procademia as professionals, academicians and students / freshers in the last one week.
How do I sign up as a student/fresher?
In the Home page, under “Signup as a Student/Fresher” click “Register Now”, the student signup form will appear. Complete the registration form and click “Register now” to receive an activation email. Activate your profile and become a member.
What is view splash?
We call the flash presentation that briefs on the portal theme as “view splash”.
What is a testimonial?
Views shared by eminent personalities from corporate, educationalists and academicians from leading institutions will be displayed in the home page.
What is a success story?
A success story is the account of the benefits gained by a mentee (student/fresher) from his mentor through this portal. It can be on how they accomplished their goals, mentoring programs, research projects, etc. It will be displayed on the homepage.
My college / University name is not prompted in the list. Can I add my college?
Select “Others” from registration form and you can add the name of your college by filling it in the form. It will get saved in our database. Once your institution joins as a partner, we will be sending you the activation link to your registered email-id.
I am studying in school, can I sign up?
No, this facility is available only for students pursuing their degree, post-graduation and diploma courses. As of now, even certification from ITI is not applicable.
Do students/Freshers require an email account to register?
Yes, in order to register in Procademia you need to have an email id.
What is the minimum eligibility criterion to become a Mentee?
Anyone who has registered themselves as a student / fresher in Procademia is a Mentee.
What if the activation link in the email doesn’t work?
If you are not able to activate the link, contact us at email@example.com
What if I didn’t receive the activation email?
Sometimes a legitimate email ends up in the spam folder. Please check for an email there. If you have already tried the above suggestion and did not receive your activation link, please click here to contact us. (Hyperlink to reach us page)
Is there any minimum qualification to join Procademia?
To join Procademia as a student/fresher, you should be currently studying in a college, university or diploma course in polytechnic institutions.
What do I do if the system is prompting me to activate my already activated account?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Which qualification do I enter first?
You are required to enter your highest qualification first. (For e.g. your P.G and then you can enter another qualification as your U.G).
Why should I Add a Qualification?
More information will help you to connect with your alumni and expand your network easily. Procademia will suggest list of related member according to the details entered by you such as college name, course, year etc.
What is Type of Institution?
In Procademia the type of institution generally refers to the major academic courses the institution is offering to students. For e.g. if a college has more focus on engineering courses (B.E, M.E, etc.) then it is classified as an engineering college (similarly Arts & Science, Medical, Law, Architecture, Business School, Dental etc. are some examples) A college/institution can have more than one institution types.
How do I become a mentee?
The main objective of the portal is to provide a very good mentoring experience to students and the list of suggested mentors based on your profile will be populated in your dashboard. You have the option to choose from them or even look at the full list of professionals offering mentoring in the portal and send them a request for mentoring.
My skills are not available in the form? What to do?
We have listed most common skills for selection, however if your skill(s) is not present, click “click here to add a new skill”, enter the skill one by one in the text box and click “Add” to save the skills in the form.
My university / college are not suggested in the form. What do I do?
Try typing the official name of your college/university, if still not listed please type the name of your college and fill the rest of the form. Your college will be added in our database by admin.
Is it mandatory to select the mentoring areas?
Yes, if you enter the mentoring areas then it will enable us to suggest you relevant mentors.
Can I skip the Mentee Form?
Procademia is mentoring site, hence it is mandatory for all the Students / Freshers to enroll themselves as mentee.
What if I am not able to save the form?
Check your Internet connection. If the problem still continues try logging in again. If you are still not able to save the form, then contact us at email@example.com
Why do I need to enter my contact details?
Your contact details will enable us to suggest you relevant events, professionals and academicians located in your region.
My state and city are not in your list. What do I do?
Please enter the state and city name and it will be added in our database by admin.
What is the purpose to upload my resume?
By uploading your resume on Procademia, more prospective employers will have a chance to view it. It also takes less time to get your resume in the hands of a prospective employer.
How to view the profile from the list of suggested connections?
On the right navigation of all the pages, there is a list "Suggested Connections"; click on "View All" and see the profiles and add them as "Add Connections".
How do I edit my profile?
After logging in you can go to setting (down arrow icon) >Edit Profile option; where you can edit the necessary fields. Otherwise you can click on your name on the dashboard page (in top left) that will land in edit profile page.
Can I enter two current work experiences?
Yes you can add two current work experiences.
How do I search for people?
You can use keywords like profile name, college name, company name, to get effective results. The advanced search in Procademia has extensive criteria to find your friends or acquaintances.
What is advanced search link?
The advanced search link in Procademia portal helps you find your friends or acquaintances through its extensive criteria for each profile type.
How to get search results?
Go to Advanced Search, under search criteria select user type and other criteria to get search results. No results will be displayed if you select only user type.
How do I search verified profiles?
Go to Advanced Search, under search criteria enter the name and select the check box “Show only verified profiles” and click on apply to get search results.
How do I search for a professional?
Go to Advanced Search, under search criteria select user type “Professional” and in other criteria details select Professional Career, Work Experience, Education and Location to get desired results.
How do I search for a fresher?
Go to Advanced Search, under search criteria select user type “Fresher” and in other criteria details select Education and Location to get desired results.
How do I search for an academician?
Go to Advanced Search, under search criteria select user type “Academician” and in other criteria details select Academician Career, Work Experience, Education and Location to get desired results.
How do I search for a mentor?
Go to Advanced Search, under search criteria select user type “Mentors” and in other criteria details select Mentoring Areas, Mentoring Skills, Professional Career, Academician Career, Work Experience and Education to get desired results.
Will my address be visible to the public?
Your address will not be visible to the public. By default, your Procademia profile address is visible only to you. You can modify by clicking on Settings (wheel icon)> Manage Account > Privacy Settings.
Can I change my password?
Go to Settings (wheel icon)> Manage Account > Privacy Settings > Change Password> the change password accordion will open and the user can change the password.
How do I change my email id?
"Click on the arrow mark near the profile name in the dashboard-> select Manage account->Email->Click on edit option in the primary email address, a form opens up with two text boxes “enter the new mail id and current password and a save button”.
How do I change my public URL?
"Click on the arrow mark near the profile name in the dashboard-> select Manage account->click on Public URL- >Type your name on the text box-> Click Save. Your public url will be changed successfully.
What is public url?
If you want to share your profile with anyone, you can send this link and they will be able to view all the details you have shared.
Who are listed on the Suggested Connections page?
All the professionals, academician and fresher’s who have something in common with you, that is, your college, location, mentoring areas, industry, functional area, skills and so on will be listed in the suggested connections list.
How do I view a profile from the list of suggested connections?
Navigate to the right of your dashboard to find the “Suggested Connections” list. To view a profile under “Suggested Connections”, click on “View All” and see the list of profiles. You can add connections by clicking on “Add Connection”.
How do I remove a user from my connections list?
Go to the connection’s full profile and click on “Disconnect".
How do I connect with a professional / academician?
To connect with professionals / academicians, you can use the "Suggested Connections" feature or use the search option on your dashboard page. Once you find a connection, click on "Add Connection” link.
Can I connect with another student?
The purpose of Procademia is to enable students like you to connect and interact with professionals/academicians / mentors. Procademia believes that this will give maximum exposure to your career and future employment opportunities. Hence you will not be able to connect with another student.
Can I like the files uploaded by others in knowledge library?
Go the "View All" > Click on thumbs up button besides each file name. You can also see the number of like increase.
Can I change my number when the verification is in process?
Yes you can change your number even when the verification is in process by clicking on ‘Verification Pending’.
Do I need to align a goal to a mentor?
Yes, you need to align your goal to a mentor otherwise it will be in the "Drafts" section and your mentor won’t know. You can align the goal to a mentor when you create a goal or save the goals in drafts and align later. Note: You can align the goal if you have a mentor in your account
Can I create multiple goals?
You can create and align any number of goals to a mentor. However, it should be mutually decided by you and your mentor on how many goals you both would be comfortable with.
Can I align one goal to two mentors?
No! It cannot be done. One goal can be aligned to one mentor only. But you can align any number of goals to one mentor.
How do I edit a goal?
You can only edit the goals that are not aligned to a mentor. Go to Goals / Tasks > click on the goal name > click on edit icon (pen icon). The user can also go to My Goals page>click on Drafts page and edit the goal.
What happens when I complete my goal?
After the completion of your goal, you can send a “Goal Completion” request by clicking “Complete Goal”. The mentor will receive a notification and he will verify and confirm your goal completion. If your mentor is not satisfied he may not approve your goal completion. You may have do complete any pending tasks to get it completed.
What to do, if mentor amends/asks some changes in my goal?
Before mentor accepts your goal for mentoring, he may ask you to modify/change the goal by amending it. Check with your mentor on why he wants to change/modify the goal. You can change it to suit your mentor’s expertise or interest and send back the modified goal to the mentor for acceptance.
What is a task?
A task is an activity that is created by a mentor with an objective to accomplish the goal. Your mentor can assign tasks to you, so that you can work towards achieving your goal. Note: Mentor can create tasks. Mentee’s can’t.
What is a goal/task sheet?
A goal sheet is a record to keep track of your goals, tasks and progress. It will be created after your mentor accepts your goal. Goal/task sheet will be created for each goal accepted by a mentor. Goal/task sheet is a personal page for both you and your mentor. Other mentors/members can’t see/view the information.
Can I upload files in the goal/task sheet?
Uploading files in goal/task sheet is a useful feature in Procademia. You can upload files/documents related to that goal in the goal / task sheet.
When can I terminate a mentor?
Termination of a mentoring request is not advisable however it can be done if your mentor is not responding to you properly in achieving your goal, or if the mentor has accepted your mentoring request but has not responded to your goal request and so on.
Can I invite my friends to Procademia?
Yes, you invite your friends to Procademia by filling the "Invite Friends" form while creating your profile or by clicking on the "Invite Friends" tab on the left navigation of the dashboard.
What are the service providers for an email to invite my friends?
Currently Gmail is the only service providers to invite friends in Procademia.
Does Procademia store my email Id / password if I invite my friends?
Procademia does not store any email id / password if you use the "Invite my Friends" feature.
What are notifications?
Notifications are messages Procademia sends you to let you know that some activity has happened. You will get notifications when you get a connection request, mentoring request and so on.
Can I write recommendations?
You can write a recommendation by clicking on the “Recommendations” link in an individual’s connected profile.
Can I amend a recommendation?
If you don’t like a certain aspect of the recommendation you can ask your connection to change it by clicking on the “Amend Request” link.
Can I become a Partner?
Individuals can’t become partners in Procademia. You can approach your educational institution, college, university, private company, Multinational Corporation, public limited company or any organization, and ask them to partner with Procademia.
Who is an Academic partner?
A college / university or an institution can join Procademia as an academic partner.
Who is a Corporate Partner?
Private companies, multinational corporations, public limited companies or any organization can join with Procademia as corporate partners.
How to apply for Partnership?
To join Procademia as a partner go the homepage> Partners and click on the “Apply for Partnership” and enter details. We will contact you in the next 24 hours with more information on our partner benefits and opportunities with us.
How can I contact Procademia for any help or assistance?
You can find an “Ask for Assistance” link on your dashboard. On clicking the “Ask for assistance” link a form will appear. After filling the contact number in the form, click on the “Submit” button. The Procademia team will contact you to resolve your issues.
What is Ask for Assistance?
Ask for Assistance is a facility for students like you to clarify any issues relating to Procademia portal usage, mentoring and more. To get assistance, you need to give your valid contact number so that Procademia team will contact you and helps in resolving the issues.
What is a Knowledge Library?
It is a feature where all users can upload useful information that can be benefited by all people.
Do I have an option to sort and view the files in the Knowledge Library?
Yes, there are two sorting options: (1) You can view all the files that have been uploaded. (2) You can view only the files that have been uploaded by you.
Can I upload files in knowledge library?
All members of Procademia can upload files in Knowledge Library. Click on Knowledge Library > click on the Upload text link > fill the form and attach the file> click on upload.
Can I delete my uploaded file in knowledge library?
Go the "Files Uploaded by me" > Click on the delete (X) button near the file name.
Can I like the files uploaded by others in knowledge library?
Go the "View All" > Click on thumbs up button besides each file name. You can also see the number of like increase.
What are success stories?
The student / fresher will describe how they accomplished their goals, program or a research project by writing it as their success story. It will be displayed on the homepage for both the registered and non- registered users. In other words, it can also be described as an account of the benefits gained by a student / fresher from his mentor through this portal
Why has my success story not been posted in the site?
Success stories will be posted in the portal only if the admin approves it.
How do I add comment for posting in forum?
Go to the topic posting click on “Quick Reply” add your comments and click “Submit” for the topic to get posted.
How do create a new topic in forum?
Go to forum dashboard and click on any posting. In the posting page, click on “New topic” tab to create a new topic.
Where do I view the forum for Procademia?
On the left navigation, you can find a menu tab "Forum". You can click on it and join the discussion board.
What is a forum?
It is message board or an online discussion board, where users can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.
What is corporate partner’s News?
This page will have the latest news stories updated by all corporate partners of Procademia.
What are corporate partners Internship & Projects?
This page will have the list of all Internship & projects information posted by corporate partners of Procademia.
What are corporate partner jobs?
This page will have the list of all current job openings posted by corporate partners in Procademia.
What is corporate partner’s Events?
This page will have the latest events updated by all corporate partners of Procademia.
What are academic partner Jobs?
This page will have the list of all current job openings posted by academic partners of Procademia.
What are academic partner’s Placement brochures?
This page will have the placement brochures updated by all academic partners of Procademia.
What are academic Grants?
Academic Grants are streams of funding, offered by government or various organizations and institutions to college, university or any educational institutions. Procademia provides information on these grants in the portal.
What are academic partner’s latest updates?
This page will have the latest news stories updated by all academic partners of Procademia.
What are academic partner’s College Events/Competition?
This page will have the latest events about competition, conference, cultural fest, management fest, seminar, symposium, workshops and other events updated by all academic partners of Procademia.
What is Educational News?
This page is a one stop for all news related to education. This collection of latest educational news in a single place is a unique feature in Procademia.
Can I be a part of Advisory Panel?
Procademia is open for renowned professionals and academicians joining with us in our advisory board. Please write to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief description about you.
What is advisory board?
Advisory panel will promote Procademia and advises on various matters. It shall seek to bridge the gap between the industry and academia through this portal. The advisory panel of Procademia has members from educational field as well as from the industry.
What is editorial blog?
News articles from Procademia team will be published in editorial blog. You can post your comments and suggestions on the articles, features, etc.
What are the recommended web browsers to view Procademia?
The site is best viewed in Firefox ver. 4 and above I.E: ver. 8 and above Chrome: Ver. 10 and above. It also works in Safari: ver. 5 and above opera 10.5 and above. The screen resolution should be 1024x768 and above.
Can I report abuse on my mentor?
Yes, you can report abuse by clicking on the link available in the individuals profile if you find the language offensive, harmful and dangerous. Make sure you report for the following. • Hate against a group • Adult or pornographic images • Promotion of dangerous and illegal activity
Is Procademia part of a government initiative?
Procademia is the brainchild of Quadruple Education Private Limited. It is purely a private initiative but involving all stakeholders in Indian Education System at large to build India 2020.
Where can I find help videos?
We have uploaded the help videos in Youtube and you can access it by clicking the link below: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMzDjwlCyHTTfK4VxGi5_uleEqh0QC-EB&feature=addto
What is Mentor Counter?
Mentor Counter is the live status of number of Mentors joined in Procademia. They can be Professionals or Academicians who opted for Mentoring.
What is profile upgrade?
It is upgrading your user type to the next level. For example if you have registered in procademia as a Student, after completing your studies you will become a fresher, but the system will not know unless you update your details. However the system will prompt you to upgrade your profile once the academic year is over.
I am student user, how do I upgrade my profile?
Once your academic year is over, the system will send a profile upgrade email. Also, when you login to procademia, an alert message will be displayed to upgrade your profile.
I am a fresher user, how do I upgrade my profile?
After you login to procademia, “Upgrade Profile” menu tab will be available in the left menu of your dashboard page.
As a student user when can I upgrade my profile?
Once your academic year is completed you can do profile upgrade.
As a fresher when can I upgrade my profile?
Once you get your job you can upgrade your profile.
What is the benefit of upgrading my profile?
Procademia is a platform that caters to the user type students, freshers, professionals and academicians. Having an appropriate profile will ensure more realization of benefits and access to profile specific features.
Can I degrade my profile back to the initial state?
No, you cannot.
Is there any change in my dashboard?
Profile upgrade will not impact any of your current activities, it will add additional features entitled for the user type. You can continue the mentoring / edumeet activities without any hassle.
What will happen to mentoring?
Profile upgrade will not affect your mentoring activities; if you are a mentee and receive mentoring in Procademia you can continue your activities without any hassle.