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Twitter India launches #AskTheMentor program for students

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Venky Mysore (@venkymysore), CEO, Red Chillies and Kolkata Knight Riders to be the first mentor on new monthly series starting from September 30

29th September, 2016: This Friday, @TwitterIndia launches a new mentorship series, #AskTheMentor, as part of its ongoing digital campus program which is focused on bringing #CampusLife alive life on Twitter. The mentorship series will give students a chance to interact in real time with mentors and leaders in Indian society on Twitter, and to learn from the mentor's life experiences.

The series kickstarts on Friday, 30th September at 4 pm and the first mentor on the series is Venky Mysore (@VenkyMysore), CEO, Red Chillies and Kolkata Knight Riders, who will answer questions from students across the country via Twitter's Q&A video app. Students can Tweet their questions to @VenkyMysore using the hashtag #AskTheMentor.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/VenkyMysore/status/781142940949352448

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/TwitterIndia/status/781119555020034051

Twitter India launches new mentorship program

Speaking on this initiative, Aneesh Madani (@aneeshmadani), Head of Sports and Education Partnerships, Twitter India says, "Twitter is live, public and conversational, and gives you direct access to leaders in society around the world. Students can follow them to learn from their career experiences every day. With this new #AskTheMentor series, students across India have the opportunity to interact with them in real time, get valuable direction for their careers and get access to life coaches with just a Tweet."

As a part of its overall initiative to bring #CampusLife alive on Twitter, Twitter India is also partnering with top education institutes in the country. Through this program, Twitter India aims to help onboard them on the platform, making their accounts more easily discoverable, aiding them in chronicling all the campus fun and important announcements in real-time, use videos to produce special interest-driven campus shows and more.

IIT-Bombay (@IITBombay) is the most followed undergrad college from India on Twitter and has used their Twitter account effectively to celebrate the success of its students with the launch of the Pratham satellite.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/iitbombay/status/780293893849886724

Twitter India launches new mentorship program

The week also saw a heartwarming public conversation between the Prime Minister Modi (@narendramodi) and the Institute as he congratulated the students for the launch of the Pratham satellite.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/780305870731157504

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/iitbombay/status/780306528851128320

Twitter India launches new mentorship program

As part of its campus outreach, @NIFTNewDelhi, the country's no. 1 fashion design institute in Delhi launched its account on Twitter with a special video last week. NIFT New Delhi is keen on using Twitter to share updates, student achievements and more.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/NIFTNewDelhi/status/778576379705196544

Twitter India launches new mentorship program

One of the country's leading film schools, @Whistling_Woods partnered with Twitter to launch a unique Twitter video series called, #DoWhatYouLove where students from the institute will have an opportunity to create video stories in 140 seconds that will be Tweeted every Tuesday.

Here is the first video of the #DoWhatYouLove series:

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/Whistling_Woods/status/778208693124861952

Twitter India launches new mentorship program

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