The counselling Centre, an integral part of the University, is a student support service intended to help students adapt and make the best of their learning environment. It is common knowledge that when students have problems that are unresolved, it reflects in their attendance, academic performance and ultimately with their personality development. The Centre therefore attempts to provide a nurturing environment wherein each student is empowered to face life challenges and move ahead to achieve their academic goals.
To provide Counselling and basic Health Services in an accessible & student focused environment, keeping in mind the unique needs of the student community.
ROLE OF THE CENTRE
Admission Counselling: This is an interactive process through which new students and their parents/ guardians are oriented to the Campus Culture and Academic Practices followed at the University.
Personal Counselling: Counselling is offered in an unconditional, non-judgemental and confidential manner, to students walking in seeking help with Personal & Academic difficulties. Guidance is also provided to improve academic performance by reviewing study techniques and time management practices. The centre also serves as a channel for student’s grievances. Parents can also contact the counsellors with regard to any concerns they may have about their wards.
Life Skills Classes:
In a general effort to improve the psycho- social competence of students, Life Skills classes are conducted. These classes provide an open platform for students to share their opinion, understanding and experiences with regard to a variety of issues, which influence their health and well-being. The attempt is to equip them with better skills for adaptive and positive behaviour.
1. Tobacco Cessation Drive - The intention is to promote awareness on the effects of tobacco use on health and share useful tips on tobacco cessation.
2. Awareness of HIV / AIDS - These sessions deal with human sexuality and how lifestyle decisions impact the spread of HIV / AIDS.
A part time medical practitioner is available to the students for consultation every Wednesday between 12 noon and 2 p.m.
Parents are the institutions most valuable stakeholders. A parent committee has been constituted, which meets twice every academic year. The suggestions and feedback obtained through this process are invaluable to the institution.