• COIMBATORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Autonomous | Affiliated to Bharathiar University | Approved by AICTE | Re- accredited by NAAC
Shape

Counselling Cell - Counselling of Students and Extra-Curricular Activities

Perplexities and challenges accompany modern society. Counselling Cell intends to empower the students to face these challenges effectively through professional guidance and counselling programs. To address and help resolve emotional and psychological issues of the student community of CIMAT, the college has initiated the “Counselling Cell” in the college premises with the help of a team of members along with the Principal and a Student Counselor. It focuses on the realization of unique potentials inherent. Moreover, hidden in each student and to foster it.

The Counselling Cell will function respecting the student’s privacy so that they are free to explore their concerns, feelings and behaviours. The cell will be indebted by law and ethics to report issues that indicate a student’s welfare may be in jeopardy.

Critical functions of Counselling Cell include:

  •     To counsel students through individual counselling sessions based on their needs.
  •     To enhance the self-esteem of weaker /slow learners / physically challenged students.
  •     To help the students to overcome examination stress, anxiety or phobia.
  •     To recommend and refer to Clinical Psychologist or Professional Psychiatrist in case of any advance support required considering the severity.
  •     To inform the parents about the psychological misbehaviour of the student.
  •     To help the students in solving their personal, educational, social as well as psychological problems.
  •     To assist the student in planning for educational and vocational choices.
  •     To help the students know themselves regarding their interests, abilities, aptitude, passion and opportunities.
  •     To create awareness, prepare and motivate to create success stories and decipher plans to overcome life challenges
  •     To establish a feeling of mutual understanding between student and teacher.
  •     To conduct a training program on counselling skills for faculty and staff
  •     To organize workshops in the area of:-
    • a. Stress Management.
    •     
    • b. Emotional Intelligence.
    •     
    • c. Relaxation Techniques.
    •     
    • d. Emotional First Aid
Shape

Objectives

Counselling Cell is formed to accomplish the below goals:

  •     To support the nation in achieving SDG 3 – To ensure health and wellbeing.
  •     To facilitate the psychological wellbeing of the students through continuous support and guidance based on their needs.
  •     To abet students in staying away from destructive thoughts and healing their minor emotional hurts.
  •     To support the students to understand and accept themselves “as they are” through individual and group counselling.
  •     To empower the students in recognizing their unique potentials and skills to achieve their academic goals, social and personality development, adjustment issues, career goals,
  •     To encourage listening skills, developing empathy and interpersonal skills to enrich the healthy relationship.
  •     To educate on various psychological topics and healthy lifestyle practices through psycho-education programs.
  •     To maintain the confidentiality of counselling interventions unless the student is considered at-risk for personal injury or for committing injury to self or others. In those instances, appropriate individuals/agencies can be notified.
  •     To support other committees /cells/clubs whenever required.
  •     A committee in the name “Counselling of Students and Extra-Curricular Activities” was constituted to execute the function and accomplish the goals of the Counselling Cell.

The committee can support NSS, YRC, NCC, Yoga club, Rotract club and other extension activity clubs/cells/committees to enhance the mental wellbeing of the students and faculty.