Students with special needs and support are provided customised input from the institute.Academic advice is provided at various stages right from the choice of course at the time of admission to the selection of projects by the faculty members. Students are counselled by the members of the admission committee. After admissions, the Director’s address during the induction programme provides glimpses of distinctive characteristics of the institute, infrastructure/facilities available, glorious traditions of the institute and eminent alumni. During the academic year, academic and personal guidance is provided by faculty members.
In addition, teachers are trained to act as mentors to students through special workshops conducted by competent psychologists. For personal counselling, students approach the mentor with personal problems. Problems requiring urgent help are handled by the Psychology counsellor available in the institute. Career counselling is provided via aptitude, intelligence and personality testing. About 200 students have benefited from the counselling centre in the last five years.
The institute has appointed a Student’s counsellor who is in charge of conducting Psychological counselling of the students enrolled in the various programmes offered by the institute. The Counsellor can be contacted anytime through the respective mentors and as also by sending an email to the Counsellor. The most significant contribution to the students support services in terms of counselling is providing through the Mentoring Program of the institute. This is a very important source of counselling which is made available to every student of the institute.