Counselling Cell

Counseling Cell

Counseling is a process of continuous engagement with the student community, parents and faculty through regular interactions, workshops/seminars and sensitization programs. Recent pandemic  resulted in expanding the coverage of counseling process to include teaching and non teaching staff and their families as well.

Counseling of students was being undertaken in KIIT since inception as a part of student activity. However, to provide greater focus, counseling cell was created in July 2018, with the twin purpose of creating a favorable environment for the student community and empower them to achieve a fulfilling life with intellectual and emotional growth. The other objective being to provide an enabling ecosystem to the students in their pursuit of international academic exposure.

OBJECTIVES:

1. Improving Emotional and Social state of Individuals-

A. Individual Development Counseling
B. Clinical mental health counseling
C. Family Counseling
D. Addiction Counseling

2. Participation in International Academic and Personality. Development-

A. Graduate Assistance ship
B. Internship Counseling
C. Post-Graduate Studies
D. Cultural Exchange Program

Counseling provides an opportunity to the students to understand and change feelings, behavior and situations that are problematic.

These problems result in stress and depression which reflects in their inter-personal relationships and academic output. Information about students facing such challenges is furnished to the counseling cell through the Deans/Directors of various schools and Director Hostels. First hand information available with Director Student Counseling during her visits to various schools and hostels is also an input.  Students also directly approach the counseling cell with their issues.

Depending on nature of the concern, individual counseling is provided to the students duly associating Faculty in charge Student Affair/Tutor-Mentor and Deans/Directors, Director Students Affair, Director Hostels and SARC(Substance Abuse Redressal Committee).Individual counseling ranges from general interaction in a problem solving and coaching approach to psychotherapy with psychometric tools and parental guidance as may be required.

In case of students manifesting extreme emotional distress, crisis intervention is resorted to by the counseling cell by way of immediate engagement.

The cell also offers opportunities to work on personal issues in a group setting through conduct of seminars and workshops on specific issues like relationships, self-improvement, substance abuse, stress management etc. Workshops are organised separately for the students inviting international domain experts, alumni (who have excelled in their respective fields) on issues relating to mental rejuvenation exercises, mental health and career prospects.

Sensitization sessions about the need for nurturing creativity and bringing positive thought process in students, are held by visiting various schools based on a predetermined school wise schedule.

In case of complaints against students for substance abuse, meeting is held with the students by a multi-disciplinary committee, namely, SARC. These meetings are held twice a month and respective tutor-mentor and parents are associated, wherever necessary.

The Counseling cell  interacts with the foreign Universities/Institutions with a view to explore openings for KIIT students aspiring to visit abroad to pursue higher studies, research, internship and exchange program.

Counseling has been integrated with the KIIT website as a hyper-link. The website contains besides domain inputs, updates on activities of counseling cell and school wise schedule of counseling  planned by the counseling cell in consultation with the Directors of the schools. Special counseling sessions are also held, in association with Quality Assurance Cell.

After following a series of counseling sessions and follow up (involving tutor-mentors), there is a mechanism of feedback to monitor the progress. Records are maintained of  critical students whose counseling progress needs to be closely monitored.

Dr Sucheta Priyabadini
Director Student Counseling,KIIT DU.

COUNSELLING SERVICES

TYPES OF COUNSELLING

  1. One-on-one Meeting – The counsellor and the counsel will meet according to a fixed schedule or anytime in emergency situations and discuss issues.Group Meet
  2. ing – Group meeting brings the counsellor and a group of students to discuss unexplored and important issues. Discussion in groups enables students to learn about diverse areas and appreciate each other thus paving way for exposure in a broader sense.
  3. Specific Issues – The KIIT Counselling Cell will facilitate the panacea for specific issues by arranging expert consultation on career or any psychological issues.

THE COUNSELLING CONSTITUTION

The framework of KIIT University Counselling cell comprises of:

  1. KIIT COUNSELLING CELL: responsible for the setting up and the coordination of the activities of KIIT University Counselling Services.
  2.  FACULTY COUNSELORS: They will be responsible for active involvement with the students and identify issues among the students and facilitate early resolution.
  3. STUDENT COORDINATORS: They will put forward the issues from the perspective of the students. They will ensure participation of the students in the processes voluntarily. Working as gatekeepers, they can identify problems in students and suggest them to take the help of the Counselling Services whenever needed.

COUNSELLING TEAM

The KIIT university has a committee comprising of the following:-

  • Dr Sucheta Priyabadini
    Director Counselling (Overall Coordinator)
  • Dr. Pranab Mohapatra
    Psychiatrist, KIMS (focus on emotional well being and motivational interaction with the students)

Those who want personal consultation, same will be available through Faculty Counselors. Any problem that needs to be addressed specifically will be referred to experts on the issue concerned.

The Cell has formulated a set of objectives and activities to make it effective and operational. We would like to share this information and receive your opinions for strengthening the counseling activities. In this context I am forwarding a schedule for various schools (you may suggest time suitable to your convenience). Prior to this, we are expecting views from Directors/Deans, Associate Deans. It is a request to nominate two/three Faculty in charge Students Affair, Tutor mentors and three to four students based on their communication skills and interpersonal skills in the meantime.

The Cell with support from the Schools will arrange periodic counseling as per the Schedule mentioned below–

Days Time (11.00am-1.00pm) Time (4.00pm-6.00pm)
Monday School of Comp.Application School Fashion/Film/Mass Com./KINS
Tuesday School of Law School Biotechnology
Wednesday School of Computer Engineering School of Architecture/School of Rural management/KIDS
Thursday School of Electrical Engineering/ School of Civil Engineering. School of Management
Friday School of Electronics Engineering. School of Mechanical Engineering/Institute of Public Health
Saturday KIMS

Counseling Form

Contact Person : Trupti Mohanty, +91 943 727 8118

Prof Shradha Padhi, Asso.Professor KSOM(focus on students self awareness and build defense mechanism using various tools).

Schools Faculty in Charge Contact Mail ID
School of Electrical Prof [email protected]
School of Management Prof Shradha Padhi [email protected]
School of Law Prof [email protected]
School of Computer Engineering. Prof Bindu Agarwalla [email protected]
Online Counseling  Session- Law    Sep-2020
Online Counseling session- Mech-2020
Motivational session by spiritual coach,Anshul Bafna on 31st March 2019
Motivational session by Dr Renu Khanna,Lifecoach, Nov-2019
Workshop on Coaching & Counselin for Fac in charge 22.  12.18
Session with Faculty in charge Counseling  19.01.2019
Counseling Session at School of Management   Oct-2018
Counseling Session for 1st yr Law students Sep-2019
Counseling session KIMS  24.01.19
Counseling session School of Civil Engineering  Sep-2019

January

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 2nd year 04.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 3rd year 05.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 4th year 06.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 2nd year 07.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 3rd& 4th year 08.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 2nd to 4th year 09.01.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 2nd to 4th year 10.01.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

students

School Batch Date Time
School of Civil Engineering 2nd year 11.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Civil Engineering 3rd& 4th year 12.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 2nd year 13.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 3rd& 4th year 14.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Mechanical Engineering 2nd year 15.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Civil Engineering 2nd& 4th year 16.01.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 2nd to 4th year 17.01.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Mechanical Engineering 3rd& 4th year 18.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Management BBA 19.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Management MBA 20.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Biotechnology 1st& 2nd year 21.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Biotechnology 3rd to 5th year 22.01.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday & Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Mechanical Engineering 2nd& 4th year 23.01.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Management BBA & MBA 24.01.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

February

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Law 1st& 2nd year 01.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Law 3rdto 5th year 02.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Medical Sciences 1st& 2nd year 03.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Medical Sciences 3rdto5th year 04.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of fashion/media/mass communication All the years 05.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Law All the years 06.02.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Biotechnology All the years 07.02.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Architecture All the years 08.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Commerce All the years 09.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Rural Management All the years 10.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Dental Sciences All the years 11.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Nursing All the years 12.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Medical Sciences All the years 13.02.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of fashion/media/mass communication All the years 14.02.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Dental Sciences All the years 15.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Nursing All the years 16.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Architecture All the years 17.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Commerce All the years 18.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Rural management All the years 19.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Yoga All the years 22.02.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

March (Workshops on improvingsocial,emotional and spiritual state of individuals)

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 2nd& 3rd year 01.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 4th year 02.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 2nd& 3rd year 03.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 4th year 04.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Civil Engineering All the years 09.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Mechanical Engineering All the years 13.03.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering All the years 14.03.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Medical Sciences 2nd& 3rd year 15.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Dental Sciences 4th year 16.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Nursing 2nd& 3rd year 17.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Law 2nd& 3rd year 18.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Law 4th year 19.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Management All the years 20.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Biotechnology All the years 21.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
Schoolof Fashion/Mass Communication/media All the years 22.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Architect/Rural Management/Commerce All the years 23.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Yoga All the years 24.03.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

June (Family Counseling)

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 2nd year 01.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 2nd year 02.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 3rd year 03.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 3rd year 04.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 4th yr 05.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Electronics Engineering 2nd year 07.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 2nd year 08.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 3rd year 09.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 4th year 10.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Civil Engineering 2nd year 16.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Civil Engineering 3rd year 17.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Civil Engineering 4th year 18.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Mechanical  Engineering 2nd year 19.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Mechanical Engineering 3rd and 4th year 20.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Electrical Engineering 2nd year 21.6.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 3rd year 22 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 4th year 23 6.00pm-7.00pm

July (Family Counseling & invited talk by Counseling/Coaching Experts)

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 2nd year & 3rd year 01.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 2nd & 3rd year 02.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Civil Engineering 2nd & 3rd year 03.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Mechanical Engineering 2nd & 3rd year 07.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 2nd & 3rd year 08.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Law 2nd & 3rd year 14.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Law 4th & 5th year 15.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Management & Rural Management All the years 16.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Applications All the years 22.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Biotechnology All the years 23.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School Batch Date Time
School of Medicine All the years 26.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Nursing All the years 27.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Dental Science All the years 28.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Public Health/Fashion,Film,Mass Communication/Commerce/Architect etc All the years 29.7.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

August (Sensitisation Class)

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 1st year 02.08.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 1st year 03.08.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Computer Engineering 1st year 04.08.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 1st year 05.08.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 1st year 06.08.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Computer Engineering 1st year 07.08.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Electronics Engineering 1st year 08.08.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

September

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Civil Engineering 1st year 13.09.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Civil Engineering 1st year 14.09.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 1st year 15.09.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 1st year 16.09.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Mechanical Engineering 1st year 17.09.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Civil Engineering 1st year 04.09.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Electrical Engineering 1st year 05.09.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

November

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Law 1st year 08.11.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Biotechnology 1st year 09.11.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Medical Sciences 1st year 11.11.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Dental Sciences 1st year 12.11.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Nursing 1st year 15.11.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday & Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Mechanical Engineering 1st year 13.11.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of Law 1st year 14.11.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

December

Students

School Batch Date Time
School of Architecture 1st year 01.12.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Commerce 1st year 02.12.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Rural Management 1st year 03.12.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of fashion/media/mass communication 1st year 06.12.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm
School of Yoga 1st year 07.12.2021 6.00pm-7.00pm

Parents (Saturday& Sunday)

School Batch Date Time
School of Rural Management/Architecture/Commerce 1st year 04.12.2021 11.00am-12.00pm
School of fashion/media/mass communication/Yoga 1st year 05.12.2021 11.00am-12.00pm

Sucheta Priyabadini Dr. Sucheta Priyabadini  began her academic career in Social Science from Utkal University, Odisha, where she topped both Graduation and Post Graduation.  She did her Ph.D from Utkal University and subsequently completed her D.Litt. on “Social Mapping of Women Students in Engineering: A case study of Bhubaneswar,” from KIIT.  Her academic pursuit  took her to Australia in the year 2010 for Post Doctoral Research on “Bilateral linkages between Australia and India,” from the perspective of Indian women professionals in Australia, under Endeavour Research Award at Monash University, Melbourne.  She has several publications to her credit in National and International Journals, besides presenting research papers at various Universities and Institutions. In 2007, she presented a Research paper at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and in 2010, she presented a paper on “Feminine Power, Spirituality and Human Wellbeing” at 63rd Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference at Melbourne, Australia. She has also written columns in leading newspapers besides contributing to text books. Lambert publisher, Germany, published a book on her work namely, “Journey through the Gender Prejudices: Women in Engineering”. She completed a research project on “India Korea: Royal Link-A study on cross cultural relationship,” at Busan, South Korea in May 2019. She has been appointed as Board Member of Inje University, South Korea for a project “Grand Gaya Forum”2021-22.

Besides a significant   academic career, her interest in music and Fine arts, have got her several awards at State and National level. She was appointed the Australia  Award Ambassador by the Australian Government for the year 2015.In December 2020, she joined as a member of the Board of Directors in AusInd Bridge Foundation an initiative of SACLG, Melbourne, Australia. Her recent awards include, Chausathi Yogini Award for Art -2020.Nishtha Women Achievers Award for Education and Research-2021. Aarya Award for Education 2021 and The Piktale Influencer’s  Award 2021″, awarded to top 100 Global Influencers. In 2021, she got recognition from Guinness World Records for participating in an online art show. Presently, she is working as Director, Student Counseling, KIIT,  Bhubaneswar. Being engaged in an administrative capacity, she always considers academic pursuit and social excellence to be an unending quest.

Dr Sucheta Priyabadini

Director Student Counseling, KIIT University

[email protected]