College students are at a crucial stage of their life and commonly find it difficult to share their personal/psychological problems with their parents, teachers or peer group. At this stage, the role of a counsellor is indispensable for support, building confidence and also advising them towards corrective change in behaviour/thinking.
Dr. Kushal Kaushik
The North-East Counseling Cell at Shivaji College functions as a counseling and support group for the students. Every year during the admissions, student volunteers assist students from the North-East in the admission process. The teacher representatives are also available throughout the admission period and counsel students in the choices of disciplines and optional papers.
In the beginning of every academic session, the NE cell organizes an orientation program for the newly enrolled students from the Northeast. This forum offers a space for congregation to all the NE students even as teachers orient the new students to the academic requirements as per the University rules.
Students from the Northeast draw tremendous support from each other in matters related to their programme of studies and otherwise. Older students offer assistance to the younger batch with regard to examination requirements and academic related matters. The teacher representatives also take special note of any challenge students bring to their notice and help them in overcoming the same.
The NE Cell also engages in activities that not only heighten the awareness about the different regions and cultures in the North-East India, it also assists in encouraging the students to be part of the cultural climate in the college and beyond.
Dr Leisangthem Gitarani Devi (Coordinator)
Dr. Chakpram Priyanka
Ms Ranu Kunwar
Mr Jagdish Konthoujam
NSS Team of Volunteers for Special Students, July – Dec – 2019, Jan – June – 2020
Dr. Mridula Budhraja