IIT Indore
Ms. Monika Gupta
M.Phil, Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

counsellor[at]iiti.ac.in

Counselling Center
Counselling is a helping process which aims to facilitate the process of growth and well being. It empowers students with enhanced ability to solve problems, make decisions and deal more effectively with their concerns. Some of the common concerns of this young people today are-

  • Academic pressures (Lack of concentration and motivation for studies, underachievement, backlogs, exam stress, unhealthy competition)
  • Loneliness and homesickness
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Peer pressure
  • Relationship issues
  • Family Problems
  • Procrastination
  • Cyber bullying
  • Behavioural problems (anger outbursts, disobedience, lying etc)
  • Low confidence and self esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression ,anxiety and other mental health problems)
  • Substance abuse


Counselling helps a student to alleviate distress and enhance wellness. The process entails building the young person’s confidence towards using effective coping strategies. This facilitates adjustment, personality development and growth.

Counsellor, through the counselling process, listens to a student’s concerns with empathy and responds in a non judgemental way. The process is confidential except in a condition where disclosure is necessary to protects the student, another person or abide by the institute’s policy.