There are times in life when one needs a helping hand to overcome the obstacles. We are here to support you in every step of your journey at IITGN.
Bhaskar Dutta | Head, Counseling
Counseling service consists of faculty in charge of counseling service, counselor and student guides. Counseling service of IIT Gandhinagar provides a variety of services to students which are aimed at fostering independent thinking and responsibility. The Institute counselor along with student volunteers and faculty counselors offers assistance to students to address academic, personal or interpersonal issues. We aim to provide students a genuine and empathetic environment for their overall growth and well-being. The counseling service is available to all the students round the year.
Students are encouraged to meet the Institute counselor for any assistance on emotional, interpersonal and personal problems. Sometimes, the counselor identifies any student in need of help, and approaches him/her. In some cases, the faculty or student guide refers students to the counselor.
Viva Voce Initiative
Every student is an independent individual and we value his/her likes, dislikes, views, and concerns. Viva voce sessions aim to identify students' needs, concerns and suggestions. It is conducted once every semester for all undergraduate students for which they get a Pass/No Pass grade.
Each year, the counseling service carefully selects few students as Student Guides. They help the students of their junior batches to adjust within the Institute. When a student enters the Institute, there are possibilities forconfusion, unsolved questions and adjustment issues in the new environment. Student guides play the role of a friend, guide and mentor to make them feel at home. They meet fellow students (initially every week then as and when required) to help them to get acquainted with the new environment. If they identify any student who needs additional help, they can refer him or her to counseling service. Generally, there are four student guide coordinators and sixteen student guides from all the student batches.