DBIT Counselling Center


The Counselling Cell acts as a support provider with the faculty members in the driving seat. Active facilitation is the main role the Cell plays. In this venture, the Counseling Cell works silently without compromising on the core principles of Counselling.

Dr. Sajani Bhat

Mail to: bhat.sajani@gmail.com

Aspiration of the Counselling Cell

The Counseling Cell is committed to working in collaboration with other faculty members, Principal and the management of the DBIT group of Institutions in the true spirits of Counseling philosophy. The Cell aspires to positively contribute to the wholesome spirit of "one large DBIT family" and provide meaningful counselling services to students, parents and faculty members in equal measure that brings transformation in the lives of students.

Role of the Counselling Cell

Following are the important responsibilities of the Counselling Cell:

  • The Mentors are taking up the task more seriously and keeping the Mentoring Books meticulously, based on the guidelines developed by the Cell.

  • Students come from multi-cultural, mainly rural backgrounds. Helping them to blend with DBIT culture without posing a threat to their ingrained belief sets is a big challenge. Addressing this is one of the most important tasks of the Cell.

  • Many students belong to an impressionable age group (i.e. 17-20 years). Therefore, they are provided with careful nurturing by the Counselling Cell.

  • Most of the students (mainly first-year students) move out of the psychological safety of their homes for the first time and therefore face initial adjustment problems. Issues such as psychosocial problems including food habits, sharing of accommodation with multiple roommates, linguistic barriers, and lack of bonding with class fellows frequently come to the fore.

  • The sudden transition from a controlled school environment to a liberated college environment gives students a false sense of freedom. All such problems manifest themselves in signs such as depression, absenteeism, loneliness, and difficulty in understanding the course content, fear of failure, anxiety, over-expressive behavioural pattern, and social withdrawal.

  • The Counselling Cell further helps the faculty to manage all these aspects for better learning by the students for achieving academic goals.

Activities are undertaken by the Counselling Cell

The Counselling Cell undertakes many activities, some of which are directly related to student counseling, whereas others are faculty support centric. All activities are important that lead to the overall improvement of student skills, attitudes and behavior. Coordinating with faculty members, providing guidance and support to them on request, following up with students on their personal development issues and ensuring proper monitoring are some well-established activities.

The Cell holds counselling meetings, both individual and group and counseling students and faculty to address their psychological and overall wellbeing needs. Management, Principal, HODs and faculty members are consulted on an on-going basis and relevant decisions are taken after discussing with them.