College students are the cream of adolescent and young adult population. They are under tremendous pressure as they are expected not only to succeed but also become toppers in their classes and courses.
At college level, there is a crazy rush to enter professional courses. Students who fail to get into the courses of their or parents' choice, get frustrated. Though they join some courses, their morale is very low. They start complaining about the parents, teachers and the society. They are less motivated to learn and complete the course. At times they may drop out of the course. Factors such as, deteriorating value system in the society, failure of the political and administrative systems to provide them job opportunities, print and electronic media which on one hand put an unrealistic glamorous life style and on the other hand glorify sex, crime and violence, influence college students in a negative manner. Families are becoming smaller and smaller and are unable to provide the needed support and guidance. Ambivalence, confusion, helplessness prevail in the student community.
The Student Counselling Center as part of its counselling procedure seeks to enable students to help themselves. It helps students to understand and accept themselves “as they are” and provides them a holistic outlook on life.
Bishop Heber College Counselling Service is committed to the provision of professional student counselling to individuals and groups in the context of holistic education, to address personal and social issues that hinder academic performance, to inculcate positive thinking and create a conducive environment for their personal development.
All sessions are confidential and no information is released to anyone without the prior permission of the Principal of the College. The obvious exceptions to confidentiality include cases that involve imminent harm and danger to others. A consent form is also signed while undertaking any counselling procedure.
The counsellors can help anyone, referred by any faculty or student, who is in need of any kind of help from this centre.
The main objective of the counselling centre is to bring about a voluntary change in students. For this purpose the counsellors provide facilities to help students achieve their desired change or facilitate them to make suitable positive choices for their development. The objectives of the centre is:-
The Services of the counselling centre is also extended to the inmates to cope with various academic and non-academic issues and problems