Students need counseling to deal effectively with their problems in day-to-day life situations. Counselling is an “Emotional First Aid” and the professional Counsellors provide unconditional positive regard and support to the students and others stuck up in the journey of life. It helps them to overcome the difficulties and become productive in contributing to the development of a society. Some of the students find it extremely difficult to take decisions on certain issues that are stressful for them, and these issues often relate to their social, emotional, academic, career, family, relationship, physical health as well mental health. They feel inhibited, defeated, frustrated, shy and there is hesitancy in expressing out their feelings before the trained professional counsellors, who are readily available in the university campus to extend a helping hand. Reluctance and resistance to seek professional help like Counselling, often aggravate the problems of the students and these are manifested in their unhealthy thinking, feeling and behavior. Prolonged stress and conflict lead to their academic decline, loss of interest and
energy, lack of peer acceptance, feeling of diffidence, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation and loneliness, mood swings, indecisiveness in choosing a stream to pursue higher studies, career choice, anxiety, depression etc. Trained Counsellors and experienced teachers in the field of mentoring having compassion and empathy can help students to redefine the problems, opting for a different perspective, identifying the goals to achieve, reducing the severity of the problems
and overcoming them gradually through various Counselling techniques. This in turn helps them to lead a better, more meaningful and productive life.