Counselling Division

PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING SERVICES

Students, staff, and members of the faculty at Vellore Institute of Technology have access to professional and discreet one-on-one counselling and psychological support services. Additionally, VIT assists in realising the potential that both students and faculty have in order to make use of it. We are here to provide accessible, evidence-based, and inclusive psychological services to our diverse student community. Mental health and wellbeing is an important component of student success. As such, we strive to support your successful adjustment to university through responsive, skills-based and proactive engagement.

WHY IS COUNSELLING IMPORTANT?

Seeking support from a professional about mental health is important in helping work through mental illness or mental health challenges. Oftentimes, we may go to our support system of friends or loved ones to help us with whatever troubles us. While that is a great resource for support, it is important to note that our friends or loved ones may not be adequately suited to guide us through this journey.
Counselling offers the opportunity to obtain the tools and skills needed to improve mental health. Engaging in the counselling process offers the chance to be an active participant in changing how one feels by unpacking thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, therapeutic environment.

BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING

Both intellectually and mentally, the Counsellors at Vellore Institute of Technology are always available to meet the needs of their students. They are here to provide them with a variety of remedies for the emotional problems that they are experiencing. The Counsellors are lending a helping hand to the youngsters so that they can work through their problems at an earlier stage when they are still manageable.

CONFIDENTIALITY IS A VIRTUE OF THE LOYAL, AS LOYALTY IS THE VIRTUE OF FAITHFULNESS

At the time of your initial consultation, you will receive all of the information you require pertaining to privacy and confidentiality. Your Counsellor will go through this information with you and react to any questions or concerns that you might have. This would be acceptable behaviour according to the standards of the University.

STUDENT WELLNESS SERVICES

Student Wellness Services supports the personal, academic, and social health development of students at Vellore Institute of Technology by providing a range of programs and services. We aim to offer a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the health and wellness needs.

“Emotional well-being is just as important to us as Breathing is”

Students at any level of study and at any time during their time at Vellore Institute of Technology have the excellent opportunity to access professional therapeutic counselling . This is done to ensure that students have the best opportunity to flourish and to realise their full personal, academic, and professional potential. Students can get help for a wide range of issues from PSYCHOLOGISTS and the PSYCHIATRIST. We're here to help, and our team has experience across many different verticals.

WHERE TO GO FOR HELP

Feel free to contact any of the following counsellors whenever you need help with your mental health.

Thursdays :10.00am to 1.00pm

Thursdays :10.00am to 1.00pm

Dr. Rita Bhattacharjee,
Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology
Counselling Psychologist
Head of the Department (HOD), Counselling Division
Available at Cabin No. SMV-G12
Email: rita.rani@vit.ac.in

Dr.S.Tholkappiya Chezhian,MBBS., M.D(Psychiatry)
Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist
Available at Health Centre,
ALM block,First floor, Room No. 9
Consultation Days :
Wednesdays :3.00pm to 6.00pm
Thursdays :10.00am to 1.00pm

Mr. Felix Emmanuel J N
M.A. Psychology, M.A. Sociology, MSW (DS), PGDHRM, M.A.PA, PPMH, PFA,
Diploma in Mental Health and Wellness (AMAP, UK)
Certified Mental Health Counsellor & Practitioner (AIOTH) London, UK
Student Counsellor
Available at TT720
Email:felix.emmanuel@vit.ac.in
Mr. Blessing Calvin G
MSc. Applied Psychology
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. 630 at SJT
Email: blessing.calvin@vit.ac.in
Mr.Parthiban D
MSc. Psychology
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. SJT 326
Email: parthiban.d@vit.ac.in
Dr.Jetson Satya Gospel
M.S.W (Medical & Psychiatry), M.B.A. (HSM) M.Sc. (DM), Ph.D.
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No PRP 206
Email: gospel.js@vit.ac.in
Mr.Clinton Joseph A
M.S.W (Medical and Psychiatry)
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. MB228A
Email: clintonjoseph.a@vit.ac.in
Dr. Dhanalakshmi N
MSc. Psychology, P.G. Psychological Counselling, PhD (N)
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No PRP 206
Email:dhanalakshmi.n@vit.ac.in
Mr.Hariharan,
MSc. Psychology
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. SJT-427
Email: hariharan.c@vit.ac.in
Mr.R.Muralitharan
MSc. Psychology
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. SJT 612A13
Email: muralitharan.r@vit.ac.in
Mrs. Reshma.K.P
M.S.W (Medical and Psychiatry)
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. GDN 151 B
Email: reshma.kp@vit.ac.in
Ms. Beulah Valarmathi Chandran
MSc. Counselling Psychology
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. SJT 625-E
Email: beulah.valarmathi@vit.ac.in
Ms.Lakshmi.A
M.A. Applied Psychology
Student Counsellor
Available at Cabin No. SJT 625-B
Email: lakshmi.a@vit.ac.in
 

For further details contact:
Director – Office of Students' Welfare
# 102, Dr. M.G.R. Block,
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Vellore - 632 014
India
Phone: +91-416-2202202 / 2200
Fax: +91-416-2243092
E.Mail: director.sw@vit.ac.in