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We understand that you want to gain as much from your time at IIT Kanpur as is possible, both academically and socially. The Counselling Service strives to ensure the welfare of the students by providing them emotional, academic and financial assistance. By looking after your well-being, the Service tries to ensure that IITK is not just an institute, but a home away from home for you. The Service consists of a team of professional counsellors and a dedicated group of student volunteers and faculty advisors working in two primary arms: one concentrates on acclimatizing the freshmen to the new environment, and the other deals with mental health issues of the students.

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What to do in Summer? (2nd year)

This session was organized for the second year UG students to give an overview of the activities generally pursued by students during the summer break and how these activities could be beneficial. Some seniors from 3rd year shared their experience about how they got the chance to avail options and utilized their summer break.

Session on Addictive Behaviour

“The first step towards change is awareness.” To help those willing to take the first step towards tackling any kind of addiction, Counselling Service organized ‘Session on Addictive Behaviour’ with Dr Eesha Gupta, Assistant Professor, KGMC Lucknow as the speaker. The audience was enlightened about different types of addictions, and the biological and psychological reasons behind addictive behaviour.

Zumba

Counselling Service organised Zumba, a fun activity involving aerobic and dance elements; an amazing way to relieve stress and enjoy while dancing together to loud music.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day, observed worldwide on 10th of September, is all about aiming for a good mental health, tackling the stigma related to talking about suicides and its prevention. The theme for this year’s WSPD was “Let’s be there for each other”. Counselling Service organised photography, short poem and prose writing competition to commemorate the day. Prof. Indranil Manna, Prof. A. K. Chaturvedi, Prof. A. K. Ghosh and Prof. M. K. Ghorai shared their views on the importance of asking for help with the students. The event was accompanied by a musical performance by Counselling Service’s Student Team.

English Conversation Classes

English is the formal medium of instruction at IIT Kanpur. However, many students are not proficient in its effective use for the purpose of conversing with others. Counselling Service is organized English Conversation Classes where some basic aspects of the English language were covered through various interactive activities.

Word to 1st yearites

This was a pamphlet distributed amongst the first yearites within a month of their arrival at IITK. It was aimed at addressing some of the agitations which a typical first year student might be facing at this point of time. The word to 1st yearites was an interactive dialogue covering some useful advices. The link for the same is : http://www.iitk.ac.in/counsel/Word_to_y15/

Explore your Department(2nd year)

This was a department-wise session, organized for the second year UG students in their 3rd semester, to help them explore and get a better understanding of their respective departments. The students were enlightened by their seniors into various fields of the department and their scope, about the departmental courses they would study and their relevance, and what all they can do during 2nd and 3rd years to get a better exposure to their department.

Mindfulness based Stress Reduction

With so much going on in our lives, it is not surprising that we at times feel stressed and low. Getting our 'monkey mind' to calm down and focus can be a real challenge. The introductory session by Dr. Mahendru, our visiting psychiatrist, on "Mindfulness based Stress Reduction" was meant to help students learn a new technique of calming their minds.

Dept. wise Intern Gyaan(3rd year)

This was a departmental-wise organised session for the 3rd year students to help them prepare well for their internships. Seniors from your respective departments were called to give some information and tips on how to approach the internship procedure for all profiles including core, non-core, research and off-campus internship opportunities.

Technical Terminology Classes

जैसा की हम सभी जानते है कि IITs में पढने/पढ़ाने का माध्यम English होता है औरयहाँ आने वाले बच्चों में बहुत सारे बच्चे ऐसे होते है जिनके पठन-पाठन का माध्यम हिंदी होता है | इसको ध्यान में रखते हुए Counselling Service, "Technical Terminology Classes " आयोजित कराती है जिसमे हमारी कोशिश होती है की lectures को हिंदी में समझाया जाये| इन classes का प्रमुख उद्देश्य बच्चों को Technical Terms से अवगत कराना होता है ताकि भविष्य की lectures में कोई दिक्कत न आये | ये classes, senior students के द्वारा लि जाती है और साप्ताहिक होती है |

Session With Seniors

Hey Y14 ! Have any of these questions ever come to your mind! What to do in Summer’15? What is the importance of academics here? How should I find my interest? What is the importance of PORs and extra curriculars? How should I manage my time? And most important of all, how can I live my 4 years here to the fullest? The Counselling Service is organizing “Session with Seniors” to answer these questions. Be there ! Hall wise date and time will be communicated through mail.

Session on Study Techniques

Think you didn't score well despite working hard? Finding academics here much different from how you studied earlier? CS is organising a session on Study Techniques where we'll discuss techniques and other life-hacks that'll enable you to get your academic life back on track.
Date:November 4
Time:18:00 - 19:30
Location:L17

This session was organized for the second year UG students to give an overview of the activities generally pursued by students during the summer break and how these activities could be beneficial. Some seniors from 3rd year shared their experience about how they got the chance to avail options and utilized their summer break.

“The first step towards change is awareness.” To help those willing to take the first step towards tackling any kind of addiction, Counselling Service organized ‘Session on Addictive Behaviour’ with Dr Eesha Gupta, Assistant Professor, KGMC Lucknow as the speaker. The audience was enlightened about different types of addictions, and the biological and psychological reasons behind addictive behaviour.

Counselling Service organised Zumba, a fun activity involving aerobic and dance elements; an amazing way to relieve stress and enjoy while dancing together to loud music.

English is the formal medium of instruction at IIT Kanpur. However, many students are not proficient in its effective use for the purpose of conversing with others. Counselling Service is organized English Conversation Classes where some basic aspects of the English language were covered through various interactive activities.

This was a pamphlet distributed amongst the first yearites within a month of their arrival at IITK. It was aimed at addressing some of the agitations which a typical first year student might be facing at this point of time. The word to 1st yearites was an interactive dialogue covering some useful advices. The link for the same is : http://www.iitk.ac.in/counsel/Word_to_y15/

World Suicide Prevention Day, observed worldwide on 10th of September, is all about aiming for a good mental health, tackling the stigma related to talking about suicides and its prevention. The theme for this year’s WSPD was “Let’s be there for each other”. Counselling Service organised photography, short poem and prose writing competition to commemorate the day. Prof. Indranil Manna, Prof. A. K. Chaturvedi, Prof. A. K. Ghosh and Prof. M. K. Ghorai shared their views on the importance of asking for help with the students. The event was accompanied by a musical performance by Counselling Service’s Student Team.

This was a department-wise session, organized for the second year UG students in their 3rd semester, to help them explore and get a better understanding of their respective departments. The students were enlightened by their seniors into various fields of the department and their scope, about the departmental courses they would study and their relevance, and what all they can do during 2nd and 3rd years to get a better exposure to their department.

With so much going on in our lives, it is not surprising that we at times feel stressed and low. Getting our 'monkey mind' to calm down and focus can be a real challenge. The introductory session by Dr. Mahendru, our visiting psychiatrist, on "Mindfulness based Stress Reduction" was meant to help students learn a new technique of calming their minds.

With so much going on in our lives, it is not surprising that we at times feel stressed and low. Getting our 'monkey mind' to calm down and focus can be a real challenge. The introductory session by Dr. Mahendru, our visiting psychiatrist, on "Mindfulness based Stress Reduction" was meant to help students learn a new technique of calming their minds.

जैसा की हम सभी जानते है कि IITs में पढने/पढ़ाने का माध्यम English होता है औरयहाँ आने वाले बच्चों में बहुत सारे बच्चे ऐसे होते है जिनके पठन-पाठन का माध्यम हिंदी होता है | इसको ध्यान में रखते हुए Counselling Service, "Technical Terminology Classes " आयोजित कराती है जिसमे हमारी कोशिश होती है की lectures को हिंदी में समझाया जाये| इन classes का प्रमुख उद्देश्य बच्चों को Technical Terms से अवगत कराना होता है ताकि भविष्य की lectures में कोई दिक्कत न आये | ये classes, senior students के द्वारा लि जाती है और साप्ताहिक होती है |

Hey Y14 ! Have any of these questions ever come to your mind!
What to do in Summer’15?
What is the importance of academics here?
How should I find my interest?
What is the importance of PORs and extra curriculars?
How should I manage my time?
And most important of all, how can I live my 4 years here to the fullest?

The Counselling Service is organizing “Session with Seniors” to answer these questions. Be there !
Hall wise date and time will be communicated through mail.

Think you didn't score well despite working hard? Finding academics here much different from how you studied earlier? CS is organising a session on Study Techniques where we'll discuss techniques and other life-hacks that'll enable you to get your academic life back on track.
Date:November 4
Time:18:00 - 19:30
Location:L17

With the third semester approaching its end, it’s time you start thinking about the bigger picture. What you want to do in life and what you definitely do not want to do in life . Experiences go a long way in helping us make these decisions and summers come in handy in gaining these experiences.
So, you must use your summers wisely as three months is a long time to waste away. The Counselling Service brings to you “Intern Gyaan”, a session that would help you utilize your summer to its fullest.There would be seniors to share their own experiences and to clear your doubts. Be there to give your summer a better direction!
Date:October 20
Time:19:30
Location:L17

The Counselling Service is organizing a Know Your Department session for all freshers. Come and meet your departmental seniors, get your doubtscleared and get a glimpse of the crazy 4 years ahead ! Please refer to the poster for time and location details.

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Counselling Service
House No. 503
Type V, IIT Kanpur
208016

Phone: +91 512 2597784
Email: counsel@iitk.ac.in

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