University life can be fun and fulfilling, providing students various opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge, develop character, and make friends from different states and cultures.
However, adjusting to the new environment and managing academic and personal demands may induce some amount of stress and anxiety. Confiding in family or friends is a good coping strategy but students can also walk in and meet the counsellor available at SSETU.
Students can talk openly about
They can also discuss tips for studying, preparing for exams, managing time, meeting deadline for projects and assignments and similar issues related to academic life.
SSETU provides counseling for personal, academic or relationship issues in an environment of complete privacy and confidentiality.
AU family members have availed the services of the in-house counsellor, spanning more than 550 sessions.
The University extends the counselling service to make it even more inclusive. Collaboration with an online portal, offers another platform to students. It ensures anonymity in addition to confidentiality and trust. This portal offers online chats, audio calls and even video calls for one to one counselling.
The University is committed to providing wellness services to its community of students, faculty and staff. To augment the services further, a panel of mental health professionals has been taken on board and their services are available to the University community. These professionals have expertise in various domains and are qualified psychiatrists, psychologists or counsellors.
“I think university is blessed with the SSETU and so are University students. In my career I have seek mentor-ship advises numerous times from Kalpana ma'am, and every time I went there I got the required knowledge. Among all the best one was the workshop series we attended for EQ. It was most knowledgeable workshop I have ever attended, it taught me how to put myself in others shoe and think (a thing I wanted to learn) the workshop also was a guide to improve efficiency in everyday life. We spent more than 3-4 hrs yet I enjoyed listening and learning things that were mentioned. I am looking forward and hoping to attend more or at least one such session that could help me live life in the real world I am stepping in. I also approached Kalpana Ma'am, for relationship advise as well, and she helped me at the time I wanted an experienced brain to share words with. She gave an absolute solution to my problem and guided to of us well so as to live happily together. Thank you for being more than just a mentor.”
“Ahmedabad University has really done a great thing by providing a counsellor. Ma’am, we are so thankful to you for taking such care of our son and us. We feel grateful that we can come to you or call you whenever we are in some problem with our son’s mental health.”
“Rangkarmi Theatre club is very happy and fortunate enough to have mentor like Sonia Kumar Ma’am. She has always been supportive and helping to every club and to every student in every possible manner. Her humble nature, knowledgeable advice and suggestions has always helped us to grow and move further. She has motivated us for every event starting from day 1 to the upcoming end of the academic year. She has never failed to wish us before the competition and has always been energetic and enthusiastic for students’ victory to motivate them more. Thank you so much Ma’am on behalf of Rangkarmi Theatre Club family for helping us at every hurdle and for motivating us.”
“I was seeking someone who could understand and empathize with me, and I found someone who did more than that. I have put into practice the coping mechanisms that were advised and they are working beautifully for me. I would like to thank the University for giving me this access and Kalpana Pareek for her advises and guidance.”
"We approached Kalpana Ma'am for the first time to seek mentorship for Time Management. Along with great insights on the issue itself, we developed a connection with her. The bond grew so strong that we, along with more of our friends, decided to have separate sessions with Ma'am to develop ourselves as emotionally intelligent beings. A strong sense that someone's here as a guide, support and mentor made me a better version of myself in my years at the university."
Thanks a lot ma'am for being such a great friend!!!
"The counselling I had here, made me meet a part of myself that was unknown. I was writing my dreams in a notebook, as suggested by ma'am Kalpana Pareek, and on asking why do I need to do that, she said "you'll know". Now, i realize what she meant by that. It gives an insight into my unconscious mind and tells me what thoughts I possess there. It has been so revealing for me.
Also, we discussed about dealing with time management issues, and the suggestions she offered, worked well and good. Any student, seeking help is openly welcomed here and is made sure that he or she leaves with a fine mind."